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FROn THE PHILOLOQIAN MONTHLY (Note: The following discussion is quoted from a contemporary journal in the belief that our readers will be interested in observing from time to time the views promulgated in the field of -classical study) . On Virgatus I. 166 again. It is with some hesitation that the writer revives tihe much mooted question of the authorship of

Goos. 29). 90.). but rather to Horicer ya minor poet whose similarity to Virgatus has often been noted (cf. S. as being in contrast to the freedom of its use in Plautus and Terence. 3. Aen. 101. mi amice 1. that the stanza in question should be attributed neither to Virgatus nor to some inrtator of Virgatus. with reference to Yokel's recent monograph On the Sapphic Stanza (1906). Brear. mi amice. however Verg. with its reference to the cow and calf in lines 4-7.. G. 16: Purpuram vidi. On this general subject cf. however. IV. L. g. the excellent monograph. p. and the occurrence of a similar usage in the newly discovered fragment of Horicer. 24. occurring four times in three lines (nunquam et. Dachss. p. Prog. 11. p. e. Cf. Halkische. Boobe. Gymn. and the topic carefully investigated in the light of recent archaeological discoveries. 27. 3. this new fragment. 658 monstrum horrendum informe ingens. ne illam. as remarked by Yokel. In the matter of syntax. 21. by Quibber (1905). pour C. vaccam Nunquam et O ne illam videam per aevum! Hoc tamen dico tibi. shows that the use of these animals as poetic subjects was not unknown to Horicer. where velle would seem more normal. an interesting comparison may be made between the use of 'the past tense in voluisse. III. e. tibi cam. 1887. etc. 20. p. The Cow in Latin Poetry. 80 ff.). where extensive citations are given. malui 1. and permit of the revival of the view formerly rejected by most scholars (Heckl. earn videre Quam esse voluisse. and interpretation and discussion by Hullmann.Virgatus i. and tenuitate 2. In line 4 of this fragment we read Venire quam isse malui. p. with facsimile. The frequency of elision in this poem. Lastly. M. Let us first examine the metre. Recent discoveries and investigations. Such a phenomenon in the Augustan poets is worthy of note. p. 2. 8. J. etc. with a similar shortening of the long vowel instead of elision before the a. g. published in the Annals of the Soc. G. seem to throw additional light upon the subject. In this valuable study we find citations from the less familiar works of Horicer. 1907. whose correlation with existing literary models is accurately . containing metrical peculiarities much resembling those in the poem under discussion. quam esse) is paralleled by other passages from the same poet (ibid.. The same necessity of pronouncing the u as a consonant in voluisse likewise occurs frequently in Horicer. etc.

) and about the same time Miss Lampe published her Latin Drill Book (Public School Publishing Co.). Professor D'Ooge prepared. 48). a particular form of notebook for Latin Composition (Ginn and Co. Dotey published his Latin Exercise Books for the Study of Caesar (D. In 1905 Mr. in 1901. Miss Reiley published her Practical Exercises on the Latin Verb (American Book Co. n. Indiana). p. for a certain amount of systematic study of words.shown. Bloomington. a number of years ago. as are the other books mentioned. N.. It is a difficult question how far the scheme of work of any one teacher will fit the views of other teachers. as Professor Wahnsinn observes in his remarkable treatise. In this pamphlet Virgatus 1. in addition to forms for the inflection of verbs. Ohio. Grubber Note : While reading proof-sheets of the above. classifications. 621. if so. as he suggests. 16 is treated as one of the happier imitations oi Virgatus (p. the learned critic seems to have overlooked the fact that if the « in voluisse is hardened. This book is intended. for the use of pupils. part of speech. 6. G. would rather make for the Virgatian authorship. and the work of the American author Gelett Burgess. a recent copy of which has come to the editors' desk. the writer's atention was called to the great similarity between this poem of Horicer's (providing the view be correct). and. This might well be explained as an archaism on the part of the poet. In Miss Lampe's book the blanks for word study are most interesting. comparison of adjectives. it provides also for the inflection of nouns and adjectives. The resemblance is certainly a curious one. but all of these books are the result of class-room experience and all are excellent means for the end in view. [In the foregoing contribution which has been forwarded by Dr.] LATIN DRILL BOOKS If drill is an essential part of Latin instruction it would seem that drill-books are an essential part of the equipment of pupils. at the end. the first foot of th Adonic line will become a cretic. Ivy Kellerman of Toledo. L.-Lyrischen Diehtern mit besonderer Rucksicht auf Virgatus (Nebelsburg. Der Archaismus bei dem Ps. C. G. and particularly. 1907). entitled The Purple Cow. the columns being as follows: the Latin word. Heath and Co. etc. because. stem or important gram- . Then..). It is much more extensive than Miss Reiley's book. We have had numerous attempts in this direction in various fields. N.

The Eastern High School. 7. in West Hall. in University Hall. For example. Report of the Secretary-Treasurer. President of the George Washington University. Washington. Miss H. Charles W. Friday Evening Ð Meeting at 8 P. Report of the Executive Committee . on Friday and Saturday. . C. conjugation. D. Slang. meaning and derivative. in this regard. Notes on the Menaechmi of Plautus. there is unquestionably a certain advantage in having a definite task and a definite place to write it out. Johns Hopkins University. Principles of Teaching Latin. Dr. etc. 1. 6. 3. M. Barnard College. Haverford College . CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MIDDLE STATES AND HARYLAND The second annual meeting will be held at George Washington University. Friday.THE CLASSICAL WEEKLY 183 matical fact. acer Ð adjective Ð third declension Ð superlative in Ð rimus Ð sharp Ð acrid. After the word study a few pages are devoted to the systematic arrangement of vocabulary according to declension. Washington . that the fourth conjugation has as much space reserved for it as the first conjugation. 4. Needham. 2. members will have an opportunity to meeet the speakers of the -meeting. President of the Association. Professor William N. in spite of the fact that the first conjugation contains most of the verbs in the language. W. But these are matters far too small to criticize. but perhaps the gain will outweigh the loss. Prolessor Charles Knapp. After the close of the address. 1908. Ancient and Modern. April 24Ð Meeting at 2:30 P. Humphreys. M. It is questionable how much the various suggestions in these books tend to weaken the pupil's discrimination. May Johnson. Professor M. Greek Inventions. The Story of Hylas as a Literary Theme. It is interesting in this connection to note that the fifth declension has as much space reserved for it as the first or second. Baker. University of Virginia . Address of Welcome. also. although the number of substantives in the fifth declension is very small. Professor Kirby Flower Smith. 5. April 24 and 25.

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