> C. R. Haines's facing Latin/English in two volumes, by Loeb Classical
> Library, now Harvard University Press. Wikipedia, however, calls Haines's
> work "obsolete" without any further explanation of just what that means.
> Could anyone suggest any clarification?
Even if the scholarship is outdated, they're probably worth looking at. But
that's just a guess.... Both volumes of that edition are available at google
books; you can decide for yourself:
(If the links don't work, search in google books for "fronto mcmxix" and
"fronto mcmxx", without the quotaton marks.)
In regard to the "outdatedness" there is a reference to these letters (p.
16, footnote 59 in GREEK AND LATIN LETTERS, Michael Trapp, ed.), which says
that the translation is "unreliable."
P.S.--There seem to be a lot of editons of just the letters in Latin
or there's a facing text and translation into French:
(I'd can't remember ever having seen this site before. Thanks for asking
your question!) Quite an interesting site, with at least part of a French
translation of Wm. Smith's Dictionary of Classical Authors, and some
Classical texts other than Fronto.
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Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:43 AM
Subject: [LatinChat-L] Epistulae Frontonis Question, Please!
I hope I'm not violating any protocol by sending this a forward to this
group, and my opening comment about long time lurker and learner apply to
this group, too. I should have just sent it directly as an additional
address, so sorry. Any help on the query much, MUCH appreciated! Kim Cupples
(long time member of both groups)
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From: iconic@... (Kim H. Cupples)
Subject: Epistulae Frontonis Question, Please!
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 14:39:40 +0000
> Hello. Long time lurker on this discussion board and I've found it very
> helpful. I'm reading a biography of Marcus Aurelius by Anthony Birley, and
> his bio of Septimius Severus, it's superb. There are many excerpts of
> between Marcus and his teacher Fronto and I think reading them in Latin
> would be
> within my ability. I would need a facing Latin/English text, however, for
> rough spots (which would be not infrequent, I know!). In researching that,
> come across C. R. Haines's facing Latin/English in two volumes, by Loeb
> Classical Library, now Harvard University Press. Wikipedia, however, calls
> Haines's work "obsolete" without any further explanation of just what that
> means. Could anyone suggest any clarification? Sorry for the
> Kim Cupples