The Correspondence of Marcus Cornelius Fronto

THE LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY

EDITED BY

E. CAPPS, Ph.D., LL.D.T. E. PAGE, Litt.D.W. H. D. ROUSE, Litt.D.

MARCUS CORNELIUS
FRONTO

I

THE YOUNG MARCUS AURELIUS
CAPITOLINE MUSEUM

 THE CORRESPONDENCE OF MARCUS CORNELIUSFRONTO WITH MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS, LUCIUS VERUS, ANTONINUS PIUS, AND VARIOUS FRIENDS EDITED AND FOR THE FIRST TIME TRANSLATEDINTO ENGLISH BYC. R. HAINES, M.A., F.S.A. IN TWO VOLUMESI LONDON : WILLIAM HEINEMANNNEW YORK : G. P. PUTNAM'S SONSMCMXIX

PREFACE

This, the first edition of Fronto in English, has been a work of more than ordinary difficulty. Before a satisfactory translation could be attempted a new text had to be formed based on the labours of Studemund, Brakman, and Hauler. The single MS., which alone is available, is part of a palimpsest in two volumes made up of leaves from various old MSS., the Fronto leaves being arranged anyhow, besides being incomplete, full of lacunae and erasures, and generally difficult, sometimes impossible, to decipher. A first-hand acquaintance with the original, which is partly at Milan and partly at Rome, has been impossible, and the facsimile of the Vatican portion will be seen, by anyone who inspects it, to be of small use to an editor.

Little could have been done for a fundamental improvement of Naber's standard text without Dr. Hauler's numerous contributions to its recension, based upon his laborious examination of the Codex, and I cannot but acknowledge my very great debt to him in that regard. Much help has also been given me by J. W. E. Pearce, M.A. Oxon., and Miss M. D. Brock, Litt.D. Dublin.

C. R. HAINES.

Petersfield,
February, 1919.

CONTENTS

 PAGE PREFACE v INTRODUCTION ix FRONTO, THE ORATOR AND THE MAN ⁠ xxiii BIBLIOGRAPHY xliii CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE lii SIGLA lv THE CORRESPONDENCE 1

THE LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY

EDITED BY

E. CAPPS, Ph.D., LL.D.T. E. PAGE, Litt.D.W. H. D. ROUSE, Litt.D.

MARCUS CORNELIUS
FRONTO

II

 THE CORRESPONDENCE OF MARCUS CORNELIUSFRONTO WITH MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS, LUCIUS VERUS, ANTONINUS PIUS, AND VARIOUS FRIENDS EDITED AND FOR THE FIRST TIME TRANSLATEDINTO ENGLISH BYC. R. HAINES, M.A., F.S.A. IN TWO VOLUMESII LONDON : WILLIAM HEINEMANNNEW YORK : G. P. PUTNAM'S SONSMCMXX

CONTENTS

 PAGE THE CORRESPONDENCE 1 OTHER MISCELLANEOUS REMAINS OF FRONTO 249 MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS OF MARCUS AURELIUS ⁠ 287 INDEXES 321

LIST OF LETTERS

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