The North American Review Volume . 50

The North American Review Volume . 50

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...Africani." Another historical passage, which we just notice, is on the eighty-fourth page of the translation, and in the forty-seventh section of the first book of the Latin. Here we read in the former place, "Cleobis and Biton, the sons of the priestess Argia." In the original for the "priestess Argia," we find "Argia sacerdos," that is, "priestess of Argos;" "Argia" being a national appellative. The name of this priestess was Cydippa. We do not care to follow up these strictures, but if more are wanted to maintain the judgment which we have passed upon the book, we promise that they shall be forthcoming in no stinted measure. Should the translator proceed with the work which he has begun, and give to the public other philosophical treatises of Cicero, which it seems he has in hand, he has our best wishes that he may present in future a more favorable sample of American scholarship. In the prosecution of his undertaking, the hints we have given may do him some good; they certainly can do him no harm. We fully coincide in opinion with the illustrious scholar, whose letter appears in the preface to the volume, that "a good American translation of all Cicero's works would be a jewel of great price." NOTE TO ARTICLE II. OF THE PRESENT NUMBER. Since the above article was written, an iron steamboat has been launched at Pittsburg, which, if the accounts of it that have been published are to be relied upon, may mark a new era in the history of steam navigation in the West. The whole of the hull of this boat, including the decks, being of iron, of course this part of the vessel is incombustible, and great additional security is afforded to the cargo. She is partitioned off into several...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550552
  • 9781236550552