Gellius, Attic Nights, Volume I

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Preface

This book was originally assigned to my friend the late Samuel Ball Platner, of Western Reserve University. At the time of his death, on August 20, 1921, he had completed a rough draft of the translation of Books i–x. I have had the benefit of using this material, and to it I acknowledge my indebtedness.

The text is independent, being based in general on that of Hertz and Hosius, but with numerous changes resulting from the attention which the text of Gellius has received since 1903. The punctuation, and the press work generally, have been made to conform to English and American usage.

J. C. R.

Philadelphia, December 26, 1925.

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