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PALÆSTRA OXONIENSIS

Classical

QUESTIONS AND EXERCISES

FOR

CLASSICAL SCHOLARSHIPS

SECOND DIVISION

OXFORD

PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO.

FOR

JAMES THORNTON, OXFORD

Cambridge : J. Hall & Son
Edinburgh : MACLACHLAN & STEWART
London : SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & Co.

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PREFACE.

THE Papers and Essays in the present volume have, with very few exceptions, been set in Examinations for Scholarships at Oxford during the last decade, 1869– 1879. A student will readily gather from them a correct idea of the sort of information which is required from him in these examinations. As this book, like its immediate predecessor, is adapted for the use of schools as well as private students, the compiler ventures to suggest a few hints, gathered from much experience, as to the way in which it may be used with most advantage. The private student, whether reading by himself or with a tutor, should make a practice of entering terse and accurate answers in a note-book kept for this purpose. It cannot be too urgently impressed upon him that such a notebook, unless he be gifted with a memory like Macaulay's, will be practically of no service, will even be of disservice to him, unless he peruse and re-peruse it weekly, or even oftener—'decies repetita manebunt.' He should also make a practice of finding out on the map every

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