Excerpt from Elegiac Poems of Ovid, Vol. 3: Letters From Exile Selected From the Tristia and the Epitulae Ex Ponto New editions of the Classics for school use arc apt to be received with some impatience, and there is doubtless good reason for this if they are mere 'conflations' of other books and add point of excellence to their predecessors. But, apart from the fact that our kwledge of some Classical authors and their subjects improves from time to time, changes in the method of teaching them, which come over the scholastic world almost imperceptibly, make it impossible ever to speak of a definitive school edition. For instance, the average schoolmaster of to-day has a much greater interest in English literature than his predecessors of the last generation, and it is a great point gained if he applies this in his teaching of the Classics. Even in editing Caesar and Ovid ' he says it last who says it best'. The series of which the ten volumes w issued are meant to be a first instalment was designed by the Oxford University Press four years ago. I may explain briefly that one condition of the series was that volume should be included in it which was t edited by a schoolmaster with practical and lengthy experience in teaching the author on whom he wrote; and further, to avoid the danger of mere 'book-making', that every author must be dealt with by some editor with a real enthusiasm for his subject. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.