Aeneid School editions 1843-1920

In preparation for a project to edit notes from older school editions of the Aeneid for a commentary on the AP Latin selections (similar to the existing one for the Caesar selections) I have been assembling a collection of scanned Aeneid editions on Google Books and It’s not exhaustive, and consists mainly of those with notes in English (I also included Conington and Norden, which hardy fit the bill for school editions but are of great scholarly value). Still, I wanted to share the gleanings so far, and would appreciate any additions or comments. Frieze is of particular interest to me because of his very full Vergilian dictionary. Thanks, and happy holidays!

Anthon, Charles. The Aeneid of Virgil, with English Notes, Critical and Explanatory. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. Google Books.

Chase, Thomas. Six Books of the Aeneid of Virgil. Philadelphia: Eldredge and Brother, 1871. Google Books.

Storr, F. Books I and II of the Aeneid of Vergil. Oxford: Rivington’s, 1878) Storr is listed as “Chief master of moderns subjects in Merchant Taylor’s School, and late assistant master in Marlborough College.” Google Books.

Gossrau, God. Guil. Publii Vergilii Maronis Aeneis. 2nd ed. Quedlinburgi: Godfredus Bassus, 1876. Complete Aeneid with notes in Latin!!!

Howson, E.W. P. Vergili Maronis Aeneidos Libri II. et III. London: MacMillan and Co., 1881. Google Books.

Sidgwick, A. P. Vergili Aeneidos Liber II edited with English notes. Pitt Press Series. London: C.J. Clay, 1884. Google Books.

Frieze, Henry S. The Twelve Books of the Aeneid of Vergil with notes and a Vergilian Dictionary, 2nd ed. (New York: American Book Co., 1883). Google Books Internet Archive

Robertson, Rev. J. Vergil’s Aeneid: Book I with Examination Papers, Notes and Vocabulary. London: Joseph Boulton, 1883. Google Books.

Conington, John. The Works of Virgil with a Commentary, vol. II, Containing the First Six Books of the Aeneid. 4th ed., rev. by Henry Nettleship, London: Whittaker & Co., 1884. Google Books.

Wetherell, J.E. Vergil’s Aeneid: Book I. Toronto: Gage, 1884.

Stephenson, H.M. P. Vergili Maronis Aeneidos Lib. IV. Edited for Schools. London: MacMillan & Co., 1888.

Papillon, T.L., and A.E. Haigh. Virgil, with an Introduction and Notes, vol. 2, notes (Oxford: Clarendon, 1892). Google Books.

Harper, William R. and Frank J. Miller, Six Books of the Aeneid of Vergil. New York: American Book Co., 1892. (not a terribly good scan). Google Books with Eclogues

Walpole, Arthur S. P. rev. H.C. Johnson, Vergili Maronis Aeneidos Liber 1.New York: Macmillan, 1893. Google Books.

Comstock, David Y. Virgil’s Aeneid: Books I-VI, VIII, IX, and Selections from the Other Books. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1894. Comstock was Principal of St. Johnsbury Academy, Vermont. Google Books.

Greenough, J.B. and G.L. Kittredge. The Greater Poems of Virgil, vol. 1, The First Six Books of the Aeneid. Boston: Ginn and Co., 1895. Google Books.

Henderson, John, and E.E. Hagarty. Vergil’s Aeneid Book II. Toronto: The Copp, Clark Company, 1898.

Nettleship, Henry, and Wilhelm Wagner. Vergil’s Aeneid Books V. to XII. London: George Bell & Sons, 1898. With English Notes abridged from Conington. Google Books.

Warman, A.S. P. Vergili Maronis Aeneidos Liber Quartus. London: George Bell & Sons, 1899. Assistant Master at the Manchester Grammar School. He quotes frequently from Sidgwick, whose “notes have a clearness of power and stimulating interest,” but is pitched to “older boys.”

Knapp, Charles. The Aeneid of Vergil. Books I-VI, Selections from VII-XII. Chicago: Scott, Foresman &Co., 1900. Google Books.

Page, T.E. The Aeneid of Vergil. Books I-VI. London: MacMillan & Co. 1902. 1967 reprint much better quality.

Henry S. Frieze, Vergil’s Aeneid Books I-VI, revised by Walter Dennison (New York: American Book Co. 1902) Google Books

Sidgwick, A.  P. Vergili Maronis Aeneidos Liber I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1904.

Bennet, Charles E. Virgil’s Aeneid: Books I-VI. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1905. Google Books.

Carter, Jesse Benedict. The First Six Books of Virgil’s Aeneid. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1906. Google Books.

Ladewig, Th., Karl Julius Heinrich Schaper,  P. Deuticke, and  Paul Jahn, Vergils Gedichte, Bd. 2, Buch I-VI der Äneis. 13th ed. (Berlin : Weidmann, 1912).

Jerram, C.S. Virgil: Aeneid 1. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1916. Good for breaking up text into chunks.

Carruthers, Adam, and J.C Robertson, Virgil, Aeneid: Book 1.1-510. Toronto: Gage & Co., 1917.

Carruthers, Adam, and J.C. Robertson, Virgil: Aeneid: Book 2.1-505. Toronto: Gage & Co., 1918.

Fairclough, H.R.  and Seldon L. Brown, Virgil’s Aeneid Books I-VI with introduction, notes and vocabulary. Chicago: Benj. H. Sanborn, 1919 (orig. 1908, reprinted with corrections 1912, 1919, 1920). Google Books

Norden, E. Aen. 6. Leipzig 31926. 1903 edition at

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  1. Thank you very much for this. The T E Page edition is a real find (possibly my favourite commentator of all). Shame the Google Books versions aren’t available in the UK.

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