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THE TWENTY-FIRST AND TWENTY-SECOND
EXPLANATORY NOTES, A PLAN OF ROME, AND A MAP OF THE
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1847, by
D. APPLETON & CO.,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
THE present edition of a part of the History of Livy has been undertaken with the hope of supplying a deficiency, which has been for some time experienced by teachers and students in American colleges. In regard to the principle of selection, it has been the object of the editor to furnish, in the extracts from the first Five Books, those passages in the writings of Livy which best illustrate the poetic character of the early Roman history; and, by giving the Twenty-first and Twentysecond Books entire, to present, in connection, a portion of authentic history, which yields to none in the entire work in point of interest and excellence. These extracts provide, it is believed, an amount of reading in Livy sufficient for the purposes of instruction in our colleges; and it was deemed inexpedient to increase unnecessarily the size of the volume.
The text is chiefly that of Alschefski; whose excellent edition is understood to mark a new era in the history of the text of Livy, and, in the judgment of distinguished European scholars, will unquestionably attain and long hold the rank of the standard critical edition