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Bectiox III.-Tux ROMAN REPUBLIC, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE CARTHAGINIAN Wars,
263 B. C. TO TUE REDUCTION OF GREECE AND CARTHAGE, 146 B. C.-117 YEARB.
BECTION 1.-ROMAN HISTORY FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA TO THE
DEATH OP DOMITIAN, THE LAST OF THE TWELVE CESARS: A. D. 96.
Tiberius. –V. Caligula.-VI. Claudius.-VII. Nero.-VIII. Galba.-IX. Otho.-X. Vitellius
Nerva.-II. Trajan.-III. Adrian.-IV. Titus Antoninus.–V. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.
. Introductory.-11. The monarchy of the Heruli.—III. Monarchy of the Ostrogoths.-IV. The
era of Justinian-V. The Lombard monarchy.-VI. The Saracen empire.- VII. Monarchy
TELIRTEENTH CENTURIES : A. D. 900 TO 1300 :-400 YkARS.
Saracon world. - III. Tie Byzantine empire.--IV, Condition of Italy.-V. Condition of Ger.
The Feudal system, Chivalry, and the Crusades.-I. The Fendal system.-11. Chivalry.
duction of Ireland.-IV. Subjugation of Wales.-V. Scottish wars......... Page 288–297.
Cotemporary History.-1. The Portugliese Colonial Empire.-II. Spanish Colonial Empiro.
UL. The slogul Empire in India.-1V. The Persian Einpire...... Page 348353
Louis.-France at the end of the century..
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
of the reign of Louis XIV.-I. England, Germany, and
1709.-IX. Treaty of Utrecht, 1713.-X. Character of the reign of Louis XIV... Page 390—407.
& The French Revolution : 1789-1800.-1. Democratic spirit.-II. Louis XVI.--IU. Financial
Jifbculties.-IV. The States-General.-V. Revolutionary state of Paris.-VI. Great political
1. Events or the year 1800, War with Austria.-II. Events of 1801.--III. Events of 1802, the year
of peace.--IV. Renewal of the war, 1803.–V. Ever is of 1804. Napoleon Emperor.-V1. 1805,
NOTE. For the "Index to the Geographical and Historical Notes" see end of the volume.
THE EARLY AGES OF THE WORLD, PRIOR TO THE COMMENCE
MENT OF GRECIAN HISTORY.
ANALYSIS. 1. Tux CREATION. The earth a chaotic mass. Creation of light. Separation
1. THE CREA
1. The history of the world which we inhabit commences with
2. Then the mysteries of vegetable life began to start into being;
The stars, those gems of evening, shone forth in the sky; and two greater lights were set in the firmament, to divide the day from the night, and to be “for signs, and for seasons, and for days and for years." Then the finny-tribes sported in the waters of the seas," the birds of heaven filled the air with their melody, and the carth brought forth abundantly “cattle and creeping things,” and “ (very living creature after its kind.”
3. And when the Almighty architect looked upon the objects of creation, he saw that “all were good,” and he blessed the works of his hands. Then he “created man in his own image;" in the like ness of God, “male and female created he them;" and he gave them “ dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." This was the last great act of creation, and thus God ended the work which he had made; and having rested from his labors, he sanctified a sabbath or day of rest, ever to be kept holy, in grateful remembrance of Him who made all things, and who bestows upon man all the blessings which he enjoys. 4. The only history of the human family from the creation of
Adam to the time of the deluge, a period of more than two thousand years, is contained in the first six chap
ters of the book of Genesis, supposed to have been written by Moses more than fourteen hundred years after the food. The fall of our first parents from a state of innocence and purity, the transgression of Cain and the death of Abel, together with a genealogy of the patriarchs, and an account of the exceeding wickedness of mankind, are the principal subjects treated of in the brief history of the antediluvian world.
5. When Noah and his family came forth from the ark, after the deluge had subsided, the earth was again a barren waste; for the waters had prevailed exceedingly, so that the hill-tops and the moun. tains were covered; and every fowl, and beast, and creeping thing and every man that had been left exposed to the raging flood, had been destroyed from the earth. Noah only remained alive, and they that had been saved with him in the ark; and to him, and his three sons, whose names were Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the whole earth was now given for an inheritance.
6. About two hundred years after the flood, we find the sons of Noah and their descendants, or many of them, assembled on the