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THE

HISTORY OF ROME

BY

B. G. NI EBU HR

TRANSLATED

BY

JULIUS CHARLES HARE, M.A.

AND

CONNOP THIRL WALL, M.A.

FELLOWS OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

VOLUME FIRST

WITH A MAP.

FROM THE THIRD LONDON EDITION REVISED.

THE ENTIRE HISTORY IN FIVE VOLUMES.

PHILADELPHIA:

LEA & BLANCHARD.

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Tacitus, Dial, de Oratoribus.

TO HIS MAJESTY

FREDERIC WILLIAM THE THIRD,

KING OF PRUSSIA,

THIS WORK

IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

A History of Rome set forth with truth and vividness, in broad and clear outlines, free from the incumbrance of multifarious details, might be esteemed no less worthy to engage the attention of a prince, than profound and comprehensive descriptions of the most important epochs of modern times. Not so, critical investigations into the dark periods of remote antiquity; not so, a work which, while it approaches close to particular objects that it may examine them is seldom able to take its stand where rich and wide prospects expand before the eye.

But gratitude inspires courage; and in this feeling I ventured to solicit Your Majesty's gracious permission for the dedication of this work.

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Your Majesty's favour has afforded me the happiest leisure : it enabled me to become familiar with Rome: and the two Universities,—that of Berlin, the opening of which led to my undertaking this work, and that of Bonn, to which it is my pride

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