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BY

B. G. NIEBUHR

TRANSLATED

BY

JULIUS CHARLES HARE, M. A.

AND

CONNOP THIRLWALL, M. A.

FELLOWS OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

FIRST VOLUME.

SECOND EDITION REVISED WITH THE ADDITIONS IN THE THIRD EDITION
OF THE ORIGINAL.

CAMBRIDGE:

Printed by JOHN SMITH, Printer to the University;

FOR JOHN TAYLOR, WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL,
Bookseller and Publisher to the University of London;

AND SOLD BY JAMES DUNCAN, PATERNOSTER ROW;
DEIGHTONS, CAMBRIDGE; AND PARKER, OXFord.

M.DCCC.XXXI.

Ceterum, si, omisso optimo illo et perfectissimo genere eloquentiæ, eligenda sit forma dicendi, malim, hercule, C. Gracchi impetum aut L. Crassi maturitatem, quam calamistros Mæcenatis aut tinnitus Gallionis.

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.

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