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SELECTIONS

FROM

THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS.

TOGETHER WITH

THE TWENTY-FIRST AND TWENTY-SECOND BOOKS ENTIRE.

CHIEFLY FROM THE TEXT OF ALSfJLEFSKI.

WITH

ENGLISH NOTES FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.

BY J. L. LINCOLN,

PROFESSOR OF LATIN IN BROWN UNIVERSITY.

-WITH AN ACCOMPANYING PLAN OF ROME, AND A MAP OF THB
PASSAGE OF HANNIBAL.

FIFTEENTH EDITION, REVISED.

NEW YOEK:

D. APPLETON & CO., 443 & 446 BEOADWAY. 1863.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, In the year 1847, by D. APPLETON & CO., In the Clerk's Offico of tho District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

PREFACE.

The present edition of a part of the History of Livy, nas been undertaken with the hope of supplying a deficiency, which has been for some time experienced by teachers and students in American colleges. The work now in common use, prepared by Mr. Folsom, tnough containing a copious and judicious selection of passages, and exhibiting, especially in its mechanical execution, the well-known taste and accuracy of its editor, yet, from the extreme paucity of the notes, is generally believed to be scarcely suited to the purpose for which it was intended.

In regard to the principle of selection in the present volume, 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 the Twenty-second 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

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