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TITUS LIVIUS.

THE THIRD DECADE,

PART I.

BAXTER, PRINTER, OXFORD.

THE

HISTORY OF ROME

BY

TITUS LIVIUS.

WITH ENGLISH NOTES, MARGINAL REFERENCES, AND

VARIOUS READINGS.

VOL. II. PART I.

THE THIRD DECADE.

BY

CHARLES WILLIAM STOCKER, D.D.

LATE FELLOW OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, OXFORD, AND PRINCIPAL OF

ELIZABETH COLLEGE, GUERNSEY.

OXFORD,

JOHN HENRY PARKER;
WHITTAKER AND CO. AVE MARIA LANE, LONDON;
J. AND J. J. DEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGE.

MDCCCXXXVIII.

294. e. 29.

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MY LORD DUKE,

If apology be necessary for prefixing Your Grace's illustrious name to the present volume, it will be found in the matter of which this volume treats.

It was impossible for an Englishman to follow the interesting details of that struggle for ascendancy which commenced between two antagonist powers of the ancient world in the plains of THE PENINSULA, and not to revert with national pride to the yet more important struggle which this age has witnessed, on the very same arena, brought to a successful issue, through the blessing of PROVIDENCE, by Your Grace's counsels and arms. It was impossible to resist the conviction, that to no one, with so much propriety as to Your Grace, could be dedicated this eventfu portion of the HistoRY OF ROME: a period including the brilliant career of one of the greatest generals of antiquity; who, after liberating the Peninsula from invading armies, transferred the war to the land of the invaders ; and thence returned in triumph to a grateful and admiring country, having dictated peace to the enemy at the very gates of their capital, after vanquishing the chief, through whose consummate military skill and political address, the destinies of Europe and the pretensions to Universal Empire were long kept in suspense. I have the honour to subscribe myself,

My Lord Duke,
With every sentiment of profound respect,
Your Grace's most obedient and very faithful Servant,

CHARLES WILLIAM STOCKER.

OXFORD, JUNE 18, 1838.

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