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' E CONTENTS.
Of the first Punic war.
Sect. I. A discussion of that problem of Livy, Whether the Ro-
ould have resisted the great Alexander. That neither
the Macedonian nor the Roman soldier was of equal valour to
Sect. II. The estate of Carthage before it entered into war with
Sect. III. The beginning of the first Punic war. That it was un-
justly undertaken by the Romans.
Sect. IV. Of the island of Sicily:
§. 1. The quality of the island, ard the fret inhabitants there-
§. 2. The plantation of the Greeks in-Sicily:
§. 3. Of the government and affairs of Sicily before Dionysius's
§. 4. Of Dionysius the tyrant; and others following him in Sy-
Sect. V. A recontinuation of the Roman war in Sicily. How
Hiero, king of Syracuse, forsook the Carthaginians, and made
his peace with Rome.
Sect. VI. How the Romans besiege and win Agrigentum. Their
beginning to maintain a fleet. Their first loss and first victory
by sea. Of sea-fight in general.
Sect. VII. Divers enterfeats of war between the Romans and
Carthaginians, with variable success.
The Romans prepare to
invade Afric, and obtain a great victory at sea.
Sect. VIII. The Romans prevail in Afric. Atilius the consul pro-
poundeth intolerable conditions of peace to the Carthaginians.
He is utterly beaten, and made prisoner.