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Page 255 - EPOCHS OF MODERN HISTORY. A SERIES OF BOOKS NARRATING THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND AND EUROPE AT SUCCESSIVE EPOCHS SUBSEQUENT TO THE CHRISTIAN ERA. Edited by EDWARD E. MORRIS.
Page 257 - This is the best history of the Roman Republic, taking the work on the whole — the author's complete mastery of his subject, the variety of his gifts and acquirements, his graphic power in the delineation of national and individual character, and the vivid interest which he inspires in every portion of his book. He is without an equal in his own sphere.
Page 257 - A. work of the very highest merit ; its learning is exact and profound ; its narrative full of genius and skill ; its descriptions of men are admirably vivid. We wish to place on record our opinion that Dr. Mommsen's is by far the best history of the Decline and FalJ of the Roman Commonwealth.
Page 257 - FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PERIOD OF ITS DECLINE. By Dr. THEODOR MOMMSEN. Translated, with the author's sanction and additions, by the Rev. WP DICKSON, Regius Professor of Biblical Criticism in the University of Glasgow, late Classical Examiner in the University of St.
Page 256 - THE ATHENIAN EMPIRE FROM THE FLIGHT of Xerxes to the Fall of Athens.
Page 258 - Curtius's book better than by saying that it may be fitly ranked with Theodor Mommsen's great work." — London Spectator. "As an introduction to the study of Grecian history, no previous work is comparable to the present for vivacity and picturesque beauty, while in sound learning and accuracy of statement it is not inferior to the elaborate productions which enrich the literature of ihe age.
Page vii - Time of King Henry the Fourth.' II. ' The Victorious Acts of King Henry the Fifth.' III. ' The Troublous Season of King Henry the Sixth.' IV. ' The Prosperous Reign of King Edward the Fourth.' V. ' The Pitiful Life of King Edward the Fifth.
Page 255 - Their Relation to the History of Europe; The Foundation and Growth of Constitutional Government. By Rev.
Page 257 - Dr. Mommsen's work," as Dr. Schmitz remarks in the introduction, " though the production of a man of most profound and extensive learning and knowledge of the world, is not as much designed for the professional scholar as for intelligent readers of all classes who take an interest in the history of by-gone ages, and are inclined there to seek information that may guide them safely through the perplexing mazes of modern history.