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S. G. CAMPBELL, M.A.
in the University of Cambridge
HE text of this edition and the analysis which
accompanies it have been printed from the plates of Mr Stephenson's edition of Book xxvII, previously published by the Cambridge University Press. Some alterations, however, have been introduced. In a few places a different reading has been adopted, some misprints have been corrected, and, though I have refrained from substituting u for v throughout, a number of slight spelling changes have been made. In the Notes on the Text appended to the Commentary the more important variant readings are noted and briefly discussed.
The edition to which I am chiefly indebted in the notes both for explanation and illustration is of course that of Weissenborn. I have also consulted Friedersdorff's commentary and have occasionally quoted a note from Mr Stephenson's edition. Many useful hints have been derived from the editors of other books of Livy in the Pitt Press Series, especially from Professor R. S. Conway, whose edition of Book II seems to me a model of lucidity and freshness.
For textual questions Luchs' edition has been indispensable, and in addition to the critical notes in Madvig and Ussing's edition I have used Madvig's Emendationes.