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THE SECOND BOOK OF

LIVY

HISTORIARUM ROMANARUM

QUÆ SUPERSUNT

LIBER SECUNDUS

THE SECOND BOOK

OF

LIVY

EDITED, CHIEFLY FROM THE TEXT OF MADVIG, WITH

NOTES, TRANSLATIONS, AND APPENDICES

BY

HENRY BELCHER, M.A.
MASTER OF THE MATRICULATION CLASS, KING'S COLLEGE SCHOOL

LONDON

BIBLIOTHIFCE

JUN !E82

BODLEIAN

RIVINGTONS
WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON

MDCCCLXXXII

294. g. 104

[C-214.]

PREFACE

The text of the subsequent book is chiefly that of Madvig. I have compared his text with those of Weissenborn, Hertz, Ernesti, and their predecessors. The whole of the older work on Livy is collected in the Variorum edition of 1828. In this edition it is remarkable to note how largely Madvig's treatment and results have been foreshadowed.

There is a certain common fund of parallel passages and illustrations which it has been a pleasure to trace through successive editors down to the latest. It is not incumbent on me to indicate the source of such passages as I have drawn from this common stock"; but where an editor, for instance Weissenborn, has added a passage to the previous fund, I have, I hope, acknowledged its transference to these pages.

The most important various readings are collected together in a brief appendix : the insertion of much textual criticism in the body of the notes has been avoided.

It was purposed to have added appendices on

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