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LATE SCHOLAR, FIRST SENIOR MODERATOR AND
In this edition, as in that of Bk. xxi, my object has been to supply the needs of advanced students, especially at the Universities, by providing them with a correct text of Livy, a statement of the various readings in the MSS. and editions, and an ample commentary, dealing with textual difficulties and questions of grammar, geography and history as they arise. How far I may have realized my object must rest with my readers to determine. I can only say that I have spared no pains in executing a work on which I have been engaged for some years, and have freely availed myself of the labours and investigations of continental scholars, to whom I now gratefully acknowledge my indebtedness, as it would have needlessly increased the bulk of this volume, had I done so on every occasion on which I consulted them. I have followed Madvig's text, except where I regarded his emendations as too rash or improbable. On the various syntactical peculiarities of Livy, I must acknowledge my obligation to the copious work of Ludwig Kühnast, entitled
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