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The aim of this book is to preserve the fragment of Roman history of the early imperial period which W. T. Arnold left behind him. The original scheme of the work, and the great change which it afterwards underwent have been described on pp. xxxvi.—xxxvii. of his sister's memoir. It is enough to record here that what is now published represents but a small proportion of what Arnold intended to write. The fragment has been edited by Mr. Edward Fiddes, who is responsible for the introduction to the history, the notes in square brackets, the appendices, and the bibliography. His share in all these is more fully indicated by him on pages 1–7. The memoir of Arnold is written by his sister Mrs. Humphry Ward, and by Mr. C. E. Montague, for many years his colleague on the staff of the Manchester Guardian. Mrs. Ward has written the portions which deal with her brother's early life and last years. Mr. Montague has contributed the account of Arnold's Manchester life and of his activity as a journalist. The indexes have been compiled by Miss Marjorie Cooper, B.A.