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3. 26. For metus nullum' read 'metus, nullum.'

10. 49. After 'jumenta' insert 'cum.'

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Heading to Chapter XX. for 'Jubellius' read 'Vibellius.' 60. 31. For 'Roman' read 'Romam.'

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3. For 'ignorabant Hannibal' read 'ignorabant, Hannibal.' 78. 26. For' lilata' read' illata.'

THE SECOND PUNIC WAR.

I.

THE CARTHAGINIANS IN SPAIN.

In parte operis mei licet mihi præfari, quod in principio summæ totius professi plerique sunt rerum scriptores, bellum maxime omnium memorabile, quæ unquam gesta sint, me scripturum, quod Hannibale duce Carthaginienses cum populo Romano gessere. Nam neque validiores opibus 5 ullæ inter se civitates gentesque contulerunt arma, neque his ipsis tantum unquam virium aut roboris fuit, et haud ignotas belli artes inter sese, sed expertas primo Punico conserebant bello, et adeo varia fortuna belli ancepsque Mars fuit, ut propius periculum fuerint, qui vicerunt. Odiis 10 etiam prope maioribus certarunt quam viribus, Romanis indignantibus, quod victoribus victi ultro inferrent arma, Pœnis, quod superbe avareque crederent imperitatum victis esse. Fama est etiam, Hannibalem annorum ferme novem, pueriliter blandientem patri Hamilcari, ut duceretur in His- 15 paniam, quum, perfecto Africo bello, exercitum eo traiecturus sacrificaret, altaribus admotum, tactis sacris, iure iurando adactum, se, quum primum posset, hostem fore populo Romano. Angebant ingentis spiritus virum Sicilia Sardiniaque amissæ : nam et Siciliam nimis celeri de- 20 speratione rerum concessam et Sardiniam inter motum Africæ fraude Romanorum, stipendio etiam insuper imposito, interceptam. His anxius curis ita se Africo bello,

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