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REGES ET HEROES ; or, Kings and Heroes of Greece and the
East: a Selection of Tales from Herodotus, with English Notes for the use of Schools .....
The object of this work is to enable masters of our public and other schools to place in boys' hands, on their finishing their elementary Greek book- such as Collis's Pontes Classici, Part II., or Wilkins's Delectus-a short and thoroughly interesting class book,
which could be read through more than once in the Fourth Form, and would imbue a boy's mind not only with Greek, but also with something of the grace and freshness of style which is found nowhere so fully as in the pages of the Father of History.
TALES OF EARLY ROME:
THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF LIVY.
WITH NOTES FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.
BY THE REV. E. ST. JOHN PARRY, M.A.
EBAD LASTBB OF LEAMINGTON COLLEGE.
The object of this Book is to supply an interesting Reading Book for Boys in the Lower and Middle Forms of our Public Schools, and in this respect I intend it as a Companion to my ‘Reges et Heroes.' It would, however, naturally begin to be used rather lower in School, as soon as boys are well out of their Delectus, Collis's Pons Latinus,' or Jacob's Latin Reader,' as the case may be.
I am confirmed in my view of the desirability of both books by the opinion of many experienced Masters, to whom I have submitted my plan. In fact, I think that to most Teachers the plan commends itself, for the reasons which I have already given in my Preface to the Greek Book. It only remains for me to say a word concerning the Tales which I here offer to the Public.
They are taken exclusively from the first Five Books of Livy’s ‘History. I have chosen this period, partly for the great beauty and familiarity of the Stories themselves, and partly because the narrative admits, without any injury, of being represented in a series of Tales. The Tales are the History of Early Rome;