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A SERIES OF BOOKS NARRATING THE
HISTORY OF GREECE AND ROME,
AND OF THEIR RELATIONS TO OTHER COUNTRIES AT
EDITED BY THR
Rev. G. W. COX, M.A.
Late Scholar of Trinity College, Oxford.
AND JOINTLY BY
CHARLES SANKEY, M.A.
Late Scholar of Queen's College, Oxford.
THE SERIES intitled 'Epochs of History' had its origin in the convicof any one important period of the World's history, carefully prepared and in an inexpensive form, is of more value than a mere outline of the History of a Nation.
The reception given to the volumes of this Series already published on Modern History fully justifies this belief, and warrants its extension to what is usually known as Ancient History, which, even more than Modern History, falls into clearly defined periods.
In thus extending the Series to the History of the Ancient World, care will be taken to adhere as closely as possible to the rule laid down for the Series of Epochs of Modern History-namely, that in school histories no reference should be made to events of which some distinct idea cannot be placed before the reader, and no names of persons mentioned unless enough can be said about them to exhibit their individual characteristics.
While the Editors believe that the 'Epochs of Ancient History' will supply a want very generally felt in Schools, they hope that the volumes of the series will be found not less useful to students at the Universities. To a man who has to master a few books of HERODOTUS or THUCYDIDES, Live or Tacitus, a short book treating his particular period in detail will, it is thought, be specially valuable, and more particularly as the practice of setting definite periods as subjects for examination is becoming more generally adopted.
Lastly, there can be little doubt that there are many among the general public who have been deterred from the study of History by the prospect of wading through numerous volumes of elaborate history, or of picking dry facts from meagre handbooks, but who may be induced by these little volumes to make themselves acquainted with epochs or periods of history which have lost neither their human interest nor their political significance.
“The special purpose for which these should be sorry to have to examine all the manuals are intended, they will, we should materials, that it strikes us as decidedly think, admirably serve. Their clearness sensible. For the beginning, at all events, as narratives will make them acceptable the most instructive, as it is the easiest and to the schoolboy as well as to the teacher; most natural way of studying history, is to and their critical acumen will commend study it by periods; and with regard to them to the use of the more advanced stu- earlier Greek and Roman History, at all dent who is not only getting up, but trying events, there is no serious obstacle in the to understand and appreciate, his HERO- way of his being able to do so, since here DOTUS and THUCYDIDES. As for the period and what has come to be quasi. general plan of the Series of which they technically called subject frequently coform part, we must confess, without wish. incide, and form what may fairly be called ing to draw comparisons for which we an Epoch of Ancient History.'
SATURDAY REVIEW. LIST OF THE VOLUMES, The GREEKS and the PERSIANS. By the Rev. G. W. Cox,
M.A. late Scholar of Trinity College, Oxford, Joint-Editor of the
Series. With 4 Coloured Maps. Price 28. 6d.
Julius Cæsar to the Assassination of Domitian. By the Rev. W.
Oxford. With 2 Coloured Maps. Price 28. 6d.
IHNE, Author of History of Rome.' With a Coloured Map. 28. 6d. The ATHENIAN EMPIRE from the FLIGHT of
XERXES to the Fall of ATHENS. By the Rev. G. W. Cox,
Series. With 5 Maps. Price 2s. 6d.
MERIVALE, D.D. Dean of Ely; Author of History of the Romans
under the Empire.' With a Coloured Map. Price 28. 6d. The ROMAN EMPIRE of the SECOND CENTURY,
or the AGE of the ANTONINES. By the Rev. W. WOLFE CAPES, M.A. Reader of Ancient History in the University of Oxford. With
2 Coloured Maps. Price 28. 6d. The RISE of the MACEDONIAN EMPIRE. By ARTHUR
M. CURTEIS, M.A. formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, and late Assistant-Master in Sherborne School. With 8 Maps.
2s. 6d. The GRACCHI, MARIUS, and SULLA. By A. H. BEESLY,
M.A. Assistant-Master, Marlborough College. With 2 Maps.
Price 2s. 6d.
SANKEY, M.A. late Scholar of Queen's College, Oxford; Assistant-
5 Maps. Price 2s. 6d.
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