EDWARD A. FREEMAN, M.A., Hon. D.C.L.,
LATE FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD.
'I will at least hope that these volumes may encourage a spirit of research into
history, and may in some measure assist in directing it ; that they may con-
tribute to the conviction that history is to be studied as a whole. and according
to its philosophical divisions, not such as merely geographical and chronological ;
that the history of Greece and Rome is not an idle inquiry about remote ages and
forgotten institutions, but a living picture of things present, fitted not so much
for the curiosity of the scholar, as the instruction of the statesman and the
citizen.'- ARNOLD, Preface to Thucydides, vol. iii.
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