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Author: William Stearns Davis
Publisher: Yoakum Press (March 15, 2007)
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Readings M ancient history illustrative. material to illustrate the important facts mentioned in every good text book. There is also a clear intent to give the reader some taste of the notable literary flavor pervading the histories of Greece and Home. It is a distinct loss of an opportunity to pass from the study e. g. of the Roman Emperors and to read no typical passages of Tacitus.

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Readings M ancient history illustrative extracts from the sources II. Rome and the west by william stearns davis, professor of ancient history in the university o. . ROME AND THE WEST BY WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS, PROFESSOR OF ANCIENT HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY WILLIS MASON WEST FORMERLY HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ALLYN AND BACON Htfn 0rfe Chicago AUTHORS PREFACE THIS book aims to set before students beginning the study of Ancient History a sufficient amount of source.

Indeed, the Readings will lend needed light and color to any text-book

Indeed, the Readings will lend needed light and color to any text-book. In my judgment, a high school class in Ancient History should have this book, not merely in the library for occasional reference, but constantly in the hands of each student. If that is arranged, most other "library work" may, perhaps, be omitted by a first-year class without serious loss, providing the following year in Modern History is so planned as to put emphasis on library reference. Not all varieties of historical training can be given with equal stress in one year - certainly not in a first.

This book aims to set before students beginning the study of Ancient History a sufficient amount of source material to.

This book aims to set before students beginning the study of Ancient History a sufficient amount of source material to illustrate the important facts mentioned in every good textbook. Many tales have been included which condensed histories may well slight but which afford refreshing illustrations of the ancient life of the ancient viewpoint. It unfolds a panorama of ancient life - etched, drawn, painted, caricatured, by contemporaries. No great phase of that life is neglected

William Stearns Davis (April 30, 1877 – February 15, 1930) was an American educator, historian, and author.

William Stearns Davis (April 30, 1877 – February 15, 1930) was an American educator, historian, and author. He has been cited as one who contributed to history as a scholarly discipline,. was intrigued by the human side of history, which, at the time, was neglected by the discipline.

Readings in Ancient History, Part 2, Rome and the West : Illustrative Extracts from the Sources (1913). by William Stearns Davis.

by William Stearns Davis (Author), Willis Mason West (Introduction).

READINGS M ANCIENT HISTORY ILLUSTRATIVE EXTRACTS FROM THE SOURCES II. ROME AND THE WEST BY WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS , PROFESSOR OF ANCIENT HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY WILLIS MASON WEST FORMERLY HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ALLYN AND BACON Htfn 0rfe Chicago AUTHORS PREFACE THIS book aims to set before students beginning the study of Ancient History a sufficient amount of source material to illustrate the important facts mentioned in every good text book. There is also a clear intent to give the reader some taste of the notable literary flavor pervading the histories of Greece and Home. It is a distinct loss of an opportunity to pass from the study e. g. of the Roman Emperors and to read no typical passages of Tacitus. This compilation has been prepared for constant use along with some stand ard text-book, and various matters of marked historical importance, as the Servian Constitution of Rome, have been deliberately omitted, because most school histories state the fact sufficiently - well, and little is added by reproducing the arid statements in L ivy. On the other hand, many tales have been included, like the story of Horatius at the Bridge or of Cincinnatus called from the Plow, which condensed histories may well slight but which afford refreshing illus trations of the ancient life or the ancient viewpoint. Comparing the compass of this work with the wide extent of available literature, it is evident that a very large num ber of desirable passages have been perforce omitted. There are practically no quotations from Cicero, because Cicero is a writer many students will earn a passing acquaintance with in the schools again, certain highly significant pas sages are omitted, because they are quoted in so many school histories. There are no quotations from many of iii IV AUTHORS PREFACE the poets, because the tragedians and lyricists were, after all, poets and not historians. The compiler has teen forced continually to exercise his best judgment. He is entirely aware how fallible that judgment may have been. To meet the requirements for a work covering the Old Orient and the Early Middle Ages to 800 A. D. sections have been added covering these topics, but no attempt has been made to have them so long as the chapters relating strictly to Greece and Borne, Even for the classical history itself, far more material came to hand for some periods than for others. Desirable selections for the First Age of Rome are scanty, while again readings on the First Century of the Empire come in bewildering profusion. As a rule, however, those epochs for which one has the most material are, in turn, the best worth, studying, and no apol ogy is made for the lack of proportion in the length of some of the chapters. This volume has been prepared for immature students it is therefore stripped of the learned notes, citations, refer ences, etc., which are rightly demanded by the erudite. The notes and introductions have a single end in view, to make the selections comprehensible to readers with little experience in Ancient History problems. Out of consid eration for this audience, also, the pages have not been dis figured by frequent indications of omission, where passages of tlie ancient writer have been stricken out in the interests of brevity. In every case, however, where, to facilitate con densation, words not of the original author have been sub stituted, they are always inclosed in brackets , to guard against misconception. In compiling a work of this kind a great number of trans lations have been put under requisition. In many cases these have been diligently compared with the originals, and often such alterations have been made in the wording as to render the present author largely responsible for the form AUTHORS PREFACE V here given. This is entirely the case except with Plutarch where the translation appears without being ascribed to any particular translator...