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SIR EYRE COOTE:
THE OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE AND DOCUMENTS
PROCEEDINGS OF THE MILITARY BOARD
APPOINTED FOR ITS INVESTIGATION.
PRINTED FOR SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES,
IT is a Collection in Monthly Numbers, price 2s. 6d. each, of a cheap and uniform Library Edition of all the Greek, Roman, and Antient European ORIGINAL HISTORIANS, on a large, royal octavo page, and with a new and elegant type; so as to form a complete Corpus Historicum, or Body of History, BY WRITERS CONTEMPORARY WITH THE FACTS THEY RELATE: reprinted verbatim from the best Translations, where there are any, and from Translations by the Editor, where there are none, and ut one fourth, and, in many cases, at one fifth, of their present selling prices. The CORPUS HISTORICUM contains four series: viz.
The Greek Series
Begins with the earliest Period of History, and comprehends all the Writers down to the Dissolution of the Achaian Confederacy, when the Independence of Greece was lost in the Roman Dominion.-Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Arrian, Polybius, Diodorus Siculus, Plutarch, &c. with the Geographical Works of Strabo and Ptolemy, (Translations of which are preparing,) will be comprehended in this Series.
Of this Series, 59 Numbers are already published, containing Xenophon, (the Expedition of Cyrus), Polybius, Arrian, Plutarch, Diodorus Siculus, and Thucydides. -One Number is published on the First Day of each Month.-Xenophon's History of the Affairs of Greece is now publishing.
The Roman Series
Begins with the first Period of Roman History, and comprehends all the Writers of the Roman Western Empire down to the Emperor Charlemagne, with whom the antient part of Modern History may be said to commence. The Roman Series, therefore, will contain all the Classical Historians, and all the Writers of the Augustan History, the greater part of which have never been translated, and are books of the utmost scarcity. Such are those of Elius Spartianus, Volcatius Gallicanus, Julius Capitolinus, Trebellius Pollio, Elius Lamprideus, and Flavius Vopiscus.
Of this Series, Forty-three Numbers are now published, containing MURPHY'S TACITUS, and LIVY:-PLINY'S NATURAL HISTORY is now publishing.
The Series of the Byzantine Historians
Will contain the whole Collection of the Byzantine Historians, from the Founda. tion of the Eastern Empire, by Constantine, to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks. The greater part of these Historians, such as Zosimus, Ammianus Marcellinus, Zonaras, Agathias, Nicetas, Nicephorus, &c. have never been translated, though they are the original Historians of an Empire which once spread over the greatest and fairest part of the world; and the fugitives of which (upon its destruction by the Turks) were the means of the revival of arts, language, and learning in Italy, and thence to Europe in general. And as these Writers constitute the materials from which a later Historian has composed his Decline and