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THE

FAWN OF SERTORIUS.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

Printed by A. SPOTTISWOODE,

New-Street-Square.

THE

FAWN OF SERTORÌUS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

CONTENTS

OF

THE FIRST VOLUME.

CHAPTER I.

ARGUMENT.

A prefatory Chapter accounts for the Origin of this History.
-The Editor's Visit to his Relatives in the Country.
An Italian Family.-Its Residence. - The Host's Pre-
judices as a Philosopher, a Politician, and a Patriot.
His Reverence for the early Literature of his Country.—
His Defence even of the Fables connected with it, if
fabulous.-The Spectre of Julius Cæsar.-The Fawn of
Q. Sertorius.-Other Particulars as to this Fawn than
those collected by Plutarch.-The lost Histories of Sallust
and of Oppius.-That of Oppius supposed to be retrieved.
-By whom. On whose Evidence. - Geraldo Ercole
Cornacchini.His Character. His Pursuits. How far
entitled to our Confidence.-Whether the History which
follows were indeed translated by him from the original
of Oppius, and may be received as authentic Page 1

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