Schmidt, Gary D.
Adult Nonfiction BL590 .S67 2006
Summary: IThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empirecontinues to be cherished and read by scholars and laymen. The first volume, highly acclaimed on publication, was quickly reprinted in spite of an ambitious first print-run of 1000 copies. Careless proofreading meant numerous errors had to be rectified in later editions, and it was not until the third edition, reprinted here, that the layout was improved, footnotes appeared at the bottom of each page and chapter numbers were placed in the margins. This conforms with the appearance of all the subsequent luxurious quarto volumes. With the textual revisions, this, the third edition is the first satisfactory scholarly edition and the one referred to most frequently by academics.
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