The Roman History: From The Building Of Rome To The Ruin Of by Nathaniel Hooke

By Nathaniel Hooke

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To the ten Wings, and forty-two years a-piece to the nine. , Leon, Anaxandrides, reigned 202 years, which is above forty years a-piece. 防 Thus the Greek chronologers, who follow TimiEUs and Eratosthenes, have made the kings of their several cities, who lived before the times of the Persian empire, to reign about thirty-five or forty years a-piece, one with another; which is a length so much beyond the couree of nature as is not to be credited. For by the ordinary course of nature, kings reign, one with another, about eighteen or twenty years a-piece: and if in some instances they reign, one with another, tve or six years longer, in others they reign as much shorter: eighteen or twenty years is a medium.

The years between the deaths of these two kings are 261, so that the thirteen e. 4. ] Sir I. N. 9As for the chronology of the Latins, that is still more uncertain [than the p. 49. chronology of the Greeks]. Plutarch represents great uncertainties in the 4 PI t9 originals of Rome,ŧ and so doth Servius fl The old records of the Latins were 防 u 9 9n burnt by the Gauls 120 years after the Regifuge, and sixty-four years before the om. e death of Alexander the Great :f and Quintus Fabius Pictor, the oldest historian II In I3n 7 Ŷ^ ^jatm*9 nve<9 years 9ater 9han that king, and took almost all things fi7K 9 "[concernmg tne originals of Rome] from Diocles Peparethius, a Greek, TDiod.

R. B these ten kings we add the five that preceded them, and the six that followed them, to make the number twenty-one, we shall find that the twenty-one kings reigned but about twenty-one years a-piece one with another. For Raoul, the first of the twenty-one, began to reign An. Dom. 923, and Jean II. the last of the twenty-one, died in 1363, the whole space 440 years. If to the ten kings we add the eleven that preceded them, the reigns of the twenty-one will be still shorter. Indeed, if to the ten we add the eleven that followed them, the twenty-one reigns amount to near twenty-four years a-piece one with another.

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