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Biography of Charles Merivale


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Merivale, Charles. Dean of Ely. Born in Exeter in 1808. Held a succession of appointments as lecturer. Wrote a history of Rome from its foundation in 753 B.C. to the fall of Augustus in 476 A.D., but his chief work is the "History of the Romans Under the Empire," indispensable as an introduction to Gibbon. Died 1893.