was THE main historical manual kept in American Households for much of
the 19th Century. Self Education was a more common avenue towards Self
Improvement in the 1800s as access to Higher Education was rather limited. Rollin's Ancient History was absolutely required reading
for anyone who wanted to educate themselves in the "polite learning" of
the time. Every young man lucky enough to be sent off to school would
haul these volumes with him when he left home. Enlightened Parents would buy a set
of Rollin's works for their children to study at home. Also you will
find many great self made men of 19th Century America mentioning reading
Rollin's Ancient History in their youth.
is the Cincinnati Edition in 2 convenient volumes. ALSO it has content
that was deleted from earlier editions re-inserted by the editor. The
best edition available.