4 MARCH 1865, Page 1

The English translation of the Emperor's Life of Ciesar has

appeared, but the French edition is delayed, apparently for want of some maps which the Emperor wishes to accompany his work. There has been no time to read it, but it looks a little dull, and we note with some surprise that the author accepts the Kings of Rome generally, and believes that they disappeared "because thPir mis- sion was accomplished," which is true no doubt, but indefinite. The first volume contains chapters on the conquest of Italy, the "pros- perity of the basin of the Mediterranean," the Punic and Asiatic wars, the strife of the parties whom Sylla and Marius led, and the life of Ctesar down to his consulship with Bibulus, A.U.C. 695.