The list gives only twenty-nine names, and Mommsen proposes to insert Signini.
Gibbon and Mommsen are the great examples to which he points.
Mommsen, the historian, was famous for his fits of mental abstraction.
Mommsen, prevented by age and work from being present, sent his tribute.
Mommsen has a commentary in the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum upon this law.
"Ineptissimus vir Astier-Rhu," says Mommsen somewhere or other in a note.'
Mommsen's "History of Rome" is so fine that I count all minds graceless who read it without the deepest stirrings.
It is in any case truer than Mommsen's description of Cicero.
But does it follow that Mommsen denies there ever were kings at Rome?
Mr. Balfour (Decadence, 1908, p. 18) chimes in with Mommsen and the rest.