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... and the real or affected moderation of the emperors, they permitted themselves
to despise, and sometimes to forget, the outlying countries which had been left in
the enjoyment of a bar. barous independence; and they gradually usurped the ...
... civilized and corrupted. They had too much taste to relin. quish their language,
and too much vanity to adopt any foreign institu tions. Still preserving the
prejudices, after they had lost the virtues of their ancestors, they affected to
despise the ...
It was in works of national honour and benefit, that the most virtuous of the so.
affected to display their magnificence. The golden palace of Nero excited a just
indignation, but the vast extent of ground which had been usurped by his selfish ...
(3) It would require the pen of Tacitus (if Tacitus had assisted at this assembly to
describe the various emotions of the senate; those that were suppressed, and
those that were affected. It was dangerous to trust the sincerity of Augustus; to
Augustus, as well as his successors, affected, however, to conceal so invidious a
title. - from their respective jurisdiction, was diminished by several important
restric OF THE ROMAN EMPIR E. 39 Lieutenants of the Emperor Division of the ...
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Les hele vurderingen
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No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 3
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1807
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Begrenset visning - 1995