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... were inflamed by envy on the news of Constan- tine's success; but the hopes of
Maxentius revived with the public discontent, and he was easily persuaded to
unite his personal injury and pretensions with the cause of the Roman people.
By consenting to receive that honour from Maximian, Constantine seemed to
embrace the cause of Rome and of the senate ; but his professions were
ambiguous ; and his assistance slow and ineffectua1. He considered with
attention the ...
The cause was solemnly pleaded before the Praetorian guards ; and those
troops, who dreaded the severity of the old emperor, espoused the party of
Maxentius (32). The life and freedom of Maximian were however respected, and
he retired ...
The resources of Maxentius, both of men and money, were still considerable. The
Praitorian guards felt how strongly their own interest and safety were connected
with his cause; and a third army was soon collected, more numerous than those ...
According to the younger Victor, Diocletian was invited to the nuptials ; but having
ventured to plead his age and inlirmities, he received a second letter filled with
reproaches for his supposed partiality to the cause of Maxentius and Maximin. of
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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 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1901
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon,William Youngman
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1830
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 3
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1900