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13t. CHAPTER XVII < . Foundation of Constantinople—Political System of
Constantine, and hi. Successors—Military Discipline—The Palace—The
Finances 324 Design of a new Capital ... --- --- --- --- ... I4. Situation of Byzantium
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It was soon established as a custom and as a law that the bishops of the
independent churches should meet in the capital of the province at the stated
periods of spring and autumn. Their deliberations were assisted by the advice of
a few ...
The society of the faithful bore a just proportion to the capital Ambition of it of the
empire; and the Roman church was the greatest, the *:::: * is most numerous, and,
in regard to the West, the most ancient of on all the Christian establishments, ...
About an hundred years before the reign of Decius, the Roman church had
received, in a single donation, the sum of two hundred thousand sesterces from a
stranger of Pontus, who proposed to fix his residence in the capital.” These
whoever was guilty or suspected, might hope, in the obscurity of that immense
capital, to elude the vigilance of the law. In such a various conflux of nations,
every teacher, either of truth or of falsehood, every founder, whether of a virtuous
or a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - Smiley - LibraryThing
Gibbon's third volume of The Decline and Fall seems to stray from the purpose stated in volume one. I think he just got carried away by the sweep of history. The melodious style and easy learning are still present but I was suffering from Gibbon fatigue by the third volume and we were off course. Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1828
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841