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... under Diocletian Progress of Zeal and Superstition among the Pagans
Maximian and Galerius punish a few Christian Soldiers Galerius prevails on
Diocletian to begin a general Persecution 303 Demolition of the Church of
... more sacred duty, could assume the character of soldiers, of magistrates, or of
princes.” This indolent, or even criminal, disregard to the public welfare exposed
them to the contempt and reproaches of the Pagans, who very frequently asked, ...
74 As a specimen of these legends, we may be satisfied with Io'ooo Christian
soldiers crucified in one day, either by Trajan or Hadrian, on Mount Ararat. See
Baronius ad Martyrologium Romanum; Tillemont, Mém. Ecclésiast. tom. ii. part ii.
... ambitious of the honours of martyrdom ; and the soldiers of Christ, instead of
distinguishing themselves by voluntary deeds of heroism, frequently deserted
their post, and fled in confusion before the enemy whom it was their duty to resist.
... consisted of thirty books, and was composed in Sicily about the year 270. *See
Socrates, Hist, Ecclesiast. l. i. c. 9, and Codex Justinian. l. i. tit. l. i. 3. Maximian
and Galerius punish a few c soldiers [Tangler] 1* OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE 119.
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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