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I 74 Distinction of the Troops --- --- --- --- ... I 7t Reduction of the Legions --- --- ---
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... to prevent the desertion of those troops which had inlisted themselves under
the banner of the cross, and whose numbers every day became more
considerable. From the imperious declamations of Cyprian we should naturally
conclude that ...
dates placed on a table, covered with a rich carpet, and illuminated by four tapers
; the allegorical figures of the provinces which they governed; or the appellations
and standards of the troops whom they commanded. Some of these official ...
... praetorian bands; but after those haughty troops had been weakened by
Diocletian, and finally suppressed by Constantine, the praefects, who survived
their fall, were reduced without difficulty to the station of useful and obedient
They were deprived by Constantine of all military command, as soon as they had
ceased to lead into the field, under their immediate orders, the flower of the
Roman troops; and at length, by a singular revolution, the captains of the guard
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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