... Gauls, which recalled Severus to Rome, the sixty years which elapsed from his
death to the foundation of Constantinople, &c. * Montesquieu, Grandeur et
Décadence des Romains, c. 17. *Themist. Orat. iii. p. 48. edit Hardouin. Sozomen
, l. ii.
Orat. iii. p. 48. edit Hardouin. Sozomen, l. ii. c. 3. Zosim. l. ii. p. 107 . Anonym.
Valesian. p. 715 ($ 3ol. If we could credit Codinus (p. ro), Constantine built
houses for the senators on the exact model of their Roman palaces, and gratified
... gave exemption from tributum or land-tax,−an exemption which Italy herself
had recently lost.] * Julian (Orat. i. p. 8) celebrates Constantinople as not 156
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Julian (Orat. i. p. 8) celebrates Constantinople as not less superior to all other
cities than she was inferior to Rome itself. His learned commentator (Spanheim, p
. 75,76), justifies this language by several parallel and contemporary instances.
... with the authority of medals (see Commentaire, p. 156, 299, 397, 459).
Eusebius (Orat. c. 5) alleges that Constantine dressed for the public, not for
himself. Were this admitted, the vainest coxcomb could never want an excuse. 7/
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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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