... 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.
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.
2. Ducange, C. P. l. i. c. 6. Velut ipsius Romae filiam, is the expression of
Augustin. de Civitat. Dei, l. v. c. 25. 79 Eutropius, l. x. c. 8. Julian. Orat. i. p. 8.
Ducange C. P. l. i. c. 5. The name of Constantinople is extant on the medals of
Annal. xv. 57. * Dicendum . . . de institutis Atheniensium, Rhodiorum,
doctissimorum hominum, apud quos etiam (id quod acerbissimum est) liberi
civesque torquentur. Cicero. Partit. Orat. c. 34. We may learn from the trial of
Philotas the practice ...
Aurelius Victor [Epit. 41]expresses the general opinion by a vulgar and indeed
obscure proverb. Trachala decem annis praestantissimus; duodecim
sequentibus latro; decem novissimis pupillus ob immodicas profusiones. *Julian.
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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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