The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Penguin UK, 19. jun. 2000 - 848 sider
Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.
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... a variety of contending sects; but the ingenuous youth, who, from every part,
resorted to Athens, and the other seats of learning in the Roman empire, were
alike instructed in every school to reject and to despise the religion of the
It was indifferent to them what shape the folly of the multitude might chuse to
assume; and they approached, with the same inward contempt, and the same
external reverence, the altars of the Lybian, the Olympian, or the Capitoline
Jupiter.8 [Of ...
Under a democratical government, the citizens exercise the powers of
sovereignty; and those powers will be first abased, and afterwards lost, if they are
committed to an unwieldy multitude. But when the popular assemblies had been
The consequences of this maxim would have prostituted the privileges of the
Roman city to a mean and promiscuous multitude. Some seasonable exceptions
were therefore provided; and the honourable distinction was confined to such ...
To confirm the general observation, and to display the multitude of slaves, we
might allege a variety of particular instances. It was discovered, on a very
melancholy occasion, that four hundred slaves were maintained in a single
palace of ...
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In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon argues that the loss of civic virtue amongst the Romans enabled barbarian invaders to succeed in their conquest. The book traces the period ... Les hele vurderingen
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One of Gibbons' major theses is that the rise of Christianity, with its emphasis on other-worldly concerns, was a major factor in the decline of the Roman empire. In his notes, Milman, a minister, attempts to counter these conclusions. Les hele vurderingen
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