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THE

HISTORY

OF

THE DECLINE AND FALL

OF THE

ROMAN EMPIRE

BY

EDWARD GIBBON, Esq.

WITH NOTES

BY THE REV. H. H. MILMAN
PREBENDARY OF ST. PETER'S, AND RECTOR OF ST. MARGARET'S, WESTMINSTER

A NEW EDITION

TO WHICH IS ADDED

A COMPLETE INDEX OF THE WHOLE WORK

IN FIVE VOLUMES

VOLUME III.

CHICACO
DONAHUE BROS.

1900

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CONTENTS OF THE THIRD VOLUME.

A. D.

PAGE,

408. Weakness of the Court of Ravenna.......

11

Alaric marches to Rome.

12

Hannibal at the Gates of Rome.

14

Genealogy of the Senators

16

The Anician Family

16

Wealth of the Roman Nobles.

18

Their Manners

20

Character of the Roman Nobles, by Ammianus Marcellinus.

21

State and Character of the People of Rome

28

Public Distribution of Bread, Bacon, Oil, Wine, &c.

29

Use of the public Baths

30

Games and Spectacles.

31

Populousness of Rome

32

408. First Siege of Rome by the Goths

35

Famine.

36

Plague

36

Superstition

37

409. Alaric accepts a Ransom, and raises the Siege.

38

Fruitless Negotiations for Peace

40

Change and Succession of Ministers.

40

409. Second Siege of Rome by the Goths

43

Attalus is created Emperor by the Goths and Romans

44

410. He is degraded by Alaric

46

l'hird Siege and Sack of Rome by the Gothis.

47

Respect of the Goths for the Christian Religion.

48

Piliage and Fire of Rome.....

52

Captives and Fugitives

Sack ot Rome by the Troops of Charles V.

55

410. Alaric evacuates Rome, and ravages Italy

56

408-412. Possession of Italy by the Goths.

57

410, Death of Alaric

58

412. Adolphus, King of the Goths, concludes a Peace with the Empire, and

marches into Gaul

59

414. His Marriago with Placidia.

60

The Gothic Treasures

62

410-417. Laws for the Relief of Italy and Rome

63

413. Revolt and Defeat of Heraclian, Count of Africa.

64

409-413. Revolutions of Gaul and Spain

Character and Victories of the General Constantius.

67

411. Death of the Usurper Constantine..

68

411 -416. Fail of the Usurpers, Jovinus, Sebastian. and Attalus.

69

409. Invasion of Spain by the Seva, Vandals, Alani, &c. .

414. Adolphus, King of the Goths, marches into Spain...

73

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