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The king of the Goths would have conspired, perhaps with some reluctance, to
destroy the formidable adversary, by whose arms, in Italy, as well as in Greece,
he had been twice overthrown. Their active and interested hatred laboriously ...
In the beginning of the war, the Roman people consisted of two hundred and fifty
thousand citizens of an age to bear arms." Fifty thousand had already died in the
defence of their country; and the twenty-three legions which 'were employed in ...
... the storms of war; carried her victorious arms beyond the seas and the
mountains; and brought home triumphal laurels from every country of the globe.
At length, verging towards old age, and sometimes conquering by the terror only
of her ...
Yet, before they retired, a short suspension of arms was granted, which allowed
some time for a more temperate negotiation. The stern features of Alaric were
insensibly relaxed; he abated much of the rigor of his terms; and at length
The king of the Goths, who no longer dissembled his appetite for plunder and
revenge, appeared in arms under the walls of the capital; and the trembling
senate, without any hopes of relief, prepared, by a desperate resistance, to delay
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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 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1901
The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volum 5
Edward Gibbon,Henry Hart Milman
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1900