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They disdained either to negotiate a treaty, or to assemble an army; and with a
rash confidence, derived only from their ignorance of the extreme danger,
irretrievably wasted the decisive moments of peace and war. While they expected
, in ...
... the peaceful solitude of Apulia, than on the theatre of Rome, the seat of fortune,
of danger, and of perpetual revolutions. Under each successive reign, and from
every province of the empire, a crowd of hardy adventurers, rising to eminence ...
... strangers, whose fidelity had not been corrupted by the factions of the court, he
committed the walls and gates of the city; and the slumbers of the emperor were
no longer disturbed by the apprehension of imminent and internal danger.
It cannot be presumed, that all the Barbarians were at all times capable of
perpetrating such amorous outrages; and the want of youth, or beauty, or chastity,
protected the greatest part of the Roman women from the danger of a rape.
The gardens and villas, which exhibited some faint imitation of Italian elegance,
would soon be converted into strong castles, the refuge, in time of danger, of the
adjacent country: * the produce of the land was applied to. * 1s: Two cities of ...
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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
Edward Gibbon,William Youngman
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1830