Resultat 1-5 av 100
He felt, that his genius and his fortune were equal to the most arduous
enterprises; and the enthusiasm which he communicated to the Goths, insensibly
removed the popular, and almost superstitious, reverence of the nations for the
majesty of ...
But there still remained an equal number in Rome, and the adjacent territory, who
were animated by the same intrepid courage; and every citizen was trained, from
his earliest youth, in the discipline and exercises of a soldier. Hannibal was ...
... hundred and eighty houses, the residence of wealthy and honorable citizens.”
Many of these stately mansions might almost excuse the exaggeration of the poet
; that Rome contained a multitude of palaces, and that each palace was equal to
In the former sense, the 25,000 folles would be equal to ijo,000l., in the latter, to
sive or six pounds sterling. The one appears extravagant, the other is ridiculous.
There must have existed some third and middle value, which is here understood;
4), after describing the luxury and Fo of the nobles of Rome, exposes, with equal
indigmation, the vices and folies of the common people. occupied by licentious
farce, effeminate music, and splendid pageantry. The. ol. Juvenal. Satir. xi. 191 ...
Hva folk mener - Skriv en omtale
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - Smiley - LibraryThing
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
Andre utgaver - Vis alle
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