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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 ...
In the exercise of domestic jurisdiction, the nobles of Rome express an exquisite
sensibility for any personal injury, and a contemptuous indifference for the rest of
the human species. When they have called for warm water, if a slave has been ...
From a life of idleness and want, his troops were soon habituated to severe
exercise and plentiful subsistence; and his private generosity often supplied the
rewards, which were denied by the avarice, or poverty, of the court of Ravenna.
In the familiar intercourse of private life, his manners were cheerful and engaging
; nor would he sometimes disdain, in the license of convivial mirth, to vie with the
pantomimes themselves, in the exercises of their ridiculous profession.
The promiscuous multitude of Barbarians, whose retreat had been intercepted,
were driven into the mountains of Gallieia; where they still continued, in a narrow
compass, and on a barren soil, to exercise their domestic and implacalle ...
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I feel decidedly ambivalent about this book. My rating reflects that ultimately I didn't want to stick with it; I didn't find its pleasures and degree of informativeness worth the slogging through ... Les hele vurderingen
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A classic of historical literature, in two volumes. The author details the history to the fall in the first volume, and the byzantine period in the second volume. Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1901
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Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1900
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Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1787