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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 ...
The anxiety of Augustus to provide the metropolis with sufficient plenty of corn,
was not extended beyond that necessary article of human subsistence; and when
the popular clamor accused the dearness and scarcity of wine, a proclamation ...
The poorer citizens, who were unable to purchase the necessaries of life,
solicited the precarious charity of the rich; and for a while the public misery was
alleviated by the humanity of Laeta, the widow of the emperor Gratian, who had
fixed her ...
of Ravenna, supported, for some time, the fainting resolution of the Romans, till at
length the despair of any human aid tempted them to accept the offers of a
praeternatural deliverance. Pompeianus, praefect of the city, had been
These impending calamities were, however, averted, not indeed by the wisdom
of Honorius, but by the prudence or humanity of the Gothic king; who employed a
milder, though not less effectual, method of conquest. Instead of assaulting the ...
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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