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Under each successive reign, and from every province of the empire, a crowd of
hardy adventurers, rising to eminence by their talents or their vices, usurped the
wealth, the honors, and the palaces of Rome; and oppressed, or protected, the ...
Their possessions extended far beyond the Ionian and Ægean Seas, to the most
distant provinces: the city of Nicopolis, which Augustus had founded as an
eternal monument of the Actian victory, was the property of the devout Paula;”
and it is ...
The Barbarian still aspired to the rank of master-general of the armies of the West
; he stipulated an annual subsidy of corn and money; and he chose the provinces
of Dalmatia, Noricum, and Venetia, for the seat of his new kingdom, which ...
The troops and officers, whom Attalus had sent into that province, were defeated
and slain ; and the active zeal of Heraclian maintained his own allegiance, and
that of his people. The faithful count of Africa transmitted a large sum of money, ...
The Italian fugitives were dispersed through the provinces, along the coast of
Egypt and Asia, as far as Constantinople and Jerusalem; and the village of
Bethlem, the solitary residence of St. Jerom and his female converts, was
crowded with ...
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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