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... little city of Narni; but the king of the Goths, despising the ignoble prey, still
advanced with unabated vigor; and after he had passed through the stately
arches, adorned with the spoils of Barbaric victories, he pitched his camp under
the walls ...
The walls of the lofty apartments were covered with curious mosaics, that imitated
the art of the pencil in the elegance of design, and the variety of colors. The
Egyptian granite was beautifully encrusted with the precious green marble of ...
I. When the capital of the empire was besieged by the Goths, the circuit of the
walls was accurately measured, by Ammonius, the mathematician, si * * who
found it equal to twenty-one miles.” 64 See the dialogue of Lucian, entitled de ...
... was the cause of frequent and fatal accidents; and it was repeatedl enacted by
Augustus, as well as by Nero, that the height of private edifices within the walls of
Rome, should not exceed the measure of seventy feet from the ground.” III.
M. Dureau de la Malle has but imperfectly quoted the important passage of
Dionysus, that which proves that when he wrote (in the time of Augustus) the
walls of Servius no longer marked the boundary of the city. In many places they
were so ...
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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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Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1901
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