... but it may seem doubtful, whether the Barbarian would have promoted his
interest at the expense of the inhuman and absurd cruelty, which was perpetrated
by the direction, or at least with the connivance, of the Imperial ministers.
The pressing invitation of the malcontents, who urged the king of the Goths to
invade Italy, was enforced by a lively sense of his personal injuries; and he might
speciously complain, that the Imperial ministers still delayed and eluded the ...
The stupendous aqueducts, so justly celebrated by the praises of Augustus
himself, replenished the Thermae, or baths, which had been constructed in every
part of the city, with Imperial magnificence. The baths of Antoninus Caracalla ...
... in the presence, of the magistrates, the majority of that respectable assembly,
apprehensive either of the Divine or of the Imperial displeasure, refused to join in
an act, which appeared almost equivalent to the public restoration of Paganism.
... the brother of his wife, had conducted, at his pressing invitation, from the banks
of the Danube to those of the Tiber; and who had cut their way, with some
difficulty and loss, through the superior numbers of the Imperial troops. A
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 2, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1840
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
Edward Gibbon,William Youngman
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1830