This magnificence continued from the reign of Nero to that of Homorius; and the
Appian way was covered with the splendid equipages of the nobles, who came
out to meet St. Melania, when she returned to Rome, six years before the Gothic ...
The dail allowance of three pounds of bread was reduced to one-half, to one-
third, to nothing; and the price of corn still continued to rise in a rapid and
extravagant proportion. The poorer citizens, who were unable to purchase the
... a detachment of Gothic soldiers.” Olympius * might have continued to insult the
just resentment of a people who loudly accused him as the author of the public
calamities; but his power was undermined by. * Zosimus, l. v. pp. 367, 368, 369.
... according to the sagacious remark of Sozomen, was attached to the Arian
heresy. Exasperated by her obstinate resistance, he drew his sword, and, with
the anger of a lover, slightly wounded her neck. The bleeding heroine still
continued to ...
... that almost every man in the empire was superior in personal merit to the
princes whom the accident of their birth had seated on the throne, a rapid
succession of usurpers, regardless of the fate of their predecessors, still
continued to arise.
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That was a beast of a book. I had always wanted to read this book and the other volumes because I think it is the type of book that educated people should read. I read it in chunks throughout the ... Les hele vurderingen
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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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