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J. ATKINS NOYES,
CAMDRIDGE, MASS.

THE

HISTORY

OF

THE DECLINE AND FALL

OF THE

ROMAN EMPIRE.

BY EDWARD GIBBON.

WITH NOTES BY DEAN MILMAN AND M. GUIZOT.

A NEW EDITION, WITH ADDITIONAL NOTES,

BY WILLIAM SMITH, D.C.L. & LL.D.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.– Vol. II.

With Portrait and Maps.

LONDON:
JOAN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1887.

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CONTENTS

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REIGN OF CLAUDIUS. -DEFEAT OF THE GOTHS.-VICTORIES, TRIUMPH, AND

DEATH OF AURELIAN.

A.D.

Page | A.D.

268. AUREOLUS invades Italy, is

Succession of Usurpers in

defeated, and besieged at

Gaul . .

Milan . . .

. . 1

271. The Reign and Defeat of Te-

Death of Gallienus . ...

Character and Elevation of 272. Character of Zenobia ... 19

the Emperor Claudius . .

Her Beauty and Learning : 20

268. Death of Aureolus . . . .

Her Valour . . . . . .

Clemency and Justice of

She revenges her Husband's

Claudius . . . . . .

Death . . :

He undertakes the Reforma-

She reigns over the East and

tion of the Army ...

Egypt . . . . . . .

269. The Goths invade the Empire 6 272. The Expedition of Aurelian.

Distress and Firmness of

The Emperor defeats the Pal.

Claudius .:: : .

myrenians in the Battles of

His Victory over the Goths ..

Antioch and Emesa . .

270. Death of the Emperor, who

The State of Palmyra . . .

recommends Aurelian for

It is besieged by Aurelian .

his Successor . . . . . 8 273. Aurelian becomes Master of

The Attempt and Fall of

Zenobia, and of the City .

Quintilius. . . . . .

Behaviour of Zenobia . . .

Origin and Services of Aurelian 9 Rebellion and Ruin of Pal-

Aurelian's successful Reign . 10

myra . . . . . . .

His severe Discipline .....:

Aurelian suppresses the Re-

He concludes a Treaty with

bellion of Firmus in Egypt

the Goths . . . . . . 11

274. Triumph of Aurelian . ..

He resigns to them the Pro-

His Treatment of Tetricus

vince of Dacia · · · · 12

and Zenobia . . . . .

270. The Alemannic War. ..

His Magnificence and Devo-

The Alemanni invade Italy .

tion . . . . . . . .

They are at last vanquished

He suppresses a Sedition at

by Aurelian . . . .

Rome . . . . . . .

271. Saperstitious Ceremonies.. 15 Observations upon it...

Fortifications of Rome . . 16 Cruelty of Aurelian . . .

271. Aurelian suppresses the two 275. He marches into the East,

Usr.pers, ., ...

and is assassinated . . . 37

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285. Elevation and Character of

Departments and Harmony

Diocletian . . . . . . 64

of the four Princes . . .

His Clemency in Victory . . 65 Series of Events . . .

286. Association and Character of 287. State of the Peasants of Gaul

Maximian . . . . . . 66

Their Rebellion . . . . ..

292. A ssociation of two Cæsars,

And Chastisement . . .
Ga:erius and Constantius 67 | 287. Revolt of Carausius in Britain

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