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THE

HISTORY

OF

THE DECLINE AND FALL

OF THE

ROMAN EMPIRE.

BY EDWARD GIBBON, ESQ.
WITH NOTES BY DEAN MILMAN AND M. GTJIZOT.

EDITED, WITH ADDITIONAL NOT US,

BY WILLIAM SMITH, LL.D.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.—Vol. II.
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CONTENTS

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CHAPTER XI.

RE1QN OF CLAUDIUS.—DEFEAT OF THE GOTHS.—VICTORIES, TRIUMPH, AND

DEATH OF AURELIAN.

A.D.

268.

Page

, Aureolus invades Italy, is

defeated, and besieged at

Milan

Death of Gallienus....

Character and Elevation of
the Emperor Claudius . .

268. Death of Aureolus ....

Clemency and Justice of

Claudius

He undertakes the Reforma-

tion of the Army . . .

269. The Goths invade the Empire

Distress and Firmness of

Claudius

His Victory over the Goths .

270. Death of the Emperor, who

recommends Aurelian for

his Successor 8

The Attempt and Fall of

Quintilius 9

Origin and Services of Aurelian 9

Aurelian's successful Reign . 10

His severe Discipline ... 10

He concludes a Treaty with

the Goths 11

He resigns to them the Pro-

vince of Dacia .... 12

270. The Alemannic War ... 13

The Alemanni invade Italy . 14

They are at last vanquished

by Aurelian 15

271. Superstitious Ceremonies. . 15

Fortifications of Rome . . 16

271. Aurelian suppresses the two

Usurpers 17

273. Aurelian becomes Master of

Zenobia, and of the City .

Behaviour of Zenobia . . .

Rebellion and Ruin of Pal-

myra 26

Aurelian suppresses the Re-

bellion of Firmus in Egypt 26

274. Triumph of Aurelian ... 27

His Treatment of Tetricus

and Zenobia 28

His Magnificence and Devo-

tion 29

He suppresses a Sedition at

Rome 29

Observations upon it ... 30

Cruelty of Aurelian ... 31

275. He marches into the East,

and is assassinated ... 32

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