Augustine of Canterbury (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Augustine of Canterbury

While a new nobility, of the great officers of the army and of the household and of the provincial governors, was growing up at the new capitals, the great nobles of old Rome held themselves aloof from the courts of the imperial adventurers, and kept up the splendour and luxury of the ancient city out of the revenues of the vast estates acquired by their ancestors in all parts of the world Which Roman arms had subdued.

This splendid luxury was rudely interrupted. Alaric with his Goths appeared before the gates of the city in 409 a.d., and was bought off with a great ransom. But he came again the following year and gave up the city to sack and plunder.

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