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This vast design of Gibbon, the magnificent whole into which he has cast the
decay and ruin of th«* ancient civilization, the formation and birth of the new
order of things, will of itself, independent of the aborious execution of his
immense plan, ...
The frontiers of thai extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and
disciplined valor. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had
gradually cemented the union of tho provinces. Their peaceful inhabitants
was justly to be dreaded, that so many distant nations would throw off the
unaccustomed yoke, when they were no longer restrained by the powerful hand
which had imposed it It was an ancient tradition, that when the Capitol was
founded by ...
The populace, excluded by the ancient constitution, were indiscriminately
admittod by Marius. See Sallust. de Bell. Jugurth. c. 91. • On the uncertainty of all
these estimates, and the difficulty of fixing the relative value of brass and silver, ...
... ancient historian who had fought against them, that the effusion of blood was
the only circumstance which distinguished a field of battle from a field of exercise.
39 It was the policy of the ablest generals, and even of the emperors themselves,
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Les hele vurderingen
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No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 6
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1828