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... 8EVB- RUS OVBR HIS THREE RIVALS. — RELAXATION OF DISCIPLINE. —
NEW MAXIMS OF GOVERNMENT. Proportion of the Military Force to the Number
of the People, 124 The Praetorian Guards, 124 Their Institution, 125 Their Camp
They were placed in a chapel in the camp, and with the other deities received the
religious worship of the troops.* *• See Gronovius de Pecunia vetere, 1. iii. p. 120,
&e. The emperor Domitian raised the annual stipend of the legionaries to ...
It consisted in ten military engines of the largest, and fifty-five of a smaller size ;
but all of which, either in an oblique or horizontal manner, discharged stones and
darts with irresistible violence.89 The camp of a Roman legion presented the ...
nature ; but such patient diligence can be the fruit only of habit and discipline.61
Whenever the trumpet gave the signal of departure, the camp was almost
instantly broke up, and the troops fell into their ranks without delay or confusion.
The slaves consisted, for the most part, of barbarian captives,* taken in
thousands by the chance of war, purchased at a vile price,46 accustomed to a life
of independence, and impatient to break and to revenge their fetters. * In the
camp of ...
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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