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... of the virtuous Agricola, defeated the collected force of the Caledonians, at the
foot of the Grampian Hills ; and his fleets, venturing to explore an unknown and
dangerous navigation, displayed the Roman arms round every part of the island.
The praises of Alexander, transmitted by a succession of poets and historians,
had kindled a dangerous emulation in the mind of Trajan. Like him, the Roman
emperor undertook an expedition against the nations of the East ; but he
... whilst he inflicted a more dangerous wound on his adversary.45 The legion
was usually drawn up eight deep ; and the regular distance of three feet was left
between the files as well as ranks.46 A body of troops, habituated to preserve
... to hold their freedom and security by the tenure of military service.55 Even
select troops of hostile barbarians were frequently compelled or persuaded to
consume their dangerous valor in remote climates, and for the benefit of the state.
56 All ...
Under the specious pretext of abolishing human sacrifices, the emperors Tiberius
and Claudius suppressed the dangerous power of the Druids : 11 but the priests
themselves, their gods and their altars, subsisted in peaceful obscurity till the ...
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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