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During a long period of forty-three years, their virtuous labors were crowned with
success ; and if we except a few slight hostilities, that served to exercise the
legions of the frontier, the reigns of Hadrian and Antoninus Pius offer the fair
Usually they served first in the praetorian cohort, which was intrusted with the
guard of the general : they were received into the companionship (eontubernium)
of some superior officer, and were there formed for duty. Thus Julius Cavsar ...
and of the ancient world, has, in every age, invariably pro- served Ihe same
natural limits ; the Pyrenaean Mountains, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic
Ocean. That great peninsula, at present so unequally divided between two
The Odeum served for the rehearsal of new comedies as well as tragedies; they
were read or repeated, before representation, without music or decorations, &c.
No piece could be represented in the theatre if it had not been previously ...
Under the mild administration of Titus, the Roman world enjoyed a transient
felicity, and his beloved memory served to protect, above fifteen years, the vices
of his brother Domitian. Nerva had scarcely accepted the purple from the
assassins 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 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1828
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Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1854