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were transcribed by one of the captive youths of Corinth : and the tears of
Mummius may prove that the rude conqueror, though he was ignorant of the
value of an original picture, possessed the purest source of good taste, a
... must be ascribed to the policy, of the conqueror. His throne was encompassed
with domestic enemies ; who accused the baseness of his birth, and asserted the
legitimate claims of his nephews, the sons ofGonderic. Those nephews, indeed ...
... his valour and fortune Odoacer, 6 A.D. 476 had exalted him; his savage
manners were polished by the habits of conversation ; and he respected, though
a conqueror and a barbarian, the institutions, and even the prejudices, of his
The last king of the Alemanni was slain in the field, and his people were
slaughtered and pursued, till they threw down their arms, and yielded to the
mercy of the conqueror. Without discipline it was impossible for them to rally ;
they had ...
... one hundred and twenty tiietar-y thousand Germans had formerly passed the
banans. Rhine under the command of Ariovistus. One third part of the fertile lands
of the Sequani was appropriated to their use ; and the conqueror soon repeated ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
I feel decidedly ambivalent about this book. My rating reflects that ultimately I didn't want to stick with it; I didn't find its pleasures and degree of informativeness worth the slogging through ... Les hele vurderingen
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing
A classic of historical literature, in two volumes. The author details the history to the fall in the first volume, and the byzantine period in the second volume. Les hele vurderingen