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nobles. as a proverbial expression ot opulence and splendour;2 but the nobles
and senators of Rome aspired, in due gradation, to imitate that illustrious family.
The accurate description of the city, which was composed in the Theodosian age,
soil, and interested in the produce, to the mercenary administration of a negligent
, perhaps an unfaithful steward.8 Thgj,, The opulent nobles of an immense capital
, who manners. were never excited by the pursuit of military glory, and seldom ...
But the modern nobles measure their rank and consequence according to the
loftiness of their chariots,0 and the weighty magnificence of their dress. Their long
robes of silk and purple float in the wind ; and as they are agitated, by art or ...
But the royal race of Ar- saces impatiently submitted to the house of Sassan; the
turbulent nobles asserted, or betrayed, their hereditary independence; and the
nation was still attached to the Christian princes of Constantinople.
has described the country life of the Gallic nobles, rn a visit which he made to his
friends, whose estates were in the neighbourhood of Nismes. The moming-hours
were spent in thesp/iarijlerium, or tennis- court; or in the library, which was ...
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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
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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
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1841
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 2
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1901
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 3
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1900