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Alaric and Radagaisus, may justify the fame of his early achievements ; and in an
age less attentive to the laws of honour, or of pride, the Roman generals might
yield the pre-eminence of rank, to the ascendant of superior genius.
Four brothersi had obtained, by the favour of their kinsman, the deceased
emperor, an honourable rank, and ample possessions, in their native country :
and. e Bogouike is the name which Zosimus applies to them ; perhaps they
deserved a ...
Compared to this immoderate wealth, an ordinary revenue of a thousand or
fifteen hundred pounds of gold might be considered as no more than adequate to
the dignity of the senatorial rank, which required many expenses of a public and
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 ...
At present, if a foreigner, perhaps of no contemptible rank, is introduced to one of
the proud and wealthy senators, he is welcomed indeed in the first audience, with
such warm professions, and such kind inquiries, that he retires, enchanted.with ...
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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