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These representations in modern capitals may deserve to be considered as a
pure and elegant school of taste, and perhaps of virtue. But the tragic and comic
muse of the Romans, who seldom aspired beyond the imitation of Attic genius,q ...
... town taken by storm, in which the fabulous gods of antiquity had been able to
protect either themselves, or their deluded votaries.11 In the sack of Rome some
new and extraor- and fire dinary examples of barbarian virtue had been of Home.
... an inexhaustible fund of metaphors and similitudes, of ideas and images, to
vary and illustrate the most familiar topics ; the happy art of engaging the
passions in the service of virtue; and of exposing the folly, as well as the turpitude
, of vice, ...
an interesting picture of the charms of Athenais ; large eyes, a well-proportioned
nose, a fair complexion1, golden locks, a slender person, a graceful demeanour,
an understanding improved by study, and a virtue tried by distress. Theodosius ...
This entertainment, which might be considered as a school of military virtue, was
succeeded by a farce that debased the dignity of human nature. A Moorish and a
Scythian buffoon successively excited the mirth of the rude spectators, by their ...
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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
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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