The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is Edward Gibbon's magnum opus, written and published over a 13-year period beginning in 1776. It not only chronicles the events of the downfall starting with the end of the rule of Marcus Aurelius, but proposes a theory as to why Rome collapsed: the populace, Gibbon theorizes, lost its moral fortitude, its militaristic will, and its sense of civic duty. History is considered a classic in world literature, and Gibbon is sometimes called the first "modern historian" for his insistence upon using primary sources for his research. Many scholars today still use his highly regarded work as reference. In this first of seven volumes, readers will find Chapter 1 ("The Extent of the Empire in the Age of the Antonines") through Chapter 14 ("Six Emperors at the Same Time, Reunion of the Empire"), which cover the Age of the Antonines; the rule and murder of Commodus; the sale of the Empire to Didius Julianus; the rules of Severus, Caracalla, Alexander Severus, Maximin, Decius, Gallus, milianus, Valerian, Gallienus, Claudius, Tacitus, Probus, Carus, Diocletian, Maximinus Thrax, Gordian I, Gordian II, Pupienus, Balbinus, and Gordian III; the current state of Persia; and the current state of Germany. English parliamentarian and historian EDWARD GIBBON (1737-1794) attended Magdelan College, Oxford for 14 months before his father sent him to Lausanne, Switzerland, where he continued his education. He published Essai sur l'tude de la Littrature (1761) and other autobiographical works, including Mmoire Justificatif pour servir de Rponse l'Expos, etc. de la Cour de France (1779).
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IX ADVERTISEMENT TO THE NOTES1 Diligence and accuracy are the only
merits which an historical writer may ascribe to himself; if any merit indeed can be
assumed from the performance of an indispensable duty. I may therefore be ...
363):— " Julian had assumed the purple at Carthage. Achilleus at Alexandria,
and even the Blemmyes, renewed, or rather continued their incursions into the
Upper Egypt." Achilleus arose at this time (295-6 a.d.) as a tyrant at Alexandria ...
5, 699) — vivoit en Occident et ne savoit pas trop Tetat ou estoit l'Orient ; ei
iuvenis contra- dim hodte subscribe- ". It Is one of Gibbon's merits that he made
full use of Tillemont, "whose inimitable accuracy almost assumes the character of
The inland parts have assumed the Sclavonian names of Croatia and Bosnia ;
the former obeys an Austrian governor, the latter a Turkish pasha ; but the whole
country is still infested by tribes of barbarians, whose savage independence ...
... the memory of their ancient state under the Roman empire.83 In the time of the
Antonines, the martial regions of Thrace, from the mountains of Hsemus and
Rhodope to the Bosphorus and the Hellespont, had assumed the form of a
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