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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... Consequences of the Civil Wars 120 Animosity of Severus against the Senate
120 The Wisdom and Justice of his Government 121 General Peace and
Prosperity 121 Relaxation of Military Discipline 122 New Establishment of the
... 334 280 of Bonosus-and Proculus in Gaul 335 28r Triumph of the Emperor
Probus 335 His Discipline 336 282 His Death 336 Election and Character of
Carus 337 The Sentiments of the Senate and People 338 Carus defeats the
The frontiers of that extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and
disciplined valour. The gentle, but powerful, influence of laws and manners had
gradually cemented the union of the provinces. Their peaceful inhabitants
Edward Gibbon. cowardice or disobedience to escape the severest punishment.
The centurions were authorized to chastise with blows, the generals had a right
to punish with death ; and it was an inflexible maxim of Roman discipline, that a ...
43 See an admirable digression on the Roman discipline, in the sixth book of his
history [19-42] . 44 Vegetius de Re Militari, 1. ii. c. 5. &c. Considerable part of his
very perplexed abridgment was taken from the regulations of Trajan and ...
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