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According to the discretion of the bishop, it was distributed to support widows and
orphans, the lame, the sick, and the aged, of the community ; to comfort strangers
and pilgrims, and to alleviate the misfortunes of prisoners and captives, more ...
Many though very confused circumstances, that relate to the conversion of Iberia
and Armenia, may be found in Moses of Chorene, lib. 2,c. 78 — 89. • According to
Tertullian, the Christian faith had penetrated into parts of Britain inaccessible to ...
... for the philosopher to indulge himself in the description of the origin, the
progress, and the character, of the new sect, not so much according to the
knowledge or prejudices of the age of Nero, as according to those of the time of
According to the new division of Italy, the fertile and happy province of Campania,
the scene of the early victories and of the delicious retirements of the citizens of
Rome, extended between the sea and the Apennine from the Tyber to the ...
That five of these anrei were the legal tender for a pound of silver, and that
consequently the pound of gold was exchanged for fourteen pounds eight
ounces of silver, according to the Roman, or about thirteen pounds according to
the English, ...
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Gibbon's third volume of The Decline and Fall seems to stray from the purpose stated in volume one. I think he just got carried away by the sweep of history. The melodious style and easy learning are still present but I was suffering from Gibbon fatigue by the third volume and we were off course. Les hele vurderingen