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Soon after this period, the emperors ceased to vanquish, and Rome ceased to be
the capital of the empire. Longab- The sp0t on which Rome was founded, had
sence of been consecrated by ancient ceremonies and ima- the empe- L, ran
... the tyranny of Tiberius ;q and the emperor Hadrian must have succeeded to the
throne, before Tacitus, in the regular prosecution of his work, could relate the fire
of the capital, and the cruelty of Nero towards the unfortunate Christians.
The extensive plain which lies below ancient Troy, towards the Rhae- tean
promontory and the tomb of Ajax, was first chosen for his new capital ; and
though the undertaking was soon relinquished, the stately remains of unfinished
walls and ...
It may be sufficient to observe, that whatever could adorn the dignity of a great
capital, or contribute to the benefit or pleasure of its numerous inhabitants, was
contained within the walls of Constantinople. A particular description, composed
After the office of the Roman consuls had been changed into a vain pageant,
which was rarely displayed in the capital, the prefects assumed their vacant place
in the senate, and were soon acknowledged as the ordinary presidents of that ...
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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