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modest family of slaves and freedmen, such as had contented the simple
greatness of Augustus and Trajan, three or four magnificent courts were
established, in the various parts of the empire, and as many Roman kings
contended with each ...
Reunion of the empire under the authority of Constantine. THE balance of power
established by Diocletian subsisted no longer than while it was sustained by the
firm and dexterous hand of the founder. It required civil war» CHAP. XIV. 53 II.
... and Africa; and, by the means of their colonies, has been firmly established
from Canada to Chili, in a world unknown to the ancients. its diffi- But this inquiry,
however useful or entertain- cuiti«s. m^ -s attended with two peculiar difficulties.
To their apprehensions, it was no less a matter of surprise, that any individuals
should entertain scruples against complying with the established mode of
worship, than if they had conceived a sudden abhorrence to the manners, the
... and the shortness of his reign did not prevent him from establishing a system of
toleration, of which he left the precept ... at length deserved the appellation of the
first emperor who publicly professed and established the Christian religion.
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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