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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 ...
Death of Maximian and Galerius. Victories of Constantine over Maxentius and
Licinius. Reunion of the empire under the authority of Constantine. THE balance
of power established by Diocletian subsisted no longer than while it was
By the industry and zeal of the Europeans, it has been widely diffused to the most
distant shores of Asia 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 ...
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
independent dignity of Augustus, gave a free scope to the exercise of his virtues ;
and the shortness of his reign did not prevent him from establishing a system of
toleration, of which he left the precept and the example to his son Constantine.
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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