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... new Platonists would scarcely deserve a place in the history of science, but in
that of the church the mention of them will very frequently occur. CHAP. XIV.
Troubles after the abdication of Diocletian. Death of Constantius. Elevation of ...
The careless Polytheist, assailed by new and unexpected terrors, against which
neither his priests nor his philosophers could afford him any certain protection,
was very frequently terrified and subdued by the menace of eternal tortures.
In the exercise of their functions, they were frequently called upon to detect the
errors of heresy or the arts of faction, to oppose the designs of perfidious brethren
, to stigmatize their characters with deserved infamy, and to expel them from the ...
The office of asiarch was of this nature, and it is frequently mentioned in Aristides,
the Inscriptions, &c. It was annual and elective. None but the vaineet citizens
could desire the honour ; none but the most wealthy could support the expense.
Tacitus very frequently trusts to the curiosity or reflection of his readers to supply
those intermediate circumstances and ideas, which, in his extreme conciseness,
he has thought proper to suppress. We may, therefore, presume to imagine some
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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