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If we confine ourselves to the Gauls, we may observe, that they intrusted, not only
their lives, but even their money, to the security of another world. Vetus 21e mitt
Gallorurn occunit (says Valerius Maximus, lib. 2. c. 6. p. 10.) quos memoria ...
We should observe, that the sixteenth canon of the council of llliberie refuses the
title of martyrs to those who exposed themselves to death, by publicly destroying
the idols. c See Epictetus, lib. 4. c. 7. (though there is some doubt whether he ...
Casaubon. He observes that the peace of the Byzantines was frequently
disturbed, and the extent of their territory contracted, by the inroads of the wild
Thracians. b The navigator Byzas, who was styled the son of Neptune, founded
the city 656 ...
P Besides our usual guides, we may observe, that Felix Cantelorius has written a
separate treatise, De Praefecto Urbis ; and that many curious details concerning
the police of Rome and Constantinople are contained in the fourteenth book of ...
He justly observes, that ancient Greece might perhaps contain fifteen or twenty
asyla or sanctuaries ; a number which at present may be found in Italy within the
walls of a single city. > The penitential jurisprudence was continually improved by
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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