i Julian (Orat. 1. p. 8,) celebrates Constantinople as not lees superior to all other
cities, than she was inferior to Rome itself. His learned commentator (Spanheim,
p. 75, 76.) justifies this language by several parallel and contemporary instances.
Ammian. 18. 5. See likewise Eutropius, 10. 10. and S. Rufus, c. 27. i Libanius,
Orat. 3. p. 133. with Julian. Orat. 1. p. 24. -and Spanheim's Commentary, p. 179. '
See Julian. Orat. 1. p. 27. Orat. 2. p. 62, &c. with the Commentary of Spanhelm, (p
P This position, and the subsequent evolutions, are clearly, though concisely,
described by Julian, Orat. 1. p. 36. 1 Sulpicius Sevens, lib. 2. p. 405. The emperor
passed the day in prayer witi Valens, the Arian bishop of Mursa, who gained his ...
Julian, Orat. 1. p. 40.2. p. 74. c Ammian, 15. 6. Zosim. lib. 2, p. 123. Julian, who (
Orat. 1. p. 40.) inveighs against the cruel effects of the tyrant's despair, mentions (
Ora:. 1. p. 34.) the oppressive edicts which were dictated by his necessities, or by
Orat. 10. p. S68, 269. The latter most vehemently arraigns this cruel and selfish
policy of Constantine. I Julian, Orat. 1. p. 40. Zosimus, lib. 2. p. 134. Socrates,, lib.
1. c. 32. Sozomen, lib. 4. c. 7. The younger Victor describes his death with 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