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But although these venerable monuments were considered as the rule of right,
and the fountain of justice”, they were overwhelmed by the weight and variety of
new laws, which, at the end of five centuries, became a grievance more
To the first class of Romans, the proprietors of one hundred thousand pounds of
copper *, ninety-eight votes were assigned, and only ninety-five were left for the
fix inferior classes, distributed according to their substance by the artful policy of ...
Five civilians, Caius, Papinian, Paul, Ulpian, and Modestinus, were established
as the oracles of jurisprudence: a majority was decifive; but if their opinions were
equally divided, a casting vote was ascribed to the superior wisdom of Papinian "
83 When Fust, or Faustus, sold at Paris his first printed bibles as manuscripts, the
price of a parchment copy was reduced from four or five hundred to sixty, fifty, and
forty crowns. The public was at first pleased with the cheapness, and at length ...
The warmest applause has been lavished on the virtue of the Romans, who
abstained from the exercise of this tempting privilege above five hundred years “:
but the same fact evinces the unequal terms of a connection in which the slave
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In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon argues that the loss of civic virtue amongst the Romans enabled barbarian invaders to succeed in their conquest. The book traces the period ... Les hele vurderingen
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One of Gibbons' major theses is that the rise of Christianity, with its emphasis on other-worldly concerns, was a major factor in the decline of the Roman empire. In his notes, Milman, a minister, attempts to counter these conclusions. Les hele vurderingen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 7
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1914