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Wise or fortunate is the prince who connects his own reputation with the honour
and interest of a perpetual order of men. The defence of their founder is the first
cause, which in every age has exercised the zeal and industry of the civilians.
C. H. A. P. XLIV. A-e-N-A Thetwelve tables of the Decemvirs. I shall not repeat the
well-known story of the Decemvirs", who sullied by their actions the honour of
inscribing on brass, or wood, or ivory, the Twelve TABLEs of the Roman laws”.
whose powers in this controversy were called forth by honour and resentment. is
The Romans or their allies, sailed as far as the fair promontory of Africa (Polyb. l.
iii. p. 177. edit. Casaubon, in folio). Their voyages to Cumae, &c. are noticed by ...
A new method of secret ballot abolished the influence of fear and shame, of
honour and interest, and the abuse of freedom accelerated the progress of
anarchy and despotism”. The Romans had aspired to be equal ; they were
levelled by the ...
He delighted to honour with titles and emoluments, his generals, magistrates,
and senators; and his precarious indulgence communicated some rays of their
glory to the persons of their wives and children. But in the eye of the law, all
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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