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As their years and honours increased, they seated themselves at home on a
chair or throne, to expect with patient gravity the visits of their clients, who at the
dawn of day, from the town and country, began to thunder at their door. The
duties of ...
The measure of curiosity had 98* **** been filled: the throne was occupied by
tyrants and Barbarians; the active spirits were diverted by religious disputes, and
the professors of Rome, Constantinople, and Berytus, were humbly content to ...
When Justinian ascended the throne, the reform- Reformaation of the Roman
jurisprudence was an arduous ..." Roman . but indispensable task. In the space of
ten cen- join, turies, the infinite variety of laws and legal opinions A. D. 327, had ...
Occasional rescripts issued from the throne to decide the questions which, by
their novelty or, importance, appeared to surpass the authority and discernment
of a proconsul. Transportation and beheading were reserved for honourable ...
The hippodrome was already filled with innumerable multitudes, and no sooner
did the emperor appear on his throne, than the voices of the blue and the green
factions were confounded in the same loyal acclamations. In the speeches which
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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 6
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1914