History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Simon and Schuster, 18. jan. 2013 - 433 sider
Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries.
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The advocate of Albinus was soon involved in the danger and perhaps the guilt
of his client; their signature (which they denied as a forgery) was affixed to the
original address, inviting the emperor to deliver Italy from the Goths; and three ...
The ruin of Vitalian was a work of more difficulty and danger. That Gothic chief
had rendered himself popular by the civil war which he boldly waged against
Anastasius for the defence of the orthodox faith, and after the conclusion of an ...
The vague commerce of Theodora, and the most detestable precautions,
preserved her from the danger which she feared; yet once, and once only, she
became a mother. The infant was saved and educated in Arabia, by his father,
In the midst of a council, where Belisarius was present, Theodora alone
displayed the spirit of a hero; and she alone, without apprehending his future
hatred, could save the emperor from the imminent danger, and his unworthy fears
. “If flight ...
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