The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Penguin UK, 19. jun. 2000 - 848 sider
Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement.
... while to hold a precarious sceptre, were dismissed from their thrones, as soon
as they had performed their appointed task of fashioning to the yoke the
vanquished nations. The free states and cities which had embraced the cause of
Domestic peace and union were the natural consequences of the moderate and
comprehensive policy embraced by the Romans. If we turn our eyes towards the
monarchies of Asia, we shall behold despotism in the centre, and weakness in ...
... the humiliation of the aristocracy, demanded only bread and public shows; and
were supplied with both by the liberal hand of Augustus. The rich and polite
Italians, who had almost universally embraced the philosophy of Epicurus,
... of many a patient lecture, and many a midnight lucubration. At the age of
twelve years he embraced the rigid system of the Stoics, which taught him to
submit his body to his mind, his passions to his reason; to consider virtue as the
only good ...
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Gibbon's work, although very lengthy, is very relevant to the study of the Roman Empire. He looks primarily as to why it failed to continue over the centuries -- thus the title. But it really is worth ... Les hele vurderingen
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 1 Edward Gibbon ed: J.B. Bury The first volume in this printing by AMS press, based on a 1909 edition from Methuen. In this volume are the preface ... Les hele vurderingen
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