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spot or reproach might legally pretend to the honor of knighthood ; but a valiant
plebeian was sometimes enriched and ennobled by the sword , and became the
father of a new race . A single knight could impart , according to his judgment ,
... they were soon joined by their brethren , who had forced the gate Phenar on
the side of the harbor . In the first heat of the pursuit , about two thousand
Christians were put to the sword . But avarice soon prevailed over cruelty ; and
the victors ...
Sword , Roman , described , i . 231 . Of Suger , Abbé , minister of Louis VII . , vi .
Mars , discovered by Attila , iii . 523 . 98 and note S. Sword of Aristotle , i . 473 .
Suicide , how regarded by the Romans , “ Sword of God , " surname of the Maiv .
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995