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Some estimate may be formed of the expence bestowed with Imperial liberality
on the foundation of Constantinople, by the allowance of about two millions five
hundred thousand pounds for the construćtion of the walls, the porticoes, and the
This variety of objećts will suspend, for some time, the course of the narrative; but
the interruption will be censured only by those readers who are insensible to the
importance of laws and manners, while they peruse, with eager curiosity, the ...
Some of these official ensigns were really exhibited in their hall of audience ;
others preceded their pompous march whenever they appeared in public; and
every circumstance of their demeanour, their dress, their ornaments, and their
*3 Immanesque . . . . dentes Qui se&ti ferro in tabulas auroque micantes, Inscripti
rutilum coelato Consule nomen Per proceres et vulgus eant. Claud. in is Cons.
Stilichon. 456. Montfaucon has represented some of these tablets or dypticks ...
The first of these dioceses was subject to the jurisdiction of the count of the east;
and we may convey some idea of the importance and variety of his functions, by
observing, that six hundred apparitors, who would be styled at present either ...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995