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The extensive plain which lies below ancient Troy, towards the Rhaetean
promontory and the tomb of Ajax, was first chosen for his new capital; and though
the undertaking was soon relinquished, the stately remains of unfinished walls
The preservation of the eastern provinces may, in some degree, be ascribed to
the policy of Constantine, as the barbarians of the Euxine, who in the preceding
age had poured their armaments into the heart of the Mediterranean, soon
m = artificers urged the conclusion of the work with c H A P. incessant toil: but the
impatience of Constantine XVII. soon discovered, that, in the decline of the arts,
the skill as well as numbers of his architects bore a very unequal proportion to ...
But these encouragements and obligations soon became superfluous, and were
gradually abolished. Wherever the seat of government is fixed, a considerable
part of the public revenue will be expended by. 55 Themist. Orat. iii. p. 48. edit.
As soon as the consuls had discharged these customary duties, they were at
liberty to retire into the shade of private life, and to enjoy during the remainder of
the year, the undisturbed contemplation of their own greatness. They no longer ...
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