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Before Constantine gave a just preference to the situation of Byzantium, he had
conceived the design of erecting the seat of empire on this celebrated spot, from
whence the Romans derived their fabulous origin. The extensive plain which lies
Constantinople was about three Roman miles”; the circumference measured
between ten and eleven; and the surface might be computed as TT equal to
about two thousand English acres. It is impossible to justify the vain and
To revive the genius of Phidias and Lysippus, surpassed indeed the power of a
Roman emperor ; but the immoral produćtions which they had bequeathed to
posterity were exposed without defence to the rapacious vanity of a despot.
Constantine built houses for the senators on the exašt model of their Roman
palaces, and gratified them, as well as himself, with the pleasure of an agreeable
surprise; but the whole story is full of fictions and inconsistencies. 56 The law by ...
A nation of legislators and conquerors might assert their claim to the harvests of
Africa, which had been purchased with their blood; and it was artfully contrived by
Augustus, that, in the enjoyment of plenty, the Romans should lose the memory ...
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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