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The Pande&s (I. xlviii. tit. xviii.) contain the sentiments of the most celebrated
civilians on the subject of torture. They strictly confine it to slaves; and Ulpian
himself is ready to 2cknowledge, that Res est fragilis, et periculosa, et quae
... enemies, we might hope to delineate a just portrait of that extraordinary man,
which the truth and candour of history should adopt without a H 2 blush, c H. A. P.
blush '. But it would soon. C. H. A. P. XVIII. OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. - 99.
... on his side the inclinations of the people, who compared the undissembled
vices of those tyrants,. with. the. spirit. of. wisdom. and. justice. which. seemed.
XVIII, * c H. A. P. to direct the general tenor of H 3 to OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
c H. A. P. to direct the general tenor of the administration of XVIII. Constantine * - .
.. Had Constantine fallen on the banks of the Tyber, or even in the plains of
Hadrianople, fuch is the charaćter which, with a few exceptions, he might have ...
He C. H. A. P. XVIII. \-y-', Hisfamily. is represented with. 4 Julian. Orat. i. p. 8. in a
flattering discourse pronounced before the son of Constantine; and Caesares, p.
335. Zosimus, p. 114, 115. The stately buildings of Constantinople, &c. may be ...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995