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The Quadian and Sarmatian War - 195 358 The Persian Negociation - - 2CO 359
Invasion of Mesopotamia by Sapor - - 204 Siege of Amida - - - - zoö 360 Siege of
Singara - - - - 209 Condućt of the Romans - - - 2 i i Invasion of Gaul by the ...
They were often entrusted with the condućt of a war against their countrymen ;
and though most of them preferred the ties of allegiance to those of blood, they
did not always avoid the guilt, or at least the suspicion, of holding a treasonable ...
The condućt of the provincial magistrates was not, however, regulated by the
practice of the city, or the strićt maxims of the civilians. They found the use of
torture established not only among the slaves of oriental despotism, but among
In the civil war which broke out soon afterwards, the father and son divided their
powers; and this history has already celebrated the valour as well as condućt
displayed by the latter, in forcing the streights of the Hellespont, so obstinately ...
... years of the reign of their father *. This condućt, though it tended to multiply the
future masters of the Roman world, might be excused by the partiality of paternal
affection; but it is not easy to understand c H A P. the motives of the emperor ...
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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