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\-v-/ Design of riety, unless he diligently separates from each other the scenes
which are connected only by the order of time. He will describe the political
institutions that gave strength and stability to the empire, before he proceeds to
relate the ...
24.o. 17 See the seventh book of Herodotus, who has ere&ted an elegant trophy
to his own fame and to that of his country. The review appears zo Strabo, l. xiii. p.
595. The disposition of the OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. 9 . The Hellespont - e -
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
... into modern Greek miles each of seven stadia, or 660, sometimes only Goo
French toises. See d'Anville Mesures Itineraires, P. 53. Wol. III, - C sidence,
Progress of the work. 37 When the ancient texts, which of THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
value: yet, fince the growth of Constantinople c H A P. cannot be ascribed to the
general increase of mankind and of industry, it must be admitted, that this artificial
colony was raised at the expence of the ancient cities of the empire.
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995