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Edward Gibbon. • TABLE of CONTENTS OF THE THIRD VOLUME, C H A P. XVII.
foundation of Constantinople.—Political System of Consantine, and his
Successor.—Military Discipline.—The Palace.— The Financer. A. D. Page 324 D'
sign of ...
Seven Ministers of the Palace - - 68 1. The Chamberlain - o - 69 2. The Master of
the Offices - - 7o 3. The Quaestor - - - 71 4. The Public Treasurer * - 74. 5. The
Private Treasurer - * 75 6, 7. The Counts of the Domestics o 77 Agents, or Official
The Palace. — The Finances. HE unfortunate Licinius was the last rival who
opposed the greatness, and the last captive who adorned the triumph, of
Constantine. After a tranquil and prosperous reign, the Conqueror bequeathed to
his family ...
On these banks tradition long preserved the memory of the palace of Phineus,
infested by the obscene harpies"; and of the sylvan reign of Amycus, who defied
the son of Leda to the combat of the Cestus *. The streights of the Bosphorus are
Without presuming to investigate the nature or motives of this extraordinary
condućtor, we shall content ourselves with the more humble task of describing
the extent and limits of Constantinople *. In the actual state of the city, the palace
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