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m gour of his age, Constantine, according to the va- c H A P. rious exigencies of
peace and war, moved with XVII. flow dignity, or with active diligence, along the
Q-y-e' frontiers of his extensive dominions; and was always prepared to take the ...
He observes that the peace of the Byzantines was frequently disturbed, and the
extent of their territory contracted, by the inroads of the wild Thracians. * The
navigator Byzas, who was styled the son of Neptune, founded the city 656 years ...
They no longer presided in the national councils; they no longer executed the
resolutions of peace or war. Their abilities (unless they were employed in more
effečtive offices) were of little moment; and their names served only as the legal
To their wisdom was committed the supreme administration of justice and of the
finances, the two objects which, in a state of peace, comprehend almost all the
respective duties of the sovereign and of the people; of the former, to protećt the ...
For the preservation of peace and order, the governors of the provinces were
armed with the sword of justice. They inflicted corporal punishments, and they
exercised, in capital offences, the power of life and death. But they were not
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995