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... The magistrates of the most distant provinces were therefore dire&ted to
institute schools, to appoint professors, and by the hopes of rewards and
privileges, to engage in the study and practice of archite&ture a sufficient number
of ingenious ...
Many opulent senators of Rome, and of the Eastern provinces, were probably
invited by Constantine to adopt for their country the fortunate spot which he had
chosen for his own residence. The invitations of a master are scarcely to be ...
... at the expence of the husbandmen of an industrious province *. Some other
regulations of this emperor are less liable to blame, but they are less deserving of
notice. He divided Constantinople into fourteen regions or quarters *, dignified
... and illuminated by four tapers; the allegorical figures of the provinces which
they governed; or the appellations and standards of the troops whom they
commanded. Some of these official ensigns were really exhibited in their hall of
Their names and *W* portraits, engraved on gilt tablets of ivory, were dispersed
over the empire as presents to the provinces, the cities, the magistrates, the
senate, and the people *. Their solemn inauguration was performed at the place
of the ...
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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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