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After a tranquil and prosperous reign, the Conqueror bequeathed to his family the
inheritance of the Roman empire ; a new capital, a new policy, and a new religion
; and the innovations which he established have been embraced and ...
After the defeat and abdication of Licinius, his vićtorious rival proceeded to lay
the foundations of a city, destined to reign, in future times, the mistress of the East
, and to survive the empire and religion of Constantine. The motives, whether of ...
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
These fortresses were restored and strengthened by Mahomet the Second, when
he meditated the fiege of Constantinople': but the Turkish conqueror was most
probably ignorant, that near two thousand years before his reign, Darius had ...
In 447 it was thrown down by an earthquake, and rebuilt in three months by the
diligence of the praefe&t Cyrus. The suburb of the Blachermae was first taken into
the city in the reign of Heraclius. Ducange Const. l. i. c. 10, 11. 9 Constan33 The ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - jigarpatel - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Benedict8 - LibraryThing
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