... five hundred paces, that Xerxes imposed a stupendous bridge of boats, for the
purpose of transporting into Europe an hundred and seventy myriads of
barbarians". A sea contracted within such narroWs c H. A. P. row limits, may
seem but ill.
The monarch awoke, interpreted the auspicious omen, and obeyed, without
hesitation, the will of heaven. The day which gave birth to a city or colony was
celebrated by the Romans with such ceremonies as had been ordained by a ...
Such an extent may seem not unworthy of an Imperial rec H A P. XVII, c H A P.
fidence. Yet Constantinople must yield to. 33 The measurement is expressed in
the Notitia by 14,075 feet. It is reasonable to suppose that these were Greek feet;
The buildings of the new city were executed by such artificers as the reign of
Constantine could afford; but they were decorated by the hands of the most
celebrated masters of the age of Pericles and Alexander. To revive the genius of
The guardians of the most holy relics would rejoice if they were able to produce
such a chain of evidence as may be alleged on this occasion. See Banduri ad
Antiquitat. Const. p. 668. Gyllius de Byzant. l. ii. c. 13, 1. The original consecration
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Gibbon's third volume of The Decline and Fall seems to stray from the purpose stated in volume one. I think he just got carried away by the sweep of history. The melodious style and easy learning are still present but I was suffering from Gibbon fatigue by the third volume and we were off course. Vollständige Rezension lesen