Ergebnisse 1-5 von 30
The tutelar genius of the city, a venerable matron sinking under the weight of
years and infirmities, was suddenly transformed into a blooming maid, whom his
own hands adorned with all the symbols of Imperial greatness”. The monarch
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 beauty *VII of the Hippodrome has been long fince defaced by the rude
hands of the Turkish conquerors; but, under the fimilar appellation of Atmeidan, it
still serves as a place of exercise for their horses. From the throne, whence the ...
The noble art, which had once been preserved as the sacred inheritance of the
patricians, was fallen into the hands of freedmen and plebeians”, who, with
cunning rather than with skill, exercised a sordid and pernicious trade. Some of
... finances was moved by the same hands round the circle of its yearly revolution.
Whatever was honourable or important in the administration of the revenue, was
committed to the wisdom of the praefects, and their provincial representatives; ...
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
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
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995