The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 2

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byEdward Gibbon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...ease, he submitted to the conditions of peace which Sapor condescended to impose--the payment of an annual tribute and the restitution of the fertile province of Atropatene, which the courage of Tiridates and the victorious arms of Galerins had annexed to the Armenian monarchy." M Julian. Orat.i. p. 20,21. Moses of Chorene,i. ii. c. 89,1. in. c. 1-9, p. 226-240. The perfect agreement between the vagne hints of the contemporary orator and the circumstantial narrative of the national historian gives light to the former and weight to the latter. For the credit of Moses it may be likewise observed that the name of Antiochus is found a few years before in a civil office of inferior dignity. See Godefroy, Cod. Theod. tom. vi. p. 3J0.a 1 "Gibbon has endeavored in his History to make use of the information furnished by Moses of Chorene, the only Armenian historian then translated into Lntin. Gibbon has not perceived all the chronological difficulties which occur in the narrative of that writer. He has not thought, of all the critical discussions which his text ought to undergo before it can be combined with the relations of the Westeru writers. From want of this attention, Gibbon has made the facts which he has drawn from this source more erroneous than they arc in the origina1. This judgment applies to all which the English historian has derived from the Armenian author. I have made the History of Moses a subject of particular attention; and it is with confidence that I oft'er the results, which I insert here, and which will appear in the course of my notes. In order to form a judgment of the difference which exists between me and Gibbon, 1 will content myself with remarking that throughout he has committed an anachronism of thirty years, from whence it...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...ease, he submitted to the conditions of peace which Sapor condescended to impose--the payment of an annual tribute and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.6 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217349633

ISBN - 13:9780217349635

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