The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 2 by Edward GibbonThe History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 2 by Edward Gibbon

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

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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...with the diadem and purple. The conspirators instantly saluted him with the titles of Augustus and emperor. The surprise, the terror, the intoxication, the ambitious hopes, and the mutual ignorance of the rest of the assembly, prompted them to join their voices to the general acclamation. The guards hastened to take the oath of fidelity: the gates of the town were shut; and before the dawn of day, Magnentius became master of the troops and treasure of the palace himself in vague declamation. Quarum (gentium) obsides pretio qusesitos pueros venustiores, quod cultius habuerat, libidine hujus-inodi arsisse pro cerfo habetur. Had not the depraved taste of Constans been publicly avowed, the elder Victor, who held a considerable office in his brother's reign, would not have asserted it in such positive terms. t Julian. Orat. 1 and 2. Zosim. lib. 2, p. 134. Victor in Epitome. There is reason to believe that Magnentius was born in one of those barbarian colonies which Constantius Chlorus had established in GauL (See this history, vo1. i, p. 434.) His behaviour may remind us of the patriot Earl of Leicester, the famous Simon de Mont-fort, who could persuade the good people of England, that he, a 280 DEFECTION OF GAUL AOT) ITALY. CH. XvIII. and city of Autun. By his secrecy and diligence he entertained some hopes of surprising the person of Constans, who-was pursuing in the adjacent forest his favourite amusement of hunting, or perhaps some pleasures of a more private and criminal nature. The rapid progress of fame allowed him, however, an instant for flight, though the desertion of his soldiers and subjects deprived him of the power of resistance. Before he could reach a seaport in Spain, where he intended to embark, he was overtaken near Helena, at the...
Title:The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217389643

ISBN - 13:9780217389648