The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 4 by Edward Gibbon

The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 4

byEdward Gibbon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...solemn asseveratiqn, that the rest of the captives had been put to the sword; and that it was their constant practice, immediately to dismiss the Romans and the deserters, who had obtained the security of the public faith. This prudent and officious dissimu-1 According to the description, or rather invective, of Cbrysostom, an auction of Byzantine luxury must have been very productive.-. Every wealtby house possessed a semi-circular table of massy silver, such as two men could scarcely lift, a vase of solid gold of the weight of forty pounds, cups, dishes of the same metal, &c: m The articles of the treaty, expressed without much order or precision, may b found in Priscus.(p.34--37. 53, &c.) Count Marcellinus dispenses some comfort, by observing, 1st. That Attila himself solicited the peace and presents, which he had formerly refused; and, 2dly, That, ahout the same time, the ambassadors ul'iudU presented a fme large tame tiger to the emperor Thcodubius. Prispns, p. 35, 36. Among th hundred and eighty-two forts, or castles, of Thrace, enumerated by Procopias (de Edificiis, lib. 4. c. 11. jtom. 2.' p. 92. edit. Paris), ihcrc is one of the name of Erimontou, whose position is doubtfully jnarked ia the neighhourhood of A nchi.il us and the Eoxine sea. The name and walls of Azi-nrantinm-might subsist till the reign of Justinian: but the race of its brave defenders had been carefully extirpated by the jealousy of the Roman princes.: '1 VOL. IV. S lation may be Condemned, or excused, by the casuists, as they incline to the rigid decree of St. Augustin, or to the milder sentiment of St. Jerome and St. Chrysostom: but every soldier, every statesman, must acknowledge, that, if the race of the Azimuntines had been encouraged and...

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Title:The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 4Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217590187

ISBN - 13:9780217590181

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