The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Volume 5

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...in favour of the seeming usurpations of Adolphus; and the guilt of any irregular, unsuccessful, act of hostility, might always be imputed, with an appearance of truth, to the ungovernable spirit of a barbarian host impatient of peace or discipline. The luxury of Italy had been less effectual to soften the temper than to relax the courage of the Goths; and they had imbibed the vices, without imitating the arts and institutions, of civilized society. For the perfect description of the Straits of Messina, Scylla, Charybdis, &c. see Cluverius (Ita1. Antiq. 1. iv. p. 1'2'.I3; and Sicilia Antiq. 1. i. p. 60--76), who had diligently studied the ancients, and surveyed with a curious eye the actual face of the country. t Jornandes, de Reb. Get. c. 30, p. 654. Orosius, 1. vii. c. 43, p. 584, 585. He was sent by St. Au-gustin, in the year 415, from Africa to Palestine, to visit St. Jerom, and to consult with him on the subject of the Pelagian controversy. t Jornandes supposes, without much probability, that Adolphus visited and plundered Rome a second time (more locustarum erasit). Yet he agrees with Orosius in supposing, that a treaty of peace was concluded between the Gothic prince and Honorius. See Oros. 1. vii. c. 43, p. 584, 585. Jornandes, deReb. Geticis, c. 31, p. 654, 655. The professions of Adolphus were probably sincere, and his attachment to the cause of the republic was secured by the ascendant which a Roman princess had acquired over the heart and understanding of the barbarian king. Placidia, the daughter of the great Theodosius, and of Galla, his second wife, had received a royal education in the palace of Constantinople; but the eventful story of her life is connected with the revolutions which agitated the western empire under the...

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...in favour of the seeming usurpations of Adolphus; and the guilt of any irregular, unsuccessful, act of hostilit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217800610

ISBN - 13:9780217800617

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