History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Volume VI (Illustrated)

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Volume VI (Illustrated)

by Edward Gibbon
     
 

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “The principal conquests of the Romans were achieved under the republic; and the emperors, for the most part, were satisfied with preserving those dominions which had been acquired by the policy… See more details below

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “The principal conquests of the Romans were achieved under the republic; and the emperors, for the most part, were satisfied with preserving those dominions which had been acquired by the policy of the senate, the active emulations of the consuls, and the martial enthusiasm of the people. The seven first centuries were filled with a rapid succession of triumphs; but it was reserved for Augustus to relinquish the ambitious design of subduing the whole earth, and to introduce a spirit of moderation into the public councils. Inclined to peace by his temper and situation, it was easy for him to discover that Rome, in her present exalted situation, had much less to hope than to fear from the chance of arms; and that, in the prosecution of remote wars, the undertaking became every day more difficult, the event more doubtful, and the possession more precarious, and less beneficial.”

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ISBN-13:
2940148828945
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
12/13/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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