The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (V. 1)

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Volume: v. 1
Publisher: H. G. Bohn Publication date: 1853
Subjects: Rome

Byzantine Empire

History / Ancient / General

History / Ancient / Rome

History / Medieval Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text....

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Overview


Volume: v. 1
Publisher: H. G. Bohn Publication date: 1853
Subjects: Rome

Byzantine Empire

History / Ancient / General

History / Ancient / Rome

History / Medieval Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217084666
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/8/2009
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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CHAPTER II. OJ THE UUION AND INTERNAL PROSPERITY OF THE ROMAS EMl'IRE, IN THE A6E OF THE AN10NINE8. lr ia not alone by the rapidity, or extent ofcorKjuesJ, that we should estimate tEe greatnessbf.Rome. Thesovereign ol the Kussian deserts commands a larger portion of the globe. In the seventh summer after his passage of the Hellespont, Alexander erected the Macedonian trophies on the oanks of the Hyphasis.1 Within less than a century, the irresistible Zingis, and the Mogul princes of his race, spread their cruel devastations and transient empire from the Sea of China, to the confines of Egypt and Germany.' But thefirm edifice of Roman power was raised and preserved by the wfscfbm of ages. The obedient provinces of Trajan' and "the Sntonines were united by laws, and adorned by arts. They might occasionally suffer from the partial abuse of delegated authority; but the general principle of government was wise, simple, and beneficent. They enjoyed the religion of their ancestors, whilst in civil honors and advantages they were exalted, by just degrees, to an equality with their conquerors. I. The policy of the emperors and the senate, as far as it 1 They were erected about the midway between Lahor and Delhi . The conquests of Alexander in Hindostan were confined to the Phd jab, a country watered by the five great streams of the Indus. See M. de Guignes, Histoire des Huns, L xv. xvi. and xvil The Hyphasis is one of the five rivers which join the Indus or the Bind, after having traversed the province of the Pendj-ab a name which, in Persian, signifies Jive rivers. G. The five rivers were, 1. The Hydaspes, now the Chelum, Behni, or Bedusta, (Sanscrit, Vitastha, Ar row-swift.) 2. TheAcesines, the Chenab, (Sanscrit, Chandrabhaga, Uixm-eift.) 3. Hydraotes, the Ravey, ...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2002

    BORING!!!!!!!!!!!

    i am sorry to all the historians out there that seem to think that this is an excellent book but I found it unreadable and finally just gave up. My father is a professor of archealogy and he had recommended that I read it but I just couldn't make any sense of it. I was looking for a good entertaining book about the Roman empire and this was not it. Maybe I am just not intellectual enough-sorry Dad!

    4 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2003

    Great source of research

    A remarkable historical resource, 'History' covers all the details and answered many of my historical questions with regards to the Roman Empire. It was a tough reader, yet I was able to retain alot of the information contained in this HUGE text!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Terrible version

    Bad

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Poorly written

    I saw way too many spelling errors an missing letters replaced by *.

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