The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (Volume 9)

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.. D. 64i.] and Martina punished. 1 lure of the emp-ess, alter dropping a protestation on the altar, escaped by a prudent flight from the zeal of the Catholics. A more serinus and Moody task was reserved for the senate, who derived a temporary strength from the consent of the soldiers and people. The spirit of Roman freedom revived the ancient and awful examples of the judgment of tyrants, and the imperial culprits were deposed and condemned as the authors of the death of Constantine. But the severity of the conscript fathers w-s stained hy the indiscriminate punishment of the innocent and the guilty: Martina and Heraclecnas were sentenced to the amputation, the former of her tongue, the latter of his nose; and .fter this cruel execution, they consumed the remainder of their days in exile and oblivion. The GreeVs who were capable of reflection might End some consolation for their servitude, by observing the abuse of power when it was lodged for a moment in the hands of an aristocracy. Whe shall imagine ourselves transported five hundred years backwards to the age of the Antonines, if we listen to the oration which Constans II. pronounced in the twelfth year of his age before the Byzantine senate. After returning his thanks for the just punishment of the assassins who had intercepted the fairest hopes of his father's reign. " By the " divine providence," said the young emperor, "and " 7 your righteous decree, Martina and her incestuous " progency have been cast headlong from the throne. " Your majesty and wisdom have prevented the Ro- " man state from degenerating into lawless tyranny. " I therefore exhort and beseech you to stand forth as " the counsellors and judges of the common safety. " The senators were gratified by the respectful address and liberal donative of their ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217115568
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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.. D. 64i.] and Martina punished. 1 lure of the emp-ess, alter dropping a protestation on the altar, escaped by a prudent flight from the zeal of the Catholics. A more serinus and Moody task was reserved for the senate, who derived a temporary strength from the consent of the soldiers and people. The spirit of Roman freedom revived the ancient and awful examples of the judgment of tyrants, and the imperial culprits were deposed and condemned as the authors of the death of Constantine. But the severity of the conscript fathers w-s stained hy the indiscriminate punishment of the innocent and the guilty: Martina and Heraclecnas were sentenced to the amputation, the former of her tongue, the latter of his nose; and .fter this cruel execution, they consumed the remainder of their days in exile and oblivion. The GreeVs who were capable of reflection might End some consolation for their servitude, by observing the abuse of power when it was lodged for a moment in the hands of an aristocracy. Whe shall imagine ourselves transported five hundred years backwards to the age of the Antonines, if we listen to the oration which Constans II. pronounced in the twelfth year of his age before the Byzantine senate. After returning his thanks for the just punishment of the assassins who had intercepted the fairest hopes of his father's reign. " By the " divine providence," said the young emperor, "and " 7 your righteous decree, Martina and her incestuous " progency have been cast headlong from the throne. " Your majesty and wisdom have prevented the Ro- " man state from degenerating into lawless tyranny. " I therefore exhort and beseech you to stand forth as " the counsellors and judges of thecommon safety. " The senators were gratified by the respectful address and liberal donative of their ...
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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!

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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

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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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