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of the camp, and, by her generous reproaches, Chap. drove them back on the fwords of the enemy . From the Alps to the extremity of Calabria, Theodoric reigned by the right of conqueft: the Vandal ambafladors furrendered the ifland...
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of the camp, and, by her generous reproaches, Chap. drove them back on the fwords of the enemy . From the Alps to the extremity of Calabria, Theodoric reigned by the right of conqueft: the Vandal ambafladors furrendered the ifland of Sicily, as a lawful appendage of his kingdom; and he was accepted as the deliverer of Rome by the fenate and people, who had fhut their gates againft the flying ufurper11. Ravenna alone, fecu re in the fortifications of art and nature, flill fuftained a fiege of almoft three years ; and the daring Tallies of Odo- acer carried flaughter and difmay into the Gothic camp. At length, deftitute of provifioas and hopelefs of relief, that unfortunate monarch yielded to the groans of his fubjecls and the clamours of his foldiers. A treaty of peace was negociated by the bifliop of Ravenna; the Oftrogoths were-admitted into the city, and the hoftile kings con-, fented, under the fanandion of an oath, to rule with equal and undivided authority the provinces of Italy. The event of fuch an agreement may be eafily forefeen. After fome days had been devoted-" to the femblance of joy and friendship, Odoacer, in the midft of a folemn banquet, was ilabbed by the hand, or at lead by the command, of his rival. Secret and effectual orders had 10 This anecdote is relate.1 on the modern but r,fp?flab]e authority of Sijonius (op torn. i. p. 5X0. Dc Occident. Imp. 1. xv.): his words are curious—" Would you return ?" andc. She prefentcd, and almoft difpLjysd, the original recefs. ' Hift. M.fceli. 1. xv. a Roman hiftory from fanus to th igth century, an Epitome of Eutropius, Paulus Diaconus, and Theophanes, which Mura- tori has publifhed from a MS. in the Ambrofian library (Script. Rerum Italicarum, torn. i. p. Icg. Chap, been previoufly difpatched ; the faithlefs an...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217349673
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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CHAP. ocean ". In the east, the first dynasty was that of the LI1' Taherites"; the posterity of the valiant Taher, who, The Tahe- in the civil wars of the sons of Harun, had served with A. D. too much zeal and success the cause of Almamon the 813 872. younger brother. He was sent into honourable exile, to command on the banks of the Oxus; and the independence of his successors, who reigned in Chorasan till the fourth generation, was palliated by their modest and respectful demeanour, the happiness of their subjects, and the security of their frontier. They were supplanted by one of those adventurers so frequent in the annals of the east, who left his trade of a brazier The Sofia- (from whence the name of Soffarides) for the profes- A. D. sion of a robber. In a nocturnal visit to the treasure 872 902. of the prince of Sistan, Jacob, the son of Leith, stumbled over a lump of salt, which he unwarily tasted with his tongue. Salt, among the orientals, is the symbol of hospitality, and the pious robber immediately retired without spoil or damage. The discovery of this honourable behaviour recommended Jacob to pardon and trust; he led an army at first for his benefactor, at last for himself, subdued Persia, and threatened the residence of the Abbassides. On his march towards Bagdad, the conqueror was arrested by a fever. He gave audience in bed to the ambassador of the caliph ; and beside him on a table were exposed a naked cimiter, a crust of brown bread, and a bunch of onions. " If I die," said he, " your master is delivered from his fears. If I live, this must determine between us. If I am van- To escape the reproach of error, I must criticise the inaccuracies of M.de Guignes (tom. i.p. 359.) concerning the Edrisites. 1. The dynasty and city of Fez could not be founde...
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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!

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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 October 27, 2011

    Terrible version

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    Poorly written

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

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