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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (volume2)

by Edward Gibbon

  • ISBN: 9780140433944
  • ISBN10: 0140433945

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (volume2)

by Edward Gibbon

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  • Binding: Paperback
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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 08/01/1996
  • ISBN: 9780140433944
  • ISBN10: 0140433945
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Description: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume II Chapter XXVII Death of Gratian--Ruin of Arianism.--St. Ambrose.--First civil War againt Maximus.--Character, Administration and Pennance of Theodosius.--Death of Valentinian II.--Second civil War, againt Eugenius.--Death of Theodosius. A.D. 379-383. Character and Conduct of the Emperor Gratian. His Defects 383 Discontent of the Roman Troops. Revolt of Maximus in Britain. Flight and Death of Gratian 383-387. Treaty of Peace between Maximus and Theodosius 380 Baptism and orthodox Edicts of Theodosius 340-380. Arianism of Constantinople 378 Gregory Nazianzen accepts the mission of Constantinople 380 Ruin of Arianism at Constantinople 381 In the East. The Council of Constantinople. Retreat of Gregory Nazianzen 380-394. Edicts of Theodosius against the Heretics 385 Execution of Priscillian and his Associates 375-397. Ambrose, Archbishop of Milan 385 His successful Opposition to the Empress Justina 387 Maximus invades Italy. Flight of Valentinian. Theodosius takes Arms in the Cause of Valentinian 388 Defeat and Death of Maximus. Virtues of Theodosius. Faults of Theodosius 387 The Sedition of Antioch. Clemency of Theodosius 390 Sedition and Massacre of Thessalonica 388 Influence and Conduct of Ambrose 390 Pennance of Theodosius 388-391. Generosity of Theodosius 391 Character of Valentinian 392 His Death 392-394. Usurpation of Eugenius. Theodosius prepares for War 394 His Victory over Eugenius 395 Death of Theodosius. Corruption of the Times. The Infantry lay aside their Armour Chapter XXVII Final Destruction of Paganism.--Introduction of the Worship of Saints, and Relics, among the Christians. A.D. 378-395. The Destruction of the Pagan Religion. State of Paganism at Rome. 384 Petition of the Senate for the Altar of Victory 388 Conversion of Rome 381 Destruction of the Temples in the Provinces. The Temple of Serapis at Alexandria 389 Its final Destruction 390 The Pagan Religion is prohibited. Oppressed 390-420. Finally extinguished. The Worship of the Christian Martyrs. General Reflections I. Fabulous Martyrs and Relics II. Miracles III. Revival of Polytheism IV. Introduction of Pagan Ceremonies Chapter XXIX Final Division of the Roman Empire between the Sons of Theodosius--Reign of Arcadius and Honorius--Administration of Rufinus and Stilicho.--Revolt and Defeat of Gildo in Africa. A.D. 395 Division of the Empire between Arcadius and Honorius 386-395. Character and Administration of Rufinus 395 He oppresses the East. He is disappointed, by the Marriage of Arcadius. Character of Stilicho, the Minister, and General of the Western Empire 385-408. His Military Command 395 The Fall and Death of Rufinus 396 Discord of the two Empires 386-398. Revolt of Gildo in Africa 397 He is condemned by the Roman Senate 398 The African War 398 Defeat and Death of Gildo 398 Marriage, and Character of Honorius Chapter XXX Revolt of the Goths.--They plunder Greece. Two great Invasions of Italy by Alaric and Radagaisus.--They are repulsed by Stilicho.--The Germans over-run Gaul.--Usurpation of Constantine in the West.--Disgrace and Death of Stilicho. A.D. 395 Revolt of the Goths 396 Alaric marches into Greece 397 He is attacked by Stilicho. Escapes to Epirus 398 Alaric is declared Master-general of the eastern Illyricum. Is proclaimed King of the Visigoths 400-403. He invades Italy 403 Honorius flies from Milan. He is pursued and besieged by the Goths. Battle of Pollentia. Boldness and Retreat of Alaric 404 The Triumph of Honorius at Rome. The Gladiators abolished. Honorius fixes his Residence at Ravenna 400 The Revolutions of Scythia 405 Emigration of the northern Germans 406 Radagaisus invades Italy. Besieges Florence. Threatens Rome. Defeat and Destruction of his Army by Stilicho. The Remainder of the Germans invade Gaul 407 Desolation of Gaul. Revolt of the British Army. Constantine is acknowledged in Britain and Gaul 408 He reduces Spain 404-408. Negociation of Alaric and Stilicho 408 Debates of the Roman Senate. Intrigues of the Palace. Disgrace and Death of Stilicho. His Memory persecuted. The Poet Claudian among the Train of Stilicho''s Dependents Chapter XXXI Invasion of Italy by Alaric.--Manners of the Roman Senate and People.--Rome is thrice besieged, and at length pillaged by the Goths.--Death of Alaric.--The Goths evacuate Italy.--Fall of Constantine.--Gaul and Spain are occupied by the Barbarians.--Independence of Britain. A.D. 408 Weakness of the Court of Ravenna. Alaric marches to Rome. Hannibal at the Gates of Rome. Genealogy of the Senators. The Anician Family. Wealth of the Roman Nobles. Their Manners. Character of the Roman Nobles, by Ammianus Marcellinus. State and Character of the People of Rome. Public Distribution of Bread, Bacon, Oil, Wine, &c. Use of the public Baths. Games and Spectacles. Populousness of Rome. First Siege of Rome by the Goths. Famine. Plague. Superstition 409 Alaric accepts a Ransom, and raises the Siege. Fruitless Negociations for Peace. Change and Succession of Ministers. Second Siege of Rome by the Goths. Attalus is created Emperor by the Goths and Romans 410 He is degraded by Alaric. Third Siege and Sack of Rome by the Goths. Respect of the Goths for the Christian Religion. Pillage and Fire of Rome. Captives and Fugitives. Sack of Rome by the Troops of Charles V. Alaric evacuates Rome and ravages Italy 408-412. Possession of Italy by the Goths 410 Death of Alaric 412 Adolphus, King of the Goths, concludes a Peace with the Empire, and marches into Gaul 414 His Marriage with Placidia. The Gothic Treasures 410-417. Laws for the Relief of Italy and Rome 413 Revolt and Defeat of Heraclian, Count of Africa 409-413. Revolutions of Gaul and Spain. Character and Victories of the General Constantius 411 Death of the Usurper Constantine 411-416. Fall of the Usurpers, Jovinus, Sebastian, and Attalus 409 Invasion of Spain by the Suevi, Vandals, Alani, &c. 414 Adolphus, King of Goths, marches into Spain 415 His Death 415-418. The Goths conquer and restore Spain 419 Their Establishment in Aquitain. The Burgundians 420, &c. State of the Barbarians in Gaul 409 Revolt of Britain and Armorica 409-449. State of Britain 418 Assembly of the Seven Provinces of Gaul Chapter XXXII Arcadius Emperor of the East.--Administration and Disgrace of Eutropius.--Revolt of Gainas.--Persecution of St. John Chrysostom.--Theodosius II. Emperor of the East.--His Sister Pulcheria.--His Wife Eudocia.--The Persian War, and Division of Armenia. A.D. 395-1453. The Empire of the East 395-408. Reign of Arcadius 395-399. Administration and Character of Eutropius. His Venality and Injustice. Ruin of Abundantius. Destruction of Timasius 397 A cruel and unjust Law of Treason 399 Rebellion of Tribigild. Fall of Eutropius 400 Conspiracy and Fall of Gainas 398 Election and Merit of St. John Chrysostom 398-403. His Administration and Defects 403 Chrysostom is persecuted by the Empress Eudocia. Popular Tumults at Constantinople 404 Exile of Chrysostom 407 His Death 438 His Relics transported to Constantinople 408 Death of Arcadius. His supposed Testament 408-415. Administration of Anthemius 414-453. Character and Administration of Pulcheria. Education and Character of Theodosius the Younger 421-460. Character and Adventures of the Empress Eudocia 422 The Persian War 431-440. Armenia divided between the Persians and the Romans Chapter XXXIII Death of Honorius.--Valentinian III. Emperor of the West.--Administration of his Mother Placidia.--tius and Boniface.--Conquest of Africa by the Vandals. A.D. 423 Last Years and Death of Honorius 423-425. Elevation and Fall of the Usurper John 425-455. Valentinian III. Emperor of the West 425-450. Administration of his Mother Placidia. Her two Generals, #&198;tius and Boniface 427 Error and Revolt of Boniface in Africa 428 He invites the Vandals. Genseric king of the Vandals 429 He lands in Africa. Reviews his Army. The Moors. The Donatists 430 Tardy Repentance of Boniface. Desolation of Africa. Siege of Hippo. Death of St. Augustin 431 Defeat and Retreat of Boniface 432 His Death 431-439. Progress of the Vandals in Africa
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