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" If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus. "
Our Israelitish Origin: Lectures on Ancient Israel, and the Israelitish ... - Page 75
by John Wilson - 1840 - 144 pages
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Barbarism and Religion, Volume 2

J. G. A. Pocock - History - 2001 - 440 pages
...makes a great deal.59 In language which Gibbon was to echo and invert, he says: If a man were called to fix upon the period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race - 'Europe' has now become the globe was most calamitous and afflicted, he would, without hesitation,...
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A Companion to Latin Literature

Stephen Harrison - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 472 pages
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Philosophy in the Ancient World: An Introduction

James A. Arieti - Philosophy - 2005 - 386 pages
...Marcus Aurelius. It was of this period that Edward Gibbon wrote, ~— : If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian...
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Creating Systems of Justice: Philanthropy at the Highest Level

Veredigno Atienza - Business & Economics - 2005 - 376 pages
..."Heroes of History" by Will Durant. Durant quotes Gibbons thus: "If a man were to be called upon to fix the period, in the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would without hesitation name that which elapsed from the accession of 33...
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Invisible Power: A Philosophical Adventure Story

Philip Allott - Fiction - 2005 - 179 pages
...Edward Gibbon (see Chapter 13 above, under 'crimes and follies') said: 'If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian...
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Engaging Europe: Rethinking a Changing Continent

Evlyn Gould, George J. Sheridan - History - 2005 - 253 pages
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Menschenrechte und europäische Identität: die antiken Grundlagen

Klaus M. Girardet, Ulrich Nortmann - History - 2005 - 301 pages
...to this that we now return. The Roman Global Village: Universal Rome If a man were called to fix a period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would without hesitation name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian...
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The Antonine Wall

David John Breeze - History - 2006 - 210 pages
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The Hero in History

Sidney Hook - History - 2006 - 188 pages
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Marcus Aurelius: A Biography Told As Much As May Be by Letters, Together ...

Henry Dwight Sedgwick - Emperors - 2006 - 316 pages
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