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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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The Satires

Juvenal - Health & Fitness - 1999 - 250 pages
...and Trajan (98-117), the start of the period of which Gibbon wrote that 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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Sinndeutung und Periodisierung der Geschichte: eine systematische Ub̈ersicht ...

Johan Hendrik Jacob Van Der Pot - Philosophy - 1999 - 1 pages
...Zeit von 96 n. Chr. bis 180 die goldene Zeit der Menschheitsgeschichte: "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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Roman Law in European History

Peter Stein - History - 1999 - 137 pages
...peace and stability for the Roman empire. The eighteenth-century historian Edward Gibbon called it 'the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous' (Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, ch. 3). The third century, by contrast,...
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Literature in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A New Perspective

Emeritus Professor of Classics Oliver Taplin - History - 2000 - 596 pages
...accession of Nerva in 98 CE to the death of Marcus Aurelius in 180 cE, the age that Gibbon famously called 'the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous'. The borders were secure, the economy flourrshing, and the emperors just and...
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Cultural Amnesia: America's Future and the Crisis of Memory

Professor of Classical Studies Stephen Bertman, Stephen Bertman - Psychology - 2000 - 176 pages
...introducing the theme of his work, Gibbon made the following assertion: 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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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - Social Science - 2000 - 437 pages
...Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788) 1974:Vol. 1, chap. 3, 84. 4 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 happpy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian...
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Literature in the Roman World

Oliver Taplin - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 293 pages
...accession of Nerva in 98 CE to the death of Marcus Aureliusin 180 CE, the age that Gihhon famously called 'the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous'. The horders were secure, the economy ilourishing, and the emperors Just and...
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Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema

Martin M. Winkler Professor of Classics George Mason University - Social Science - 2001 - 360 pages
...fairest part of the earth, and the most civilised portion of mankind. ... 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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Heroes of History: A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the ...

Will Durant - History - 2002 - 351 pages
...post-Augustan Rome. THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS Hear Gibbon's judgment: "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 Nerva...
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Julian von Aeclanum: Studien zu seinem Leben, seinem Werk, seiner Lehre und ...

Josef Lössl - Religion - 2001 - 406 pages
...(vgl. Hülsen, Aeclanum 444). 111 History l, chapter 3 (l, 103 Womersley): '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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