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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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Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima: History Writing and the Second World War ...

R. J. B. Bosworth - History - 1994 - 262 pages
...words. They might even adapt a passage of Gibbon to declare that if a man [or woman] 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 [or she] would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death...
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The Antonines: The Roman Empire in Transition

Michael Grant - History - 1994 - 210 pages
...period among the epochs to which he allotted the highest possible praise. 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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Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima: History Writing and the Second World War ...

R. J. B. Bosworth - History - 1994 - 262 pages
...words. They might even adapt a passage of Gibbon to declare that if a man [or woman] 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 [or she] would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death...
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Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot

James B. Stockdale - Biography & Autobiography - 2013 - 242 pages
...described in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire as follows: "If a man were 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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Europe: A History

Norman Davies - Europe - 1996 - 1365 pages
...died a nasty death. [PANTA] Yet Rome's Indian summer still lay ahead. '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,' wrote Gibbon, 'he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the...
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Oxford Latin Course

Maurice Balme, James Morwood - Latin language - 1997 - 224 pages
...provincials in his charge. The historian Edward Gibbon remarks of this era: If 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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The Political Economy of Dictatorship

Ronald Wintrobe - Business & Economics - 2000 - 390 pages
...Gibbon and ponder the Age of the Antonines, of which Gibbon (1981) declared: 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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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - Fiction - 1998 - 1089 pages
...and originality which he saw as characteristic of imperial Roman society even in its Antonine heyday, 'the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous' (chapter 3). For despite this emphatic assertion of the material blessings of...
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Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph: The Art of the Roman Empire AD 100-450

Jas Elsner, Jaś Elsner, John Elsner, Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art Jaś Elsner - Art - 1998 - 297 pages
...three phases of Roman history: the triumphant second century (famously described by Edward Gibbon as 'the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous'); the so-called 'crisis' of the third century when military, economic, and social...
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Secret of Regeneration

Hilton Hotema - 1998 - 434 pages
...there stands the unchallenged and unchallengeable statement of Gibbon: "If man were 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 death of Domitian...
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