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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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History of Western Philosophy

Bertrand Russell - Philosophy - 2004 - 778 pages
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Death and the Displacement of Beauty: Foundations of violence

Grace Jantzen - Philosophy - 2004 - 390 pages
...Trajan is often taken as the height of the Roman Empire: Edward Gibbon called it 'the golden age', the 'period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous' (Gibbon 1960: 1 ). For the upper classes in Rome and her vast Empire there is...
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Imperial Overstretch: George W. Bush and the Hubris of Empire

Roger Burbach, Jim Tarbell - Political Science - 2004 - 240 pages
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The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics

Richard Davenport-Hines - History - 2003 - 576 pages
...use of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-80). Marcus Aurelius, whose reign Gibbon extolled as 'the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy', was a practising Stoic philosopher but no mere quietist.16 His Meditations, which resonate...
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Imperial Overstretch: George W. Bush and the Hubris of Empire

Roger Burbach, Jim Tarbell - Political Science - 2004 - 240 pages
...historian and author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, claims that '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' look to Roman history before the beginning of its...
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The Romans: From Village to Empire

Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J.. Gargola, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J. A. Talbert - History - 2004 - 516 pages
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Terrorism Law: The Rule of Law and the War on Terror

Jeffrey F. Addicott - Law - 2004 - 458 pages
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The Past Before Us: The Challenge of Historiographies of Late Antiquity

G. W. Bowersock - History - 2004 - 117 pages
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Bandits in the Roman Empire: Myth and Reality

Thomas Grunewald - History - 2004 - 240 pages
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Following Hadrian: A Second-Century Journey Through the Roman Empire

Elizabeth Speller - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 361 pages
...Gibbon made a radiant assessment of the period within which Hadrian ruled: 'If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the race were most happy and most prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from...
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