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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. "
Macmillan's Magazine - Page 493
1865
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Ancient Coins at the Elvehjem Museum of Art

Elvehjem Museum of Art, Herbert Marshall Howe - Antiques & Collectibles - 2000 - 80 pages
...wrote: If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition o\ the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would...elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus The empire reached its greatest extent. Except for two lewish revolts, savagely suppressed,...
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Literature in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A New Perspective

Oliver Taplin, Emeritus Professor of Classics Oliver Taplin - History - 2000 - 596 pages
...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...of the human race was most happy and prosperous'. The borders were secure, the economy flourrshing, and the emperors just and mild. For once, the Roman...
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - Social Science - 2000 - 437 pages
...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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When Jesus Became God: The Epic Fight over Christ's Divinity in the Last ...

Richard E. Rubenstein - Religion - 2013 - 368 pages
...the second century CE, "the period in the history of the world," says the historian Edward Gibbon, "during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous."22 A simplification, no doubt, but Rome's problems a generation or two later would make...
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Ancient Rome: An Introductory History

Paul A. Zoch - History - 2000 - 320 pages
...looking back over the history of the world, described the period from Nerva to Marcus Aurelius as one in which "the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous" owing to the firmness, wisdom, and virtue of the emperors. TRAJAN (AD 98-117), "OPTIMUS PRINCEPS" When...
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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...elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus.27 Anthony Mann in his film laments the passing of such a society, as Gibbon had done before...
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Julian von Aeclanum: Studien zu seinem Leben, seinem Werk, seiner Lehre und ...

Josef Lössl - Religion - 2001 - 406 pages
...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...elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus [sc. 98-180 n. Chr.]. The vast extent of the Roman empire was governed by absolute power,...
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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...without hesitation name that which elapsed from the accession of Nerva (AD 96) to the death of Aurelius (180). Their united reigns are possibly the only...
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Melville "Among the Nations": Proceedings of an International Conference ...

Sanford E. Marovitz, Athanasios C. Christodoulou, A. K. Christodoulou - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 593 pages
...second century of the Gregorian calendar, about which Gibbon wrote, "If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world, during which the...and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name diat which elapsed from the death of Domition to the accession of Commodus."3 Since that era was represented...
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Literature in the Roman World

Oliver Taplin - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 293 pages
...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...of the human race was most happy and prosperous'. The horders were secure, the economy ilourishing, and the emperors Just and mild. For once, the Roman...
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