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Aequitius Alamanni alphabet Ammianus Antioch appears Arian army Athanaric Augustus authority Balkans barbarians battle Bishop called camp campaign Cassiodorus chief Christian Church civilisation Claudius Cniva command Constantinople Constantius Dacia Danube death Decius Diocletian Eastern Emperor enemy Euxine faith father favour foederati fortresses fourth century Fritigern frontier Futhorc Gaul German Gothic Gothic alphabet Goths Gratian Greek Gregory Hadrianople hand heathen Hermanric historian honour Illyricum Imperial invasion Italy Jordanes Jovian Julian king land legions letters Maximus military Moesia nation Nicaea Nisibis noble officers orator Ostrogoths peace perhaps persecution Persian Praetorian Prefect probably Probus Procopius province purple Quadi reign Rhine river Roman Empire Rome ruler Runic says Scythians seems sent shore soldiers terrible Teutonic Themistius Theodosius Thrace throne Tillemont tinian tion Trajan tribes troops Ulfilas vaien Valens Valentinian victory Visigoths words xxvi Zosimus
Page 9 - And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
Page 4 - ... all the kingdoms of the world, and all the glory of them, could not bribe from my soul the remembrance of a single sin.
Page 352 - Alexandria, as we have before related, had made his escape to Constantinople, and there abode. Thus the Arians, after having been in possession of the churches for forty years, were in consequence of their opposition to the conciliatory measures of the emperor Theodosius, driven out of the city, in Gratian's fifth consulate, and the first of Theodosius Augustus, on the 26th of November.
Page 8 - Coliseum of Vespasian or the Pantheon of Agrippa impresses the mind with a sense of the majestic strength of Rome so forcibly as the massive bulwarks of a bridge erected by Hadrian's cohorts over some little British stream unknown to the majority even of Englishmen, or the square and solid blocks of an Imperial guard-house on some remote and solitary Northumbrian moor.
Page 244 - ... many a struggle, but at length they wearied out and subdued them. For, in truth, they derived an unfair advantage from the intense hideousness of their countenances. Nations whom they would never have vanquished in fair fight fled horrified from those frightful — faces I can hardly call them, but rather — shapeless black collops of flesh, with little points instead of eyes. No hair on their cheeks or chins gives grace to adolescence or dignity to age, but deep furrowed scars instead, down...
Page 201 - Testes sunt leges a me in exordio Imperil mei datae; quibus unicuique quod animo imbibisset colendi libera facultas tributa est.
Page 83 - His holy and only-begotten Son from the Varbaric land, and caused them to cross over the Danube and serve Him upon the mountains (of the Balkan) like His saints of old.
Page 82 - Goths, who spread tyrannous affright through the barbarian land, it came to pass that Satan, who desired to do evil, unwillingly did good; that those whom he sought to make deserters became confessors of the faith; that the persecutor was conquered, and his victims wore the wreath of victory. Then, after the glorious martyrdom of many servants and handmaids of Christ, as the persecution still raged vehemently, after seven years of his episcopate were expired, the blessed Ulfilas being driven from...
Page 71 - ... in welchem man den germanischen begrif der antrustionen , von trustis, goth. trausti fides und foedus wieder erkennen möchte. lornandes gedenkt ihrer cap. 21, zur zeit Constantins, dem sie gegen Licinius hilfe geleistet hatten : qui foedere inito cum imperatore XL suorum millia illi in solatia contra gentes varias obtulere; quorum et numerus et militia usque ad praesens in republica nominantur, id est foederati. Als später Theodosius den Athanarich nach Constantinopel gerufen hatte, heifst...