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" It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,* that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. "
Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature - Página 368
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Niebuhrs Forschung

Gerrit Walther - 1993 - 638 páginas
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind" (S. 127). 17 Letters on the Study and Use of History, S. 325. Die folgende Bemerkung zu Tacitus S....
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James Joyce and the Language of History: Dedalus's Nightmare

Robert Spoo - 1994 - 208 páginas
...14 ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.3 Gibbon speaks of an ironic overlap of the past and the present, of a communion in the midst...
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A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours

John Varriano - 1995 - 278 páginas
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started in my mind'/' Many are those of lesser talent and lesser ambition in whom Rome ignited a similar spark....
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The Education of Henry Adams

Henry Adams - 1995 - 566 páginas
...more fascinating. Probably it was more vital in May, 1860, than it had been in October, 1764, when the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first ROME started to the mind of Gibbon, 'in the close of the evening, as I sat musing in the Church of...
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Italians

Luigi Barzini - 1996 - 352 páginas
...Capitol,' remembered Gibbon, 'while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' Only dead Italians were deemed worthy of attention, the longer dead the more worthy. The eighteenth-century...
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - 1996 - 554 páginas
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than of the empire; and though...
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Writing Rome: Textual Approaches to the City

Catharine Edwards, Reader in Classics and Ancient History Catharine Edwards - 1996 - 146 páginas
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed fryars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.'1 Why should inspiration come to Gibbon on the Capitol? This was an area of Rome where, by the...
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Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury, a Personal Tour of Some of the ...

Robert Kanigel - 1998 - 243 páginas
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." When the great project was finished twenty-four years later, it encompassed the whole Roman Empire...
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Intertextual Pursuits: Literary Mediations in Modern Spanish Narrative

Jeanne P. Brownlow, John W. Kronik, Hal L. Boudreau - 1998 - 273 páginas
...the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were singing Vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind. (Gibbon 1896, 302; Memoir E) 3 The memory of the event is thinner and fainter than Gibbon would desire....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 páginas
...the ruins of the Capitol while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' Before settling on the final choice for his life's work, however, he made several false starts, including...
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