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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author Edward Gibbon

  • Published: 1776-01-01
  • Category: Ancient

Description

They had become weak, outsourcing their duties to defend their Empire to barbarian mercenaries, who then became so numerous and ingrained that they were able to take over the Empire. Romans, he believed, had become effeminate, unwilling to live a tougher, "manly" military lifestyle.