“The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” Chapter 16 by Edward Gibbon (1776–1789)

“The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” Chapter 16 by Edward Gibbon The Conduct of the Roman Government Towards the Christians From the Reign of Nero to that of Constantine Christianity persecuted by the Roman Emperors – We don’t know why non-believers were so anti-Christian. But in the 80 years after Jesus’s death disciples… Read more “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” Chapter 16 by Edward Gibbon (1776–1789)

Chapter 15 of “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” by Edward Gibbon (1776–1789)

  The progress of Christian religion and the sentiments, manners, numbers and conditions of the primitive Christians Christianity is an essential part of Roman history because of its infiltration into Roman politics and power. Difficulties in inquiry Scanty and suspicious documents of church history make study of facts difficult. Must reveal imperfections of church history… Read more Chapter 15 of “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” by Edward Gibbon (1776–1789)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Caesar” by Plutarch (75 AD)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Caesar” by Plutarch Julius Caesar’s wife was Cornelia, Cinna’s daughter. Cinna used to run things in Rome. Then Sulla came along and was the big boss. Sulla stopped Caesar at every attempt to gain some sort of office in Rome. The reason for this is that Julius… Read more “The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Caesar” by Plutarch (75 AD)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Lycurgus and Numa Compared” by Plutarch (75 AD)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Lycurgus and Numa Compared” by Plutarch 1 – Similar: Moderation, piety, talent for governing and educating, deriving laws from a divine source. Different: Numa accepted the role of king without asking for it, Lycurgus was given the role of king and resigned from it. Numa was made… Read more “The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Lycurgus and Numa Compared” by Plutarch (75 AD)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Numa Pompilius” by Plutarch (75 AD)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Numa Pompilius” by Plutarch 1 – Not much about Numa’s family is well known. However, starting at Numa and going forward, the genealogy is fairly well known. It appears that the records on him were destroyed by attacks from Gaul and much of what cropped up afterwards… Read more “The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Numa Pompilius” by Plutarch (75 AD)