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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 bare-footed 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. "
The Universal Magazine - Página 32
1796
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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian

W. B. Carnochan - 1987 - 225 páginas
...1764, as I sat musing amidst 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" (E, 302). In these versions, Gibbon has edited out both the string of prepositional...
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Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity

Peter Brown - 1989 - 347 páginas
...'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." In January 1976, with pardonable hubris, the participants of a congress...
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James Joyce and the Language of History: Dedalus's Nightmare

Robert Spoo - 1994 - 208 páginas
...as 1 sat musing amidst the 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...
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A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours

John Varriano - 1995 - 278 páginas
...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 in my mind'/' Many are those of lesser talent and lesser ambition in whom Rome ignited...
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - 1996 - 554 páginas
...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. But my original plan was circumscribed to the decay of the city rather than...
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Writing Rome: Textual Approaches to the City

Catharine Edwards, Reader in Classics and Ancient History Catharine Edwards - 1996 - 146 páginas
...as I sat musing amidst 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...
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Italians

Luigi Barzini - 1996 - 352 páginas
...amidst the ruins of the 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...
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Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury, a Personal Tour of Some of the ...

Robert Kanigel - 1998 - 243 páginas
...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." When the great project was finished twenty-four years later, it encompassed...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 páginas
...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.' Before settling on the final choice for his life's work, however, he made...
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Impartial Stranger: History and Intertextuality in Gibbon's Decline and Fall ...

Peter Cosgrove - 1999 - 290 páginas
...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." 47 Gibbon's later struggles to refine and mount the revelation of his calling...
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