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Introduction↩ by the editor gibbon is one of those few writers who hold as high a place in the history of literature as in the. 161-180 ce: rule of marcus aurelius 162-165: war against parthia roman victories at dura europa, ctesiphon 165-180s: plague in roman lands 167- 175:. History of the decline and fall of the roman empire by edward gibbon clean chapter 00 introduction and prefaces, more great books at loyalbookscom. When the roman empire started, there was no such religion as christianity: in the 1st century ce, herod executed their founder jesus for.
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