IT is now about one hundred and twenty-five years since Edward Gibbon stood musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol of Rome, while the bare - footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, and the idea of writing the story of the Decline and Fall of the City first occurred to his mind. The reader may, however, search in vain through the pages of his elaborate and splendid composition for any clear and intelligible account of the course of events which brought the Franciscan friars to the Capitol, where they had been from about the year 1250. It is said that the Benedictines had occupied the Capitol before them but if so, the Benedictines could not have been there much earlier than the end of the twelfth century. The very site of the Temple of Jupiter, and the history of the transition from the old Roman to the Mediaeval worship, remain wrapped in profound obscurity.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Edwin Johnson
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780265562857
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.1 cm
Page Count - 515
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