Italy and Her Invaders Volume 5

Italy and Her Invaders Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...necessary work of its defence against the threatening combination of its foreign foes. And thus, though we certainly cannot accept the picture of millennial happiness under Authari's sway drawn for us by Paulus, we can believe that his was, in the main, a rule which made for righteousness, and that life was more endurable in his days than during the barbarous 'kingless time, ' or during the feeble reigns of some of his successors. The figure of this bright and forceful young king, Personwhose reign was too short for his people's desires (for the newhe was only six years upon the throneimpressed the k'ng' imaginations of the Lombard people, and their Sagas were more busy with his fame than with that of most of the dwellers in the palace at Pavia. Minstrels told how he marched victoriously through the regions which were formed into the two great duchies of Spoleto and Benevento, how he arrived finally at the city of Regffio, at the extreme end of the peninsula Saga of which looks across over Scylla and Charybdis at the to Rhewhite walls of Messina, and seeing there certain columns 8 (perhaps of a submerged temple) placed in the very waters of the straits, he rode up towards them, and hurling his spear said, 'Thus far shall come the boundaries of the Lombards.' Wherefore to this day 1 Six years according to Paulus (iii. 35); six years and six months according to Prosper! Continuator Hafniensis. Crivellucci argues for the longer period (Studi Storici, iii. 122). Book yi. (says Paulus) that column is called 'the column of Authari ' Authari.s The story of his wooing belongs to the latest years g of his life, but it may be related here, in order to show the popular conception of his character. Authari had asked for and obtained the promise of the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953150
  • 9781236953155