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" But the temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern historian require a more sober and accurate language. He may impress a juster image of the greatness of Rome by observing that the empire was above two thousand miles in breadth, from the wall of Antoninus... "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page 29
by Edward Gibbon - 1914
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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon - Fiction - 1998 - 1089 pages
...they gradually assumed the licence of confounding the Roman monarchy with the globe of the earth?' But the temper, as well as knowledge, of a modern...and the northern limits of Dacia to Mount Atlas and the tropic of Cancer; that it extended in length more than three thousand miles, from the Western Ocean...
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Bookmaker's Daughter: a Memory Unbound (p)

...going down for the third time, he would interrupt and parse the great periodic strophes for my benefit. The Empire was above two thousand miles in breadth,...and the northern limits of Dacia, to Mount Atlas and the tropic of Cancer; ... it extended, in length, more than three thousand miles in breadth from the...
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