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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 Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Seite 150
1839
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Italians

Luigi Barzini - 1996 - 352 Seiten
...the frailty of human greatness and inspired some to higher achievements. 'It was at Rome, on the i5th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol,' remembered Gibbon, 'while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters

Edward Gibbon - 1998 - 1089 Seiten
...Lausanne, to Italy. 'It was at Rome,' he states in a famous passage in his Memoirs, 'on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins...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...
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Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury, a Personal Tour of Some of the ...

Robert Kanigel - 1998 - 243 Seiten
...Edward Gibbon First published in six volumes between 1 776 and 1 788 "It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins...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...
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Intertextual Pursuits: Literary Mediations in Modern Spanish Narrative

Hal L. Boudreau - 1998 - 273 Seiten
...thought of my history. (Gibbon 1896,405-6; Memoir D, written 1790-91) It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October, 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...
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Impartial Stranger: History and Intertextuality in Gibbon's Decline and Fall ...

Peter Cosgrove - 1999 - 290 Seiten
...the Autobiography published by Gibbon's longtime friend, Lord Sheffield, after the historian's death: "It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as...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...
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Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking

Daniel Merkur - 1999 - 188 Seiten
...could descend to a cool and minute investigation. ... It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1794, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while...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 (pp. 122-24). The...
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Roman Presences: Receptions of Rome in European Culture, 1789-1945

Duncan F. Kennedy, Stephen Bann, Valérie Huet, Javed Majeed, Norman Vance, Chloe Chard, John Lyon, Charles Martindale, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Frank M. Turner, Maria Wyke, Marla Stone, Volker Losemann - 1999 - 279 Seiten
...description. Draft 'E' of the Memoirs points this up even more clearly: It was at Rome on the fifteenth of October 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...
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Hellenic Studies Review

David Ricks, Michael Silk - 2000 - 157 Seiten
...text of the Memoirs, based on the fifth manuscript draft, is closer to the wording in the History: 'It was at Rome, on the 15th of October [1764], as...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...
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Barbarism and Religion, Band 1

J. G. A. Pocock - 2001 - 356 Seiten
...in the Temple of Jupiter on the ruins of the Capitol. Alternatively: It was at Rome on the fifteenth of October 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...
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The Romantic Subject in Autobiography: Rousseau and Goethe

Eugene L. Stelzig - 2000 - 279 Seiten
...conception and the completion of his ambitious historical project: "It was at Rome on the fifteenth of October 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...
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