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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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The Wilson Chronology of Ideas

George Ochoa, Melinda Corey, H.W. Wilson Company - 1998 - 431 Seiten
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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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The Principles of History: And Other Writings in Philosophy of History

Robin George Collingwood, R. G. Collingwood - 1999 - 293 Seiten
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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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Romanticism and Colonial Disease

Alan Bewell, Professor Alan Bewell - 1999 - 373 Seiten
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Fifty Key Thinkers on History

Marnie Hughes-Warrington - 2000 - 363 Seiten
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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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Fifty Key Thinkers on History

Marnie Hughes-Warrington - 2000 - 363 Seiten
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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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