The Whole Works of King Alfred the Great; With Preliminary Essays, Illustrative of the History, Arts, and Manners, of the Ninth Century Volume 2 ePub, PDF Available

The Whole Works of King Alfred the Great; With Preliminary Essays, Illustrative of the History, Arts, and Manners, of the Ninth Century Volume 2

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... XLI. How Homer the good poet praised the sun: and concerning freedom. XLII. How we ought with all our power to enquire after God! every one according to the measure of his understanding. Chapter 1. At the time when the Goths of the country of Scythia made war against the empire of the Romans and with their kings who were called Rhadgast and Alaric1 sacked the Roman city, ' and brought to subjection all the kingdom of Italy, which is between the mountains and the island of Sicily: and then after the before mentioned kings, Theodoric obtained possession of that same kingdom; Theodoric' was of the race of the Amali; he was a Christian, but he persisted in the Arian heresy. He promised to the Romans his friendship, so that they might enjoy their ancient rights. But he very ill performed that promise and speedily ended with much wickedness; which was, that in addition to other unnumbered crimes, he gave order to slay John the pope'. Then was there a certain consul, that we call heretoha, who was named Boethius.' He was in book learning and in worldly affairs the most wise. He then observed the manifold evil which the king Theodoric did against Christendom, and against the Roman senators. He then called to mind the famous and 1. Early in the fifth century, two immense armies of Goths under the command of Rhadgast and Alaric invaded Italy, and ufter laying the country in ruins as they advanced, sacked the city of Rome. They, however, soon retreated, partly through the defeats which they sustained from the forces of the Emperor Honorius and his allies, and partly through an unaccountable panic which pervaded the troops of the Gothic leaders. 2. Theodoric, king of the Goths, who had established themselves in Italy, and who are commonly ealled...

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