- Ten years in which at least five emperors reign (Tacitus, Probus, Carus, Carinus and Numerian), with the usual litany of war and murder, though in fairness most of them are relatively good generals and administrators. But we finish with the ascent of Diocletian, of whom we will hear more.
Gibbon Chapter XII
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Some Mercy May Be Discovered Metafilter on Boethius, citing me on Gibbon. (tags: gibbon )
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