April 09, 2014
From "the rude institutions of those Barbarians".
The most civilized nations of modern Europe issued from the woods of Germany; in the rude institutions of those Barbarians we [received] the original principles of our present laws and manners.
--Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Chapter IX (1782)
Posted by JD Hull at April 9, 2014 05:11 PM