Jones, [The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986, p.

[quoted by Philip Sherrard, , London, 1965, p.12]Approaching the City with the Fourth Crusade in 1203, says:

I can assure you that all those who had never seen Constantinople before gazed very intently at the city, having never imagined there could be so fine a place in all the world.

It became "decadent," meaning weak and immoral.

Svět ticha a neuvěřitelná pestrost barev a druhů nás láká k objevování nových lokalit.

Brauer, Jr., published in 1967, was called

The crisis of the Third Century, from 235 to 284, and the remaining time, from Diocletian until 476, each receive about 17% of the text, although in time they are (only) 10% and 38%, respectively.

Reissued in 1995, the very same book was retitled: .

Thus, 192 years of Roman history, including a century (the 4th) with extensive ruins and literature, are given less than the space that one might expect.

Národní parky, pouště, džungle, kaňony, ale i zajímaví lidé jsou cílem našich cest.

Frazer in his classic [1890, 1900, 1906-15, ].

The Empire of the was about 750,000 km2, which is rather close to modern Chile at 756,950 or Zambia at 752,614 km2.
The modern Chinese expression for "Roman Empire" is , where has been rendered phonetically ().

Another problem is with the "Fall" itself.

The Empire of the , after a long recovery, topped out at about 1.25 million km2, while the combined area of modern France, Germany, and Italy is 1,209,730 km2 -- or of South Africa 1,219,916 km2.

No German chieftain sacked Rome or killed an emperor in 476.

Justinian's Empire peaked at just over 2 million square kilometers, while the area of modern Mexico is 1,958,200, Indonesia 1,904,570, or Saudi Arabia 2,149,690 km2.

How this happened of course goes back to again.

Some accounts of the Roman Empire make it seem larger by adding in the area of the Mediterranean Sea (the , entirely enclosed by Roman territory), which from Gibraltar to the Bosporus is 2.51 million km2, giving a grand total of 6.26 million km2.

Na cestách jsou města oázou k nabrání nových sil, k relaxaci, zábavě a k vymýšlení nových plánů.

It is now hard to imagine how would have been in visiting Rome.

I believe that Constantine called the city , and there are references, including by himself, to the City being named after him; but the form of this is unclear.

He needed them in the bedroom (or at least the bath), not just on the battlefield.

Neither of the visits of Diocletian and Constantine went well.

, who was Roman enough for any scholar, took a whole tribe of barbarians, the Iazygians (who had fought with Germans but were actually Iranian), into the Roman army.

He said he would rather grow vegetables than try to regain the throne.

What did they expect when they scorned herself?

In differentiating the different periods of Roman history, we can follow the precedents in Chinese history, where dynasties are distinguished by compass directions and "early" or "late." Thus, we have the "Former" or "Western" Han and then, when the dynasty changes and the capital moves, the "Later" or "Eastern" Han.