edward gibbon's "the decline & fall of the roman empire": C/D?

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neither of them are the most accurate things to read as history in 2020, both of them are the best things to read as entertainment, you certainly *could* read Suetonius first but then there's 600-odd years of Roman history before the Caesars so it's still not the whole empire. i think the Decline makes sense on its own, Gibbon sets out his terms at the beginning and in the title.

Children of Bo-Dom (Noodle Vague), Monday, 25 May 2020 14:02 (eleven months ago) link

Got it, Ty.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 25 May 2020 14:03 (eleven months ago) link

seven months pass...

Iggy Pop on Gibbon’s Decline and Fall is the most poignant thing I’ve read all week. https://t.co/jksAqwnpAQ pic.twitter.com/sG5aW5gN9h

— Mary Harrington (@moveincircles) January 3, 2021

xyzzzz__, Monday, 4 January 2021 11:28 (four months ago) link

I've seen that before but it is great

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Monday, 4 January 2021 13:18 (four months ago) link

"I feel less tyrannized by the present day"

xyzzzz__, Monday, 4 January 2021 17:43 (four months ago) link

Iggy's frequenting the bookstore at which I worked in the early '90s was a delight.

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:45 (four months ago) link

Ha, was wondering when that was going to get mentioned.

Dog Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:47 (four months ago) link

did he ever come into the bookstore shirtless?

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 4 January 2021 21:20 (four months ago) link

Barefoot.


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