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Byzantine Intrigue- Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 29 Part 1 -
Theodosius was both a good soldier, and just the kind of soldier the empire needed at the time. He was decisive when the need arose, but was cautious generally. He was basically fighting defensively – the game plan was survival not conquest. Typical of his initiatives was improving the defences of Constantinople, adding the Golden Gate … Continue reading Byzantine Intrigue- Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 29 Part 1