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The Reigns of Valentinian and Valens - Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 25 Part 3 -
A common sight on the streets of Rome in the late empire was abandoned children. The economy was in a bad way. Taxes were rising. Many parents simply gave up the struggle of trying to cope with another mouth to feed. It is a harrowing thought to think of the suffering involved, both on the … Continue reading The Reigns of Valentinian and Valens – Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 25 Part 3