Paganism without religious consolation
Did not recognize the value of the soul
And thus took no cognizance of the higher aspirations of man
The revenge of woman under degradation
Women, under Paganism, took no interest in what elevates society
Men, therefore, fled to public amusements
No true society under Paganism
Society only created by Christianity
Glory and shame.
Glories of the ancient civilization
A splendid external deception
Prostration of liberties
Some good emperors
Pride and insolence of the aristocracy
Gibbon’s description of the nobles
The plebeian class
Hopelessness and disgrace of poverty
The curse of slavery
Degradation of the female sex
Bitter satires of Juvenal
Games and festivals
General abandonment to pleasure
General craze for money-making
Saint Paul’s estimate of Roman vices
Decline and ruin a logical necessity
The Sibylline prophecy
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Cleopatra Tests the Poison which She Intends for Her
Own Destruction on Her Slaves.... Frontispiece
After the painting by Alexander Cabanel.
Justinian Orders the Compilation of the Pandects
After the painting by Benjamin Constant.
The Temple of Karnak
After a photograph.
After the photograph from the statue in the Vatican, Rome.
The Death of Archimedes
After the painting by E. Vimont.
Race of Roman Chariots
After the painting by V. Checa.
Sale of Slaves in a Roman Camp
After the painting by R. Coghe.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
From the bust in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
Cleopatra Obtains an Interview with Caesar
After the painting by J.L. Gerome.
Death of Cleopatra
After the painting by John Collier.
A Roman Bacchanal
After the painting by W. Kotarbinski.
GOVERNMENTS AND LAWS.
GREEK AND ROMAN JURISPRUDENCE.
624 B.C.-550 A.D.