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Old 04-25-2017, 11:32 AM
aldiboronti is offline
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In the second century of the Christian era, the Empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilised portion of mankind.
Gibbon's Decline and Fall. I absolutely love it. In 50-odd years of serious reading this is my third time round.