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Day: April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

The following list compiles ten things I learned about Gibbon by reading the footnotes from The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. First of all, I highly recommend his footnotes, just for the fun of trying to puzzle out what Gibbon deems worthy of being source-material. But also, because his notes guide the reader to understand how he uses source materials,

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