decline and fall of roman empire

decline and fall of roman empire - Decline and Fall of the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Since Gibbon wrote mostly about the decline of the Roman Empire he has formed a hypothesis that, the failure of reason was one of the triggers to the decline and fall of the empire. The Roman Empire was founded in 753 B.C. and fell in 476 A.D. There are many parts to both reason and civilization that played a part in the Roman Empire. Reason and civilization are two separate things. Gibbon defines reason as, being logical or acting on principal. With principal being an aspect in reason law was significant. A civilization is created by having a common written language and art. Gibbon says, without reason there can be no civilization. Each civilization needs to be open to balance and if the civilization does not it loses reason. Reason is also shown through written traditions and written traditions you are writing your arguments. With written traditions people in the future can go back and read it. This is good for philosophers, because they can reason why certain things were done in
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course CLASSICS 104 taught by Professor Marinotos during the Fall '07 term at Ill. Chicago.

Page1 / 3

decline and fall of roman empire - Decline and Fall of the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online