Scope Of Chapter 2
From The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire In The West by Edward Gibbon

Of the Union and Internal Prosperity of the Roman Empire in the Age of the Antonines
Principles of Government — Universal Spirit of Toleration, Of the People, Of Philosophers, Of the Magistrates, In the Provinces, At Rome
Freedom of Rome, Italy, The Provinces, Colonies and Municipal Towns
Division of the Latin and the Greek Provinces — General Use of both the Greek and Latin Languages
Slaves, their Treatment, Enfranchisement, Numbers
Populousness of the Roman Empire — Obedience and Union
Roman Monuments — Many of them erected at Private Expense
Example of Herodes Atticus — His Reputation
Most of the Roman Monuments for Public Use; Temples, Theatres, Aqueducts
Number and greatness of the Cities of the Empire — In Italy, Gaul and Spain, Africa, Asia
Roman Roads, Posts, Navigation
Improvement of Agriculture in the Western Countries of the Empire; Introduction of Fruits, etc., The Vine, The Olive, Flax, Artificial Grasses
General Plenty, Arts of Luxury, Foreign Trade, Gold and Silver, General Felicity
Decline of Courage, Decline of Genius, Degeneracy
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