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The Aegean Sea - Why is it called Holy?

Gibbon's Chapter 53 notes the following the possession of Cyprus, Rhodes, and Crete, was accompanied by the fifty islands of the Aegean or Holy Sea I was unfamiliar with the reference to the ...
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Did Edward Gibbon provide a cause for why the Roman Empire decayed? [closed]

While reading John H. Arnold's History: A Very Short Introduction I came across the very interesting claim that "the big problem with the Decline and Fall [of the Roman Empire] is that Gibbon never ...