How Roman Historians Explained the Fall of Rome

“In his 1944 book, Caesar and Christ, Will Durant summarized one of the monumental lessons of Rome:

‘A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.’”–StlUwOyltB2i4HHZHPmVHVUl0ijpxH2ctOgwW9Fy8Ajy75uFPfN1oM2XXQniiGN6frErZFLv-j2orRuJEv1n3QT91eg&_hsmi=66903787