The historians call this activity of the historical figures "the reaction."
The historians quite falsely represent Napoleon's faculties as having weakened in Moscow, and do so only because the results did not justify his actions.
This latter sense has been adapted and extended by modern historians concerned with the frontiers of the Roman Empire.
- Historians are agreed that Pericles was one of the most powerful personalities of ancient times, and generally allow him to have been a man of probity.
Having devoted much time to the study of the Latin writers, historians, orators and poets, and filled his mind with stories of the glories and the power of ancient Rome, he turned his thoughts to the task of restoring his native city to its pristine greatness, his zeal for this work being quickened by the desire to avenge his brother, who had been killed by a noble, a member of the ruling class.