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GIBBON, E.: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (The) (Unabridged)

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars of subsequent ages. The sheer scale of the subject is daunting, encompassing a millennium and a half of history, covering not merely the Western Roman Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern (Byzantine) Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until it was vanquished by the Turks in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical scholar, part sensational storyteller, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who, writing in the age of reason, endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. It is meticulously planned, and charts the fall and rise of Western mankind from the dust of the Empire into the modern nations of Europe.

The work consists of 71 chapters, 2,136 paragraphs, some one million and a half words, and close to 8,000 footnotes: a magnum opus indeed by anyone’s standards.



Disc 1

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 1 00:09:25
2.   Play with flash player But the superior merit of Agricola… 00:10:54
3.   Play with flash player The terror of the Roman arms added weight… 00:09:24
4.   Play with flash player Nine centuries of war had gradually introduced… 00:09:21
5.   Play with flash player The camp of a Roman legion presented the appearance… 00:10:04
6.   Play with flash player Ancient Gaul, as it contained the whole country… 00:10:36
7.   Play with flash player Such was the state of Europe under the Roman emperors. 00:10:43
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:08:46


Disc 2

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Notwithstanding the fashionable irreligion which prevailed… 00:09:08
2.   Play with flash player Till the privileges of Romans had been progressively extended… 00:07:33
3.   Play with flash player So sensible were the Romans of the influence of language… 00:08:54
4.   Play with flash player Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition… 00:07:47
5.   Play with flash player It is natural to suppose that the greatest number… 00:11:11
6.   Play with flash player We have computed the inhabitants, and contemplated… 00:09:38
7.   Play with flash player Whatever evils either reason or declamation have imputed… 00:07:08
8.   Play with flash player But it is no easy task to confine luxury… 00:11:44
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:06:08


Disc 3

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Amidst this confusion of sentiments… 00:09:08
2.   Play with flash player Although Augustus considered a military force… 00:08:09
3.   Play with flash player By declaring themselves the protectors of the people… 00:10:39
4.   Play with flash player I: The death of Caesar was ever before his eyes. 00:09:49
5.   Play with flash player Nerva had scarcely accepted the purple… 00:10:09
6.   Play with flash player If a man were called to fix the period in the history… 00:12:44
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:09:31
8.   Play with flash player One evening (A.D. 183), as the emperor was returning… 00:08:44


Disc 4

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The rank of Consul, of Patrician, of Senator… 00:09:46
2.   Play with flash player Elated with these praises, which gradually extinguished… 00:08:38
3.   Play with flash player The measures of the conspirators were conducted… 00:09:18
4.   Play with flash player To heal, as far as it was possible, the wounds… 00:07:52
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:09:59
6.   Play with flash player It was now incumbent on the Praetorians to fulfil… 00:11:01
7.   Play with flash player The country of Pannonia and Dalmatia, which occupied… 00:10:22
8.   Play with flash player The first cares of Severus were bestowed on two measures… 00:12:05


Disc 5

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Yet, in the contest between Niger and Severus… 00:08:05
2.   Play with flash player Although the wounds of civil war appeared completely… 00:08:53
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:09:34
4.   Play with flash player The parallel would be little to the advantage… 00:09:42
5.   Play with flash player The crime went not unpunished. 00:09:47
6.   Play with flash player It was impossible that such a character… 00:10:38
7.   Play with flash player In the management of this necessary reformation… 00:10:32
8.   Play with flash player As the attention of the new emperor was diverted… 00:12:15


Disc 6

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player It was impossible that such a reconciliation should last… 00:08:53
2.   Play with flash player The simple journal of his ordinary occupations… 00:11:22
3.   Play with flash player The lenity of the emperor confirmed the insolence… 00:10:19
4.   Play with flash player History has never, perhaps, suffered a greater… 00:11:24
5.   Play with flash player Such a tax, plentiful as it must prove… 00:08:25
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:10:30
7.   Play with flash player The circumstances of his death are variously related. 00:08:30
8.   Play with flash player The procurator of Africa was a servant worthy… 00:10:01


Disc 7

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Conscript fathers,' said the consul Syllanus… 00:09:45
2.   Play with flash player After the senate had conferred on Maximus and Balbinus… 00:09:04
3.   Play with flash player The emperor Maximus, who had advanced as far as… 00:10:32
4.   Play with flash player When the senate elected two princes… 00:09:00
5.   Play with flash player We cannot forbear transcribing the ingenious… 00:08:32
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:10:04
7.   Play with flash player The great and fundamental article of the system… 00:09:08
8.   Play with flash player Had Zoroaster, in all his institutions… 00:12:45


Disc 8

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Under the reign of Marcus… 00:09:54
2.   Play with flash player Our suspicions are confirmed by the authority… 00:08:13
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:10:34
4.   Play with flash player Such rational doubt is but ill suited with the genius… 00:10:26
5.   Play with flash player If we contemplate a savage nation in any part of the globe… 00:09:54
6.   Play with flash player Civil governments, in their first institution… 00:08:44
7.   Play with flash player Although the progress of civilization… 00:11:31
8.   Play with flash player Such was the situation, and such were the manners… 00:08:57


Disc 9

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The general conspiracy which terrified the Romans… 00:05:17
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:10:14
3.   Play with flash player Notwithstanding the mysterious obscurity of the Edda… 00:10:22
4.   Play with flash player The Goths were now in possession of the Ukraine… 00:09:33
5.   Play with flash player A magistrate, invested with such extensive powers… 00:09:03
6.   Play with flash player But the Romans were irritated to a still higher degree… 00:09:58
7.   Play with flash player The Romans had long experienced the daring valour… 00:09:18
8.   Play with flash player III: We have already traced the emigration of the Goths… 00:08:16
9.   Play with flash player The second expedition of the Goths… 00:06:46


Disc 10

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player But this exploit, whatever lustre it might shed… 00:08:38
2.   Play with flash player The loss of an important frontier… 00:11:06
3.   Play with flash player The emperor Gallienus, who had long supported… 00:09:19
4.   Play with flash player The lieutenants of Valerian were grateful to the father… 00:06:03
5.   Play with flash player Such were the barbarians, and such the tyrants… 00:08:26
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:09:17
7.   Play with flash player The siege of Milan was still continued… 00:08:18
8.   Play with flash player The event surpassed his own expectations… 00:08:22
9.   Play with flash player The reign of Aurelian lasted only four years… 00:08:50


Disc 11

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The emperor was almost at the same time informed… 00:08:50
2.   Play with flash player But whatever confidence might be placed in ideal ramparts… 00:10:53
3.   Play with flash player After a successful expedition against the Gothic… 00:09:51
4.   Play with flash player In his march over the sandy desert… 00:08:38
5.   Play with flash player Since the foundation of Rome, no general had more nobly… 00:08:03
6.   Play with flash player The arms of Aurelian had vanquished the foreign… 00:08:49
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:10:47
8.   Play with flash player The reluctance of Tacitus… 00:06:36
9.   Play with flash player Whilst the deceased emperor was making preparations… 00:07:01


Disc 12

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The peasants of Illyricum, who had already given… 00:07:24
2.   Play with flash player But the most important service which Probus rendered… 00:08:17
3.   Play with flash player Among the useful conditions of peace imposed by Probus… 00:11:15
4.   Play with flash player But in the prosecution of a favourite scheme… 00:09:25
5.   Play with flash player The threats of Carus were not without effect. 00:08:17
6.   Play with flash player The only merit of the administration of Carinus… 00:08:50
7.   Play with flash player In the midst of this glittering pageantry… 00:08:48
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:06:21
9.   Play with flash player The first considerable action of his reign… 00:10:28


Disc 13

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Their patience was at last provoked into despair. 00:09:57
2.   Play with flash player He beheld, with anxious terror, the opposite shores… 00:08:49
3.   Play with flash player While the Caesars exercised their valour… 00:09:15
4.   Play with flash player When Tiridates appeared on the frontiers of Armenia… 00:10:34
5.   Play with flash player As soon as Diocletian had indulged his private resentment… 00:09:53
6.   Play with flash player As soon as this difficulty was removed… 00:11:21
7.   Play with flash player The dislike expressed by Diocletian towards Rome… 00:08:13
8.   Play with flash player From the time of Augustus to that of Diocletian… 00:10:57


Disc 14

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Notwithstanding the severity of a very cold and rainy… 00:10:56
2.   Play with flash player Though Constantine, from a very obvious prejudice… 00:09:06
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:08:00
4.   Play with flash player I: The fame of Constantine has rendered posterity… 00:10:30
5.   Play with flash player The children of Constantius by his second marriage… 00:08:50
6.   Play with flash player Rome, according to the expression of an orator… 00:10:30
7.   Play with flash player The news of his promotion was no sooner carried… 00:10:39
8.   Play with flash player Among so many crimes and misfortunes… 00:10:21


Disc 15

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Maxentius, who considered the Praetorian guards… 00:09:30
2.   Play with flash player The army of Gaul was drawn up in two lines… 00:09:27
3.   Play with flash player In the use of victory, Constantine neither deserved… 00:10:29
4.   Play with flash player The vanquished emperor left behind him two children… 00:10:16
5.   Play with flash player The first battle was fought near Cibalis… 00:10:31
6.   Play with flash player As the crime was of a public kind… 00:08:38
7.   Play with flash player Instead of embracing such an active resolution… 00:10:08
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:10:31


Disc 16

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The conquest of the land of Canaan… 00:07:50
2.   Play with flash player The history of the church of Jerusalem affords a lively… 00:07:32
3.   Play with flash player While the orthodox church preserved a just medium… 00:11:04
4.   Play with flash player In consequence of this opinion… 00:08:47
5.   Play with flash player The writings of Cicero represent in the most lively colours… 00:09:55
6.   Play with flash player When the promise of eternal happiness was proposed… 00:10:31
7.   Play with flash player The condemnation of the wisest and most virtuous… 00:08:56
8.   Play with flash player The miracles of the primitive church… 00:07:15
9.   Play with flash player IV: But the primitive Christian demonstrated his faith… 00:06:53


Disc 17

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player There are two very natural propensities… 00:07:06
2.   Play with flash player It was with the utmost difficulty… 00:05:50
3.   Play with flash player V: But the human character, however it may be… 00:08:46
4.   Play with flash player Such was the mild and equal constitution by which… 00:10:24
5.   Play with flash player The progress of the ecclesiastical authority… 00:10:40
6.   Play with flash player II: It is the undoubted right of every society to exclude… 00:08:31


Disc 18

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In the course of this important, though perhaps tedious… 00:10:06
2.   Play with flash player The rich provinces that extend from the Euphrates… 00:08:05
3.   Play with flash player A perpetual stream of strangers and provincials… 00:09:46
4.   Play with flash player From Edessa the principles of Christianity… 00:07:39
5.   Play with flash player And yet these exceptions are either too few in number… 00:08:09

Total Playing Time: 22:38:56






Author(s):
Gibbon, Edward

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0125

Barcode: 9781843797159

Release Date: 01/2014

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