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GIBBON, E.: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (The), Part I (Abridged)

Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is one of the greatest texts in the English language. In magisterial prose, Gibbon charts the gradual collapse of the Roman rule from Augustus (23 B.C.–A.D. 14) to the first of the Barbarian kings, Odoacer (A.D. 476–A.D. 490). It is a remarkable account, with the extravagant corruption and depravity of emperors such as Commodus, Caracalla and Elagabalus contrasted by the towering work of Constantine, Julian and other remarkable men. It remains the standard work of scholarship on the subject two hundred years after it was written; yet equally important, in its sheer accessibility, it is an unforgettable story.



Disc 1

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part I
1.   Play with flash player The Most Civilised Portion Of Mankind 00:12:39
2.   Play with flash player The Terror Of The Roman Arms - The Preservation Of Peace By A Constant Preparation For War 00:09:33
3.   Play with flash player Every Useful Intrument Of War 00:05:49
4.   Play with flash player An Empire United By Laws And Adorned By Arts 00:08:31
5.   Play with flash player The Roman Language - An Influence Over National Manners 00:03:42
6.   Play with flash player The Most Numerous Society Under The Same System Of Government 00:07:23
7.   Play with flash player The Fate Of The Roman World Depended On The Will Of Augustus 00:09:53
8.   Play with flash player A Succession Of Monsters With Uparalleled Vices 00:02:40
9.   Play with flash player The Rule Of The Two Antonines - The Only Period Of History In Which The Happiness Of A Great People 00:01:04
10.   Play with flash player Commodus - Revelling In The Licence Of Sovereign Power 00:14:34
11.   Play with flash player Pertinax Accedes To Power 00:03:22


Disc 2

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part I
1.   Play with flash player The Praetorian Guards And The Bribe Of Didius Julianus 00:08:27
2.   Play with flash player Septimus Severus - A Pernicious Indulgence 00:02:20
3.   Play with flash player The Two Sons Of Severus - Caracalla And Geta 00:06:11
4.   Play with flash player Caracalla Becomes Sole Emperor 00:06:02
5.   Play with flash player Antoninus Becomes Elagabalus, Supreme Emperor And Pontiff - And Licentious Despot 00:04:54
6.   Play with flash player The Reign Of Alexander - An Auspicious Calm Of Thirteen Years 00:09:00
7.   Play with flash player The Rise Of Maximin, Dark And Sanguinary 00:08:00
8.   Play with flash player Confusion Of Power Between Maximus, Balbinus And Gordianus 00:07:57
9.   Play with flash player Philip - A Period Of Games 00:04:32
10.   Play with flash player Decius And The Appearance Of The Goths 00:06:02
11.   Play with flash player Hostilianus And Gallus 00:03:02
12.   Play with flash player Aemilianus, Valerian And Gallienus - An Empire Oppressed 00:09:05
13.   Play with flash player Claudius - The First Of The Restorers Of The Roman World 00:03:35


Disc 3

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part I
1.   Play with flash player Aurelian - Four Years Of Memorable Achievement 00:11:45
2.   Play with flash player Zenobia Fights Back - The Fate Of The East Is Decided 00:10:50
3.   Play with flash player The Death Of Aurelian And The Accession Of Tacitus 00:06:01
4.   Play with flash player Probus And The Deliverance Of Gaul And 70 German Cities 00:07:47
5.   Play with flash player Carus, Numerian And Carinus - Soft, Cruel, Devoted To Pleasure Yet Destitute Of Taste 00:03:31
6.   Play with flash player The Illustrious Reign Of Diocletian And Maximian 00:07:46
7.   Play with flash player The End Of Rome As The Capital Of The Empire 00:08:35
8.   Play with flash player The Abdication Of Diocletian 00:03:12
9.   Play with flash player Two New Augusti - Constantius And Galerius 00:05:29
10.   Play with flash player The Elevation Of Constantine And A Time Of Confusion 00:07:58
11.   Play with flash player The Final Battle Between Constantine And Maxentius 00:06:22


Disc 4

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part I
1.   Play with flash player Constantine Overwhelms Licinius, A Victory Which Leads To The Foundation Of Constantinople 00:05:13
2.   Play with flash player A Candid But Rational Inquiry Into The Progress And Establishment Of Christianity Under The Roman Em 00:19:36
3.   Play with flash player A Dark And Unjust Record Righted 00:02:59
4.   Play with flash player Nero - Mistakenly Judged One Of History's Most Vilified Figures 00:11:07
5.   Play with flash player Protection For The Christians 00:13:00
6.   Play with flash player Diocletian Introduces Systematic Repression 00:04:22
7.   Play with flash player Gibbon's Conclusions On The Roman Persecution Of The Christians 00:10:23
8.   Play with flash player Constantine - A New Capital But A Fatal Flaw In Defence 00:11:41


Disc 5

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part I
1.   Play with flash player The Petty Abuse Of Power And Local Tyrannies 00:06:21
2.   Play with flash player Asiatic Pomp And A Gradual Decline 00:03:55
3.   Play with flash player Constantius, Gallus And The Eunuchs 00:08:20
4.   Play with flash player Julian, A Caesar Of Very Different Ilk 00:09:12
5.   Play with flash player The Establishment Of Christianity 00:09:37
6.   Play with flash player The Rise In Popularity Of Julian 00:12:36
7.   Play with flash player The Road To Civil War 00:05:25
8.   Play with flash player Julian Assumes Supreme Power 00:13:35
9.   Play with flash player The Apostasy Of Julian 00:04:32
10.   Play with flash player The Death Of Julian 00:05:17


Disc 6

  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Part I
1.   Play with flash player Jovian - A Brief Reign 00:04:50
2.   Play with flash player Valentinian, Emperor Of The West And Valens, Emperor Of The East 00:07:10
3.   Play with flash player Gratian, Emperor Of The West 00:01:36
4.   Play with flash player The Humbling Of The Empire 00:01:48
5.   Play with flash player The Incursion Of The Visigoth Fritigern And The Death Of Valens At Hadrianople 00:09:40
6.   Play with flash player Theodosius, Emperor Of The East, Aims For A Modus Vivendi With The Visigoths 00:02:07
7.   Play with flash player Maximus Takes Rule Of The Western Empire But Unadvisedly Marches Against Theodosius 00:01:35
8.   Play with flash player Arcadius And Honorius And Their Commander Stilicho 00:02:47
9.   Play with flash player The Power Of The Visigoths Under Alaric 00:10:09
10.   Play with flash player The Execution Of Stilicho Opens The Goths' Road To Rome 00:05:04
11.   Play with flash player The Decadence Of The Empire In The Reign Of Honorius And The Siege Of Rome 00:11:20
12.   Play with flash player The Sound Of The Gothic Trumpet 00:05:05
13.   Play with flash player The End Of The Roman Empire In The West 00:01:18
14.   Play with flash player The Reign Of Odoacer, The First Barbarian King Of Italy 00:07:02
15.   Play with flash player General Observations On The Fall Of The Roman Empire In The West 00:07:57

Total Playing Time: 07:54:12






Author(s):
Gibbon, Edward

Reader(s):
Jason, Neville; Madoc, Philip

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: History

Catalogue No: NA607112

Barcode: 0730099007122

Release Date: 10/1995

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