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




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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...

Disc 1


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

Disc 2


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

Disc 3


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

Disc 4


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

Disc 5


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

Disc 6


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

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Product Details
 
Artist(s):
Gibbon, Edward; Jason, Neville; Madoc, Philip

Label: Naxos Audio Books
UPC: 730099007122
Item Number: NA607112
Release Date: Oct 31, 1995

 
 
 
 
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