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GIBBON: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Part I (Neville Jason/ Nicolas Soames/ Philip Madoc) (Naxos Audio Books: NA607112)



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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 collapse of the Roman rule from Augustus (23 B.C.?á- A.D. 14) to the first of the Barbarian kings, Odoacer (A.D. 476?á- 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.
Facts
Item number NA607112
Barcode 9789626340714
Release date 31/10/2000
Category Non-Fiction | AudioBooks
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 6
Performers
Artists Philip Madoc
Neville Jason
Composers Edward Gibbon
Producers Nicolas Soames
Disc: 1
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1 The Most Civilised Portion Of Mankind
2 The Terror Of The Roman Arms - The Preservation Of
3 Every Useful Intrument Of War
4 An Empire United By Laws And Adorned By Arts
5 The Roman Language - An Influence Over National Ma
6 The Most Numerous Society Under The Same System Of
7 The Fate Of The Roman World Depended On The Will O
8 A Succession Of Monsters With Uparalleled Vices
9 The Rule Of The Two Antonines - The Only Period Of
10 Commodus - Revelling In The Licence Of Sovereign P
11 Pertinax Accedes To Power
Disc: 2
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1 The Praetorian Guards And The Bribe Of Didius Juli
2 Septimus Severus - A Pernicious Indulgence
3 The Two Sons Of Severus - Caracalla And Geta
4 Caracalla Becomes Sole Emperor
5 Antoninus Becomes Elagabalus, Supreme Emperor And
6 The Reign Of Alexander - An Auspicious Calm Of Thi
7 The Rise Of Maximin, Dark And Sanguinary
8 Confusion Of Power Between Maximus, Balbinus And G
9 Philip - A Period Of Games
10 Decius And The Appearance Of The Goths
11 Hostilianus And Gallus
12 Aemilianus, Valerian And Gallienus - An Empire Opp
13 Claudius - The First Of The Restorers Of The Roman
Disc: 3
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1 Aurelian - Four Years Of Memorable Achievement
2 Zenobia Fights Back - The Fate Of The East Is Deci
3 The Death Of Aurelian And The Accession Of Tacitus
4 Probus And The Deliverance Of Gaul And 70 German C
5 Carus, Numerian And Carinus - Soft, Cruel, Devoted
6 The Illustrious Reign Of Diocletian And Maximian
7 The End Of Rome As The Capital Of The Empire
8 The Abdication Of Diocletian
9 Two New Augusti - Constantius And Galerius
10 The Elevation Of Constantine And A Time Of Confusi
11 The Final Battle Between Constantine And Maxentius
Disc: 4
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1 Constantine Overwhelms Licinius, A Victory Which L
2 A Candid But Rational Inquiry Into The Progress An
3 A Dark And Unjust Record Righted
4 Nero - Mistakenly Judged One Of History's Most Vil
5 Protection For The Christians
6 Diocletian Introduces Systematic Repression
7 Gibbon's Conclusions On The Roman Persecution Of T
8 Constantine - A New Capital But A Fatal Flaw In De
Disc: 5
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1 The Petty Abuse Of Power And Local Tyrannies
2 Asiatic Pomp And A Gradual Decline
3 Constantius, Gallus And The Eunuchs
4 Julian, A Caesar Of Very Different Ilk
5 The Establishment Of Christianity
6 The Rise In Popularity Of Julian
7 The Road To Civil War
8 Julian Assumes Supreme Power
9 The Apostasy Of Julian
10 The Death Of Julian
Disc: 6
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1 Jovian - A Brief Reign
2 Valentinian, Emperor Of The West And Valens, Emper
3 Gratian, Emperor Of The West
4 The Humbling Of The Empire
5 The Incursion Of The Visigoth Fritigern And The De
6 Theodosius, Emperor Of The East, Aims For A Modus
7 Maximus Takes Rule Of The Western Empire But Unadv
8 Arcadius And Honorius And Their Commander Stilicho
9 The Power Of The Visigoths Under Alaric
10 The Execution Of Stilicho Opens The Goths' Road To
11 The Decadence Of The Empire In The Reign Of Honori
12 The Sound Of The Gothic Trumpet
13 The End Of The Roman Empire In The West
14 The Reign Of Odoacer, The First Barbarian King Of
15 General Observations On The Fall Of The Roman Empi
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