The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Part I

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Edward Gibbon

Narrated By: Philip Madoc, Neville Jason

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: October 1995

Duration: 7 hours 56 minutes

Summary:

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.

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Part I

by Edward Gibbon

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Part I, Edward Gibbon