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

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Part I

By Edward Gibbon
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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 BC–AD 14) to the first of the Barbarian kings, Odoacer (AD 476–AD 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. Equally important in its sheer accessibility, it is an unforgettable story.

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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 BC–AD 14) to the first of the Barbarian kings, Odoacer (AD 476–AD 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. Equally important in its sheer accessibility, it is an unforgettable story.

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Author Bio: Edward Gibbon

Author Bio: Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon (1737–1794), an English historian and member of Parliament, had little formal education. He went to Oxford, but was forced to leave when he converted to Roman Catholicism. His family then sent him to Lausanne, where he was reconverted to Protestantism. His most important work, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English