The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1 (Unabridged)

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Item number NA0125
Barcode 9781843797159
Release date 1/1/2014
Category Spoken Word
Number of units 18
Non-Classical Artist Timson, David
Disc: 1
1 Chapter 1 00:09:25 Timson, David
2 But the superior merit of Agricola… 00:10:54 Timson, David
3 The terror of the Roman arms added weight… 00:09:24 Timson, David
4 Nine centuries of war had gradually introduced… 00:09:21 Timson, David
5 The camp of a Roman legion presented the appearanc 00:10:04 Timson, David
6 Ancient Gaul, as it contained the whole country… 00:10:36 Timson, David
7 Such was the state of Europe under the Roman emper 00:10:43 Timson, David
8 Chapter 2 00:08:46 Timson, David
Disc: 2
1 Notwithstanding the fashionable irreligion which p 00:09:08 Timson, David
2 Till the privileges of Romans had been progressive 00:07:33 Timson, David
3 So sensible were the Romans of the influence of la 00:08:54 Timson, David
4 Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition… 00:07:47 Timson, David
5 It is natural to suppose that the greatest number… 00:11:11 Timson, David
6 We have computed the inhabitants, and contemplated 00:09:38 Timson, David
7 Whatever evils either reason or declamation have i 00:07:08 Timson, David
8 But it is no easy task to confine luxury… 00:11:44 Timson, David
9 Chapter 3 00:06:08 Timson, David
Disc: 3
1 Amidst this confusion of sentiments… 00:09:08 Timson, David
2 Although Augustus considered a military force… 00:08:09 Timson, David
3 By declaring themselves the protectors of the peop 00:10:39 Timson, David
4 I: The death of Caesar was ever before his eyes. 00:09:49 Timson, David
5 Nerva had scarcely accepted the purple… 00:10:09 Timson, David
6 If a man were called to fix the period in the hist 00:12:44 Timson, David
7 Chapter 4 00:09:31 Timson, David
8 One evening (A.D. 183), as the emperor was returni 00:08:44 Timson, David
Disc: 4
1 The rank of Consul, of Patrician, of Senator… 00:09:46 Timson, David
2 Elated with these praises, which gradually extingu 00:08:38 Timson, David
3 The measures of the conspirators were conducted… 00:09:18 Timson, David
4 To heal, as far as it was possible, the wounds… 00:07:52 Timson, David
5 Chapter 5 00:09:59 Timson, David
6 It was now incumbent on the Praetorians to fulfil… 00:11:01 Timson, David
7 The country of Pannonia and Dalmatia, which occupi 00:10:22 Timson, David
8 The first cares of Severus were bestowed on two me 00:12:05 Timson, David
Disc: 5
1 Yet, in the contest between Niger and Severus… 00:08:05 Timson, David
2 Although the wounds of civil war appeared complete 00:08:53 Timson, David
3 Chapter 6 00:09:34 Timson, David
4 The parallel would be little to the advantage… 00:09:42 Timson, David
5 The crime went not unpunished. 00:09:47 Timson, David
6 It was impossible that such a character… 00:10:38 Timson, David
7 In the management of this necessary reformation… 00:10:32 Timson, David
8 As the attention of the new emperor was diverted… 00:12:15 Timson, David
Disc: 6
1 It was impossible that such a reconciliation shoul 00:08:53 Timson, David
2 The simple journal of his ordinary occupations… 00:11:22 Timson, David
3 The lenity of the emperor confirmed the insolence… 00:10:19 Timson, David
4 History has never, perhaps, suffered a greater… 00:11:24 Timson, David
5 Such a tax, plentiful as it must prove… 00:08:25 Timson, David
6 Chapter 7 00:10:30 Timson, David
7 The circumstances of his death are variously relat 00:08:30 Timson, David
8 The procurator of Africa was a servant worthy… 00:10:01 Timson, David
Disc: 7
1 'Conscript fathers,' said the consul Syllanus… 00:09:45 Timson, David
2 After the senate had conferred on Maximus and Balb 00:09:04 Timson, David
3 The emperor Maximus, who had advanced as far as… 00:10:32 Timson, David
4 When the senate elected two princes… 00:09:00 Timson, David
5 We cannot forbear transcribing the ingenious… 00:08:32 Timson, David
6 Chapter 8 00:10:04 Timson, David
7 The great and fundamental article of the system… 00:09:08 Timson, David
8 Had Zoroaster, in all his institutions… 00:12:45 Timson, David
Disc: 8
1 Under the reign of Marcus… 00:09:54 Timson, David
2 Our suspicions are confirmed by the authority… 00:08:13 Timson, David
3 Chapter 9 00:10:34 Timson, David
4 Such rational doubt is but ill suited with the gen 00:10:26 Timson, David
5 If we contemplate a savage nation in any part of t 00:09:54 Timson, David
6 Civil governments, in their first institution… 00:08:44 Timson, David
7 Although the progress of civilization… 00:11:31 Timson, David
8 Such was the situation, and such were the manners… 00:08:57 Timson, David
Disc: 9
1 The general conspiracy which terrified the Romans… 00:05:17 Timson, David
2 Chapter 10 00:10:14 Timson, David
3 Notwithstanding the mysterious obscurity of the Ed 00:10:22 Timson, David
4 The Goths were now in possession of the Ukraine… 00:09:33 Timson, David
5 A magistrate, invested with such extensive powers… 00:09:03 Timson, David
6 But the Romans were irritated to a still higher de 00:09:58 Timson, David
7 The Romans had long experienced the daring valour… 00:09:18 Timson, David
8 III: We have already traced the emigration of the 00:08:16 Timson, David
9 The second expedition of the Goths… 00:06:46 Timson, David
Disc: 10
1 But this exploit, whatever lustre it might shed… 00:08:38 Timson, David
2 The loss of an important frontier… 00:11:06 Timson, David
3 The emperor Gallienus, who had long supported… 00:09:19 Timson, David
4 The lieutenants of Valerian were grateful to the f 00:06:03 Timson, David
5 Such were the barbarians, and such the tyrants… 00:08:26 Timson, David
6 Chapter 11 00:09:17 Timson, David
7 The siege of Milan was still continued… 00:08:18 Timson, David
8 The event surpassed his own expectations… 00:08:22 Timson, David
9 The reign of Aurelian lasted only four years… 00:08:50 Timson, David
Disc: 11
1 The emperor was almost at the same time informed… 00:08:50 Timson, David
2 But whatever confidence might be placed in ideal r 00:10:53 Timson, David
3 After a successful expedition against the Gothic… 00:09:51 Timson, David
4 In his march over the sandy desert… 00:08:38 Timson, David
5 Since the foundation of Rome, no general had more 00:08:03 Timson, David
6 The arms of Aurelian had vanquished the foreign… 00:08:49 Timson, David
7 Chapter 12 00:10:47 Timson, David
8 The reluctance of Tacitus… 00:06:36 Timson, David
9 Whilst the deceased emperor was making preparation 00:07:01 Timson, David
Disc: 12
1 The peasants of Illyricum, who had already given… 00:07:24 Timson, David
2 But the most important service which Probus render 00:08:17 Timson, David
3 Among the useful conditions of peace imposed by Pr 00:11:15 Timson, David
4 But in the prosecution of a favourite scheme… 00:09:25 Timson, David
5 The threats of Carus were not without effect. 00:08:17 Timson, David
6 The only merit of the administration of Carinus… 00:08:50 Timson, David
7 In the midst of this glittering pageantry… 00:08:48 Timson, David
8 Chapter 13 00:06:21 Timson, David
9 The first considerable action of his reign… 00:10:28 Timson, David
Disc: 13
1 Their patience was at last provoked into despair. 00:09:57 Timson, David
2 He beheld, with anxious terror, the opposite shore 00:08:49 Timson, David
3 While the Caesars exercised their valour… 00:09:15 Timson, David
4 When Tiridates appeared on the frontiers of Armeni 00:10:34 Timson, David
5 As soon as Diocletian had indulged his private res 00:09:53 Timson, David
6 As soon as this difficulty was removed… 00:11:21 Timson, David
7 The dislike expressed by Diocletian towards Rome… 00:08:13 Timson, David
8 From the time of Augustus to that of Diocletian… 00:10:57 Timson, David
Disc: 14
1 Notwithstanding the severity of a very cold and ra 00:10:56 Timson, David
2 Though Constantine, from a very obvious prejudice… 00:09:06 Timson, David
3 Chapter 14 00:08:00 Timson, David
4 I: The fame of Constantine has rendered posterity… 00:10:30 Timson, David
5 The children of Constantius by his second marriage 00:08:50 Timson, David
6 Rome, according to the expression of an orator… 00:10:30 Timson, David
7 The news of his promotion was no sooner carried… 00:10:39 Timson, David
8 Among so many crimes and misfortunes… 00:10:21 Timson, David
Disc: 15
1 Maxentius, who considered the Praetorian guards… 00:09:30 Timson, David
2 The army of Gaul was drawn up in two lines… 00:09:27 Timson, David
3 In the use of victory, Constantine neither deserve 00:10:29 Timson, David
4 The vanquished emperor left behind him two childre 00:10:16 Timson, David
5 The first battle was fought near Cibalis… 00:10:31 Timson, David
6 As the crime was of a public kind… 00:08:38 Timson, David
7 Instead of embracing such an active resolution… 00:10:08 Timson, David
8 Chapter 15 00:10:31 Timson, David
Disc: 16
1 The conquest of the land of Canaan… 00:07:50 Timson, David
2 The history of the church of Jerusalem affords a l 00:07:32 Timson, David
3 While the orthodox church preserved a just medium… 00:11:04 Timson, David
4 In consequence of this opinion… 00:08:47 Timson, David
5 The writings of Cicero represent in the most livel 00:09:55 Timson, David
6 When the promise of eternal happiness was proposed 00:10:31 Timson, David
7 The condemnation of the wisest and most virtuous… 00:08:56 Timson, David
8 The miracles of the primitive church… 00:07:15 Timson, David
9 IV: But the primitive Christian demonstrated his f 00:06:53 Timson, David
Disc: 17
1 There are two very natural propensities… 00:07:06 Timson, David
2 It was with the utmost difficulty… 00:05:50 Timson, David
3 V: But the human character, however it may be… 00:08:46 Timson, David
4 Such was the mild and equal constitution by which… 00:10:24 Timson, David
5 The progress of the ecclesiastical authority… 00:10:40 Timson, David
6 II: It is the undoubted right of every society to 00:08:31 Timson, David
Disc: 18
1 In the course of this important, though perhaps te 00:10:06 Timson, David
2 The rich provinces that extend from the Euphrates… 00:08:05 Timson, David
3 A perpetual stream of strangers and provincials… 00:09:46 Timson, David
4 From Edessa the principles of Christianity… 00:07:39 Timson, David
5 And yet these exceptions are either too few in num 00:08:09 Timson, David
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