Bernard Mayesis a teacher, administrator, corporate executive, broadcaster, actor, dramatist, and former international commentator on US culture. He is best known for his readings of historical classics.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 2by Edward Gibbon, Bernard Mayes (Read by)
Famous for its unflagging narrative power, fine organization, and irresistibly persuasive arguments, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has earned a permanent place of honor in historical literature. Gibbon’s elegantly detached erudition is seasoned with an ironic wit, and remarkably little of his work is outdated. This second volume covers 395 AD to 1185 AD, from the reign of Justinian in the East to the establishment of the German Empire of the West. It recounts the desperate attempts to hold off the barbarians, palace revolutions and assassinations, theological controversy, and lecheries and betrayals, all in a setting of phenomenal magnificence.
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Many place names do not appear on a modern map. Measurements in quantities and distances are not readily understandable and monetary values have no relationship in today's currency. Footnotes are incorporated with the text and are hard to separate. I think the footnotes should have been italicized. Reading this book has always been on my bucket list and I am grateful to have had the opportunity.