Even millennia after its fall, the grand expanse of Roman achievement continues to affect not only American society, but the entire world as well. What caused a civilization of such accomplishments to disintegrate? In this informative and lively series of lectures, renowned history professor Thomas F. Madden serves as the ultimate guide through the fall of ancient Rome. Professor Madden correlates the principles of Roman conduct— both governmental and military—that would forever change the world. Rome was an empire unlike the world had ever seen, and one that will likely never be duplicated. Peopled with personages of great distinction and even greater ambition, at once notable for humanity’s great promise and flawed nature, the Roman Empire contributed many of history’s proudest advancements. Here Professor Madden invites audiences to explore all the grandeur of this fallen empire.
Lecture 1 The Decline and Fall of What?
Lecture 2The Sick Republic
Lecture 3The Augustan Revolution
Lecture 4The Julio-Claudian Emperors
Lecture 5Instability and War
Lecture 6Order Restored: The Five Good Emperors, 96–180
Lecture 7Military Dictatorship
Lecture 8The Spreading Anarchy, 235–284
Lecture 9Diocletian and the Reform of Empire
Lecture 10Constantine and the Conversion of Empire
Lecture 11The New Threat of Heresy
Lecture 12Theodosius and His Successors
Lecture 13The Fall of Rome
Lecture 14Rome After Rome
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