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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
- Online Seminar Series

Agora Foundation Online Seminar Series -
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

This six-volume work by the English historian Edward Gibbon traces Western civilization from the height of the Roman Empire to the fall of Byzantium in the fifteenth century. These texts cover the history, from 98 to 1,590AD, of the Roman Empire, the history of early Christianity and then of the Roman Church, and the general history of Europe. According to the author, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens. We invite you to join this series as we explore this influential text in monthly online seminars, exploring a few chapters at a time.

Next Event in the series:

Sunday, December 11 - 12:00-2:00PM PDT

 

Reading: 

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon - Penguin Classics; Abridged edition (January 2001) - ISBN 0140437649

Chapters XLII - XLIX (Pages 577-587), and Chapter L (Pages 588-671)

Tutor:

David Appleby