Contents in Full
- Chapter I — 1
- The Extent and Military Force of the Roman Empire in the Age of the Antonines.
- Chapter II — 28
- Of the Union and internal Prosperity of the Roman Empire, in the Age of the Antonines.
- Chapter III — 59
- Of the Constitution of the Roman Empire, in the Age of the Antonines.
- Chapter IV — 83
- The cruelty, follies, and murder of Commodus.—Election of Pertinax—his attempts to reform the Senate—his assassination by the Prætorian Guards.
- Chapter V — 103
- Public sale of the empire to Didius Julianus by the Prætorian Guards.—Clodius Albinus in Britain, Pescennius Niger in Syria, and Septimus Severus in Pannonia, declare against the murderers of Pertinax.—Civil wars and victory of Severus over his three rivals.—Relaxations of discipline.—New maxims of government.
- Chapter VI — 126
- The death of Severus.—Tyranny of Caracalla.—Usurpation of Macrinus.—Follies of Elagabalus.—Virtues of Alexander Severus.—Licentiousness of the army.—General state of the Roman Finances.
- Chapter VII — 167
- The elevation and tyranny of Maximin.—Rebellion in Africa and Italy, under the authority of the Senate.—Civil Wars and Seditions.—Violent Deaths of Maximin and his Son, of Maximus and Balbinus, and of the three Gordians.—Usurpation and secular games of Philip.
- Chapter VIII — 195
- Of the state of Persia after the restoration of the monarchy by Artaxerxes.
- Chapter IX — 213
- The State of Germany till the invasion of the Barbarians, in the Time of the Emperor Decius.
- Chapter X — 237
- The Emperors Decius, Gallus, Æmilianus, Valerian, and Gallienus.—The general Irruption of the Barbarians.—The thirty Tyrants.
- Chapter XI — 283
- Reign of Claudius.—Defeat of the Goths.—Victories, triumph, and death, of Aurelian.
- Chapter XII — 317
- Conduct of the Army and Senate after the death of Aurelian.—Reigns of Tacitus, Probus, Carus and his sons.
- Chapter XIII — 350
- The reign of Diocletian and his three associates, Maximian, Gallerius, and Constantius.—General re-establishment of order and tranquility.—The Persian war, victory, and triumph.—The new form of administration.—Abdication and retirement of Diocletian and Maximian.
- CHAP. XIV — 394
- Troubles after the abdication of Diocletian.—Death of Constantius.—Elevation of Constantine and Maxentius.—Six Emperors at the same time.—Death of Maximian and Gallerius.—Victories of Constantine over Maxentius and Licinius—Re-union of the Empire under the authority of Constantine.