Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian fought for control of the Roman Empire at Actium. We tell the story.
The grandeur and the decadence, the cunning and the brutality, the surprising prominence of imperial women in a man’s world, and the practical wisdom that allowed Rome to maintain its rule over millions for centuries before finally losing its grip in the West: it’s all there in one book. Ten Caesars – now one of Amazon’s choices for best books …
Was it war, crime or a self-inflicted wound? It was, in any case, the greatest battle between Caesar and Pompey, and it took place here, at Pharsalus, Greece, in 48 BC.
It’s hardly a household word today, but Zama decided the fate of Rome. Join us for the epic battle of two titans, Hannibal and Scipio.
Hannibal’s victory at Cannae was one of the most dramatic in history yet ultimately one of the least fruitful. Here’s how it happened.
How do you get inside an enemy’s head? The new season of my ANTIQUITAS podcast, featuring “Great Battles of the Ancient World,” shows how it’s done.
I enjoyed talking with Nina Martyris of NPR about how Imperial Rome partied.
Here is my interview with Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic.
I had great fun talking to the Observer about the historical accuracy of “Game of Thrones.”
I had a great time talking with Ryan about my book and I enjoyed our lively conversation.