Anthony Everitt, a former visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University, has written extensively on European culture and is the author of Cicero, Augustus, Hadrian, The Rise of Rome, and The Rise of Athens. He has served as secretary general of the Arts Council for Great Britain. Everitt lives near Colchester, England's first recorded town, founded by the Romans.
Reads as easily as a novel . . . [Anthony] Everitt has a wealth of anecdotes and two millennia of histories to work with, and he delivers and interprets them flawlessly. Nearly unparalleled insight into the period and the man make this a story for everyone. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Ancient history expert Everitt attacks the young Macedonian king's astonishing conquests on three continents--Africa, Asia, and Europe--with relish. . . . This detailed account of the intriguing ancient military genius will fascinate military history readers eager to learn more about Alexander's motivation and the lifelong fearlessness that propelled him to near-mythic status. --Publishers Weekly Praise for Anthony Everitt The Rise of Rome Fascinating history and a great read. --Chicago Sun-Times Everitt writes for the informed and the uninformed general reader alike, in a brisk, conversational style, with a modern attitude of skepticism and realism. --The Dallas Morning News Cicero An excellent introduction to a critical period in the history of Rome . . . Cicero comes across much as he must have lived. --The Wall Street Journal Riveting . . . a clear-eyed biography [offering] vivid lessons about the viciousness that can pervade elected government. --Chicago Tribune Augustus Fascinating and brisk to read . . . All the stuff of adventure is here, from court intrigue to roving armies to shipwreck. --The Washington Post Book World A narrative of sustained drama and skillful analysis . . . an accomplished biography. --The Philadelphia Inquirer