Kathryn Tempest is senior lecturer in Latin literature and Roman history, University of Roehampton, and author of Cicero: Politics and Persuasion in Ancient Rome. She lives in Surrey, UK.
Tempest writes as clearly as she thinks. . . A valuable contribution to the field, which deserves to be widely read. -Prof. Matthew Leigh, History Today Kathryn Tempest leads us into the complexities and contradictions in the life and legacy of Brutus, a figure who has provoked controversy through the ages. -James Romm, TLS Winner of the Outstanding Academic Title for 2018 award sponsored by Choice A beautifully written and thought-provoking book. -Christopher Pelling, author of Plutarch and History Engagingly written and admirably researched, Tempest's new biography gets us closer than we have ever been to recovering the authentic Marcus Brutus. Tempest supplies new perspectives on evidence we believed we already knew well and, while remaining far from hagiography, makes clear the man's remarkable historical importance. - W. Jeffrey Tatum, author of Always I am Caesar Kathryn Tempest has brought us closer to one of the most important and yet enigmatic characters in ancient history and offers a portrait of a 'noble conspirator' at a time of great unrest in Rome's history: capable, ambitious, in many ways honourable, and certainly deserving of emerging from Caesar's shadow. This is biography as it should be written. -Michael Scott, author of Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West Brutus the tyrannicide has been romanticised, idealised and demonised for two thousand years. Tempest deftly disentangles 'the noblest Roman of them all' from all these fictions and reveals the Brutus his own contemporaries knew and puzzled over. Essential reading. -Greg Woolf, author of Rome: An Empire's Story