Adrian Goldsworthy studied at Oxford, where his doctoral thesis examined the Roman army, and became an acclaimed historian of Ancient Rome. He is the author of numerous books, including Caesar, The Fall of the West, Pax Romana, and most recently Hadrian's Wall. Brigantia completes the trilogy of novels about Flavius Ferox including Vindolanda and The Encircling Sea. He is currently working on a new trilogy of Roman stories.
'With maps, diagrams, colour photographs, and endnotes, a useful bibliography, index, and appendices (including on the Royal Tombs at Vergina), his book belongs on the (sturdy) shelf of any reader interested in military, political, or social history' * Minerva * 'A fantastic work of ancient history and by pairing the two giants of Macedonia, Goldsworthy helps the reader understand Alexander's life all the better, and sheds light on the achievements and character of Philip. The biography compares and contrasts the two figures, in an original and engaging style, one that I found enjoyable from beginning to end' * Aspects of History * 'A gripping history that combined deep scholarship with readability ... This is an epic history. Very much in the vein of the Tom Holland histories of empire, enjoyable and informative but also gripping' * NB Magazine *