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 Hadrian's Wall.
PRAISE FOR ADRIAN GOLDSWORTHY: 'Goldsworthy brings a wonderful vitality to his subject; his account possesses an immediacy usually associated with contemporary history. The reader is treated to an enthralling view of a highly complex system of governance' The Times on Pax Romana. 'Adrian Goldsworthy is on top form with Pax Romana. Pointing out that war was virtually endemic in the ancient world, he explains clearly and persuasively how Rome was able to maintain the peace for such a long period' Peter Jones, on Pax Romana. 'Goldsworthy's true expertise is as a military historian and this is what really gives his biography its strength and bite: his depiction of Augustus's relationship with his legions is masterly' Robert Harris, on Caesar. 'Superb, unputdownable and scholarly' Simon Sebag Montefiore, on Augustus. 'Like Goldsworthy's biography of Julius Caesar, this is essential reading for anyone interested in Ancient Rome' Independent, on Augustus.