Stephen Dando-Collins is the multi-award-winning author of forty-seven books, including biographies and nonfiction works on ancient Rome, Greece, and Persia, as well as American, British, French, and Australian history including World War I and World War II. These works focus on military history, with Stephen considered an authority on the legions of imperial Rome. He has also written several successful novels and children’s novels. His books are widely published in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and they appear in translation in Spain, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Albania, Russia, Korea, and Latin America.
“With impressive and thorough attention to detail, Stephen Dando-Collins’s Seven Against Thebes brings the ancient world into fierce action. He shows the all too human emotions, motives, and clashes of these Bronze Age men, who may—or may not—have lived more than three millennia ago, in a thrilling and astonishingly relatable way. By puzzling through the different variations of the myth, corroborating them with geographies, biographies, poems, artwork, archaeological evidence, histories, and more, he manages to expertly stitch together the remains to bring to life the incredibly important and foundational ancient myth of Thebes.” —Anya Leonard, founder and director of Classical Wisdom, author of Sappho: The Lost Poetess “Why—only, and this—Seven fighting against the great ancient city of Thebes? Read all about it in Stephen Dando-Collins’s latest mythographic extravaganza, squarely based as it is on the complex multiplicity of enthralling ancient written sources.” —Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture emeritus at Cambridge University and author of Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece “Yet another scorching and enthralling epic from the pen of Stephen Dando-Collins, the modern age’s foremost dramatizer of ancient Greek and Roman history. Enough turmoil, blood, and tears for six books!” —Robin Hawdon, British playwright and author of Almost Famous and The Land, the Land