Tom Holland

Wed 12 July 2023

Interviewed by Martin Latham

Pax: War and Peace in Rome’s Golden Age

In a trilogy that began with Rubicon, and Dynasty, award winning historian and broadcaster Tom Holland now arrives at the period which marks the apogée of the Pax Romana. It provides a portrait of the ancient world’s ultimate superpower at war and at peace; from the gilded capital to the barbarous realms beyond the frontier; from emperors to slaves. Featuring many of the most celebrated episodes in Roman history: the destruction of Jerusalem and Pompeii; the building of the Colosseum and Hadrian’s Wall; the conquests of Trajan and the spread of Christianity. Pax gives a portrait of Rome at the very pinnacle of her greatness.