Tom Holland is the author of Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic, which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Persian Fire, his history of the Graeco-Persian wars, won the Anglo-Hellenic Leaguz’s Runciman Award in 2006.
His third work of history, Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom, was published in the autumn of 2008. In the Shadow of the Sword, covers the collapse of Roman and Persian power in the Near East, and the emergence of Islam.
Dynasty, about the first Caesars, has been published by Little, Brown Book Group this autumn.