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The Classical World: Triumph and tragedy

Join celebrated British historian and commentator, Tom Holland, as he talks about his classical trilogy, recently completed with In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World. In 2007, Holland was the winner of the Classical Association prize, awarded to ‘the individual who has done most to promote the study of the language, literature and civilisation of Ancient Greece and Rome’. He has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for the BBC.

The first book in Holland’s trilogy, Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic, won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. The second, Persian Fire, his history of the Graeco-Persian wars, won the Anglo-Hellenic League’s Runciman Award in 2006. In the Shadow of the Sword, he covers the collapse of Roman and Persian power in the Near East, and the emergence of Islam.

Holland is a cool-headed historian who writes no less authoritatively and engagingly on classical Greece than he did on ancient Rome’, Professor Mary Beard, The Sunday Times.

Tom Holland is coming direct from the Perth and Adelaide Festivals for his only public event in Canberra. Bookings are essential for this free event, click here to RSVP. Books will be available for sale and signings will take place after the event at the University Co-op stand.

Supported by the Friends of the ANU Classics Museum, The ANU Co-op Bookshop and the ANU Emeritus Faculty.

Speaker/Host: Canberra Times ANU Literary, Event Meet the Author Series 2013
Venue: Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, ANU
Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Enquiries: ANU Events on 6125 4144

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