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Tom Holland : Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar, 15 octobre 2016 15:30, Bishop’s Palace, Wells
Best selling author of Rubicon and leading writer of the Ancient World.
Tom Holland’s critically acclaimed, magisterial account of the Roman Empire
Imperial Rome, the city of the first Caesars, is brought vividly to life by one of the leading authorities on the ancient world. In Dynasty, Hollandtraces the full and astonishing story of Augustus Caesar and his heirs. Their brilliance and power, their sadism and their corruption: the blood-steeped shadows of this cast of unsettling characters stretches through to the present day, as fascinating yet blood-chilling as it ever was. From the great capital itself, rebuilt in marble by Augustus, to the dank and barbarian-haunted forests of Germany, Holland explores the Roman psyche like no other. With murderers, metrosexuals, adulterers, druids, scheming grandmothers and reluctant gladiators all driving the action, Tom Holland brings us narrative history at its finest.
This event is kindly sponsored by Beech Tyldesley