"The Roman achievement is succinctly and well surmised" -- Spectator
"an ambitious, informative and effortlessly entertaining history
of the Mediterranean." -- Ham & High Series
"an expertly paced, occasionally exhilarating read...may even
prove a landmark in popular history-telling"
-- Sunday Telegraph
"monumental work" -- Economist.
Chosen by Adrian Hardiman - Supreme Court Judge.
-- The Irish Times Books of the Year.
Infectiously enthusiastic, good-humoured, unassumingly erudite -- The Scotsma] The Scotsman
Ham & High Series
of the Mediterranean."