The Enemies of Rome

From Hannibal to Attila the Hun


A new and different approach to the history of Rome – viewed from the perspective of those who fought against the mighty empire

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Philip Matyszak


This engrossing and original book looks at the growth and eventual demise of Rome from the viewpoint of the peoples who fought against it.

Here is the reality behind legends such as Spartacus the gladiator, and the stories of Shapur the conqueror,Viriathus the guerrilla leader and Mithridates the connoisseur of poisons. Some enemies of Rome were noble heroes, others were murdering villains: each has a unique and fascinating story.

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Weight 583 g
Dimensions 23.4 x 15.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 21 November 2008
Number of pages 296
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 23.4 x 15.7 cm
Weight 583 g


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Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of many books on classical civilization, including Chronicle of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome, The Sons of Caesar, Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day, Lives of the Romans (with Joanne Berry) and Legionary.