Tom Holland’s critically acclaimed, magisterial account of the Roman Empire is out now in paperback – just in time to take away with you on your summer holidays. Dynasty is the story of rise and fall of the house of Caesar, and has been hailed as ‘masterly’, ‘wonderful’ and ‘a compulsively good read’. Now featuring a brand new cover, it’s the perfect way to escape to the drama and intrigue of Ancient Rome, wherever you are this summer.
If you’re yet to read Dynasty yet, you can order your copy from the following retailers:
But there are other ways to connect with the world of Caligula, Nero et al, and one is through artefacts from the period. In these short videos made for this website, Tom Holland explores the significance of some of the coins in his collection, and what they tell us about the Emperors brought to life in Dynasty.
In a series of podcasts recorded exclusively for this website at his home in London, Tom Holland explores the world of Ancient Rome brought so vividly to life in Dynasty, and gives us an insight into his writing life and what inspires him.
In this first recording, Tom explains what first sparked his fascination with the period, and the surprising connection between dinosaurs and historical study.
OUT NOW: DYNASTY
A masterful history of Rome's first imperial dynasty by the award-winning author of Rubicon, Persian Fire and In the Shadow of the Sword.
‘Deft and skilful . . . a formidable effort to compile what we can know about the ancient world and a sensational story’ Nick Cohen, Observer
‘A wonderful, surging narrative - a brilliant and meticulous synthesis of the ancient sources . . . This is a story that should be read by anyone interested in history, politics or human nature - and it has never been better told’ Mail on Sunday.