The Enemies of Rome (Paperback)

From Hannibal to Attila the Hun

By Philip Matyszak

Thames & Hudson, 9780500287729, 296pp.

Publication Date: April 6, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/17/2004)

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Description

"Matyszak writes clearly and engagingly . . . nicely produced, with ample maps and illustrations." —Classical Outlook


This engrossing 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 such legends as Spartacus the gladiator, as well as the thrilling tales of Hannibal, the great Boudicca, the rebel leader and Mithridates, the connoisseur of poisons, among many others. Some enemies of Rome were noble heroes and others were murderous villains, but each has a unique and fascinating story.


About the Author

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St. John’s College, Oxford.  He is the author of numerous books on the ancient world, including the highly successful Legionary: The Roman Soldier’s (Unofficial) Manual, The Greek and Roman Myths, and Ancient Magic.