Taken at the Flood: The Roman Conquest of Greece

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Price
$29.99  $27.89
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
312
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780199916894

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About the Author

Robin Waterfield is an independent scholar, living in southern Greece. In addition to more than 25 translations of works of Greek literature, he is the author of numerous books, most recently Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empire.

Reviews


"Waterfield has made himself into a living international treasure by his lean and lucid accounts of some of the most involved periods of ancient history (here, Rome's wars in Greece and Macedonia; in Dividing the Spoils, the wars of Alexander the Great's successors). The current story Waterfield tells clearly and enjoyably, with a deft selection of detail." --J.E. Lendon, The Weekly Standard


"The story Waterfield tells is complex, but he tells it well." --Peter Jones, BBC History


"This sorry story is told with great verve and pace by Waterfield." --Literary Review


"Taken at the Flood is a thrilling account of the bloody process that created Greco-Roman civilization. It is also a masterpiece of ancient history. Much has been written about the march of Roman arms, but for some reason scholars have never gotten around to producing a comprehensive volume of Rome's most crucial conquest--Greece. This has filled that void, in what will long remain the definitive account of Rome's subjugation of the once powerful Greek states." --Jim Lacey, author of The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization and Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World


"Taken at the Flood is as elegant and powerful an introduction to the Roman conquest of Greece as you are likely to find. Waterfield tells the story in all its blood and cunning." --Barry Strauss, author of Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and the Genius of Leadership


"Taken at the Flood offers a vivid and exciting retelling of a key chapter in the story of Rome's rise to power, the conquest of the Greeks." --Greg Woolf, Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews and author of Rome: An Empire's Story


"An epic tale, engagingly told in clear, eloquent prose. ... The book is a valuable contribution to the study of the formative years of Roman involvement in the East." -Bryn Mawr Classical Review