Tom Holland

Tom Holland is the author of three works of history. The first, Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic, won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. His book on the Graeco-Persian wars, Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West, won the Anglo-Hellenic League’s Runciman Award in 2006. His new book, Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom, was published in the autumn of 2008. He is currently working on a book about late antiquity and the origins of Islam.

He has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for the BBC. He is currently working on a translation of Herodotus for Penguin Classics. In 2007, he was the winner of the 2007 Classical Association prize, awarded to ‘the individual who has done most to promote the study of the language, literature and civilisation of Ancient Greece and Rome’.”

Tom is currently the Chair of the Society of Authors and on the committee of the the Classical Association.

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