It has been just over a year since I last posted and figured that it was time to start again. Much has happened in the world of late antiquity and research continues to evolve. New sites have been uncovered, new manuscripts discovered and new books have been published. All of this quite apart from the genius television that was Bonekickers.
Bread and Circuses will continue where it left off and with pretty much the same obsessions: the battle of Teutoburg Forest, Julian the Apostate and the later Roman empire, though other bits and pieces will find their way in.
The Last Pagan, my bio of the Emperor Julian is now out in the US; Rome's Greatest Defeat, the only full account of the battle of Teutoburg Forest, is out in a revised paperback in the UK, and The Art of War, a collection of essays on early warfare edited by Andrew Roberts, is out in a couple of weeks. I was lucky enough to contribute a chapter on Arminius. The proofs look incredible. It is amazing what can be done when a publisher has an art budget.
The blog also looks pretty much as it did before. I have been able to recover my original posts, though images have been deleted. I will be adding links down the side as I go. If I have forgotten someone, please take it as an oversight rather than a deliberate slight.