IMPERIAL TRIUMPH: THE ROMAN WORLD FROM HADRIAN TO CONSTANTINE
416pp., P.B. 2018 reissue. Beginning with the reign of Hadrian and ending with the death of Julian the Apostate on campaign in Persia, it offers an account of the twists and deadly turns of imperial politics in which successive emperors rose and fell. Yet, despite this volatility, the Romans were able to see off successive attacks by Parthians, Germans, Persians and Goths.