Books by Anthony Everitt

THE RISE OF ATHENS by Anthony Everitt
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Nearly 500 pages of names, plots, betrayals, battles, and murders may be more than some readers want to know about ancient Greece, but Everitt keeps the action moving, making this a worthy alternative to the classic doorstop, Will Durant's The Life of Greece (1939)."
A thick, lively popular history that tells a complex story without dumbing it down or devoting more than a modest effort to distinguishing fact from myth. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An engrossing history of a relentlessly pugnacious city's 500-year rise to empire."
Far less documented than its glory years, Rome's early period receives a capable account from historian Everitt (Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Clear, concise, well-researched and reasonable—a sensible, healthful lunch rather than a Roman banquet."
On balance, the 44-year reign of Caesar Augustus (63 b.c.-a.d. 14) had positive effects on Rome and its population. Unless . . . Read full book review >