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Adrian Goldsworthy

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Adrian Goldsworthy is an award-winning historian of the classical world. He is the author of numerous books about ancient Rome, including Hadrian's Wall, Caesar, How Rome Fell, Pax Romana, and Augustus. Goldsworthy lives in South Wales.


Tekijän teokset

Caesar (2006) 1,596 kappaletta
The Punic Wars (2000) 904 kappaletta
Rooman valtakunnan tuho (2009) 838 kappaletta
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome (2014) 501 kappaletta
Roman Warfare (2000) 455 kappaletta
Rooman sotilasmahti (2003) 451 kappaletta
Antonius ja Kleopatra (2010) 358 kappaletta
Vindolanda (2017) 167 kappaletta
Hadrian's Wall (2018) 133 kappaletta
Caesar's Civil War (2002) 122 kappaletta
The Encircling Sea (2018) 66 kappaletta
True Soldier Gentlemen (2011) 58 kappaletta
Brigantia (2019) 54 kappaletta
The Fort (2021) 38 kappaletta
Beat the Drums Slowly (2011) 22 kappaletta
Send Me Safely Back Again (2012) 19 kappaletta
The City (2022) 18 kappaletta
All in Scarlet Uniform (2013) 18 kappaletta
The Wall (City of Victory) (2023) 14 kappaletta
Whose Business is to Die (2015) 13 kappaletta
Run Them Ashore (2014) 12 kappaletta
Romeinse Legioenen (2015) 4 kappaletta
Hibernia (2019) 2 kappaletta
De glorie van Rome (2019) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Julius Caesar As Artful Reporter (1998) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2008 (2008) — Author "Can the Counters Be Counted On?" — 12 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2003 (2003) — Author "Reassessing Caesar's Generalship" — 8 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2007 (2007) — Author "Caesar's Triumph in Gaul" — 8 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 2010 (2009) — Author "Rome's Disgrace at Adrianople" — 8 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Goldsworthy, Adrian
Virallinen nimi
Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Penarth, Wales, UK
Oxford University (St. John's College)
Westbourne School, Penarth, Wales
Stanwell Comprehensive School
Junior research fellow
Lecturer (university)
Hadrianic Society
Georgina Capel
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Adrian Keith Goldsworthy (born 1969) is a British historian and author who specialises in ancient Roman history.



Adrian Goldsworthy, Ancient History (syyskuu 2010)


I picked this book up when I visited the Alexander myth and legend themed exhibition at the British Library. That exhibition was focused on the stories told of Alexander after his passing, from the ancient world to modern-day comics, novels, and television drama. This book is really not interested in any of that, but what's actually in the surviving ancient sources, and it plainly acknowledges where things are unclear. That's very evident in the chapters about Philip, and those were the chapters I probably found more interesting, because I haven't really read that much about him. The chapters on Alexander were on more familiar ground, but I think what this book succeeded doing was give a better idea of the passage of time on various campaigns.… (lisätietoja)
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mari_reads | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 10, 2024 |
This is a well-written treatise on the last 200 years of the Roman Empire in the west. It is by no means equal to the scope and literary quality of Edward Gibbons iconic multi volume work “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”. This statement does not take anything away from Adrian Goldsworthy’s How Rome Fell -Death of a Superpower.

In order to better understand the merits of this new treatise on the fall of Roman Empire, it only makes sense to contrast it with Gibbon’s piece de resistance, which arguably has remained eminent even after 250 years.

Where Gibbon’s detached, neutral style anticipated in many ways modern scientific writing, his interspersed moralism was reminiscent of the great ancient historians.
Conforming to contemporary practice, Goldsworthy’s work is devoid of aphorisms and moral lessons.

However, what matters most is that How Rome Fell -Death of a Superpower can be seen as an important addition to Gibbons work.
Goldsworthy’s work injects many up-to-date facts and ideas from newly gathered archeological data but never claims the data to be complete. Therefore, even though Goldsworthy has a clearly defined thesis, he is always realistic enough to point at optional interpretations of the limited data available. In the end, this reader realizes that we know much less about certain eras of history than we have been led to believe. Adrian Goldsworthy’s work, unlike others, does not veil this very important fact, and it manages to make careful and very educated extrapolations utilizing a blend of common sense, awareness of human nature and the accumulated archeological discoveries since Gibbons era.
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nitrolpost | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 19, 2024 |
This is renowned historian Adrian Goldsworthy's contribution to a series on great battles. In this work he presents an outstanding and concise analysis of not only the Battle of Cannae, but just as importantly provides the perfect amount of context- both regarding the Romans and Carthaginians as a people and as to their military structure. The events leading up to and actually during the conflict are described in unsurpassed clarity.

In my opinion, this is a must-read not only for fans of the Roman Republic, but also for those who want to have a comprehensive understanding of one of the most significant battles in history.

Highly recommended.
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la2bkk | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 12, 2024 |
Good history, excellent characters, and storyline are the hallmarks of this excellent series. Hopefully, it is only on pause before we get the next six entries.
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jamespurcell | Feb 7, 2024 |



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