Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World by Adrian Goldsworthy PART 5 of 6.

Mar 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

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Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World by Adrian Goldsworthy PART 5 of 6.

“Goldsworthy brings a wonderful vitality to his subject. . . . The reader is treated to an enthralling view of a highly complex system of governance [in which] Goldsworthy gives statecraft its proper emphasis.” —Gerard DeGroot, Times (London) (Gerard DeGroot Times (London))

“The reign of Augustus—when the Romans learned to stop worrying and love the emperors—is the center of Adrian Goldsworthy’s powerful reassessment of Roman imperialism. Goldsworthy is well known for his books on the Roman army and on Roman warfare and is the author of vivid biographies of some of Rome’s greatest generals, so peace might seem a surprising topic for him. But Pax is not peace, or not quite peace as we know it. . . . The Roman peace was an unusual calm after the violence of prehistoric and classical societies. How calm it really was is difficult to say, but Pax Romana offers a measured answer for which we may be grateful.”—Greg Woolf, Wall Street Journal

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