Tom Holland





Tom Holland


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in near Oxford, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1968

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An acclaimed British author. He has written many books, both fiction and non-fiction, on many subjects from vampires to history.

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Holland was born near Oxford and brought up in the village of Broadchalke near Salisbury, England. He obtained a double first in English and Latin at Queens' College, Cambridge, and afterwards studied shortly for a PhD at Oxford, taking Lord Byron as his subject, before interrupting the post graduate studies and moving to London.

He has adapted Herodotus, Homer, Thucydides and Virgil for BBC Radio 4. His novels, including Attis and Deliver Us From Evil, mostly have a supernatural and horror element as well as being set in the pas
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Read Tom Holland’s top ten places to see remainder of the Roman Empire in twenty-first-century Britain. Hadrian’s Wall The best preserved and most enigmatic legacy of Rome’s frontier policy, this is best appreciated by following the National Trail which leads from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway. Failing that, take the car, and be sure not to […]


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“I thought, gazing at the beauty of the landscape again, it is as though the fiend has prevailed against the angels, and fixed his throne in a heaven, to rule it as though it were Hell.”
Tom Holland, Lord Of The Dead

“It was an article of faith to the Romans that they were the most morally upright people in the world. How else was the size of their empire to be explained? Yet they also knew that the Republic's greatness carried its own risks. To abuse it would be to court divine anger. Hence the Roman's concern to refute all charges of bullying, and to insist they had won their empire purely in self-defense.”
Tom Holland, Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic

“Honour, in the Republic, had never been a goal in itself, only a means to an infinite end. And what was true of her citizens, naturally, was also true of Rome herself. For the generation that had lived through the civil wars, this was the consolation history gave them. Out of calamity could come greatness. Out of dispossession could come the renewal of a civilised order.”
Tom Holland, Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic

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