Tom Holland


5 July 2023

At its peak, the Roman Empire was perhaps the greatest civilisation in history. But like so many cultures before and after it, it declined and finally ended.

Chart-topping historian Tom Holland joined UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers to talk about his new book, PAX, about the heyday of the Roman Empire, and to consider: what can the ancient superpower teach us about today? Are there lessons from the ‘Pax Romana’ for the later stages of the ‘Pax Americana’?