Dundas brings infectious enthusiasm and great scholarly panache to this study of the immortal Holmes, his creation, and those who have and continue to adore him. For both casual fans and the most hardcore players of the Great Game, this is an utterly winning read.
While many consider it an oxymoron (wasn't this peace imposed at the point of a sword?), the Pax Romana, the period of stability during the first two centuries of imperial rule, was a complex, nuanced web of interactions between Romans and the peoples they ruled. Goldsworthy presents this world with great clarity and insight.