War and religion intertwined in the era of Cervantes

How much truth is there in the myth of the “noblest Roman”?

Moving to the city where democracy began

The Dark Ages debate over the price of a soul

The conjunction of barbarism and civilisation

The Decline and Fall author has a worthy successor

Britain’s most significant Holocaust historian, and Churchill’s biographer

Three books offer fresh and enchanting views on the ancient past and how it can still live