Historical Fiction

This page will direct interested parties to the historic fiction available for the Ancient World.

Ancient Greece

Alexander series by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

The Athenian Series by Conn Iggulden

Odysseus series by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

  1. The Oath
  2. The Return

Spartan (1988) by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

The Lost Army (2007) by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Tyrant (2003) by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Tyrant series by Christian Cameron

  1. Tyrant (2008)
  2. Storm of Arrows (2009)
  3. Funeral Games (2010)
  4. King of the Bosporus (2011)
  5. Destroyer of Cities (2013)
  6. Force of Kings (2014)

Ancient Near East

Emires of Bronze series by Gordon Doherty

Ancient Rome 

Agent of Rome series by Nick Brown

  1. The Siege (2011)
  2. The Flames of Cyzicus (2015)
  3. The Imperial Banner (2012)
  4. The Far Shore (2013)
  5. The Eleventh Hour (2013)
  6. The Black Stone (2014)
  7. The Emperor’s Silver (2015)
  8. The Earthly Gods (2016)
  9. The Last Battle (2019)

Arena (2013) by Simon Scarrow

Arminius: The Limits of Empire (2017) by Robert Fabbri

Aulus Caecina Severus series by Henry Venmore-Rowland

  1. The Last Caesar (2012)
  2. The Sword and the Throne (2013)

Aven Cycle by Cass Morris

  1. From Unseen Fire (2018)
  2. Give Way To Night (2020)

Boudica series by Manda Scott

Caesar’s Spies series by Peter Tonkin

Carthage series by Ross Leckie

  1. Hannibal (1995)
  2. Scipio Africanus (1998)
  3. Carthage (2000)

Centurion series by Anthony Riches

  1. Betrayal (2017)
  2. Onslaught (2017)
  3. Retribution (2018)

Cicero series by Robert Harris

  1. Imperium (2006)
  2. Lustrum (2009)
  3. Dictator (2016)

Clash of Empires series by Ben Kane

Crossroads Brotherhood series by Robert Fabbri

Damned Emperors series by S.J.A. Turney

  1. Caligula (2017)
  2. Commodus (2019)

Eagle of the Ninth series by Rosemary Sutcliff

  1. Eagle of the Ninth (1954)
  2. The Silver Branch (1957)
  3. The Lantern Bearers (1959)

Eagles of the Empire series by Simon Scarrow

  1. Under the Eagle (2000)
  2. The Eagle’s Conquest (2001)
  3. When the Eagle Hunts (2002)
  4. The Eagle and the Wolves (2003)
  5. The Eagle’s Prey (2004)
  6. The Eagle’s Prophecy (2005)
  7. The Eagle in the Sand (2006)
  8. Centurion (2007)
  9. The Gladiator (2009)
  10. The Legion (2010)
  11. Praetorian (2011)
  12. The Blood Crows (2013)
  13. Brothers in Blood (2014)
  14. Britannia (2015)
  15. Invictus (2016)
  16. Day of the Caesars (2017)
  17. The Blood of Rome (2018)
  18. Traitors of Rome (2019)

Eagles of Rome series by Ben Kane

  1. The Shrine (short story, 2015); e-book only
  2. Eagles at War (2015)
  3. The Arena (short story, 2016); e-book only
  4. Hunting the Eagles (2016)
  5. Eagles in the Storm (2017)

Emperor series by Conn Iggulden

Empire series by Anthony Riches

Empire of Dragons (2005) by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Empress of Rome series by Kate Quinn

Falco series by Lindsey Davis

Flavia Albia series by Lindsey Davis

Forgotten Legion series by Ben Kane

Gladiatrix series by Russell Whitfield

  1. Gladiatrix (2008)
  2. Roma Victrix (2011)
  3. Imperatrix (2015)

Gaius Valerius Verrens series by Douglas Jackson

Hannibal series by Ben Kane

Invader (2016) by Simon Scarrow

Legionary series by Gordon Doherty

Marius’ Mules series by S.J.A. Turney

Masters of Rome series by Colleen McCullough

  1. The First Man in Rome (1990)
  2. The Grass Crown (1991)
  3. Fortune’s Favourites (1993)
  4. Caesar’s Women (1995)
  5. Caesar (1997)
  6. The October Horse (2002)
  7. Anthony and Cleopatra (2007)

Masters of the Sea by John Stack

Pompeii (2003) by Robert Harris

Praetorian series by S.J.A. Turney

The Rise of Emperors series by Gordon Doherty & S.J.A. Turney

Roma series by Steven Saylor

  • Roma (2007)
  • Empire (2010)

Roma sub Rosa series by Steven Saylor

  1. Roman Blood (1990)
  2. Arms of Nemesis (1992)
  3. Catilina’s Riddle (1993)
  4. The Venus Throw (1995)
  5. A Murder on the Appian Way (1996)
  6. The House of the Vestals (1997)
  7. Rubicon (1999)
  8. Last Seen in Massilia (2000)
  9. A Mist of Prophecies (2002)
  10. The Judgement of Caesar (2004)
  11. A Gladiator Dies Only Once (2005)
  12. The Triumph of Caesar (2008)
  13. The Seven Wonders (2012)
  14. Raiders of the Nile (2014)
  15. Wrath of the Furies (2015)

Romanitas series by Sophia McDougall

  1. Romanitas (2005)
  2. Rome Burning (2007)
  3. Savage City (2010)

Rome series by Manda Scott

Rufus series by Douglas Jackson

  1. Caligula (2008)
  2. Claudius (2009)

Spartacus series by Ben Kane

The Ides of March (2008) by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

The Last Legion (2002) by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Throne of the Caesars series by Harry Sidebottom

  1. Iron & Rust (2014)
  2. Blood & Steel (2015)
  3. Fire & Sword (2016)

Teutoburg (2016) by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Vespasian series by Robert Fabbri

Vindolanda series by Adrian Goldsworthy

  1. Vindolanda (2017)
  2. The Encircling Sea (2018)

Warrior of Rome series by Harry Sidebottom

The Wolf Den Trilogy by Elodie Harper

  1. The Wolf Den (2021)
  2. The House with the Golden Door (2022)

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