Historical Fantasy: A “New” Genre in K.J. Parker’s Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City

Dashed Hopes: Netflix’s Roman Empire: The Mad Emperor

Read a Book Instead: Netflix’s Empire Games

A Perplexing Journey: David Armitage’s Civil Wars

Man Pain for Days: Starz’s Spartacus

Imperial Confusion: Stages of Roman Government and Expansion

Cracks in the Marble: Netflix’s Roman Empire: Master of Rome

A Daunting Scope: Peter Heather’s Empires and Barbarians

Not all Fantasy: Game of Thrones and its Historical Inspiration