John D. Grainger is a freelance historian and former teacher. He is the author of several books on ancient history including Seleukos Nikator, The League of Aitolians and The Roman War of Antiochus the Great.
'Grainger's accunt of Nerva will no doubt become the
standard work in English for a while to come. Its thoroughness and
the sobriety of its analyses make it a realiable guide and worthy
addition to the ... bookshelf.' - Scholia Reviews, 12,
'The book is as beautifully presented as it is lucdily written ... The author is to be commended for a worthwhile addition to Routledge's series of Imperial biographies.' - Bryn Mawr Classical Review