2019 is a significant year for events and anniversaries. It is 80 years since the Battle of the Atlantic (the longest continuous battle of World War Two) began, 75 years since D Day, 50 years of CASD (continuous at sea nuclear deterrent), Brexit – to name a few. Alongside these great events should rank the marking of another, the 60th anniversary of the first publication of H.H. Scullard’s From the Gracchi to Nero in 1959, the history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD.