Philip the Arab was Roman Emperor from 244 to 249. He came from Syria, and is remembered for negotiating peace with the Sassanid Empire shortly before Rome came to celebrate its millennium. Among early Christian writers Philip had the reputation of being sympathetic to the Christian faith and it has even been claimed by some historians that he converted to Christianity, becoming the first Christian emperor. This biography, dramatically presented as a first person narrative, is a rare piece of research on a little-known Roman leader.
Yasmine Zahran - Author of Septimius Severus: Countdown to Death. Born in Ramallah, Palestine, she was educated at Columbia University, New York, and the University of London, and received a doctorate in archaeology at the Sorbonne, Paris. She worked at UNESCO for a number of years and established, directed and taught at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem (1991-1995). She divides her time between Paris and Ramallah, where she writes and researches, besides travelling extensively to visit archaeological sites.