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Top 10 books about the Roman empire | Greg Woolf
From Edward Gibbon to Asterix the Gaul, the astonishing endurance of the largest state Europe has ever known continues to inspire a compelling literature

Greg Woolf

08, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Albert Uderzo obituary
Illustrator who with the writer René Goscinny created the much-loved comic books featuring the exploits of Asterix the Gaul

Steve Holland

27, Mar, 2020 @11:21 AM

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Asterix: a world of joyful innocence born in the aftermath of war
Goscinny and Uderzo’s cheery comic-book parodies reflected none of the real horror of Roman imperialism – and painted an irresistible portrait of postwar Europe

Tom Holland

24, Mar, 2020 @5:38 PM

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Illustrator Albert Uderzo drew me in to Asterix's world with deftness and care
The way Uderzo’s comic book panels progressed from rudimentary was an important lesson for a child

Nicholas Lezard

24, Mar, 2020 @5:36 PM

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Asterix creator Albert Uderzo dies at 92
French comic-book artist, who created Asterix with the writer René Goscinny, dies at home ‘from a heart attack unrelated to the coronavirus’

Alison Flood

24, Mar, 2020 @10:05 AM

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Meet Adrenaline: Asterix gets first female hero in 60-year history
Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter, released on Thursday, stars a rebellious teenage Gaul who keeps Asterix and Obelix on their toes

Sonali Nandi

24, Oct, 2019 @10:41 AM

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Names worthy of a standing ovation | Brief letters
Brief letters: European holidays | Antisemitism tsar | Gendered language | Asterix translator | Coffee shop names


09, Sep, 2019 @4:59 PM

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Age should be no bar to naked doorways | Brief letters
Brief letters: Marina Abramović | Asterix and Obelix | Steam railways | Brogues | Starbucks


06, Sep, 2019 @4:33 PM

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Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion review – a flatly formulaic brew
Quirky visuals provide welcome respite from the corporate logic that permeates every aspect of this digimated sequel

Mike McCahill

29, Aug, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Anthea Bell obituary
Translator best known for her witty English rendering of Asterix, the popular French comic book series

Claire Armitstead

18, Oct, 2018 @3:05 PM

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Anthea Bell, 'magnificent' translator of Asterix and Kafka, dies aged 82
Her prolific work introduced generations of English readers to writers as varied as Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka and Cornelia Funke

Alison Flood

18, Oct, 2018 @12:54 PM

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Macron galls French with 'change-resistant Gauls' comment
French president uses trip to Denmark to condemn people at home who are set in their ways

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

30, Aug, 2018 @4:15 PM

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