Render Unto Tebow

In Caesar's Ghost by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

I found the former Dictator-in-Perpetuity of Rome glued to a computer screen. Watching You Tube. “Hail, Caesar. Are you watching a report of today’s arguments at the Supreme Court?” I figured that a politician like Caesar would find the Obamacare case riveting. “No. I’m watching a tape of Tim Tebow’s first press conference as a New York Jet.”

Barry StraussRender Unto Tebow

The Ides of March

In Masters of Command by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

USAToday has picked up my blog post in its online edition. Please read it here: Roman Political Lessons for Today Barry Strauss is author of Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and the Genius of Leadership (Simon & Schuster, May 2012).

Barry StraussThe Ides of March

What Would Alexander Do?

In Masters of Command, What Would Alexander Do? by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

He was short and well built. You would call his face strong rather than handsome. His neck was cocked slightly to the left; his eyes gleamed. Long blonde hair framed his head and even when he stood still, it appeared windblown. There was something catlike about his posture, as if he longed to uncoil by jumping on a horse and …

Barry StraussWhat Would Alexander Do?