May 2, 2012
Barry Strauss is Professor of History, Cornell University.
In 2012 Prof. Strauss was named an Honorary Citizen of Salamis, Greece in recognition of his book, The Battle of Salamis.
May 2, 2012
For the podcast of my interview, see http://www.blubrry.com/ggliddy/1382289/masters-of-command/
“In all, Strauss weaves a glorious tapestry with many vignettes featuring each of the three commanders….he compares the three in ways that are not all immediately obvious, drawing on a fully stocked supply of anecdotes and details.” — about.com
May 1, 2012
Today is publication day for Masters of Command. I’m asking each of the book’s three masters for the lessons of his leadership. Yesterday I interviewed the ghost of Hannibal and Sunday I spoke to the shade of Alexander the Great. Today I speak to Caesar’s Ghost.
“Hail, Professor. Congratulations on your new book. With Caesar in the title it cannot fail.”
Thank you, Dictator.
“I can tell that you are busy today, so let me get right to the point – with audacity and speed. Caesar is Caesar, after all.
April 30, 2012
In the run-up to the publication of Masters of Command on Tuesday, I’ll ask each of the book’s three masters for the lessons of his leadership. Yesterday I interviewed the ghost of Alexander the Great. Today I speak to the shade of Hannibal.
Good morning, Son of Hamilcar. What makes you a greater leader than Alexander or Julius Caesar?
“Both Alexander and Caesar suffered mutinies. I did not, although I subjected my men to many hardships during 15 years in Italy. They were a multi-ethnic group, made of Africans, Iberians, Celts, and various Italians, with little to hold them together, but I kept them going. I know how to make men follow my lead.”