Articles & Columns

Read Strauss’ regular column in the Hoover Institution where he uses events in ancient history to give new perspectives on current affairs.

Today’s Greece, in the midst of crisis, The Hill, November 7, 2014

One of the Greatest Storytellers Who Ever Lived, Off the Shelf, June 18, 2014

The Real Lessons of D-Day, Fox News, June 6, 2014

The ‘managed demoncracies’ of Putin and Edrogan, The Hill, June 2, 2014

4 Jarring Signs of Turkey’s Growing Islamization, The Atlantic, May 31, 2013

In Italy, Politics Is Just Show Business, RealClearWorld, March 4, 2013

“Roman Political Lessons for Today,”

“Brutality and Benevolence,” A review of Ataturk: Lessons in Leadership from the Greatest General of the Ottoman Empire (World Generals (Palgrave MacMillan)) by Austin Bay, The New Criterion (March 2012), 68-71,—benevolence-7314

“Anatolian Crossroads,” The New Criterion (October 2010), 30-34, (fee charged).

Recent Scholarship:

“Slave Wars of Greece and Rome,” in Victor Davis Hanson, ed., Makers of Ancient StrategyFrom the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome. Princeton University Press:  2010, 185-205.

“Sparta’s Maritime Moment,” in Andrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein, and Carnes Lord, eds., China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective. Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute Press: 2009, 33-62.

“Athens as Hamlet: The Irresolute Empire,” in David Edward Tabachnik and Toivo Koivukoski, eds., Enduring Empire: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 2009, 215-226.

“Military Education: Models from Antiquity,” Academic Questions 21 (2008): 52-61.

“Chapter 4: Combat: (b) Naval Battle and Sieges,” in P. Sabin, H. van Wees, and M. Whitby, eds. The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare. Volume I: Greece, the Hellenistic World, and the Rise of Rome. Cambridge University Press: 2007, 223-247.

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