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“Ambition, Cunning, and Cruelty”: TEN CAESARS Book Review

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“Much of ‘Ten Caesars’ reads like a script for ‘Game of Thrones’….This superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression, confirms Barry Strauss as the foremost academic classicist writing for the general reader today.” Andrew Roberts, biographer of Churchill and Napoleon, in the Wall Street Journal.

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“I highly recommend Barry Strauss’ Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine.”

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“From beginning to end, Strauss’ storytelling captured my attention with vivid descriptions of historical moments and nuanced presentations of the Caesars. … The style of writing is both informative and engaging, erudite and captivating. Though focused on individual Caesars, he artfully frames each Caesar within his respective social, political, familial, and religious world, permitting him to narrate a story with …

Barry Strauss“I highly recommend Barry Strauss’ Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine.”
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The Death of Caesar in France

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The French translation of The Death of Caesar (La Mort de César, Albin Michel, 2018) has received a warm critical reception. Here is a selection from recent reviews: “Caesar probably never cried, when addressing Brutus, ‘You too, my son?’ That’s what you learn reading the story of the last moments of the dictator, orchestrated by an American, Barry Strauss, who, …

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