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QUARTZ: What Ancient Rome can teach us about the US-China trade war

In Masters of Command by Barry Strauss

The current trade war between the United States and China and charges of espionage against Huawei have left the world wondering: What does China want? As suggested by its military buildup, its financial outlays abroad, and its aggressive rhetoric, it seems that the Chinese government wants nothing less than to make the country the hegemon of East Asia and a global power. The fate of Taiwan, the two Koreas, …

Barry StraussQUARTZ: What Ancient Rome can teach us about the US-China trade war
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“Ambition, Cunning, and Cruelty”: TEN CAESARS Book Review

In Ten Caesars by Barry Strauss

“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.

Barry Strauss“Ambition, Cunning, and Cruelty”: TEN CAESARS Book Review
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“I highly recommend Barry Strauss’ Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine.”

In Ten Caesars by Barry Strauss

“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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A History Page-Turner for Spring Break

In Ten Caesars by Barry Strauss

Traveling to Europe on Spring Break? “Get some insight into that ruin you’re looking at with Strauss’s history page-turner, which brings to life Rome’s rulers.” — NationalGeographic

Barry StraussA History Page-Turner for Spring Break
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TEN CAESARS Offers Lessons from History’s Greatest Leaders

In Ten Caesars by Barry Strauss

Stepping into the shoes of a god wasn’t easy! So we learn in a new book that traces the biographies of 10 of the men who succeeded Julius Caesar, deified by the Roman Senate. Read the article in Cornell Chronicle here.

Barry StraussTEN CAESARS Offers Lessons from History’s Greatest Leaders