“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 joins The Art of Manliness Podcast (Episode 487) to discuss Three of the greatest generals of antiquity: Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar. Listen here.
“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 …
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
Here’s my take at time.com.
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.
The second season of the podcast, “ANTIQUITAS: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World,” has begun. This season the focus in the death and life of Julius Caesar. Listen to the podcast here.
Watch this teaser for my forthcoming new book TEN CAESARS: ROMAN EMPERORS FOR AUGUSTUS TO CONSTANTINE.
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, …
Here’s a writeup of my Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Faculty Lecture.