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Lecture at the Getty Villa, April 4, 2013

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The Villa Council Presents is an annual program related to the theme of antiquity made possible by the generous support of the Villa Council. Founded in 2001, the Villa Council is comprised of dedicated supporters of the arts who believe strongly in the mission and goals of the Getty Villa and the J. Paul Getty Museum. The unifying thread among …

Barry StraussLecture at the Getty Villa, April 4, 2013
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Obama, Israel, and the Ides of March

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  Obama, Israel and the Ides of March It’s just as well that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to reach a coalition deal with his political rivals ahead of this weekend’s deadline. The tough world of Israeli politics has enough metaphorical daggers already without adding the shadow of the Ides of March. Still, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finalizes a …

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The biggest loser

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MARCH 2013 The biggest loser by Barry Strauss Why the failings of Demosthenes prove his historical importance. When I was an undergraduate, one of my teachers used to talk only half-seriously about “Great Losers in American History,” beginning with Aaron Burr. It’s not a theme that George Patton would have warmed to. As the general said to the troops, “Americans love …

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MEN’S HEALTH Quotes me on Spartacus

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They quote me extensively in their February 2013 article on the “Spartacus Workout.” Here is a sample: http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/liam-mcintyre-spartacus-workout/page/3

Barry StraussMEN’S HEALTH Quotes me on Spartacus