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A Monument and an Election

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I have the privilege of spending a month living on a hill above one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Rome. My apartment window shows the dawn breaking on marble monuments, bronze chariots and winged victories, with the mountains as a backdrop. Around the corner stands one of the capital’s most beautiful fountains, built in 1612. The …

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How Anti-Trade Nativism Wrecked the Ancient Greeks

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In my latest op-ed, published on May 22, 2016 in the Wall Street Journal, I talk about how insular politics can negatively impact trade and the economy, both through the lens of ancient Greek demagogues as well as the current state of affairs leading up the American Presidential Election later this year. Scroll down to read the full article.   …

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Thucydides’ Tower and Robert Harris’s Recommendation

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The Death of Caesar continues to make waves around the globe! Over at Historically Thinking, Barry was featured as guest on the site’s most recent podcast discussing the Greek historians Thucydides and Herodotus where he offered commentary on how to look beyond “Thucydides’ Tower”, a phrase used to describe how the scholar covered primarily the politics and battles of the …

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A Holiday Season Update

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Happy Holidays everyone! As the last post of the year, I bring you an update of the latest happenings in my academic life and recent news on The Death of Caesar. History Author Show‘s latest podcast features yours truly discussing The Death of Caesar as well as other previous books of mine The Death of Caesar has also made The …

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The Latest Interviews With Barry

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After a lengthy research trip at Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England, Barry has returned to North America and is in high demand. As a leading military historian, Strauss was asked to lend his expertise on a recent National Geographic article detailing the discovery of the lost Aegean island of Kane where the Battle of Arginusae occurred during the final years …

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What Good Is Liberal Education?

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In his latest op-ed for The American Interest, Strauss discusses the imperative for a renewed focus on liberal arts and humanistic studies in a landscape where university students increasingly choose pre-professional career paths in economics, finance, math, science and technology. Citing other recent articles on the subject, Strauss explains that liberal arts classes train young minds to think broadly and …

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A Boy And His Prize

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I’ve returned from Roma with the Premio Lucio Colletti in tow, as seen in the featured image. As for the city itself, beautiful as ever, spending my time with friends and colleagues at the Academy as well as eating delicious food and touring some previously unvisited archaeological sites. To all who haven’t been, Rome is a must for your bucket …

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Barry Wins the Premio Lucio Colletti

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To recognize his extensive archaeological work and historical research, Barry Strauss will be honored in Rome on Saturday, June 20, 2015 by receiving the prestigious Premio Lucio Colletti. An annual prize in honor of the titular Italian philosopher and politician, the award was established by the Italian government and is given to journalists, scholars and writers.

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Best Views of Rome

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Everyone who visits Rome has his or her favorite spots to view the city that needs more than one lifetime. Here are five of mine. Send yours, please! The Pincio The Gianicolo The Aventine The Cupola of St. Peter’s The rooftop of the Sofitel Hotel

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