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Fighting to Win

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“If someone is dangerous enough to fight, then you fight to win. If the Islamic State really is so dangerous to the American homeland in the long term … then it’s irresponsible to tie our hands. It sounds a little bit like Caesar saying he would only use catapults and allied troops but never send Roman legionaries into combat.” – …

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“Barry Strauss’s page-turning The Battle of Salamis mixes dynamic writing with solid scholarship”

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’300: Rise of an Empire’ Reinterprets Ancient History with 21st-Century Flair | Media Mania By Joy Fleishhacker on March 4, 2014 Leave a Comment Warner Bros. Pictures provides a second installment in a film series that vivifies the long-ago Persian invasion of Greece (480 BC) with a robust amalgam of larger-than-life storytelling, fantastical and mythic touches, and sword-slashing battle scenes. The movie, 300: Rise of …

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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 …

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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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