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Amazon names Ten Caesars one of best books of 2019

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The grandeur and the decadence, the cunning and the brutality, the surprising prominence of imperial women in a man’s world, and the practical wisdom that allowed Rome to maintain its rule over millions for centuries before finally losing its grip in the West: it’s all there in one book. Ten Caesars – now one of Amazon’s choices for best books …

Barry StraussAmazon names Ten Caesars one of best books of 2019
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“Ambition, Cunning, and Cruelty”: TEN CAESARS Book Review

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“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.”

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“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.”