I found the former Dictator-in-Perpetuity of Rome glued to a computer screen. Watching You Tube. “Hail, Caesar. Are you watching a report of today’s arguments at the Supreme Court?” I figured that a politician like Caesar would find the Obamacare case riveting. “No. I’m watching a tape of Tim Tebow’s first press conference as a New York Jet.”
USAToday has picked up my blog post in its online edition. Please read it here: Roman Political Lessons for Today Barry Strauss is author of Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and the Genius of Leadership (Simon & Schuster, May 2012).
He was short and well built. You would call his face strong rather than handsome. His neck was cocked slightly to the left; his eyes gleamed. Long blonde hair framed his head and even when he stood still, it appeared windblown. There was something catlike about his posture, as if he longed to uncoil by jumping on a horse and …