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Monday Caesar Update!

The retelling of the dire events on the Ides of March have extended into April, and now it appears that the Death of Caesar will continue to make waves well in May! Here are three more reviews of the book published this past week: “A tangled skein from ancient Rome” – published in The Business Standard Another highly positive review …

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Happy Birthday Rome — and Western Civilization

Did you know that today is Rome’s birthday? Barry has written a lengthy and poignant article discussing this event some 2,700+ years ago and how it relates to modern events. The full article is available for you to read on the website here.

Happy Birthday, Rome

Barry Strauss, ‘Happy Birthday Rome — and Western Civilzation‘, The Daily Best, April 22, 2015 ______ Happy Birthday, Rome! The ancients celebrated Rome’s birthday on April 21. They calculated that the city was founded in 753 BC, that is, 2,768 years ago, a date that archaeology suggests was roughly correct. But April 21 is more than just an antiquarian anniversary. …

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Monday Caesar Update!

Another Monday, another great week of news and press for The Death of Caesar! Barry’s thought-provoking article exploring the similarities between Caesar and Lincoln’s assassination was picked up by TIME Magazine Online An excellent review of The Death of Caesar entitled ‘The End of the Republic’ on The Washington Free Beacon Another stellar review published on Chasm of Books Listen …

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Lincoln’s Assassination – and Caesar’s

For the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination in the Ford Theatre, here’s a poignant article in History News Network comparing the killing of this enigmatic leader with that of Caesar’s death some two millenia before. The article points out similarities, differences in outcome and a few ironic connections. Well worth the read!

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Between the Stacks

In a touching editorial in Ezra, Cornell’s Quarterly Magazine, Barry has been christened as the new poster boy for the library. The article itself is more about the latest news surrounding the library, but always nice to see Barry strike a pose! (see featured image above) In other news, The Death of Caesar continues to make its rounds in the …

Under the Banner of Women

Barry Strauss, ‘Under the Banner of Women‘, City Journal, March 27, 2014 ______ Hollywood might not know much about history, but it has an advanced degree in sex and violence. Yet somehow, it can manage a surprising amount of insight into the human condition. A case in point is 300: Rise of an Empire, a sequel to 2006’s hugely successful …

Present at the Revolution

Barry Strauss, ‘Present at the Revolution‘, City Journal, January 18, 2013 ______ [Discussing “Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar” by Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni (Thomas Dunne, 384 pp.)] An obscure suicide from antiquity played a big role in our nation’s independence. The American Revolution’s success depended, of course, on the steely determination …

Today’s Greece

Barry Strauss, ‘Today’s Greece, in the Midst of Crisis‘, The Hill, November 7, 2014 ______ Five years after national bankruptcy shattered a recession-battered Greek economy, shook the euro to its foundations, led to violent riots in downtown Athens and spawned extremist political parties of both the right and left, Greece is calm. The government has cut deficits, the stock market …