The most important person in the world is the one you never see. He or she is the one who makes the magic happen but never on their own. Yet having the right Number Two is the key to being a great Number One. Batman had Robin. Sherlock Holmes had Dr. Watson. Captain Kirk had Mr. Spock. Those are fictional …
I was delighted to be interviewed on THE WAR THAT MADE THE ROMAN EMPIRE by the great John Batchelor. Tune in to the eight podcast episodes!
“With it or on it.” Of all the pithy sayings in military history, this is my favorite. It has stiff competition, such as “I came, I saw, I conquered” or “the enemy gets a vote” or “Make haste slowly.” But “with it or on it” is mysterious and meaningful. It has something to tell us about how we write today. …
“Can a free society remain afloat? We need to give young people a life preserver, and that means teaching the Classics. Without apology and without fear.” Read this and the rest of my interview in Antigone, the great online Classics journal.
Hear my conversation with the great Dan Carlin. We covered the Battle of Actium in an episode of Hardcore History Addendum called “A Republic Lost at Sea.”
Read Diana Bentley’s review in Minerva Magazine of The War that Made the Roman Empire.
The HISTORY Channel’s podcast HISTORY This Week, interviews me on Cleopatra and Actium.
Host Scot Bertram interviews me on Antony, Cleopatra, Octavian, and all things Actium, starting at 23:45.
Watch a discussion between Barry Strauss, the Corliss Page Dean Visiting Fellow and Victor Davis Hanson the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow on Barry’s latest book The War That Made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium.