“Barry Strauss has a rare gift for the crafting of narrative history; in his hands, figures who had seemed forever frozen in marble breathe again.”
Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern)
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The War That Made The Roman Empire

In this riveting and exciting history, learn about one of history’s most important and yet little-known wars. Culminating at the Battle of Actium, its outcome determined the future of the Roman Empire.
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Ten Caesars


A potent summation of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire, from rise to reinvention, as seen through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine.
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The Death of Caesar


Julius Caesar was assassinated in the Roman Senate in 44 B.C., the last casualty of one civil war and the first casualty of the next — one which would end the Republic and inaugurate the Roman Empire.
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Masters of Command


Tactics and weapons change, but war remains much the same. Understanding the way three of history's greatest generals waged war can serve anyone who wants to apply on and off the battlefield.
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The Spartacus War


The Spartacus War tells the extraordinary story of history's most famous slave rebellion. Starting with only seventy-four men, a gladiator named Spartacus incited a rebellion that threatened Rome itself.
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The Trojan War


The Trojan War is one of history's most famous conflicts; ten years of battle waged over the beautiful Helen, but is it true? Explore myth and reality to discover intriguing clues to the city's real story.
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The Battle of Salamis


In 480 B.C., Greek warships triumphed against an overwhelming Persian armada through a brilliant combination of strategy and deception in the most important naval battle of the ancient world.
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Rowing Against the Current

From the awe-inspiring feats of the Greek triremes to the solitary pride of finishing first in a race, Barry Strauss shows us why "there is nothing half as much worth doing as messing about in boats."
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