Here’s my review of Guy Maclean Rogers’s excellent new book on the Great Jewish Revolt, For the Freedom of Zion.
My take in The Daily Beast on our historical ignorance and its danger: “Americans may be amnesiacs but there is a whole world out there that never forgets the past.”
Here is my interview with Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic.
I tried to tell Dany what to do, really I did. But did she listen?
I had great fun talking to the Observer about the historical accuracy of “Game of Thrones.”
Barry Strauss, ‘Women in Ancient Rome Didn’t Have Equal Rights. They Still Changed History‘, TIME, March 5, 2019 ______ Ancient Rome was a macho society, often misogynistic, where women did not enjoy equal citizen rights. That said, if we look hard at the history, we discover some women who made their mark, either working within their prescribed gender roles as …
Here’s a writeup of my Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Faculty Lecture.
I had a fine time chatting with Talking Points Memo about Russia, ISIS and leadership ancient and modern. Here is a link to the conversation: Barry-Strauss_Livechat TPM May 18, 2017
Three items of interest for today: The video of my recent speech at Google is now online discussing what leadership lessons you can learn from Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Julius Caesar and Cleopatra An article on the burning of Toronto (called York at the time) and one of its overlooked outcomes Another brief article on the Korean War and its …
A series of updates about history and modern leadership: A video lecture about the bad boys of the Roman Empire, Nero and Caligula, as a part of the prestigious Great Lives series at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia A podcast about how leaders can gain a competitive advantage through lessons from history given at the Commonwealth Club of …