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A Holiday Season Update

Happy Holidays everyone! As the last post of the year, I bring you an update of the latest happenings in my academic life and recent news on The Death of Caesar. History Author Show‘s latest podcast features yours truly discussing The Death of Caesar as well as other previous books of mine The Death of Caesar has also made The …

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The Latest Interviews With Barry

After a lengthy research trip at Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England, Barry has returned to North America and is in high demand. As a leading military historian, Strauss was asked to lend his expertise on a recent National Geographic article detailing the discovery of the lost Aegean island of Kane where the Battle of Arginusae occurred during the final years …

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What Good Is Liberal Education?

In his latest op-ed for The American Interest, Strauss discusses the imperative for a renewed focus on liberal arts and humanistic studies in a landscape where university students increasingly choose pre-professional career paths in economics, finance, math, science and technology. Citing other recent articles on the subject, Strauss explains that liberal arts classes train young minds to think broadly and …

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A Boy And His Prize

I’ve returned from Roma with the Premio Lucio Colletti in tow, as seen in the featured image. As for the city itself, beautiful as ever, spending my time with friends and colleagues at the Academy as well as eating delicious food and touring some previously unvisited archaeological sites. To all who haven’t been, Rome is a must for your bucket …

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Barry Wins the Premio Lucio Colletti

To recognize his extensive archaeological work and historical research, Barry Strauss will be honored in Rome on Saturday, June 20, 2015 by receiving the prestigious Premio Lucio Colletti. An annual prize in honor of the titular Italian philosopher and politician, the award was established by the Italian government and is given to journalists, scholars and writers.

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. …

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 …

The Antiwar Museum That Wasn’t

Barry Strauss, ‘The Antiwar Museum That Wasn’t‘, City Journal, June 17, 2013 ______ A year ago, France opened a dramatic new museum and archaeological park in Burgundy. Best known for its wine, the region also stands as the site of the Battle of Alésia in 52 BC, the climactic struggle of Caesar’s Gallic Wars. The MuseoPark Alésia does not confine …