Just when we thought we were out of The Godfather, the media dragged us back in. This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning 1972 movie, leading to commentary here, there, and everywhere. Another reminder of the film came with the sad news in July of the death of actor James Caan, who played Sonny, one of …
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!
“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.
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.
Ars Technica chats with historian Barry Strauss about his new book, The War that Made the Roman Empire.
Was it war, crime or a self-inflicted wound? It was, in any case, the greatest battle between Caesar and Pompey, and it took place here, at Pharsalus, Greece, in 48 BC.
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