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.
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.
As early as December 2021, the White House released intelligence findings that a possible invasion was looming. Two weeks before Russia’s attack on Ukraine in February, foreign diplomats began pulling out of Kyiv. The world took these as omens of war. (Photo: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
“Barry Strauss’s new book is a fun and exciting examination of the events leading up to and involving the great battle, as well as the fallout afterward.” A review of my The War that Made the Roman Empire by David Kindy on HistoryNet.
“Barry Strauss, America’s foremost popular classicist, brings the story of Actium to life in ways that rival and surpass Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra…” A review of The War that Made the Roman Empire by Paul Krause in Merion West.