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Amazon names Ten Caesars one of best books of 2019

The grandeur and the decadence, the cunning and the brutality, the surprising prominence of imperial women in a man’s world, and the practical wisdom that allowed Rome to maintain its rule over millions for centuries before finally losing its grip in the West: it’s all there in one book. Ten Caesars – now one of Amazon’s choices for best books …

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Episode 3.9: Pharsalus

In by Barry Strauss

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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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Episode 3.8: Zama

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It’s hardly a household word today, but Zama decided the fate of Rome. Join us for the epic battle of two titans, Hannibal and Scipio.

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Episode 3.7: Cannae

In by Barry Strauss

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Hannibal’s victory at Cannae was one of the most dramatic in history yet ultimately one of the least fruitful. Here’s how it happened.