Episode 7: Spartacus

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Would you die for freedom? Learn how Spartacus and 70+ gladiators set Italy ablaze in their quest for liberty…and for revenge.

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Barbarians Rising

Barry had a great time doing interviews for History Channel’s new series, “Barbarians Rising,” which has its US and World Premiere at 9 p.m. Monday June 6. The subject is the warriors and rebels who went up against one of the greatest empires in history – Rome. What leadership skills did they display? “You had to be a bit of …

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“The Spartacus War is a thrilling account of ancient history… by this wonderful professor”

Weekend Bookworm: The Spartacus War 14 February 2014 , 11:13 AM by Rob Minshull The Spartacus War by Barry Strauss Spartacus’s was the most famous slave revolt in history and, writes Barry Strauss, arguably its largest. Spartacus defeated Roman armies, terrified the political and military elites of his time, inspired revolutionaries across the ages and, finally, captured the imagination of Hollywood. Even …

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I Blog the Finale of Starz’s “Spartacus” for the Wall Street Journal Online

Did ‘Spartacus’ Get the Legend Right? Starz’s “Spartacus” series has reached its moving end. Although it took liberties with the historical facts, the finale was loyal to Spartacus’s legend and its great theme – freedom. Spartacus meets his fate but he lives on as one of history’s most famous slaves and one of its greatest freedom fighters. Or so the …

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The Unbelievable (Mostly) Untold Story of Spartacus’s Wife

The Unbelievable (Mostly) Untold Tale of Spartacus’s Wife As the Starz drama “Spartacus: War of the Damned” hurtles towards its conclusion, Speakeasy asked historian Barry Strauss to reflect on some of the important but little-known aspects of the true story of Spartacus. The penultimate episode of “Spartacus,” titled “The Dead and the Dying,” airs tonight. That a gladiator like Spartacus …

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Spartacus Lecture, Rome, Italy, April 17

  Spartacus – the Man, the Myth, the Legacy   March 13, 2013 Posted by: AUR Posted In: Active Headlines, Archives Featured Posts     When: April 17, 2013 Time: 5.00 pm Where: Centro Studi Americani, Via Michelangelo Caetani – 00186 Roma Dr. Barry Strauss Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University and author of The Spartacus War (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2009) …

MEN’S HEALTH Quotes me on Spartacus

They quote me extensively in their February 2013 article on the “Spartacus Workout.” Here is a sample: http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/liam-mcintyre-spartacus-workout/page/3

Caesar, Spartacus, and NATO

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of taking a staff ride to the site of one of Julius Caesar’s battles in Gaul. It was part of my visit to SHAPE in Mons, Belgium, where I was invited to lecture on military history. SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers in Europe) is NATO’s military wing. My companions on the staff ride …