The Ides of March: Leadership and Forgiveness

Posted by Barry Strauss under on March 15, 2024

Bestselling author Barry Strauss is a classicist and a military and naval historian and consultant. He is a recognized authority on leadership and the lessons that can be learned from the experiences of the greatest political and military leaders of the ancient world.

In the 2024 UWM at Waukesha Distinguished Lecture, Strauss explores insights into leadership and forgiveness from the life and death of Julius Caesar. Was Caesar too forgiving or too lenient towards his enemies? Did his forgiveness make him more or less respected and loved by the people? Did his forgiveness prevent or provoke further violence and conflict? How should a leader balance forgiveness and justice, mercy and authority, generosity and prudence? On the eve of the Ides of March, join the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership and UW–Milwaukee at Waukesha to learn the answers.

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