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Barry S. Strauss

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Barry Strauss is Professor of History and Classics, Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of seven books on ancient history, including The Death of Caesar, The Spartacus War, and The Trojan War: A New History. His books have been näytä lisää translated into eleven foreign languages. näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

The Trojan War: A New History (2006) 686 kappaletta
The Spartacus War (2009) 458 kappaletta
Ten Caesars (2019) 293 kappaletta
Fathers and Sons in Athens (1994) 40 kappaletta

Associated Works

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (2014) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset1,413 kappaletta
A Companion to Ancient Greek Government (2013) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1998 (1998) — Author "A Lighter Dark Ages?" — 14 kappaletta
Confronting Tyranny: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics (2005) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1999 (1999) — Author "Victory by Guile: Breaking the Siege of Constantinople" — 13 kappaletta
Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great (2002) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2007 (2007) — Author "Achilles: Bronze Age Warrior" — 11 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1999 (1999) — Author "Rome's Persian Mirage" — 11 kappaletta
War and Violence in Ancient Greece (2000) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2001 (2001) — Author "Thrasybulus and Conon: The Price of Rivalry" — 9 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2009 (2009) — Author "The Fisherman" — 7 kappaletta
Nomodeiktes: Greek Studies in Honor of Martin Ostwald (1994) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Republicanism: History, Theory, Practice (2004) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2003 (2003) — Author "In Review: The Peloponnesian War" — 7 kappaletta
Polis and Politics: Studies in Ancient Greek History (2000) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2005 (2005) — Author "Korea's Legendary Admiral" — 6 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2004 (2004) — Author "Go Tell the Spartans" — 5 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2011 (2011) — Author "The War List: Six Ancient Uprisings That Changed the World" — 2 kappaletta

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Strauss does a brilliant job of bringing this story to life. Who needs to make things up when the facts are so fascinating?
 
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BBrookes | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 5, 2023 |
Various vignettes over the course of ancient history featuring many well known battles and participants. The authors necessarily do not go into great detail into each encounter and the personalities as entire books are written on each subject. Nonetheless, sufficient context is provided so that the reader can appreciate the authors' analysis of the factors that led to defeat.

As a fan of ancient history familiar with each of the battles described, I could easily follow the rather cursory summaries provided. Perhaps this would be a bit more difficult for those with no background into the subject matter.

The book flows well and objectively described the various encounters. Further, the authors' analysis of the strategic errors are interesting and rarely found standard battle narratives.
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la2bkk | Aug 26, 2023 |
Reads well, but is nothing more than an quick trot through 400 years of emperors.
 
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jcvogan1 | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 24, 2023 |
As with his previous works, the author has an easy reading style that makes his book flow smoothly and quickly. He has the ability to include just the right amount of detail so as not to bog down the reader but still inform.

By any standard, this book will be the preeminent source for the background and context of the Battle of Actium as well as its immediate aftermath. It includes an informative discussion of both Octavian (the future Augustus) and Mark Antony, as well as Cleopatra. Other notable figures are also included such as Agrippa, Octavian's sister Octavia, etc.

A minor complaint is that the author, as is his style, over inflates the importance of female figures. No doubt his intent is to be inclusive in his historical reporting, but he loses credibility by overemphasizing the importance of such figures despite their lack of historical accounts.
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la2bkk | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 21, 2023 |

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