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  • Fathers and Sons in Athensby Barry Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    As history's first democracy, classical Athens invited political discourse. The Athenians, however could not completely separate the politicals from the private sphere; indeed father-son conflict, from patricide to murdering one's son, was a major public as well as a private theme. In a fascinating historical reappraisal, the author explores the consequences,... more...

  • The Battle of Salamisby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 19.99

    Steven Pressfield author of Gates of Fire : An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae A ripping yarn of a world at the brink of annihilation and of the heroes (and fools) who brought it back from the edge. Strauss's deep scholarship and clear prose bring the men and the era alive. We can see the ships and smell the action, but more importantly,... more...

  • The Trojan Warby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.99

    "The second best book about the Trojan War I have ever read." -- Steven Pressfield, author of Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae and The Afghan Campaign more...

  • The Spartacus Warby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.00

    "With his trademarks of extensive knowledge, insight, and great storytelling ability, Barry Strauss brings us as close as we can get to the enigmatic Spartacus, the slave who defied the Roman Republic." -- Adrian Goldsworthy, author of Caesar: Life of a Colossus more...

  • The Spartacus Warby Barry Strauss

    Orion 2009; US$ 16.35

    Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who started a prison breakout with 74 men, armed with kitchen knives. It grew into a full scale rebellion against Rome, the most famous slave revolt in history. With an army of gladiators, ex-slaves and other desperadoes, he managed to defeat a succession of Roman armies and bring the Republic to its knees. more...

  • Masters of Commandby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss compares the way the three greatest generals of the ancient world?Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar?waged war and draws lessons from their experiences that apply on and off the battlefield. Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar?each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight, when,... more...

  • The Spartacus Warby Barry Strauss

    Orion 2009; Not Available

    Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who started a prison breakout with 74 men, armed with kitchen knives. It grew into a full scale rebellion against Rome, the most famous slave revolt in history. With an army of gladiators, ex-slaves and other desperadoes, he managed to defeat a succession of Roman armies and bring the Republic to its knees. more...

  • Masters of Commandby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2012; Not Available

    In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss compares the way the three greatest generals of the ancient world?Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar?waged war and draws lessons from their experiences that apply on and off the battlefield. Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar?each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight, when,... more...

  • Masters of Commandby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 25.80

    In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss compares the way the three greatest generals of the ancient world?Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar?waged war and draws lessons from their experiences that apply on and off the battlefield. Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar?each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight, when,... more...

  • Athens after the Peloponnesian War (Routledge Revivals)by Barry Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Historians are used to studying the origins of war. The rebuilding in the aftermath of war is a subject that ? at least in the case of Athens ? has received far less attention. Along with the problems of reconstructing the economy and replenishing the population, the problem of renegotiating political consensus was equally acute. Athens after... more...