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- 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...
- Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 19.99
On a late September day in 480 B.C., Greek warships faced an invading Persian armada in the narrow Salamis Straits in the most important naval battle of the ancient world. Overwhelmingly outnumbered by the enemy, the Greeks triumphed through a combination of strategy and deception. More than two millennia after it occurred, the clash between the Greeks... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.99
The Trojan War is the most famous conflict in history, the subject of Homer's Iliad , one of the cornerstones of Western literature. Although many readers know that this literary masterwork is based on actual events, there is disagreement about how much of Homer's tale is true. Drawing on recent archeological research, historian and classicist Barry... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.00
The Spartacus War is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries for 2,000 years. Starting with only seventy-four men, a gladiator named Spartacus incited a rebellion that threatened Rome itself.... more...
- 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...
- Orion 2009; US$ 10.99
The story of the most famous revolt of the ancient world, and its legendary leader, Spartacus the Gladiator. 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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
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 the... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 16.99
In this story of the most famous assassination in history, ?the last bloody day of the [Roman] Republic has never been painted so brilliantly? ( The Wall Street Journal ). Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate on March 15, 44 BC?the Ides of March according to the Roman calendar. He was, says author Barry Strauss, the last casualty... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
A comparison of the cultural and political/institutional dimensions of war's impact on Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and the United States and the two Koreas, North and South, during the Korean War. It demonstrates the many underlying similarities between the two wars. more...