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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Fathers and Sons in Athensby Barry Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    The Athenians could not separate politics from the private sphere; indeed father-son conflict was a major public as well as private theme. This book explores the consequences of the powerful influence of familial ideology on politics. more...

  • The Battle of Salamisby Barry Strauss

    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...

  • The Spartacus Warby Barry Strauss

    Orion 2009; US$ 21.30

    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...

  • The Trojan Warby Barry Strauss

    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...

  • Masters of Commandby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 28.18

    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 Death of Caesarby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    The exciting, dramatic story of one of history?s most famous events?the death of Julius Caesar?now placed in full context of Rome?s civil wars by eminent historian Barry Strauss. Thanks to William Shakespeare, the death of Julius Caesar is the most famous assassination in history. But what actually happened on March 15, 44 BC is even more gripping... more...