Barry S. Strauss


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in New York, The United States
November 27, 1953

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Barry Strauss, professor of history and classics at Cornell University, is a leading expert on ancient military history. He has written or edited several books, including The Battle of Salamis, The Trojan War, The Spartacus War, Masters of Command, The Death of Caesar, and Ten Caesars.

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The Spartacus War

3.90 avg rating — 1,566 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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The Death of Caesar: The St...

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The Trojan War: A New History

3.77 avg rating — 1,197 ratings — published 2006 — 23 editions
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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors...

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The Battle of Salamis: The ...

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Masters of Command: Alexand...

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Fathers and Sons in Athens:...

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Athens after the Peloponnes...

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Hegemonic Rivalry: From Thu...

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“Desperate men are easy to inspire but difficult to reassure.”
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Barry Strauss, The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination

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