Barry Strauss (Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies, Cornell University and The Corliss Page Dean Fellow, Hoover Institution) is a military historian with a focus on ancient Greece and Rome. His books have been translated into seventeen languages. In March 2022 he will publish The War that Made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium. His Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine (2018), has been hailed as a “superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression,” (The Wall Street Journal). It was named to several best books of the year lists, including by amazon.com.
His "Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece—and Western Civilization" was named one of the best books of 2004 by the Washington Post. His Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and the Genius of Leadership was named one of the best books of 2012 by Bloomberg.
In 2019-2020 he was Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Strauss holds the Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching from Cornell University. He has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Hoover Institution, the American Academy in Rome, and the American School of Classical Studies, among others. In recognition of his scholarship, he was named an Honorary Citizen of Salamis, Greece.
His podcast, ANTIQUITAS: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World, is available on iTunes, Google Play, and other platforms.
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