Barry Strauss holds an Endowed Chair at Cornell University where he is the Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies. He has written numerous best-selling books about Rome including most recently Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine.
BARRY STRAUSS (Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies, Cornell University) 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). 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. He is Corliss Page Dean Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is an Honorary Citizen of Salamis, Greece.