by Sean Kelly, Managing Editor, Classical Wisdom
You know the names…
…but do you know the men behind them?
There are few, if any, names more consequential in the ancient world than Caesar.
Centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, the name Caesar still means one thing: leader.
As late as the twentieth century, the German head was called the Kaiser, and the Russian title was the Czar… both variations on Caesar.
The name casts a long shadow….as do the men who held it. But who were they? And what can their stories tell us about today?
Barry Strauss, Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University, gives us the untold histories of these ten men and leaders.
Author of eight books on ancient history, including The Death of Caesar, The Battle of Salamis, and The Trojan War: A New History, Barry is the Series Editor of Princeton’s Turning Points in Ancient History.
In his most recent book, Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine, Barry Strauss takes us on a tour of the most powerful men in Ancient Rome.
From the first Roman Emperor, who “found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble”…. through to Marcus Aurelius, emperor, philosopher, and author of the still popular Meditations…. to Constantine, the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity….
Learn the stories of their lives, the secrets of their leadership, and how their collective legacies shaped our modern world.
The tales of the Caesars is, quite literally, the story of the Rise and Fall of one of the mightiest empires the earth has ever seen.
If you want to learn even MORE about the history of the Caesars, Barry Strauss’ next book The War That Made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium will be available next March!
Barry Strauss will also be speaking LIVE at our Symposium this weekend!
As part of our theme End of Empires and Fall of Nations, he will be discussing Julius Caesar in his talk How Caesar Ruined a Republic and Started an Empire.
Best of all, it’s at a price of YOUR choice. Get your tickets now HERE.