Barry Strauss

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Barry Strauss

straussBarry Strauss is Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University with specialties in ancient history and in military and naval history.  His numerous books, articles, and reviews have been translated into six foreign languages. Visit him on the web at www.barrystrauss.com. His latest book is The Spartacus War- “graphic, adrenaline-pumping history,” according to Kirkus Reviews – and it will appear in March 2009 (Simon & Schuster). Before that he wrote The Trojan War: A New History (Simon & Schuster, 2006), preceded by The Battle of Salamis, the Naval Encounter that Saved Greece–and Western Civilization (Simon & Schuster, 2004), which was named by the Washington Post as one of the best books of 2004.  Among his other books areFathers and Sons in Athens (Princeton University Press, 1993), The Anatomy of Error: Ancient Military Disasters and their Lessons for Modern Strategists (with Josiah Ober; St. Martins, 1990), Athens After the Peloponnesian War (Cornell University Press), and two co-edited collections of essays: War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War (with David McCann; M.E. Sharpe, 2001) and Hegemonic Rivalry: From Thucydides to the Nuclear Age (with Richard Ned Lebow; Westview, 1991). He is Series Editor of the Princeton History of the Ancient World. A frequent interviewee on PBS, NPR, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel, Strauss has published op-ed pieces in such newspapers as the Washington Post and the L.A. Times.  He holds fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the Korea Foundation.  He received Cornell’s Clark Distinguished Teaching Award.  He holds a B.A. in History from Cornell and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Yale.