ANTIQUITAS: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World, tells the stories of the deeds, crimes, miseries, and glories of the great men and women of Greece and Rome (and beyond). Your host is bestselling historian Barry Strauss.
How to Win a War? Ask Clausewtiz
When we talk about war today, we are speaking the language of Clausewitz, whether we know it or not. He is the most influential and perhaps the most profound of military thinkers, but he is often misunderstood. Let's get to know him better.
How to Win a War? Ask Sun Tzu
The great ancient Chinese military theorist, Sun Tzu, is the master of the indirect way of war. His work, The Art of War, still speaks to us today.
How to Win a War? Ask Thucydides
The great ancient Greek historian and theorist still has a lot to teach us about war, strategy, and democracy. "The future is likely to resemble the past," Thucydides wrote, claiming that "my work is a possession for all time." Was he right? Join me, and you can decide.
Love and Sex and the Roman Emperors
The emperors Vespasian, Titus, Hadrian, and Septimius Severus all had career-defining love affairs outside the elite of Roman Italy. Here are their stories.
Mothers, Sons, & Roman Emperors
The fascinating stories of three Roman emperors and their mothers: Tiberius & Livia, Nero & Agrippina, and Constantine & Saint Helena.
War and Peace and the Roman Emperors
How peaceful was the Roman Peace - the famous PAX ROMANA? Join me in a look at three great emperors and find out.
Can we have more episodes
I love this podcast and Im hoping to get more episodes
Barry’s awesome - will now have to read his books. The podcasts are so well presented, and naturally he knows a ton - so much fun, jumping for joy here.
Quality and dynamic podcast
As a member of the general interest audience it’s nice to listen to history presented from outside academia but it’s also fun to hear from professionals. I appreciate this podcast very much.