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  • The Trojan War: A New History | Barry Strauss

    The Trojan War: A New History

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Barry Strauss
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
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    The Trojan War is the most famous conflict in history, the subject of Homer's Iliad, one of the cornerstones of Western literature. Although many listeners know that this literary masterwork is based on actual events, there is disagreement about how much of Homer's tale is true. Drawing on recent archaeological research, historian and classicist Barry Strauss explains what really happened in Troy more than 3,000 years ago. For many years it was thought that Troy was an insignificant place that never had a chance against the Greek warriors who laid siege and overwhelmed the city.

  • Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership | Barry Strauss

    Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Barry Strauss
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar: Each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight and why; to know what victory was and when to end the war; to determine how to bring stability to the lands he conquered. Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar had to be not only generals but statesmen. And yet each was a battlefield commander, a strategist, a leader of men - in short, a warrior.

    NA says: "Heroes?"
  • The Spartacus War | Barry Strauss

    The Spartacus War

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Barry Strauss
    • Narrated By Ray Grover
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    The Spartacus War is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries for 2,000 years. Starting with only 74 men, a gladiator named Spartacus incited a rebellion that threatened Rome itself.

    Jean says: "Interesting"
  • The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination | Barry Strauss

    The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Barry Strauss
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    William Shakespeare's gripping play showed Caesar's assassination to be an amateur and idealistic affair. The real killing, however, was a carefully planned paramilitary operation, a generals' plot put together by Caesar's disaffected officers and designed with precision. Brutus and Cassius were indeed key players, but they had the help of a third man - Decimus. He was the mole in Caesar's entourage, one of Caesar's leading generals, and a lifelong friend.

    Jean says: "Absorbing"
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