An artist’s representation of the Forum in ancient Rome, one of many public buildings erected by Augustus.
Barry Strauss

Barry Strauss is Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies at Cornell University, U.S. and the Corliss Page Dean Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of “The War that made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium”, “Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine”, and a range of other best-selling books. He completed his Doctorate at Yale University and his Bachelor’s degree at Cornell. Please visit to follow his latest work.