Barry Strauss is a professor of history and classics at Cornell University, The Corliss Page Dean Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a leading expert on ancient military history. He has written or edited several books, including The Battle of Salamis, The Trojan War, The Spartacus War, Masters of Command, The Death of Caesar, and Ten Caesars. Visit BarryStrauss.com.
Barry Strauss is the Patrick O'Brian of the Persian-Greek war that
set the course of western history. He builds a cast-of-thousands
classical drama as exciting as any modern epic on a base of
-- Dava Sobel, author of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter
In the hands of Cornell University historian Barry Strauss, the story of the battle is a military epic of the first order.
-- Michael Kenney, The Boston Globe
This account of [the Battle of Salamis] by a history professor who is an expert on naval warfare with a gift for vivid narrative brings it, in all its suspense, its complications, its surprises and its cast of extraordinary characters, to fervent and turbulent life.
-- Bernard Knox, The Washington Post Book World