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In a live, virtual, Chats in the Stacks talk, Barry Strauss discusses his new book, The War That Made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium (Simon & Schuster 2022), which offers a fresh look at a pivotal moment in the history of the Roman Empire and Western civilization. Drawing on a combination of earlier scholarship and his own original research, Strauss presents a fascinating narrative of jealousy, violence, love, deception, and desperation that ultimately resulted in the deaths of Antony and Cleopatra, the crowning of Octavian as Caesar Augustus, and the dawn of 200 years of peace in the Roman Empire. Sponsored by Olin Library