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Rome was an explicit model for the founding of the U.S., and its history can provide insights into ours. For this week’s podcast, we spoke with Barry Strauss: classicist and best-selling historian. His newest book, Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine, is getting rave reviews. We talked about what makes a leader great, what lessons we can learn from Rome’s rise and fall, and the role of the imperial women in Rome’s astounding political lineage.