Masters of Command: 1 of 4: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Barry Strauss (Author), Michael Prichard (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

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Photo: The emblema of the Stag Hunt Mosaic, c. 300 BC, from Pella; the figure on the right is possibly Alexander the Great due to the date of the mosaic along with the depicted upsweep of his centrally-parted hair (anastole); the figure on the left wielding a double-edged axe (associated with Hephaistos) is perhaps Hephaestion, one of Alexander's loyal companions.[43]
Gnosis, whose signature is found on the work, or simply an anonymous ancient Macedonian artist - www.macedonian-heritage.gr/HellenicMacedonia/en/img_B1233a.html

A deer hunt, detail from the mosaic floor signed Gnosis in the 'House of the Abduction of Helen' at Pella, Greece (ancient Macedonia), late 4th century BC, Pella Archaeological Museum. Signed "Gnosis made it". The figure on the right is possibly Alexander the Great due to the date of the mosaic along with the depicted upsweep of his centrally-parted hair (anastole); the figure on the left wielding a double-edged axe (associated with Hephaistos) is perhaps Hephaestion, one of Alexander's loyal companions. For further infromation, see Chugg, Andrew (2006). Alexander's Lovers. Raleigh, N.C.: Lulu. ISBN 978-1-4116-9960-1, pp 78-79.


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Masters of Command: 1 of 4: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Barry Strauss (Author), Michael Prichard (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)


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. 

Tactics change, weapons change, but the ultimate purpose of war remains much the same through the centuries, and a great warrior must know how to measure success. Publishers Weekly said: "No one presents the military history of the ancient world with greater insight and panache than Barry Strauss," and in Masters of Command he shows what these three great commanders can teach us today about ambition, leadership, branding, and more. 

Understanding where Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar succeeded and failed can serve anyone who thinks strategically - whether in business or elsewhere - to analyze his or her actions. Masters of Command is a guidebook for the battlefield and the boardroom alike.