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Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Caesar are considered three of the greatest generals of the classical world. All three were soldier-statesmen, boldly heroic, and each led dramatic raids into heavily defended enemy territory and won important battles. But what were the keys to their success and how did each ultimately fail? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with BARRY STRAUSS, professor of history and classics at Cornell University. His latest dynamic and entertaining history traces the battles and campaigns of the three great generals and reveals what made them tick and what their examples can teach us about great contemporary military leadership. Professor Strauss’ book is titled MASTERS OF COMMAND: ALEXANDER, HANNIBAL, CAESAR AND THE GENIUS OF LEADERSHIP.