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What Do Daenerys Targaryen and Augustus Have in Common?

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Daniel Paul, PhD student at Fordham University and graduate of Cambridge and Oxford, recently gave another talk in his engaging lecture series, “Controversial Leaders of Antiquity.”  He began his talk by playing a short clip from the popular television program Game of Thrones and asking the audience to remark on her leadership strategies.  Daniel then went on to say that Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, shared many leadership traits with The Mother of Dragons. So what do Daenerys Stormborn and Augustus have in common?

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