Mary Beard has shaken the dust off the Classics world with her vivid vision. With her new book SPQR, she sees our modern life in the empires everyday people.
Thank God for Mary Beard. Sure, she’s wrong about Jeremy Corbyn. She was wrong about 9/11. She’s wrong about plenty.… The post Boris shows a hint of Euroscepticism — but he still can’t beat Mary Beard appeared first on Spectator Blo...
One history of ancient Rome and another of the first five Roman emperors.
I am unashamedly sticking to my own home territory. Cambridge has become something of a literary hotspot. Last year it… The post Spectator books of the year: Mary Beard on how Clive James went viral appeared first on Spectator Blogs...
In this book, Ms. Beard examines a thousand years in the early history of a city and an empire.
Having rattled and routed Mark Antony and his bewitching Egyptian at the battle of Actium in 31 BC, Octavian was… The post Mary Beard minds her S, P, Q and R appeared first on The Spectator.
Mary Beard: “The truth is that Roman history offers very few direct lessons for us, and no simple list of dos and don’ts. … Ancient Rome still matters for very different reasons – mainly because Roman debates have given us a template and a language that continue to define the way we understand our own […]
There are A LOT of people on boats right now. That said, Prince Harry HAS popped out and proved that he’s still alive. And so is his beard. Elsewhere: Marie Claire takes a look at royalty that have lived in the United States Let’s take a look inside Clarence House! This article is quite interesting, Read More...
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Mary Jane is Mark's "beard" on an all-new Being Mary Jane! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the listings for Tuesday, February 10, 2015: The post What’s On TV Tonight? TV Listings for Tuesday 02/10/2015 appeared first on Rickey - Entertainment News and Videos.
When they're young enough, they don't know why we're laughing at them. From Ravelry, by Ashlee Prisbrey, Megan Graddy and Kylie Marie Brown.
Although many books aren’t slated until later in the first quarter, 2015 is already shaping up to be a major year for American poetry, especially with the return of favorites like Mary Jo Beard, new collected works from masters like Jorie Garaham, and a book from perhaps our greatest living poet, John Ashbery. Show More Summary
by Haley Mlotek Mary Beard knows everything about everything, so if she says she knows the right and wrong way to send an email, I believe her. I have to say that, despite what I have just said, I actually prefer those emails which are...Show More Summary
In a review of a pair of new books about Seneca, Mary Beard explores the less-than-virtuous life of the famed philosopher Seneca, claiming that the “contradictions in this career are obvious and they troubled many ancient observers, just as they have troubled many later ones.” She reconsiders the Roman Stoic’s perspective toward his death: In […]
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by Phoebe Maltz Bovy Rebecca Mead describes the challenges Cambridge classics professor Mary Beard has faced as a prominent female academic: At Cambridge [in 1972], the inequities of gender began to dawn on Beard. “Most of the people who taught us in the faculty were blokes,” she says. “There were only twelve per cent women […]
Mary Beard, the classicist with a mane of grey hair and a penchant for Jimmy Choos, has shown how to deal with foes: smother them with kindness. In an interview about her experience at the hands of internet trolls she reveals that she wrote references for one of her tormentors because she feared his misogyny, [...]
Rebecca Mead, in the New Yorker: In February, Mary Beard, a classics professor at the University of Cambridge, gave a lecture at the British Museum titled “Oh Do Shut Up Dear!” With amiable indignation, she explored the many ways that men have silenced outspoken women since the days of the ancients. Her speech, which was [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
Here is a partial list of things for which the British historian Mary Beard has gained reverence and notoriety: Positing that Pompeiians had bad breath, based on tartar levels on their fossilized teeth. Theorizing that Romans didn'tShow More Summary
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