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Mary Beard's history of ancient Rome, SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (Senatus PopulusQue Romanus), offers disturbing lessons for 21st century America. Efforts to draw direct parallels can be too forced. But as countless commentators...Show More Summary

Book Critics award finalists include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Paul Beatty, Mary Beard, Frank Stanford

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The board of the National Book Critics Circle -- on which I sit -- met Saturday in New York to select the finalists for our 2015 awards. Monday we announced that five finalists have been chosen in six categories: Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Fiction, Nonficton and Poetry. Among the finalists...

Today's Economic History: Mary Beard on the Roman Empire

Today's Economic History: Mary Beard: [There is no such thing as the fall of the Roman Empire](https://newhumanist.org.uk/4979/there-is-no-such-thing-as-the-fall-of-the-roman-empire): "The Romans don’t sit down and have a grand plan to conquer the world... Show More Summary

Beard on Archaeology

The Portable Antiquity Scheme's archaeological outreach does not seem to have penetrated very far at all. Mary Beard apparently thinks "archaeology" is "finding things" (Mary Beard, 'Cuts to archaeology' December 09, 2015). Classics then is "reading things".

Scholar Mary Beard Discusses Ancient Rome, ‘Spartacus’ and ‘Gladiator’ (Podcast)

Mary Beard, a professor of classics at Cambridge University, called into The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy podcast to talk about her new book “SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome”

Spectator books of the year: Ruth Scurr on a terrific year for women writers

2015 has been a terrific year for women writers. I have especially enjoyed Mary Beard’s sceptical and subversive history of… The post Spectator books of the year: Ruth Scurr on a terrific year for women writers appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Best Books Read in November 2015

Tamim Ansary: [Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes](http://amzn.to/1ObS6fq): 1586488139 Mary Beard: [SPQR](http://amzn.to/1MWbexB): 0871404230 Benjamin Graham: [The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. Show More Summary

A Brash Brit’s Subversive Siege of Rome

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

Boris shows a hint of Euroscepticism — but he still can’t beat Mary Beard

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...

Mary Beard’s ‘SPQR’ and Tom Holland’s ‘Dynasty’

One history of ancient Rome and another of the first five Roman emperors.

Spectator books of the year: Mary Beard on how Clive James went viral

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...

Review: In ‘SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome,’ Mary Beard Tackles Myths and More

In this book, Ms. Beard examines a thousand years in the early history of a city and an empire.

Mary Beard minds her S, P, Q and R

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.

Why Ancient Rome Still Matters In 2015

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 […]

Royals Round-Up, August 14th, 2015

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...

RepiTitiationes ~ 01.13.15

Ceiling tile portrait from Dura-Europas, ????????? ????????? (Heliodorus the Actuary), 3rd c.AD via @YaleArtGallery pic.twitter.com/tTs8IBgTkr — Edward Zarrow (@drzarrow) January 13, 2015 Mary Beard explains the ground-breaking workShow More Summary

What’s On TV Tonight? TV Listings for Tuesday 02/10/2015

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.

Knitted Beards on Babies

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.

The 10 Most Anticipated Poetry Books of 2015

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

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