Note to Self: Was it Mary Beard who said that, much as she loved to read Tacitus and Suetonius, it was implausible that all the good emperors were those who died in their beds and were followed by their chosen successors no matter how many senators they had killed or...
It's my favorite time of the wrecky year, minions: HALLOWEEN. The time when all rules of cake decorating go right out the window, and anything goes. Want a scarecrow with a carrot nose in a leprechaun beard wearing a Mary Poppins hat? GOT...Show More Summary
An incredible 11-day voyage into ancient history with Mary Beard
A long-haired and bearded Jason DiLaurentis returns to Rosewood to warn Alison about their estranged aunt, Mary Drake. Apparently, he doesn't think she can be trusted as much as Alison does. Meanwhile, the Liars learn some truths about Mary and Mrs. Show More Summary
Referendum: after the ‘weapons grade’ shock to the UK’s political system, do you still remember that? Great lessons from Mary Beard and Ancient Athens on the shortcomings of Ostracism… I am not suggesting that there is a direct lesson here that we can simply apply across the millennia. Ancient Athens is far too different from more...
Handel, Boyce, Arne; Allan Clayton, Mary Bevan, Orchestra of Classical Opera, Ian Page; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 18 2016 Star rating: 5.0 A survey of the music written for John Beard, the great tenor for whomShow More Summary
That is a Mary Beard feature in the 3 June 2016 edition of the Times Literary Supplement. Various luminaries were asked what they thought of Brexit. My favorite answer came from Colm Tóibín: The European Union, despite its flaws, or...Show More Summary
How filming the series saw Mary battling the elements, at home and abroad
How Timgad on the edge of the Sahara left its mark on the classicist
How a helmet in Palermo got Mary excited about Rome's military past
Said Manolo Blahnik, the shoe designer, about Mary Beard, the great writer about books on ancient Rome. He's quoted in a NYT article titled "Mary Beard and Her ‘Battle Cry’ Against Internet Trolling," which is about her self-defense against things that have been said about the way she looks. Show More Summary
The acclaimed Cambridge classicist takes on everything from Internet stalkers to women’s rights.
What do former First Lady Laura Bush, IMF chief Christine Lagarde, Cambridge classicist Mary Beard, and comedian Mindy Kaling have in common? They are all women. And... and?? Read more...
In her amazing SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, Mary Beard writes that “Greek and Roman intellectuals were fascinated by word derivations, which they were convinced gave the key not just to the origin of the word but also its… Continue reading ?
From what they were baking when the volcano erupted to how they spent their free time, Mary Beard discovers how the people of Pompeii really lived.
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
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: [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