Recep Tayyip Erdo?an ‘legitimises autocracy with historical myths’. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images 2017 Anadolu Agency On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the historian calls for an end to the trivialisation of theShow More Summary
The Roman poet Catullus, now known for the erotic verse he wrote for Lesbia and Juventius, wasn’t particularly bothered about a man’s skin pigmentation (in this particular instance, that of Julius Caesar). So why are we? The post Mary...Show More Summary
There are many reasons why a genetic legacy might not be seen in contemporary populations – Mary Beard was right to defend the BBC’s cartoon If you have been on social media at all for the last couple of weeks, you are likely aware of...Show More Summary
Mary Beard has faced ‘unnecessary insult, misogyny and language of war’ for defending the BBC cartoon. The classics professor’s naysayers refuse to believe ancient civilisations could have been anything but Caucasian, but there is evidence that proves them wrong. Show More Summary
Dan Hughes? @danielrhughes11 21 godz. 21 godzin temu Dave, plumber from Milton Keynes, says Mary Beard, professor of classics at Cambridge is wrong about Roman Britain. Ok.
Last year I read SPQR, Mary Beard’s readable and not-too-long history of the Roman empire up through AD 200. It was good! You should read it if you have any interest in the Roman empire. Recently, however, Beard found herself under attack for confirming that black-skinned people were part of the empire and some of […]
I found Dimitri Nakassis’s recent blog post in response to Mary Beard’s recent column in the TLS pretty interesting, and it seems to have generated a bit of social media buzz as well. Go read it. [For those of you who read my blog regularly, you can probably skip this post!] To summarize Dimitri and… Read More ?
"A Republic, if you can keep it.' --Benjamin Franklin
Even when he seems most visible, Augustus turns out to be elusive; and that was presumably part of his secret. - Mary Beard
Lost Illusions by Honore de Balzac The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard Lehrter Station by David Downing The American Spirit:Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough Brave Companions: Portraits in History by David McCullough
In 1903, Benjamin and Mary Purnell founded the Israelite House of David, a religious society in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Read more...
Female Power (from Medusa to Merkel) I love reading Mary Beard. She may be a professor, the highest of high-brow professors, but she writes — and speaks (albeit with a British accent) — like an actual human. Enjoy.... read more AJBlog: Straight|Up Published 2017-03-09
I love reading Mary Beard. She may be a professor, the highest of high-brow professors, but she writes — and speaks (albeit with a British accent) — like an actual human. Enjoy. Her talk begins: In 1915 Charlotte Perkins Gilman published a funny but unsettling story called Herland. As the title hints, it’s a fantasy […]
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...