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Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books.
In a series of sparkling essays, she explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca. She invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves. She takes a fresh…mehr

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Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books.

In a series of sparkling essays, she explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca. She invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves. She takes a fresh look at both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world, from The Golden Bough to Asterix.

The fruit of over thirty years in the world of classical scholarship, Confronting the Classics captures the world of antiquity and its modern significance with wit, verve and scholarly expertise.


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  • Verlag: Profile
  • Erscheinungstermin: 07.03.2013
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781847658883
  • Artikelnr.: 39493054
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Mary Beard is one of the most original and best-known classicists working today. She is professor of Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the Classics editor of the TLS. Her books include The Parthenon, The Colosseum, The Roman Triumph, and the bestselling Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town which won the 2008 Wolfson History Prize and was made into a successful BBC documentary. Her popular TLS blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day. Her series Meet the Romans on BBC2 attracted over 2m viewers. Her new book SPQR : A History of Ancient Rome will be published by Profile Books in October 2015. She lives in Cambridge.
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With such a champion as Beard to debunk and popularise, the future of the study of classics is assured Daily Telegraph