Mary Beard

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.

How misogyny in Ancient Rome shaped modern cyberstalking - Mary Beard in discussion with William Dalrymple

Books by Mary Beard

Women and Power

Published: December 2017

Mary Beard's feminist manifesto.

SPQR

Published: June 2016

Mary Beard on Ancient Rome: Britain's favourite classicist lifts the lid on the Roman Empire.

SPQR

Published: December 2015

Mary Beard on Ancient Rome: Britain's favourite classicist lifts the lid on the Roman Empire.

How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falx

Published: June 2015

An entertaining and amazingly informative guide to the realities of slavery in ancient Rome, with an introduction by Mary Beard.

How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falx

Published: July 2014

An entertaining and amazingly informative guide to the realities of slavery in ancient Rome, introduced by Mary Beard.

Confronting the Classics

Published: May 2014

A provocative tour of what is happening now in Classics.

Confronting the Classics

Published: April 2013

Drawing on thirty years of writing about Greek and Roman history, Mary Beard takes us on an exhilarating journey through the extraordinary riches of the classical heritage, and why it still matters.

Pompeii

Published: September 2012

Mary Beard uses the relics buried by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius on AD79 to bring everyday Roman culture alive.

All in a Don's Day

Published: July 2012

Mary Beard's famous blog 'A Don's Life' has been running on the TLS website for nearly five years. Through it she made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live.

The Colosseum

Published: May 2011

Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena

The Parthenon

Published: June 2010

Revised and updated to include the story of the New Acropolis Museum, the controversies that have surrounded it. As so often with the Parthenon, there are all kinds of surprises.

It's a Don's Life

Published: January 2010

Britain's best known classicist speaks her mind on the ancient, and modern, worlds.

Pompeii

Published: September 2009

In this brilliant portrait of the 'life in a Roman town', Mary Beard uses the relics buried by the eruption on AD79 to bring everyday Roman culture alive.'

Pompeii

Published: November 2008

The ruins of Pompeii destroyed by Vesuvius in AD 79 offer the best evidence we have of life in the Roman empire.

Colosseum

Published: April 2006

Part of Profile's excellent Wonders of the World series

Colosseum

Published: April 2005

Imperial Rome was a warrior state. The Colosseum (opened in A.D. 80) was Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death, it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million visitors a year

Parthenon

Published: March 2004

The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. The 'looted' Elgin Marbles - in the British Museum, the Louvre, even Copenhagen - are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they?

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