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.
Published: April 2019
A year on from the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the beginnings of #metoo movement Mary Beard revisits the gender agenda with new material on rape, consent and how the discussion has moved on.
Published: May 2018
Companion to the BBC series CIVILISATIONS, screening on SBS from December 2018.
Published: December 2017
Mary Beard's feminist manifesto.
Published: June 2016
Mary Beard on Ancient Rome: Britain's favourite classicist lifts the lid on the Roman Empire.
Published: April 2014
A provocative tour of what is happening now in 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.
Published: September 2012
Mary Beard uses the relics buried by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius on AD79 to bring everyday Roman culture alive.
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.
Published: May 2011
Award winning classicist, Mary Beard with Keith Hopkins, tell the story of Rome's greatest arena
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.
Published: January 2010
Britain's best known classicist speaks her mind on the ancient, and modern, worlds.
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.'