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"SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome" by Mary Beard

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:20 pm
by Aulus Albinius Agrinus
"SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome" by Mary Beard
Postby Aulus Albinius Agrinus ยป Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:46 pm

Mary Beard is a University of Cambridge Professor of Classics and a prolific writer on Roman history. I'm sure some of you are familiar with her books. Her latest is "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome," published last year and now released in paperback. Last November Mary Beard appeared on "Fresh Air," a USA radio show, to discuss the book and some topics on Roman history. It's a fun listen.

"Fresh Air" podcast and transcript of the November 30, 2015, show, repeated last week: ... cient-rome

The New York Times review of her latest book: ... .html?_r=0

- Rome in the Late Republic (with Michael Crawford, 1985, revised 1999); ISBN 0-7156-2928-X
- The Good Working Mother's Guide (1989); ISBN 0-7156-2278-1
- Pagan Priests: Religion and Power in the Ancient World (as editor with John North, 1990); ISBN 0-7156-2206-4
- Classics: A Very Short Introduction (with John Henderson, 1995); ISBN 0-19-285313-9
- Religions of Rome (with John North and Simon Price, 1998); ISBN 0-521-30401-6 (vol. 1), ISBN 0-521-45015-2 (vol. 2)
- The Invention of Jane Harrison (Harvard University Press, 2000); ISBN 0-674-00212-1
- Classical Art from Greece to Rome (with John Henderson, 2001); ISBN 0-19-284237-4
- The Parthenon (Harvard University Press, 2002); ISBN 1-86197-292-X
- The Colosseum (with Keith Hopkins, Harvard University Press, 2005); ISBN 1-86197-407-8
- The Roman Triumph (Harvard University Press, 2007); ISBN 0-674-02613-6
- Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town (2008); ISBN 1-86197-516-3 (US title: The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found; Harvard University Press)
- Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations (Profile Books, 2013); ISBN 1-78125-048-0
- Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up (University of California Press, 2014); ISBN 0-520-27716-3
- SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (Profile Books, 2016); ISBN 9780871404237

Happy reading,
- A


Re: "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome" by Mary Beard

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:58 pm
by Gaia Cassia Longina
Thank you for sharing!

I love Mary Beard and all her books!