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  • Pompeii by Mary Beard
    Pompeii (Paperback) Mary Beard

    'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy - scrutinising and animated in equal measure' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail

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  • The Parthenon by Mary Beard
    The Parthenon (Paperback) Mary Beard

    The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? This work tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.

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  • Confronting the Classics by Mary Beard
    Confronting the Classics (English, Paperback) Mary Beard

    Explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of history, such as Alexander the Great, and Nero. The author 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.

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  • The Silver Caesars - A Renaissance Mystery by Julia Siemon
    The Silver Caesars - A Renaissance Mystery (English, Paperback) Ellenor Alcorn, Mary Beard

    The essays in this volume grew out of a symposium held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on June 18 and 19, 2014. An exhibition of the same title was held at the Metropolitan Museum from December 12, 2017 through March 11, 2018, and at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, from April 18 through July 21, 2018.

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  • Classical Art by Mary Beard
    Classical Art (English, Paperback) Mary Beard, John Henderson

    This look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii, and investigates the monuments of ancient tyrants, and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus. Concluding with the human portrait, it highlights the re-discovery of Classical art in the modern world.

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  • It's a Don's Life by Mary Beard
    It's a Don's Life (English, Paperback) Mary Beard

    Covers the author's famous blog, A Don's Life, that ran on the "TLS" website for over three years.

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  • All in a Don's Day by Mary Beard
    All in a Don's Day (Paperback) Mary Beard

    Lets you share the author's 'terror of humiliation' as she enters 'hairdresser country' and follow her dilemma as she wanders through the quandary of illegible handwriting on examination papers and 'longing for the next dyslexic' - on whose paper the answers are typed, not handwritten.

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  • Laughter in Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
    Laughter in Ancient Rome (English, Paperback) Mary Beard

    What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? How did Romans make sense of laughter? What role did it play in the world of the law courts, the imperial palace, or the spectacles of the arena? This book explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects.

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  • The Roman Triumph by Mary Beard
    The Roman Triumph (English, Paperback) Mary Beard

    How can we re-create the ceremony as it was celebrated in Rome? How can we piece together its elusive traces in art and literature? This work addresses these questions, focusing on the intriguing process of sifting through and making sense of what constitutes 'history'.

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  • Pompeii by Mary Beard
    Pompeii (Paperback) Mary Beard

    Contains chapters that include Street Life, Earning a Living: Baker, Banker and Garum Maker (who ran the city), and The Pleasure of the Body: Food, Wine, Sex and Baths. This book offers an insight into the workings of a Roman town.

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  • The Age of Caesar by Plutarch
    The Age of Caesar (English, Hardback) Plutarch

    An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world.

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  • The Age of Caesar by Plutarch
    The Age of Caesar (English, Paperback) Plutarch

    An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world.

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  • Confronting the Classics by Mary Beard
    Confronting the Classics (Hardback) Mary Beard

    Mary Bear explores our rich classical heritage in a series of essays - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca.

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  • Classics: A Very Short Introduction by John Henderson
    Classics: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) John Henderson, Mary Beard

    Starting with a visit to the British Museum, the authors prompt us to consider the significance of Classics as a means of discovery and enquiry, its value in terms of literature, philosophy, and culture, and its importance as a source of imagery.

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  • The Fires of Vesuvius by Mary Beard
    The Fires of Vesuvius (English, Paperback) Mary Beard

    Pompeii is the most famous archaeological site in the world, visited by more than two million people each year. Yet it is also one of the most puzzling, with an intriguing and sometimes violent history, from the sixth century BCE. This book explores what kind of town it was and what it can tell us about 'ordinary' life there.

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  • Laughter in Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
    Laughter in Ancient Rome (English, Hardback) Mary Beard

    Drawing on a wide range of Roman writings, from essays on rhetoric to a surviving Roman joke book, the history of laughter in Rome is explored.

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  • The Parthenon by Mary Beard
    The Parthenon (English, Paperback) Mary Beard

    Conducts readers through the storied past and towering presence of the most famous building in the world. This title includes the story of a museum opened in 2009 to display the sculptures from the building that remain in Greece and the controversies that have surrounded it, and asks whether it makes a difference to the 'Elgin Marble debate'.

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  • Religions of Rome: Volume 1, A History by Mary Beard
    Religions of Rome: Volume 1, A History (English, Paperback) Mary Beard, John North

    A comprehensive and radical new survey of religious life in Rome over the course of a millennium.

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  • Religions of Rome: Volume 2, A Sourcebook by Mary Beard
    Religions of Rome: Volume 2, A Sourcebook (English, Paperback) Mary Beard, John North

    This book presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire.

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  • The Colosseum by Keith Hopkins
    The Colosseum (Paperback) Keith Hopkins, Mary Beard

    The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. The author tells the story of Rome's greatest arena: how it was built; the gladiatorial and other games that were held there; the training of the gladiators; the audiences who revelled in the games, and the emperors who staged them and the critics.

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