Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations
Publish date: March 14th 2013
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
An interesting and eventually tedious, look at what we know, what we don't know and what we think we know about ancient Greek and Roman history. The book is set out in short essay format. Some knowledge of Greek and Roman history is recommended otherwise you will get completely lost.
This wasn't quite what I was expecting (though by this point I've forgotten what exactly I was expecting) - it is a collection of Mary Beard's book reviews for various magazines and journals, over a period of about 20 years. (Mary Beard is a distinguished classicist; I have read her excellent Fires...