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Mary Beard
Birth date: January 01, 1955
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
When the more recent Civilization was shown on PBS, they edited it a bit from the British version because we can’t have nice things in America since we elected an orange. But they edited out much Mary Beard which is so not right. Really not right. So if you are w...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 6 years ago
TITLE: SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome AUTHOR: Mary Beard DATE PUBLISEHD: 2016 FORMAT: Paperback ISBN-13: 9781631492228 _____________________________ Mary Beard has writen an accessible history of the rise of Rome, it's people and it's senate. The book deals with events that are date...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 6 years ago
Mary Beard does a wonderful job of giving historical context to current cultural attitudes. The first essay is essentially the history of men telling women to shut up. She examines how the simple act of speaking is, in point of fact, gendered. I found it revelatory that in many cases it isn't what i...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 8 years ago
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.
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
S.P.Q.R. is Mary Beard's look at, not how Rome fell, which many others have taken a stab at, but at how it rose. She covers Rome's "first millenium," ending in 212 AD, when the Emperor Caracalla extended Roman citizenship to all free inhabitants of the empire. The title takes its name from the La...
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