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Prof. Mary Beard

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Prof. Mary Beard

"Subject of the Interview: Religions of Rome”.


Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, UK, is a radical interpreter and critic of Roman culture in its widest sense. She is currently working on the Roman triumph. She has previously written on Roman myth, priesthood, violence, castration, gardens, transgression, and philosophy, as well as on the 'myth of Rome' in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her most recent books include a two volume history of Roman religion (Religions of Rome, with John North and Simon Price), a biographical study of Jane Ellen Harrison, The Invention of Jane Harrison, The Parthenon, a study of the history of the building from antiquity to the present day, and two books with John Henderson, A Very Short Introduction to Classics and Classical Art: from Greece to Rome.


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