It's a Don's Life

It's a Don's Life

by Mary Beard
     
 

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Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching - and much else besides. What are academics for? Who was the first African Roman emperor? Looting -

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Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching - and much else besides. What are academics for? Who was the first African Roman emperor? Looting - ancient and modern. Are modern exams easier? Keep lesbos for the lesbians. Did St Valentine exist? What made the Romans laugh? That is just a small taste of this selection (and some of the choicer responses) which will inform, occasionally provoke and cannot fail to entertain.

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'Britain's most outspoken classicist is hilarious, staggeringly knowledgeable and utterly brilliant' - Vogue

'Delightful ... it has the virtues of brevity, eclecticism and learning worn lightly ... Beard is a very funny and penetrating commentator on academic life - and has a fantastic knack for controversy. If they'd had Mary Beard on their side back then, the Romans would still have their empire' - Daily Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847652461
Publisher:
Profile Books Limited
Publication date:
08/06/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,169,123
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the TLS. Her books include the acclaimed and best-selling Pompeii, The Roman Triumph and The Parthenon (in the Wonders of the World series of which she is general editor). She is the winner of the Wolfson Prize for History for Pompeii (Profile, 2008).


Mary Beard is a Professor of Classics at Cambridge and is a Fellow of Newnham College. She is general editor of the Wonders of the World series and author of The Parthenon.

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