Mary Beard

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Full name: Mary Beard

Area of interest: The Ancient and Modern World

Journals/Organisation: The Times

Email: mb127@hermes.cam.ac.uk - Mary Beard: Newnham College

Personal website: http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/faculty/staff-bios/academic-research-staff/mary_beard

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Blog: TLS (The Times Literary Supplement) blog: A Don's Life | Comment is free: blog

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Networks: https://twitter.com/wmarybeard

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About: "Mary Beard is a wickedly subversive commentator on both the modern and the ancient world. She is a professor in classics at Cambridge and classics editor of the TLS."

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Career: Teaches Classics at the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of Newnham College: she has been described as "a wickedly subversive commentator on both the modern and the ancient world"

Current position/role: Professor of Classics

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Controversy/Criticism: Liz Lightfoot: Don angers students with her nostalgia for 'pawing' pedagogues The Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2006; Clive Davis: Mythological Spectator, 27th September 2007 (refers to Mary Beard's comments following the 911 attack in New York)

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Books & Debate:

  • Rome in the Late Republic - with Michael Crawford (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985) OCLC 11676607
  • Classics: A Very Short Introduction - with John Henderson (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1995) OCLC 3250
  • Religions of Rome - with John North and Simon Price (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998) OCLC 36915678
  • The Invention of Jane Harrison (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000) OCLC 43245889
  • Classical Art from Greece to Rome - with John Henderson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001) OCLC 45829408
  • The Parthenon (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2003) OCLC 51505620
  • The Colosseum - with Keith Hopkins (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005) OCLC 58594999

Latest work: The Roman Triumph (Belknap Press: October 15, 2007) ISBN 0674026136

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Column name: A Don's Life

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Website: http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life

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