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Classics

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Author: Beard, Mary
Henderson, John
Series title:A Brief Insight Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4027-7531-4
Publication Date:Sep 2010
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

Mary Beard and John Henderson link a haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeur of Rome, and to classics within modern culture-from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur. Rather than focusing on the traditional retelling of the classics, the authors concentrate on one particular artifact-the friezes from the Temple of Apollo at Bassae in Arcadia-as a springboard to explore, define, and debate the relationship between...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 7.13 Inches
Author Biography
Beard, Mary (Author)
Mary Beard was born on January 1, 1955 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England. Her alma mater is the University of Cambridge. She is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. Her previous books include the bestselling, Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii, The Roman Triumph, The Parthenon and Confronting the Classics. Her blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day. She is in the 2014 top 10 Prospect list of the most influential thinkers in the world. She is the author of Women and Power: A Manifesto, published in December 2017.

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