Confronting the Classics

Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books.

Confronting the Classics

Confronting the Classics

Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books. In a series of sparkling essays, she explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca. She invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves. She takes a fresh look at both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world, from The Golden Bough to Asterix. The fruit of over thirty years in the world of classical scholarship, Confronting the Classics captures the world of antiquity and its modern significance with wit, verve and scholarly expertise.

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Confronting the Classics
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Mary Beard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-07 - Publisher: Profile Books

Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books. In a series of sparkling essays, she explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes,
Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Konrad Dominas, Bogdan Trocha, Elżbieta Wesołowska
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-11 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Spiritus flat ubi vult academicus. It seems evident that the study of antiquity and the study of antiquity’s persistence will continue to be distributed ubique terrarum. This pleasing circumstance was exemplified in January 2014, at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, an institution named after Poland’s influential nineteenth-century epic and
Inventing the Novel
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: R. Bracht Branham
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Inventing the Novel uses the work of the Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) to explore the ancient origins of the modern novel. The analysis focuses on one of the most elusive works of classical antiquity, the Satyrica, written by Nero's courtier, Petronius Arbiter (whose singular suicide, described by Tacitus, is
Syllecta Classica
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: R. Bracht Branham
Categories: Classical literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Joseph F. Trimmer
Categories: African Americans
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