S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
September 06, 2016
Pages
608
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.2 X 8.1 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781631492228
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About the Author

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics, and Fellow of Newnham College, University of Cambridge, UK, and Classics Editor of the Times Literary Supplement.

Reviews

By the time Beard has finished, she has explored not only archaic, republican, and imperial Rome, but the eastern and western provinces over which it eventually won control...She moves with ease and mastery though archaeology, numismatics, and philology, as well as a mass of written documents on stone and papyrus.--G. W. Bowersock
A masterful new chronicle.... Beard is a sure-footed guide through arcane material that, in other hands, would grow tedious. Sifting myth from fact in dealing with the early history of the city, she enlivens--and deepens--scholarly debates by demonstrating how the Romans themselves shaped their legendary beginnings to short-term political ends.... Exemplary popular history, engaging but never dumbed down, providing both the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life.