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By Mary Beard

ISBN-10: 1847658881

ISBN-13: 9781847658883

Mary Beard is likely one of the world's best-known classicists - an excellent educational, with a unprecedented present for speaking with a large viewers either even though her television proposing and her books. In a sequence of gleaming essays, she explores our wealthy classical history - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing a few larger-than-life characters of classical background, resembling Alexander the good, Nero and Boudicca. She additionally invitations you into the areas the place Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and divulges the customarily hidden global of slaves. She brings again to lifestyles a number of the maximum writers of antiquity - together with Thucydides, Cicero and Tacitus - and takes a clean examine either scholarly controversies and well known interpretations of the traditional global, from The Golden Bough to Asterix. The fruit of over thirty years on the earth of classical scholarship, Classical Traditions captures the area of antiquity and its smooth importance with wit, verve and scholarly services.

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