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Mary Beard

Mary Beard is the author of multiple books, including the NBCC finalist Confronting the Classics, and most recently, the best-selling SPQR. A popular blogger and television personality and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, Beard is a professor of classics at the University of Cambridge.

Books by Mary Beard

  1. Book CoverConfronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations


    A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, this is “the perfect introduction to classical studies, and deserves to become something of a standard work” (Observer).More

  2. Book CoverSPQR: A History of Ancient Rome


    New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015

    A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic).More

  3. Book CoverWomen & Power: A Manifesto


    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    "A modern feminist classic."—The Guardian

    From the internationally acclaimed classicist and New York Times best-selling author comes this timely manifesto on women and power. 

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