All Books By Mary Beard

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  1. Book ImageThe Age of Caesar

    “Plutarch regularly shows that great leaders transcend their own purely material interests and petty, personal vanities. Noble ideals actually do matter, in government as in life.” —Michael Dirda, Washington PostMore

  2. Book ImageWomen & Power

    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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  3. Book ImageThe Age of Caesar

    A brilliant new translation of five of history’s greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography.More

  4. Book ImageSPQR

    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

  5. Book ImageSPQR

    A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists.More

  6. Book ImageThe Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

    “Over the past hundred years we have had numerous versions . . . of [Tolstoy’s] major works. This volume, however, is arguably the best so far.” —Times Literary SupplementMore

  7. Book ImageConfronting the Classics

    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

  8. Book ImageConfronting the Classics

    One of the world’s leading historians provides a revolutionary tour of the Ancient World, dusting off the classics for the twenty-first century.More