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Professor Mary Beard

Professor Mary Beard

Professor of Classics

Newnham College
Cambridge
CB3 9DF

Office Phone: 01223 335162 (Faculty) / 335712 (College)

Biography:

I am Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement.

Research Supervision

Recent topics: The culture of Roman display; Roman colour; paradigms of power in the Roman empire.

Key Publications

Books

Pompeii: the life of a Roman Town (London and Cambridge, MA., 2008)
The Roman Triumph (Cambridge, Ma., 2007)
The Colosseum (with Keith Hopkins) (London and Cambridge, Ma, 2004)
The Parthenon (London and Cambridge, Ma., 2002)
Classical Art: from Greece to Rome (with John Henderson) (Oxford, 2001)
The Invention of Jane Harrison (Cambridge, Ma., 2000)
Religions of Rome (with John North and Simon Price), (Cambridge, 1998)
Classics: a very short introduction (with John Henderson) (Oxford, 1995)
Pagan Priests (ed. with John North) (London, 1990)
The Good Working Mother's Guide (London, 1989)
Rome in the Late Republic (with Michael Crawford) (London, 1985, 2nd ed. 1999)

Among my favourite articles are:

“While Ridgeway lives research can ne’er be dull”, in C. Stray (ed.), The Owl of Minerva: Cambridge Praelections 1906 (Cambridge, 2004)
"Ciceronian Correspondences: making a Book out of Letters", in T. P. Wiseman (ed.), Classics in Progress, ( London , 2002), 103-144
"Looking (harder) for Roman myth:  Dumézil, declamation and the problems of definition" in F. Graf (ed.), Mythos in mythenloser Gesellschaft:  das Paradeigma Roms (Coll. Rauricum III, Stuttgart, 1993), 44-64
"Souvenirs of culture:  deciphering (in) the museum", Art History 15 (1992), 505-32
"A Complex of Times:  no more sheep on Romulus ' birthday", PCPhS  1987, 1-15 (reprinted in C. Ando (ed.), Roman Religion ( Edinburgh , 2003))
"The Sexual Status of Vestal Virgins", JRS  70 (1980), 12-27

Upcoming events

Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That!

Jul 27, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Aesop's Forest: the Scared Lion

Jul 27, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Family Tour

Jul 29, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Meet the Romans

Aug 03, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That!

Aug 09, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Following the results of the EU referendum, the Faculty of Classics would like to make it clear that that there is absolutely no change to the visa requirements and immigration status of EU national staff or students.

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