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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

The 13th Labour of Herakles

Jul 28, 2015

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Playing Pirates

Jul 30, 2015

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Haka Workshop for Children

Aug 03, 2015

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Haka Workshop for Children

Aug 03, 2015

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Potty about Herakles

Aug 04, 2015

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Upcoming events

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Vacancy - Classical Faculty Library Assistant (Part-time)

Jun 24, 2015

Applications are welcome for a part-time Library Assistant in the Classical Faculty Library. Please see the Jobs and Vacancies page for further details.

Vacancy - Temporary Lectureship in Classics (Latin Literature)

Jun 24, 2015

Applications are welcome for a Temporary Lectureship in Classics (Latin Literature) from September 2015. Please see the Jobs and Vacancies page for further details.

Infancy, Childhood and Play in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Apr 29, 2015

The Gray Lectures 2015

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