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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

Exhibition. Myths, Memories and Mysteries: Artists Revisit the Past

Jun 30, 2014

Museum of Classical Archaeology

How to do things with History: a conference in honour of Paul Cartledge

Sep 26, 2014

Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA

The B Club

Oct 20, 2014

1.11

Singing Greek Poetry

Oct 21, 2014

Room G.19, Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Douglas Cashin bursaries for Classics undergraduates in Cambridge

Sep 17, 2014

Douglas Cashin bursaries for Classics undergraduates in Cambridge

University Lecturer in Classics (Ancient History)

Aug 21, 2014

University Lecturer in Classics (Ancient History)

How to do things with History: a conference in honour of Paul Cartledge

Jul 22, 2014

How to do things with History: a conference in honour of Paul Cartledge Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge September 26-27, 2014

Temporary Lecturer in Classics (Classical Art)

Jul 15, 2014

Temporary Lecturer in Classics (Classical Art)

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