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150th Anniversary of the Society for Classical Studies

last modified Jan 23, 2019 10:53 AM
Mary Beard's public lecture at the Society for Classical Studies, at the annual meeting in San Diego on January 5th 2019, is now available to view online. See here for more details.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhekQBmK6RA&feature=youtu.be

Mary challenged some of the 'myths' that classicists believe about the history of the subject -- arguing, for example, that most people in the nineteenth century were little or no more fluent in Greek and Latin than we are, and that classics had not always been the faithful handmaiden of dictators and imperialists (yes, its themes had underpinned the symbols of the British Empire, but it had also empowered the opponents of empire). She made a plea for the classical profession, still very largely white, to commit to greater diversity. That would make it not only a fairer subject, but a better subject for all.

 

 

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