Mary Beard: Interview

Was there a particular moment when you discovered your passion for Ancient Roman history? Those moments are always mythical and mythologised, but I have vivid memories of when the ancient world (not so much the Roman world) first struck me.  I was five years old and had been taken to London, and to the British […]

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A postcard from Italy

While the more youthful among you were frantically grappling with the ins and outs of Oxford ‘culture’ (hopefully becoming less and less bewildered every day by regular references to Bridge, Battels, and, perhaps most mystifyingly of all, Banter) – indeed, while the more experienced among you were busy recovering from the transition between three months […]

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