SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome


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Review Fast-moving, exciting, psychologically acute, warmly sceptical (Bryan
Appleyard Sunday Times)Vastly engaging … a tremendously enjoyable and
scholarly read. (Natalie Haynes Observer)Sustaining the energy that such a
topic demands for more than 600 pages, while providing a coherent answer to
the question of why Rome expanded so spectacularly, is hugely ambitious. Beard
succeeds triumphantly … full of insights and delights … SPQR is
consistently enlivened by Beard’s eye for detail and her excellent sense of
humour. (Sunday Times)Masterful … This is exemplary popular history,
engaging but never dumbed down, providing both the grand sweep and the
intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life (Economist
)Ground-breaking … invigorating … revolutionary … a whole new approach
to ancient history (Thomas Hodgkinson Spectator)This book is a treasure, both
as a fascinating read in itself and as a fine work of reference to correct our
lazy misconceptions about an ancient world that still has much to instruct us
today (Herald)Praise for Mary Beard: ‘She’s pulled off that rare trick of
becoming a don with a high media profile who hasn’t sold out, who is
absolutely respected by the academy for her scholarship … what she says is
always powerful and interesting (Guardian)An irrepressible enthusiast with a
refreshing disregard for convention (FT)Dynamically, wittily and
authoritatively brings the ancient world to life (Simon Sebag Montefiore)With
such a champion as Beard to debunk and popularise, the future of the study of
classics is assured (Daily Telegraph) Book Description Mary Beard on Ancient
Rome: Britain’s favourite classicist lifts the lid on the Roman Empire. A
major new BBC TV series presented by the author starts in May 2016. See all
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Product Details:

  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (1 April 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846683815
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846683817
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.7 x 19.8 cm

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