Beard, Mary 1955-
Most widely held works by Mary Beard
The Parthenon by Mary Beard ( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,355 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Oscar Wilde compared it to a white goddess, Evelyn Waugh to Stilton cheese. In observers from Lord Byron to Sigmund Freud to Virginia Woolf it met with astonishment, rapture, poetry, even tears-and, always, recognition. Twenty-five hundred years after it first rose above Athens, the Parthenon remains one of the wonders of the world, its beginnings and strange turns of fortune over millennia a perpetual source of curiosity, controversy, and intrigue. At once an entrancing cultural history and a congenial guide for tourists, armchair travelers, and amateur archaeologists alike, this book conducts readers through the storied past and towering presence of the most famous building in the world. Who built the Parthenon, and for what purpose? How are we to understand its sculpture? Why is it such a compelling monument? The classicist and historian Mary Beard takes us back to the fifth century B.C. to consider the Parthenon in its original guise-as the flagship temple of imperial Athens, housing an enormous gold and ivory statue of the city's patron goddess attended by an enigmatic assembly of sculptures. Just as fascinating is the monument's far longer life as cathedral church of Our Lady of Athens, as "the finest mosque in the world," and, finally, as an inspirational ruin and icon. Beard also takes a cool look at the bitter arguments that continue to surround the "Elgin Marbles," the sculptures from the Parthenon now in the British Museum. Her book constitutes the ultimate tour of the marvelous history and present state of this glory of the Acropolis, and of the world.
The fires of Vesuvius : Pompeii lost and found by Mary Beard ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,347 libraries worldwide
Destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ruins of Pompeii offer the best evidence we have of life in the Roman Empire. But the eruptions are only part of the story. In The Fires of Vesuvius, acclaimed historian Mary Beard makes sense of the remains. She explores what kind of town it was -- more like Calcutta or the Costa del Sol? -- and what it can tell us about "ordinary" life there. --from publisher description.
The Colosseum by Keith Hopkins ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Rome's greatest arena - how it was built, the gladiatorial and other games that were held there, the training of the gladiators, the audiences who revelled in the games, the emperors who staged them and the critics, and the strange after-life.
Classics : a very short introduction by Mary Beard ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative -- yet always balanced and complete -- discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject developed and how it influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all readers an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever area of study one deems important or appealing, whatever topic fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.
The Roman triumph by Mary Beard ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Describes every major military campaign and victory in ancient Rome explaining what the Roman triumph really looked like and what it symbolized.
Classical art : from Greece to Rome by Mary Beard ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 978 libraries worldwide
The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history. The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome. Generals, rulers, and artists seized, imitated, and re-thought the stunning legacy of Greek painting and sculpture, culminating in the greatest art-collector the world had ever seen: the Roman emperor Hadrian. This exciting new look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii, and investigates the grandiose monuments of ancient tyrants, and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus. Concluding with that most influential invention of all, the human portrait, it highlights the re-discovery of Classical art in the modern world, from the treasure hunts of Renaissance Rome to scientific retrieval of artworks in the twenty-first century.
Religions of Rome by Mary Beard ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and French and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Volume 1 offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life in Rome, from the foundation of the city to its rise to world empire and its conversion to Christianity. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era. Volume 2 reveals the extraordinary diversity of ancient Roman religion. A comprehensive sourcebook, it presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world - from the foundations of the city in the eighth century BC to the Christian capital more than a thousand years later. Each document is given a full introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and acts as a starting point for further discussion. Through paintings, sculptures, coins and inscriptions, as well as literary texts in translation, the book explores the major themes and problems of Roman religion, such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination, ritual, and priesthood. Starting from the archaeological traces of the earliest cults of the city, it finishes with a series of texts in which Roman authors themselves reflect on the nature of their own religion, its history, even its funny side. Judaism and Christianity are given full coverage, as important elements in the religious world of the Roman empire.
Pagan priests : religion and power in the ancient world ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Rome in the late Republic by Mary Beard ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
The invention of Jane Harrison by Mary Beard ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Daily life in ancient Rome : the people and the city at the height of the empire by Jérôme Carcopino ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Pompeii : the life of a Roman town by Mary Beard ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Destroyed by Vesuvius in A.D. 79, the ruins of Pompeii offer the best evidence we have of what life was like during the reign of the Roman Empire. In this book, acclaimed historian Mary Beard makes sense of the remains, painting an exhaustive portrait of an ancient town.
Literacy in the Roman world ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
It's a don's life by Mary Beard ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
In her now famous 'Timesonline' blog, Mary Beard has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are classics, the universities and teaching, but there is much else besides. This selection will inform and provoke and cannot fail to entertain.
Einleitung in die lateinische Philologie / unter Mitwirkung von Mary Beard ... [et al.] ; herausgegeben von Fritz Graf ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Image and mystery in the Roman world : three papers given in memory of Jocelyn Toynbee ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Classics by Mary Beard ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Religions of Rome Vol. 2, A sourcebook by Mary Beard ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Roma antica ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Rome in the late Republic : problems and interpretations by Mary Beard ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Amphitheaters Antiquities Archaeologists Art Art, Classical Biography City and town life Civilization Civilization, Classical Classical languages Classical literature Classical philology Classical philology--Study and teaching Classicists Colosseum (Rome, Italy) Conference proceedings Criticism, interpretation, etc. Elgin marbles England--Cambridge Europe Europe--Pompeii (Extinct city) Extinct cities Gladiators Great Britain Greece--Athens Harrison, Jane Ellen,--1850-1928 History Italy Italy--Rome Language and culture Latin literature Latin philology Literacy Literature Literature and anthropology Manners and customs Mediterranean Region Miscellanea Mythology, Classical--Historiography Newnham College Parthenon (Athens, Greece) Priests Processions Religion Rites and ceremonies Rome Social history Strong, Eugénie,--1860-1943 Triumph Women classicists
Beard, M. 1955-
Beard, M. (Mary), 1955-
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