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    • SPQR

    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,119

    In SPQR, world-renowned classicist Mary Beard narrates the unprecedented rise of a civilization that even 2,000 years later still shapes many of our most fundamental assumptions about power, citizenship, responsibility, political violence, empire, luxury, and beauty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Reexamination of the History of Rome

    • By Christopher on 12-17-15
    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 11-19-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • How Do We Look

    • The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Mary Beard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. Conceived as an accompaniment to How Do We Look and The Eye of Faith, the famed Civilizations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art.

    • The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Mary Beard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 09-04-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Confronting the Classics

    • Traditions, Adventures and Innovations
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Lynne Jenson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
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      3 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    One of the world's leading historians provides a revolutionary tour of the Ancient World, dusting off the classics for the twenty-first century. Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years of teaching and writing about Greek and Roman history, provides a panoramic portrait of the classical world, a book in which we encounter not only Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but also the common people - the millions of inhabitants of the Roman Empire, the slaves, soldiers, and women.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying narrator

    • By Chris E on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Mujeres y poder

    • By: Mary Beard, Silvia Furió
    • Narrated by: Neus Sendra
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mary Beard no es solo la clasicista más famosa a nivel internacional; es también una feminista comprometida y como tal se manifiesta asiduamente en las redes sociales. En este libro muestra, con ironía y sabiduría, cómo la historia ha tratado a las mujeres y personajes femeninos poderosos. Beard explora los fundamentos culturales de la misoginia, considerando la voz pública de las mujeres, nuestras suposiciones culturales sobre la relación de las mujeres con el poder y cuánto se resisten las mujeres poderosas a ser sometidas a un patrón masculino. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • SPQR

    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An exceptional book

    • By William Blignaut on 07-16-17
    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 10-19-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Classics: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Mary Beard, John Henderson
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    This Very Short Introduction to classics links a haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeur of Rome, and to Classics within modern culture - from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Cultural Importance of Classics

    • By Thomas on 12-10-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Pompeii - The Life of a Roman Town

    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Pompeii explodes a number of myths - among them, the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; and the death count, which was probably less than ten per cent of the population. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain’s leading classicist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brings the past to life

    • By Paul on 12-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • How Do We Look/The Eye of Faith

    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Mary Beard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The idea of 'civilisation' has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big question of how people - from prehistory to the present day - have depicted themselves and others, both human and divine. Distinguished historian Mary Beard explores how art has shaped, and been shaped by, the people who created it. How have we looked at these images? Why have they sometimes been so contentious?

    Regular price: $21.81