Winifred Mary Beard, OBE (born 1 January 1955 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire) is a British classicist, professor at the University of Cambridge, fellow of Newnham College and professor of ancient literature at the Royal Academy of Arts. She writes about antiquity in The Times Literary Supplement. Through her frequent media appearances, her blog A Don’s Life and her sometimes controversial statements, she has made antiquity accessible to a wide audience and has become the best-known British classicist.
SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world’s foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they are still important to us.
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|Dimensions||21 × 13 × 3,5 cm|