Mary Beard

Mary Beard has a Chair of Classics at Cambridge and is a Fellow of Newnham College. She is classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement and author of the blog A Don’s Life. She is also a winner of the 2008 Wolfson History Prize.

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TitleAuthorFormatPublication DatePriceSelect Item
Cover: The ColosseumThe ColosseumHopkins, Keith
Beard, Mary
PAPERBACK05/31/2011$18.50
Cover: The Parthenon, Revised EditionThe Parthenon, Revised EditionBeard, MaryPAPERBACK06/30/2010$19.00
Cover: The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and FoundThe Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and FoundBeard, MaryPAPERBACK04/30/2010$22.00
Cover: The Roman TriumphThe Roman TriumphBeard, MaryPAPERBACK05/31/2009$24.50
Cover: The Invention of Jane HarrisonThe Invention of Jane HarrisonBeard, MaryPAPERBACK05/03/2002$34.00
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