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Mary Beard on the last stages of writing a book - SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard has an interesting piece on the last stages of writing a book – SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

Ok I know you will think that you have heard this before, but the book is now within 1000 words of being completely finished.

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Writing

Mary Beard Quote.

“Laughter in other words always has a victim we always laugh more or less aggressively at the butt of our jokes or the object of our mirth and in the process we assert our superiority over them. 16 more words

Bricoleur

"Abandoning Britishness" & How Not To Pitch Your Academic Ideas. Sheffield Doc/Fest Roundup Day 5 & 6

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

Let’s start at the end: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 wrapped up it’s final night with the European premiere of Monty Python – the Meaning of Live… 2,288 more words

Documentary

Oops!... I did It Again

If you know what my title is a reference to, we are now officially friends, everyone else: Do you live under rocks that magically have access to my blog but no other form of media?? 828 more words

Books

What We're Reading: All the Bright Places, Banished, and big stack of books

Earlier this week it was all about the sunshine here in  London with record high temperatures for the month of April! It was hotter in London than in Rome, Athens, Nice or Ibiza. 622 more words

Bookasaurus

Greece v Rome

GREECE VS ROME, WITH BORIS JOHNSON AND MARY BEARD
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2015, 7PM | EMMANUEL CENTRE

http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/greece-vs-rome-with-boris-johnson-and-mary-beard/

£10 of every standard ticket will be donated to Classics for All, and £5 of every student ticket.

News

On the death of the friendly pig. A tale of tragedy and disappointment, both ancient and modern

Like, I suspect, most people interested in the ancient world I’m a keen reader of Mary Beard’s blog “It’s a Don’s Life”. This week my imagination was captured by a puzzle she posed her readers – the interpretation of a grave stele from Roman Macedonia which… 1,470 more words

Ancient History