Mary Beard on What We Can Learn from Images of Roman Autocrats
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew is joined by Mary Beard, the author of Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern, to discuss how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, the representation of power for more than 2,000 years.
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Dame Winifred Mary Beard, DBE, FSA, FBA, FRSL is an English scholar of Ancient Roman civilization. She is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature. She is the classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement, where she also writes a regular blog, “A Don’s Life”. Her frequent media appearances and sometimes controversial public statements have led to her being described as “Britain’s best-known classicist”.