About this book
A journey through the extraordinary riches of the classical heritage, and why it still matters. Beard is a prominent author and historian, and her BBC TV series "Meet The Romans" and "Pompeii" were both very popular. In a series of essays, she looks at Greek drama, Roman jokes, characters such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca, reveals the hidden world of slaves and more. 'Beard is a very funny and penetrating commentator...' "Daily Mail"
Mary Bear explores our rich classical heritage in a series of essays - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca.