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    DescriptionMary Beard, drawing on thirty years of teaching and writing about Greek and Roman history, provides a panoramic portrait of the classical world, a book in which we encounter not only Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but also the common people the millions of inhabitants of the Roman Empire, the slaves, soldiers, and women. How did they live? Where did they go if their marriage was in trouble or if they were broke? Or, perhaps just as important, how did they clean their teeth? Effortlessly combining the epic with the quotidian, Beard forces us along the way to reexamine so many of the assumptions we held as gospel not the least of them the perception that the Emperor Caligula was bonkers or Nero a monster. With capacious wit and verve, Beard demonstrates that, far from being carved in marble, the classical world is still very much alive."


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    Title
    Confronting the Classics - Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Beard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780871407160
    ISBN 10: 0871407167
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC23: 930
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DE59 .B43 2013
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHDA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    06 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Beard s essays in this volume range from humor in ancient Greece to the reputation of the emperor Caligula to the restoration of Roman sculpture. She writes with grace and wit on a vast array of subjects, and she has a novelist s gift for selecting odd and revealing details. --Nick Romeo"