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    DescriptionMary Beard's richly illustrated work is a testament to the profound importance of the triumph in Roman culture - and for monarchs, dynasts and generals ever since. But how can we re-create the ceremony as it was celebrated in Rome? How can we piece together its elusive traces in art and literature? Beard addresses these questions, opening a window on the intriguing process of sifting through and making sense of what constitutes 'history'.

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    The Roman Triumph
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Beard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674032187
    ISBN 10: 0674032187

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: DG
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 394.50937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Imprint name
    The Belknap Press
    Publication date
    31 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    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." Her many books include The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found and The Parthenon (both from Harvard).
    Review quote
    "Conjectures and conclusions grow from and around the triumphus like kudzu. It takes the mighty vorpal sword of Mary Beard to clear a path through this jabberwocky jungle, snicker-snack. She stands in the great tradition of myth-puncturing Latin classicists - scholars like Richard Bentley, Basil Gildersleeve, A. E. Housman. or Ronald Syme - when she points out that almost all the established views on the triumph are dubious or plain wrong... Her prose, for all its learning, is jaunty. Her book is, in short, a triumph." - Garry Wills, New York Review of Books "A book that manages to be simultaneously both brilliantly subtle and splendidly swaggering." - Tom Holland, Sunday Times"