Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mary Beard


I've read Mary Beard's journalism and reviews for years in the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books but never knew anything about her until I read the profile ("A Cambridge classicist takes on her sexist detractors") in the September 1 edition of The New Yorker that recounts the shocking abuse she has received over the internet---and how she was raped when she was a student.

Nor had I seen her BBC programs, "Meet the Romans with Mary Beard," which, I was happy to discover, are available on YouTube.



The video above was referred to in the New Yorker profile.

As was her blog, A Don's Life, which appears in the Times Literary Supplement, where she is classics editor.


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