Confronting the Classics : Traditions, Adventures and Innovations
by Mary Beard
Editor: Profile Books Ltd
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Marie Barbe is one of the world’s best known classicists – a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both so his TV presenters and his books.In a series of sparkling essays, she explores the richness of our classical heritage – from Greek drama Romaine, jokes, the introduction of some more-than-life characters from classical antiquity, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca.It invites you to places where the Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the Knossos Palace of Cleopatra in Alexandria – and reveals the often masked world of slaves.It takes on a new look both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world, from The Golden Bough to Asterix.The fruit of more than thirty years in the world of classical studies, facing the Classics captures the world of antiquity and modernity of its importance with spirit, verve and scientific expertise.
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