A History of Ancient Rome
In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant...
Apr 18, 2020If, in this #COVID19 lockdown, you want to spend your time glued on a book, read Mary Beard’s SPQR, on the history of Ancient Rome! It is a masterpiece: live, riveting, deep, light, fast paced... it feels like eating chocolate or having sex😜. Simply unputdownable! – source