In the Mail: It's A Don's Life

It’s a Don’s Life by Mary Beard

In her now-famous blog, Mary Beard has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are classics, universities, and teaching, but she covers many other topics:

  • What are academics for?
  • Who was the first African Roman emperor?
  • Looting, ancient and modern.
  • Are modern exams easier?
  • Keep Lesbos for the Lesbians.
  • Did St. Valenting exist?
  • What made the Romans laugh?

That is just a small tast of this selection (including some of the choicer responses posted) which will inform, occasionally provoke and cannot fail to entertain.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

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