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.