It's a Don's Life
Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching -- and much else besides.
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 Valentine exist?
What made the Romans laugh?
That is just a small taste of this selection (and some of the choicer responses) which will inform, occasionally provoke and cannot fail to entertain.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lycomayflower - LibraryThing
A collection of posts from classicist Beard's blog. Entries range in topics from current events, academic life, and classics misconceptions, new finds, and so on. Entertaining and enlightening. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - adpaton - LibraryThing
I had never heard of Mary Beard or her blog before picking up this book – my loss indeed: for those similarly ignorant, I heartily recommend ‘It’s a Don’s Life’. Cambridge classicist Professor Mary ... Read full review