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World Thinkers 2014: Mary Beard

Classicist and broadcaster, UK

By Prospect Team  

Mary Beard is a professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and one of Britain’s best-known broadcasters. Beard writes widely on historical and political issues, and over recent months has lectured at the British Library on the public voice of women, written about the future of the Parthenon and the philosopher Bernard Williams. Beard’s latest book, Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up, will be published in June by University of Chicago press.

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