Book cover of Emperor of Rome: Ruling the Ancient Roman World by Mary Beardby Mary Beard

Best Books of 2023: New Yorker, The Economist, Smithsonian

Most Anticipated Books of Fall: Washington PostLos Angeles TimesTODAYLiterary Hub, and Publishers Weekly

“A vivid way to re-examine what we know, and don’t, about life at the top…. Emperor of Rome is a masterly group portrait, an invitation to think skeptically but not contemptuously of a familiar civilization.” —Kyle Harper, Wall Street Journal

A sweeping account of the social and political world of the Roman emperors by “the world’s most famous classicist” (Guardian).

Interview with the Author

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Mary Beard: Emperor of Rome
9/27/23          48 min

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Roman Emperors with Mary Beard
9/27/23          34 min

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How to live like a Roman emperor
9/25/23          45 min

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Classicist Mary Beard explains what we know and don’t know about ruling the Roman Empire
10/26/23          52 min

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Mary Beard with Tim Gunn: Emperor of Rome
11/14/23            57 min

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Emperor of Rome
9/29/23          43 min

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