by Mary Beard

New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Notable Book
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction)
Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)
San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Gift Guide Selection
New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection

A sweeping, “magisterial” history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains “relevant to people many centuries later” (Atlantic).

Interview with the Author

Boston Athenaeum
Mary Beard, “S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome”
11/16/15         49 min

ALOUD @ Los Angeles Public Library
Mary Beard | SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
9/20/16         70 min

History Extra
Ancient Rome special
11/12/15       56 min

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