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The Parthenon - Mary Beard

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The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition, Mary Beard, award winning writer, reviewer and leading Cambridge classicist, tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.

Sophisticated, engaging ... she unravels the intricacies with the light and deft touch which characterises the whole book ... something for classicists and laymen alike -- Gavanndra Hodge * Independent on Sunday * The classical world still rouses fierce passions, and books like this help to make the study of ancient Greece urgent and relevant -- Tom Holland * New Statesman *

Mary Beard

Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the TLS. She has world-wide academic acclaim. 

Her previous books include the bestselling, Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii, The Parthenon, Confronting the Classics and SPQR and Women and Power. Her blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day. She is in the 2014 top 10 Prospect list of the most influential thinkers in the world.

Visit Mary Beard's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9781846683497
ISBN-10: 1846683491
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 20th May 2010
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 2