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Media playback is unsupported on your device Mary Beard on John Major, Russell Brand and politics 15 November 2013 Last updated at 09:21 GMT The interventions of Sir John Major and Russell Brand were analysed by Professor Mary Beard, who asked what
As a packed audience at the Southbank Centre heard from economist Michael Jacobides, the drawn-out crisis in Greece has prompted as least as much "Schadenfreude" as "solidarity" among foreign observers. How apt, a cynic (good Greek word) might think:
Reading Gregory Nagy's The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours is like travelling on the realms of gold. This whale of a text-book running to 727 pages with twenty-one illustrations, mostly images of Athenian paintings photo-copied from various museums,
Suggested Topics Mary Beard is to follow in the steps of luminaries such as Samuel Johnson after the Royal Academy of Arts named her as its new professor of ancient literature. While the title is largely honorific, the professor's role will be to
But it was also the most famous date in the Roman calendar, the Ides of March. "It happens to be on the Ides, which is every classics student's dream," said Brutus, played here by convention vice-president Allie Fudge, a Sage Hill School junior.
Suggested Topics Away from the manufactured outrage over Mary Beard daring to speak her mind about immigration on Question Time , and the relentless harping by the TV critic AA Gill that the Cambridge professor really should do something about her
25 January 2013 Hardly a day goes past without some commentator, columnist, panellist or pen-pumping big cheesette igniting an opinion bomb and then complaining about the inevitable online shrapnel that comes their way afterwards. She is usually
Gene Maggio/The New York Times Andree Putman in 1981 in a room she designed at Lord & Taylor...Putman's reach extended from Europe to the Far East, from North to South America. At home, she created the Guerlain flagship store on the Champs-Elysees
They swung their foam swords at each other, each trying to keep the other from knocking the ball off the makeshift helmets atop their heads. Bennett Freeman came away with a hit to his ear, which was not enough to make him put down his sword for the
Autumn 2012 fashions style is all about wearing classic and traditional clothing piece, but with an accent on either texture, baroque, or geometric style in order to upgrade traditional and simple clothing and accessories with a modern edge.