Mary Beard

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. She is the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and the author of the blog, A Don’s Life, which appears on The TLS website as a regular column. Her frequent media appearances and sometimes controversial public statements have led to her being described as “Britain’s best-known classicist”.

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The Best Classics Books for Teenagers, recommended by Olly Murphy

Caesar, Cicero, Achilles, Socrates, Plato: millennia later, we still talk about them. Olly Murphy, classics teacher at Wycombe Abbey, one of England’s top girls’ schools, recommends books and explains why classics remains one of the most exciting subjects for teenagers to study.

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