epic http://wamc.org en Confronting The Classics With Mary Beard http://wamc.org/post/confronting-classics-mary-beard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations</em>, Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years of teaching and writing about Greek and Roman history, provides a panoramic portrait of the classical world, a book in which we encounter not only Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but also the common people&mdash;the millions of inhabitants of the Roman Empire, the slaves, soldiers, and women.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75148 at http://wamc.org Confronting The Classics With Mary Beard The Book Show #1280 - Caleb Carr http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1280-caleb-carr <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Caleb Carr is the critically acclaimed author of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Alienist</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Angel of Darkness</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Lessons of Terror</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Italian Secretary</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He has taught military history at Bard College, and worked extensively in film, television, and the theater.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56528 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1280 - Caleb Carr