An Evening with Mary Beard

Friday 5th July 2024
18:30 at St Mary's Church, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN

An Evening with Mary Beard

Please join us at the beautiful St Mary’s Church in Nottingham’s Lace Market for an evening with Mary Beard to celebrate the paperback release of the bestselling, Emperor of Rome.


What was it really like to rule and be ruled in the Ancient Roman world?

In her international best-seller SPQR, Mary Beard told the thousand-year story of ancient Rome. Now, she shines her spotlight on the emperors who ruled the Roman empire, from Julius Caesar (assassinated 44 BCE) to Alexander Severus (assassinated 235 CE).

Emperor of Rome is not your usual chronological account of Roman rulers, one after another: the mad Caligula, the monster Nero, the philosopher Marcus Aurelius. Beard asks bigger questions: What power did emperors actually have? Was the Roman palace really so bloodstained?


Mary will talk about the book before answering questions from the audience and signing copies of her books.

Mary Beard is professor of classics at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. She is the author of eighteen books on society and culture in the ancient world, including Women and Power: A Manifesto (2017), The Roman Triumph (2007), and The Parthenon (2002). Since 1992 she has been the classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement, which also hosts her popular blog.

St Mary's Church, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN

Friday 5th July 2024

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