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An Evening with Mary Beard

An Evening with Mary Beard

Spend a fascinating evening with renowned classicist and historian, Mary Beard.

Mary will shine the spotlight on the emperors who ruled the Roman empire, from the well known Julius Caesar (assassinated 44 BCE) to the almost unknown Alexander Severus (assassinated 235 CE).

Taking the audience beyond the hype of politics, power and succession and into the heart of the palace corridors, Mary will uncover the facts and fiction of these rulers, asking what they did and why, and how we have got such a lurid view of them. Through the thrilling themes of autocracy, corruption, and conspiracy – and also the day-to-day practicalities of the emperors’ lives (who did the cooking, or took the dictation?) – she will explore how they managed a huge empire and how they faced their subjects (and vice versa).

Don’t miss the opportunity to join the world-famous scholar as she asks what it felt like – what it meant -- to be an emperor. 

Presented by Fane. Tickets for this event are booked through Fane Productions’ Box Office

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