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An Evening with Mary Beard

Unmask the Roman emperors with renowned classicist and historian Mary Beard. Go beyond the myths & scandals to explore their lives, challenges and legacies!

An Evening with Mary Beard

About An Evening with Mary Beard

9th July 2024
7.30pm
City Halls
City Halls Candleriggs, Glasgow City Centre G1 1NQ
what3words location: arch.miles.encounter
£36.96
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Spend a fascinating evening with renowned classicist and historian, Mary Beard. Well known from television, here she shines 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, this exclusive event promises a revolutionary approach to an apparently familiar subject. 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).

With the chance to ask Mary your own questions, 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.

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