An Evening with Mary Beard

An Evening with Mary Beard

Wednesday 3 July 2024

Times: 7.30pm

Prices: £42, £35. Prices include £2 booking fee

Venue: The Apex

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Wednesday 3 July 2024, 7.30pm


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Spend an enlightening evening with renowned classicist and historian Mary Beard to celebrate the paperback release of her bestselling book, 'Emperor of Rome'.

After a successful 2023 tour, Mary returns to the stage to take the audience beyond the hype of politics, power and succession and into the heart of the palace corridors. These exclusive events promise a revolutionary approach to an apparently familiar subject.

What power did emperors actually have? Was the Roman palace really so bloodstained? 'Emperor of Rome' goes directly to the heart of Roman (and our own) fantasies about what it was to be Roman, offering an account of Roman history as it has never been presented before.

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.

“An accomplished scholar and lively debunker... Beard informs and entertains without ever patronising her readers. What she touches turns to light.” - Independent

“If they’d had Mary Beard on their side back then, the Romans would still have their empire.” - Daily Mail

Recommended age 14+

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £42 including book, £35 without book
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Prices include £2 booking fee

This event is promoted by The Apex

Recommended age 14+

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