Mary Beard on why we read the Classics

Check out Classicist Mary Beard’s somewhat discursive lecture on the state of the Classics in contemporary culture, including consideration of a “decline” that goes back centuries, and some inspiring points for those of us who continue to engage with them.

http://www.nybooks.com/shared/ff059f82e6a33996e3eb6f340f0c094e

 

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