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Mary Beard on Lessons from Ancient Rome

Mary Beard on Lessons from Ancient Rome

Mary Beard on Lessons from Ancient Rome

In the wake of a US presidential election in which candidate Hillary Clinton was depicted on souvenirs as the gorgon Medusa, Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, discusses the utility of drawing comparisons between the present and the past. How did the Roman Empire approach issues such as migration and diversity? And can the lessons of the past really help us to tackle the challenges of the present?

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