Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mary Beard takes on Mirror Mirror on the Wall Spell

If you don't know who Mary Beard is - she is a Cambridge academic who can tell you anything you want to know about those Ancient Romans. 

When she made an unpopular comment about immigration and the British social service systems; the Mirror Mirror Spells were unleased onto her blog. 

Check out the article in the NY Times today (2/16/2013).

In Britain, an Authority on the Past Stares Down a Nasty Modern Storm
JANUARY was a busy month for Mary Beard, a Cambridge academic who is the closest thing, if it exists, to a celebrity classics professor.  In just a few weeks, Ms. Beard, who has helped popularize the study of antiquity through television and a lively blog, “A Don’s Life,” turned 58; finished a draft of her book on Roman laughter; became an officer of the Order of the British Empire; and attended the funeral of a lifelong friend and editor, Peter Carson.

Turner, Lark. In Britain, an Authority on the Past Stares Down a Nasty Modern Storm. The New York Times. 15 Feb. 2013. Web. 16 Feb. 2013.

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