Thank you, Kathleen, for sharing the Mary Beard interview. I usually watch the News Hour, but somehow I missed this one. And thank you, Margaret, for dealing with the problem of long links --- one that I hope H-Net will solve.
Having this taste of Beard's ideas will, I hope, encourage people to read the book itself. Like another important classical scholar, Daniel Mendelsohn, Beard lives with wisdom and passion in both the past and the present.