Saturday, September 20, 2008

Mary Beard's new book on Pompeii

Here's a scintillating excerpt from Mary Beard's new book Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town. Robert McCrumb in the Guardian calls her "the classical world's most provocative figure." Her blog gets over 40,000 hits a day!

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Elements not Stages of Grief from the NY Review of Books

Jessica Weisberg Elisabeth Kübler-Ross later applied the same five stages she identified in the process of dying—denial, anger, bargaini...