Mary Beard’s mythology trail

English 15m 8
Featured artworks

Leda and the Swan

Laocoön and his Sons (after Hagesandrus, Polidorus and Athenodorus of Rhodes)

Crouching Venus

Study of the central figure from 'The Laocoön'


Produced by The Royal Academy of Arts with Professor Mary Beard. Professor Mary Beard OBE is the Royal Academy’s Professor of Ancient Literature. She is a Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Newnham College. Her books include Confronting the Classics, Women and Power and SPQR and she has presented programmes for the BBC including Civilisations and Front Row Late on BBC2.