Professor of Ancient Literature, Mary Beard, tells the stories behind some of her favourite pieces inspired by classical myths – from Hercules and Venus to lesser-known gods, nymphs and cyclopes.You’ll find all these works on free display in the new permanent collection at the RA.
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1:24 | Burlington Gardens Collection Gallery, Floor 1
2:24 | Burlington Gardens Collection Gallery, Floor 1
2:25 | Burlington Gardens Collection Gallery, Floor 1
2:12 | Weston Studio
1:08 | The Julia and Hans Rausing Hall
1:38 | The Julia and Hans Rausing Hall
1:22 | Sackler Wing on the Second Floor
1:30 | Burlington House Main Staircase
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.