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Research interests

My main research interests include the following:

  • Intellectual and cultural history of the Graeco-Roman world, in particular from the first century BC to the second century AD.
  • The Elder Pliny.
  • Ancient attitudes to the natural world.
  • Wonders and wonder-literature.
  • Cicero.

Mary Beagon is a specialist on Pliny the Elder on whom she has published a book, Roman Nature: the Thought of Pliny the Elder (Oxford, 1992) and on Roman attitudes to the natural world.


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