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Mary Beard: Eternal Rome--Rome's Relevance in the 21st Century
Today’s guest is Mary Beard, a leading historian of Rome and the Roman Empire.  She argues that although Rome’s legacy is crucial, it teaches us more about how to discuss our problems than offer specific solutions.  In any debate about the role of Rome today, in other words, it is the act of debating itself that is Rome’s greatest legacy.  So grab a slice of pizza, get yourself a cup of gelato, and join us for a discussion of the importance of Rome for the 21st century.—Original airdate: 1/15/2016

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