SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome is a 2015 book by English classicist Mary Beard that was published in the United Kingdom by Profile Books and elsewhere by Liveright & Company.[1][2][3][4]

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
SPQR A History of Ancient Rome.jpg
AuthorMary Beard
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherLiveright & Company
Profile Books
Publication date
Pages608 pages

SPQR appeared on the hardcover, non-fiction bestseller list in December 2015.[5]

It was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction).[6]


  1. ^ "SPQR A History of Ancient Rome". W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ Shadi Bartsch (23 October 2015). "'SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome', by Mary Beard; Book Review". Financial Times. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  3. ^ Garner, Dwight (17 November 2015). "Review: In 'SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome,' Mary Beard Tackles Myths and More". Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  4. ^ "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard review – a wonderfully lucid analysis". The Guardian. October 28, 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Hardcover nonfiction". New York Times. 20 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  6. ^ Manly, Lorne (January 18, 2016). "National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Nominees". New York Times. Retrieved January 19, 2016.