Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Wednesday 25 November 2015

Cheating, Traffic Jams and Lavish Perks for Sponsors….

 Sound familiar? According to our favourite classicist, Mary Beard, the Olympics 2000 years ago were not much different to today’s games.

“There will be tears, tantrums and more than likely a tragedy or two. As we shall see from this week, the Olympic Games can be a nasty and brutal business.

For on this platform, to which the eyes of the entire world will turn from Friday, athletic careers are made and broken.

With tension stretched to such unbearable heights, it’s only to be expected that someone will snap. And as history has shown, snap they most certainly do.”

Read Mary’s excellent and timely article in the Mail online.

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