Rich man, poor man

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Mary Beard on the long history of the rich looking down their noses - sometimes with a hearty Roman snort - at the poor.

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Sun 11 Nov 2012 08:50

A Point of View: Why the rich look down on the poor

A Point of View:  Why the rich look down on the poor

In the ancient world, the rich held themselves to very different standards from the poor. Not much has changed, argues classical historian Mary Beard.

 

Read Mary Beard's article on BBC News website.

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