24/04/2012 05:04 BST | Updated 23/06/2012 06:12 BST

AA Gill: Mary Beard Vows Revenge Against Critic Who Called Her Too Ugly For TV

As a classicist, I know a lot about revenge: the Ancient Greeks and Romans were horribly good at it. But not the crude, getting-your-own-back sort; they always ensured their retribution was absolutely appropriate to the crime.