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Cambridge classicist Mary Beard said it was a "smashing honour" to be made a dame in the Queen's Birthday honours.
Beard, who was awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year Honours, will receive a damehood for services to the study of classical civilisations.
The University of Cambridge professor is well-known for her online presence and regular appearances on classics and discussion panel programmes on the BBC, as well as contributing to Radio 4 series A Point Of View.
Yet she expects her friends and family to throw around a few jokes.
"I think there will be a bit of ribaldry to be honest - and a few jokes about 'pantomime dames'. But all good fun," she said.<
"It is of course a smashing honour. I feel especially pleased that someone working on the ancient classical world gets honoured in this way.
"I'd like to treat it as a bit of a tribute to the Greeks and Romans themselves - as well as to all my wonderful academic colleagues who also do so much for the study of antiquity."<
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