Reviews for 1998

  • 1998-07-01: RESPONSE: Seaford on Segal on Seaford on Segal

Reviewed by : Reply to Charles Segal's reply (BMCR 98.5.26) to Richard


  • 1998-07-02: H. Dixon Slingerland, Claudian Policymaking and the Early Imperial Repression of Judaism at Rome. South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism, Number 160. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997. Pp. xi, 283. $69.95. ISBN 0-7885-0425-8.
    Reviewed by Erich S. Gruen, University of California, Berkeley


  • 1998-07-03: Lyn Heatherly Wilson, Sappho's Sweetbitter Songs: Configurations of Female and Male in Ancient Greek Lyric. London-New York: Routledge, 1996. Pp. 232. $ 21.00. ISBN 0-415-12671-1 (pb).
    Reviewed by André Lardinois, University of Minnesota


  • 1998-07-05: Carol C. Mattusch, The Victorious Youth. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997. Pp. vi, 104, 50 b/w figs., 22 pls., 1 foldout. $16.95. ISBN 0-89236-470-X.
    Reviewed by Catherine M. Keesling, Classics, Georgetown University


  • 1998-07-06: Sophie Mills, Theseus, Tragedy and the Athenian Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Pp. ix, 293. $87. ISBN 0-19-815063-6.
    Reviewed by John Gibert, Classics, University of Colorado



  • 1998-07-08: Heinrich Lausberg. Handbook of Literary Rhetoric: A Foundation for Literary Study. Foreword by George A. Kennedy. Translated by Matthew T. Bliss, Annemiek Jansen, and David E. Orton. Edited by David E. Orton and R. Dean Anderson. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1998. Pp. xxix, 921. $240.50. ISBN 90-04-10705-3.
    Reviewed by John T. Kirby, Purdue University,


  • 1998-07-09: Stanley E. Porter, ed. Handbook of Classical Rhetoric in the Hellenistic Period, 330 B.C.-A.D. 400. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1997. Pp. xv, 901. $253. ISBN 90-040-9965-4.
    Reviewed by John T. Kirby, Purdue University,


  • 1998-07-10: David Ferry, trans., The Odes of Horace: A Bilingual Edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997. Pp. xv, 344. $35.00. ISBN 0-374-22425-0.
    Reviewed by Mark Possanza, University of Pittsburgh


  • 1998-07-11: Lodewijk J. Engels and Heinz Hofmann, eds., Neues Handbuch der Literaturwissenschaft, Bd. 4, Spätantike, mit einem Panorama der byzantinischen Literatur. Wiesbaden: AULA- Verlag, 1997. DM 258. Pp. xviii, 758, ills. ISBN 3-89104-052-0.
    Reviewed by James W. Halporn, Indiana/Harvard


  • 1998-07-12: Charles Segal, Aglaia: The Poetry of Alcman, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, and Corinna. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997. Pp. xx, 352. $63. ISBN 0-8476-8616-7 (hb). $23.95. ISBN 0-8617-5 (pb).

  • Reviewed by Nigel Nicholson, Classics Reed College, Portland, OR 97202


  • 1998-07-13: Klaus Friedrich Hoffmann, Das Recht im Denken der Sophistik. Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 104. Stuttgart and Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1997. Pp. 469. ISBN 3-519-07653-5.
    Reviewed by Fernando Oreja Institut für Philosophie, Technische


  • 1998-07-14: RESPONSE: Aristarchean Questions, a response by Gregory Nagy to Richard Janko on Morris and Powell, A New Companion to Homer, BMCR 98.5.20.


  • 1998-07-15: Fritz Graf, Der Lauf des rollenden Jahres. Zeit und Kalender in Rom. Lectio Teubneriana VI. Stuttgart and Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1997. Pp. 48. DM 28. ISBN 3-519-07555-5.
    Reviewed by: Michael Peachin, Department of Classics, New York University, New York


  • 1998-07-16: Anthony Grafton, Commerce with the Classics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997. Pp. 237. $29.95. ISBN 0-472-10626.
    Reviewed by N. G. Wilson Lincoln College, Oxford


  • 1998-07-17: M.S. Lane, Method and Politics in Plato's "Statesman". Cambridge Classical Studies, ed. M. F. Burnyeat, P. E. Easterling, M. K. Hopkins, M. D. Reeve, and A. M. Snodgrass. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. xiii + 229. $60. ISBN 0-521-58229-6.
    Reviewed by Michael S. Kochin


  • 1998-07-18: Alexander Sens, Theocritus: Dioscuri (Idyll 22): Introduction, Text, and Commentary. Hypomnemata 114. Goettingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1997. Pp. 251. ISBN 3-525-25211-0 (pb).

Reviewed by Frederick T. Griffiths
  • 1998-07-19: Steven M. Cerutti, Cicero. Pro Archia Poeta Oratio Wauconda: Bolchazy-Carducci, 1998. xxi + 125 pages, Bibliography. $15.00. ISBN 0-86516-402-9.

Reviewed by C. A. Hoffman, Department of Classics
  • 1998-07-20: Dominic Montserrat, ed., Changing Bodies, Changing Meanings. Studies on the Human Body in Antiquity. London and New York: Routledge, 1998. Pp. xvi + 234. 11 plates, 5 figures. ISBN 0-415-13584-2. Contributors: Angus Bowie, Gillian Clark, Richard Hawley, Lynn Meskell, Dominic Montserrat, Penelope Murray, Jane Stevenson, Nicholas Vlahogiannis, Terry Wilfong.

Reviewed by S. Culpepper Stroup, Department of Classics
  • 1998-07-21: David Sider, The Epigrams of Philodemos: Introduction, Text, and Commentary. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Pp. 259. $65.00.

Reviewed by Kathryn Gutzwiller
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  • 1998-07-22: Giovanni Reale, Toward a New Interpretation of Plato. Translated from the tenth edition and edited by John R. Catan and Richard Davies. Washington, D. C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1997. Pp. xxviii, 459. ISBN 0-8132-0847-5 (hardcover), 0-8132-0854-8 (paper).

Reviewed by Florian Finck
  • 1998-07-23: Adele C. Scafuro, The Forensic Stage: Settling Disputes in Graeco-Roman New Comedy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Pp. xxi, 512. Hb $95.00. ISBN 0-521-44383-0.
    Reviewed by: Matthew R. Christ


  • 1998-07-24: Mark Joyal, ed., Studies in Plato and the Platonic Tradition. Essays Presented to John Whittaker. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1997. Pp. xviii, 313. $75. ISBN 0 86078 647 1.
    Reviewed by Peter Lautner


  • 1998-08-02: R. E. A. Palmer, Rome and Carthage at Peace. Historia Einzelschriften 113. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1997. Pp. x, 152. DM 68. ISBN 3-515-07040-0.
    Reviewed by David Potter


  • 1998-08-03: Beryl Rawson and Paul Weaver, eds., The Roman Family in Italy: Status, Sentiment, Space. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. Pp. xvi, 378. $85.00. ISBN 0-19-815052-0. Contributors: Penelope Allison, Suzanne Dixon, Werner Eck, Paul Gallivan, Jane F. Gardner, Peter Garnsey, Michele George, Janet Huskinson, Lisa Nevett, Hanne Sigismund Nielsen, Tim Parkin, Beryl Rawson, Richard P. Saller, Paul Weaver, Peter Wilkins.
    Reviewed by Eric Orlin, Bard College


  • 1998-08-04: Nancy Felson Rubin, Regarding Penelope. From Character to Poetics. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. Pp. 144. ISBN 0-691-03228-9. Now reprinted with a new preface. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8061-2961-1.
    Reviewed by Victoria Pedrick


  • 1998-08-05: Nicole Loraux, Mothers in Mourning, with the essay "Of Amnesty and Its Opposite". Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1998. Pp. 120. $12.95. ISBN 0801482429 (pb).
    Reviewed by Roger Travis, University of Connecticut


  • 1998-08-06: Thomas Hidber, Das klassizistische Manifest des Dionys von Halikarnass. Die Praefatio zu De oratoribus veteribus. Einleitung, Übersetzung, Kommentar (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 70). Stuttgart, Leipzig: Teubner, 1996. Pp. X, 157. DM 64. ISBN 3-519-07619-5.
    Reviewed by Jakob Wisse, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research


  • 1998-08-07: Thomas Hidber, Das klassizistische Manifest des Dionys von Halikarnass: die Praefatio zu De Oratoribus Veteribus (= Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 70) Stuttgart und Leipzig: Teubner, 1996. Pp. xii, 157. DM 00. ISBN 3-519-07619-5.
    Reviewed by Tim Whitmarsh


  • 1998-08-08: Mervin R. Dilts and George A. Kennedy, eds., Two Greek Rhetorical Treatises from the Roman Empire: Introduction, Text, and Translation of the Arts of Rhetoric Attributed to Anonymous Seguerianus and to Apsines of Gadara. Mnemosyne Supplement 168. Leiden: Brill, 1997. Pp. xxvii, 249. $113.75. ISBN 90-04-10728-2.
    Reviewed by Harvey Yunis, Rice University


  • 1998-08-09: C. W. A. Whitaker, Aristotle's De Interpretatione: Contradiction and Dialectic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. Pp. x, 235. $60.00. ISBN 0-19-823619-0.
    Reviewed by Scott Carson, Ohio University


  • 1998-08-10: Richard De Puma, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America, Fascicule 31, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, Fascicule 6. Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1996. Pp. 40, 53 pls. separatim. $90.00. ISBN 0-89236-293-6.
    Reviewed by Jean Turfa, Bryn Mawr College


  • 1998-08-11: Snyder, Jane McIntosh, Lesbian Desire in the Lyrics of Sappho. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. Pp. xi, 261. (In series Between Men ~ Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies. Lillian Faderman and Larry Gross, eds.)
    Reviewed by Madeleine Henry


  • 1998-08-12: Clarke, John R., Looking at Lovemaking. Constructions of Sexuality in Roman Art, 100 B.C. to A.D. 250. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1998. Pp. xvii + 372. $39.95 (cloth). ISBN 0-520-20024-1. [With 16 color plates, 90 b/w photographs, 19 line drawings, and 1 map]
    Reviewed by William S. Anderson, University of California at Berkeley



  • 1998-08-14: Morwood, James, trans. and notes, Euripides, Medea, Hippolytus, Electra, Helen, intro. by Edith Hall. Oxford University Press, 1997. Pp. xlvii, 218. $65. ISBN 0-19-814966-2.
    Reviewed by C. W. Marshall, The Memorial University of Newfoundland


  • 1998-08-15: Mischa von Perger, Die Allseele in Platons Timaios. Stuttgart und Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1997. Pp. 299. ISBN 3-519-07645-4.
    Reviewed by Lloyd Gerson


  • 1998-08-16: W. Thomas Schmid, Plato's Charmides and the Socratic Ideal of Rationality. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998. Pp. xi, 225. $59.50. ISBN 0-7914-3763-9; $19.95. ISBN 0-7914-3764-7.
    Reviewed by Thomas M. Tuozzo, University of Kansas



  • 1998-09-01: Mary Jaeger, Livy's Written Rome. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1997. Pp. xii, 205. $39.50. ISBN 0-472-10789-5.
    Reviewed by D.S. Levene, Durham University


  • 1998-09-04: Deborah Boedeker, ed., The World of Troy: Homer, Schliemann, and the Treasures of Priam. Washington, D.C.: Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage, 1997. 110 pp. $10.00. Contributors: Susan Heuck Allen, Donald Easton, Manfred Korfmann, Kurt Raaflaub, Brian Rose, James Wright.
    Reviewed by Carol G. Thomas, University of Washington


  • 1998-09-05: López Eire, Antonio, ed. Sociedad, Política y Literatura: Comedia Griega Antigua. Actas del I Congreso Internacional: Salamanca, noviembre 1996. Salamanca: Logo, 1997. 362 Pp. 5.000 ps. ISBN 84-600-9419-7.


  • 1998-09-06: Christopher A. Snyder, An Age of Tyrants: Britain and the Britons, A.D. 400-600. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998. Pp. xix + 403. $65 (cloth); $22.50 (paper). ISBN 0-271-01780-5.
    Reviewed by Michael Kulikowski, Washington and Lee University



  • 1998-09-08: Stephen Hinds, Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xv + 155. $54.95 (hb) 0-521-57186-3; $18.95 (pb) 0-521-57677-6.
    Reviewed by Christopher Nappa, Smith College


  • 1998-09-09: Federica Bessone, P. Ovidii Nasonis Heroidum Epistula XII: Medea Iasoni. Florence: Felice Le Monnier, 1997. Pp. 324. ISBN 88 00 81286 4.

Reviewed by J. C. McKeown, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • 1998-09-10: Pierre Briant, Histoire de l'empire perse: De Cyrus à Alexandre, Paris: Fayard, 1996. Pp. 1248, 61 illustrations and charts. $66.50. ISBN 2-213-59667-0.
    Reviewed by Matthew W. Waters


  • 1998-09-11: Debra Hamel, Athenian generals. Military authority in the classical period (Mnemosyne Supplement). Leiden: Brill, 1998. Pp. 250. ISBN 90-04-10900-5 (hb).
    Reviewed by Lynette G. Mitchell


  • 1998-09-12: BMCR Books Received (September 1998)


  • 1998-10-01: Raccanelli, Renata. L'Amicitia nelle commedie di Plauto: Un'indagine antropologica. Bari: Edipuglia, 1998. 210 pages. ISBN 88-7228-199-7. $17 (30,000 lire).
    Reviewed by Laura Gibbs, UC Berkeley



  • 1998-10-03: Egbert J. Bakker (ed.), Grammar as Interpretation: Greek Literature in its


  • 1998-10-04: Peter Levi, Horace: A Life. New York: Routledge, 1998. Pp. vi + 270. ISBN 0-415-92008-6.
    Reviewed by Lee T. Pearcy


  • 1998-10-05: P.Young Forsyth, Thera in the Bronze Age. New York: Peter Lang, 1997. Pp.201, 11 plates. Price $42.95. ISBN 0-8204-3788-3
    Reviewed by Andy Fear


  • 1998-10-06: John Bodel and Stephen Tracy, Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. New York: The American Academy in Rome, 1997. 249 pp. with introductory material (i -xx). ISBN 1-879549-05-0.

Reviewed by Patricia Butz, American School of Classical Studies at Athens


  • 1998-10-07: Gail L. Hoffman, Imports and Immigrants. Near Eastern Contacts with Iron Age Crete. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1997. Pp. 298 +155 ill. $57.50. ISBN 0-472-10770-4

Reviewed by Tamar Hodos, University of Cambridge


  • 1998-10-08: Michael C. Hoff and Susan I. Rotroff, eds., The Romanization of Athens: Proceedings of an International Conference held at Lincoln, Nebraska (April 1996). Oxbow Monograph 94. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1997. Pp. 208. $40 (Pb). ISBN 1-900188. Contributors: Susan E. Alcock, Christian Habicht, Daniel J. Geagan, Michael C. Hoff, Hermann J. Kienast, Susan Walker, Olga Palagia, Susan I. Rotroff, Elizabeth Lyding Will, John H. Kroll, Robert Lamberton, Antony J. S. Spawforth.


  • 1998-10-09: Marc Van De Mieroop, The Ancient Mesopotamian City. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. Pp. 269 + xv. ISBN 0-19-815062-8. $72.00.
    Reviewed by Gary Beckman


  • 1998-10-10: D. M. Hooley, The Knotted Thong: Structures of Mimesis in Persius. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997. Pp. xi + 286. ISBN 0-472-10792-5.

Reviewed by James Zetzel, Columbia University


  • 1998-10-11: Mark L. McPherran, ed.,Wisdom, Ignorance, and Virtue: New essays in Socratic Studies (Apeiron vol. XXX no.4). Edmonton: Academic Printing and Publishing, Dec. 1997. $24.95. ISBN (0003-6390). Contributors: Hugh H. Benson, Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith, Lloyd P. Gerson, Daniel W. Graham, Scott LaBarge, Hope E. May, Mark L. McPherran, William J. Prior, Voula Tsouna, and Charles M. Young.
    Reviewed by Jacques A. Bailly
  • 1998-10-12: John F. Hall, ed., Etruscan Italy. Etruscan Influences on the Civilizations of Italy from Antiquity to the Modern Era. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1996 [1997]. (Seth and Maurine D. Horne Center for the Study of Art, scholarly series.) Pp. xvii, 411, 114 photos (12 color), 2 maps, 58 drawings. $39.95. ISBN 0-8425-2334-0. (Distributed by Indiana University Press.)

Reviewed by Jean MacIntosh Turfa, Bryn Mawr College
  • 1998-10-13: History, Tragedy, Theory: Dialogues on Athenian Drama, ed. B. Goff. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1995. ISBN 0-292-72779-8 .
  • 1998-10-14: Isabelle K Raubitschek, Isthmia: Excavations by the University of Chicago under the Auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens: Vol VII, The Metal Objects (1952-1989). Princeton: American School of Classical Studies, 1998. Pp. xxxv, 200, 96 plates, 8 plans. $150.00. ISBN 0-87661-937-5.

Reviewed by Carol C. Mattusch, History and Art History
  • 1998-10-15: Cynthia J. Bannon, The brothers of Romulus: fraternal pietas in Roman law, literature, and society . Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. Pp. 234. ISBN 0-691-01571-6.

Reviewed by Beryl Rawson, Australian National University
  • 1998-10-16: Judith P. Hallett and Marilyn B. Skinner, eds., Roman Sexualities. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. Pp. 343. ISBN 0-691-01178-8.

Reviewed by: Craig A. Williams
  • 1998-10-17: Janice J. Gabbert, Antigonus II Gonatas. A Political Biography, 1997, London and New York: Routledge. $44.95. ISBN 0-415-01899-4.
    Reviewed by Gary Reger


  • 1998-10-18: Graham Whitaker. A Bibliographical Guide to Classical Studies: Volume 1 (General, History of Literature, Literature: Accius-Aristophanes), and Volume 2 (Literature: Aristotle-Fulgentius). Hildesheim: Olms-Weidmann, 1997. Pp. xxiv, 372 (Vol. 1) and viii, 355 (Vol. 2). ISBN 3-487-10465-2 (Vol. 1), 3-487-10466-0 (Vol. 2). DM 228 each volume.


  • 1998-10-19: Jocelyn Penny Small, Wax Tablets of the Mind: Cognitive Studies of Memory and Literacy in Classical Antiquity. London and New York: Routledge, 1997. Pp. xviii + 377. $85.00. ISBN 0-415-14983-5.
    Reviewed by James W. Halporn, Indiana/Harvard University


  • 1998-10-20: Duane W. Roller, The Building Program of Herod the Great. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. Pp. xvii, 351. $50.00. ISBN 0-520-20934-6.
    Reviewed by D.J.I. Begg


  • 1998-11-01: David W. Tandy, Warriors into Traders: The Power of the Market in Early Greece. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. Pp. xvi+296.
    Reviewed by David M. Schaps, Bar Ilan University


  • 1998-11-02: The Bacchae of Euripides, Translation, Introduction and Notes by Stephen J. Esposito, Focus Classical Library, Focus Publishing/R Pullins Company: Newburyport, MA, 1998. Pp. 126. $7.95. ISBN 0-941051-42-0.
    reviewed by John David Hague, Austin College


  • 1998-11-03: Theodore A. Bergren, Sixth Ezra: The Text and its Origin.. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. xiv + 282. $49.95. ISBN 0-19-511201-6
    Reviewed by David Frankfurter, History/Religious Studies


  • 1998-11-04: Shelton, Jo-Ann, As the Romans Did: Sourcebook in Roman Social History. 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. xxv + 483 pages. 5 figures. 3 charts. 5 maps. Cloth $45.00; paperback $27.95. ISBN 0-19-508973-1 (cloth); 0-19-508974-X (paper).
    reviewed by: Lisa Auanger, Ph.D


  • 1998-11-06: Brown, P. Michael, ed. and trans., Lucretius, De Rerum Natura III. Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 1997. Pp. VI, 234. ISBN 0-85668-694-8 (hb); ISBN 0-85668-695-6 (pb).
    Reviewed by Marcus Deufert


  • 1998-11-07: Ray Laurence and Joanne Berry, eds., Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire. London: Routledge, 1998. Pp. xi, 205. $70.00. ISBN 0--415--13594--X.

Reviewed by Tim Whitmarsh, St. John's College


  • 1998-11-08: Marta de la Torre, ed., The Conservation of Archaeological Sites in the Mediterranean Region. An International Conference Organized by the Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 6-12 May 1995. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 1997. Pp. 164, color pls. 13, black and white figs. internally numbered. $50. ISBN 0-89236-486-6. Contributors: Marta del la Torre and Margaret MacLean, Sharon Sullivan, Christos Doumas, Hartwig Schmidt, Renée Sivan, Nicholas Stanley-Price, John K. Papadopoulos, Martha Demas.
    Reviewed by Mary Stieber, Cooper Union


  • 1998-11-09: G.M. Wright and P.V. Jones, Homer: German Scholarship in Translation. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997). Pp. viii + 346. $86.50. ISBN 0-19-814732-5.
    Reviewed by Andrew S. Becker


  • 1998-11-10: Dobrov, Gregory, ed. The City as Comedy. Society and Representation in Athenian Drama. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Pp. xix, 355. $65 (cloth), 22.50 (pb). ISBN 0-8078-2337-6 (cloth), 0-8078-4645-7 (pb).


  • 1998-11-11: Martin Heidegger, Plato's Sophist. Richard Rojcewicz and Andre Schuwer translators. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997. Pp 496. $39.95 Cloth. ISBN 0-253-33222-2.
    Reviewed by Clifford Angell Bates, Jr


  • 1998-11-12: Lawrence C. Becker, A New Stoicism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. Pp. ix + 217. $29.95/22.50 GBP. ISBN 0-691-01660-7.
    Reviewed by R.W. Sharples, Department of Greek and Latin, University College


  • 1998-11-13: Michael Shanks, Classical Archaeology of Greece: Experiences of the Discipline. London and New York: Routledge, 1996. Pp. xiii+199, Figs. 44. $49.95. ISBN 0-415-08521-7.
    Reviewed by Susan I. Rotroff, Washington University in St. Louis


  • 1998-11-14: Németh, György, Hekatompedon. Studies in Greek Epigraphy. Debrecen: Hungarian Polis Studies, vol. 1, 1997. Pp. 85, 4 plates. ISBN 963-472-221-0.

Reviewed by Angelos Chaniotis
  • 1998-11-15: Catherine Connors, Petronius the Poet: Verse and Literary Tradition in the Satyricon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. xiv, 166. $54.95. ISBN 0-521-59231-3.
    Reviewed by John M. McMahon


  • 1998-11-16: David R. Slavitt (translator), Broken Columns: Two Roman Epic Fragments: The Achilleid of Publius Papinius Statius and The Rape of Proserpine of Claudius Claudianus, with an Afterword by David Konstan. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997. Pp. 104. Cloth $38.50 ISBN 0-8122-3424-3. Paper $14.95 ISBN 0-8122-1630-X.
    Reviewed by P. J. Heslin


  • 1998-11-17: Sabine Föllinger, Differenz und Gleichheit: Das Geschlechterverhältnis in der Sicht griechischer Philosophen des 4. bis 1. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Hermes Einzelschriften 74, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner 1996. Pp. 1-341. ISBN 3-515-07011-7.
    Reviewed by Ann Ellis Hanson, University of Michigan


  • 1998-11-18: Deraedt, Francisca, trans. of Capart, J., Makita, sive De historica cuiusdam muris tempore pharaonum. Brussels: Fundatio Melissa, 1997. 175 pp. ISBN 2-87290-013-6 (pb).
    Reviewed by Eleanor Dickey, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton


  • 1998-11-19: Getzel M. Cohen, The Hellenistic Settlements in Europe, the Islands, and Asia Minor, Hellenistic Culture and Society, 17, 1995, Berkeley-Los Angeles-Oxford: University of California Press. $65.00. ISBN 0-520-08329-6
    Reviewed by Gary Reger


  • 1998-11-20: F.E. Romer. Pomponius Mela's Description of the World. Ann Arbor, MI:
    Reviewed by: James Romm


  • 1998-11-22: John G. Younger, Music in the Aegean Bronze Age. Jonsered, Sweden: Paul Äströms Förlag, 1998. Pp. I -xi, 1 - 108, plates. Swedish kröner 200,--. ISBN 91-7081-124-5


  • 1998-11-23: Geoffrey Greatrex, Rome and Persia at War, 502-532. Leeds: Cairns, 1998. Pp. xvi + 301. Price £40, $70. ISBN 0-905205-93-6.
    Reviewed by Peter Riedlberger, Ma�tre en histoire, M. A


  • 1998-11-24: James Longrigg, Greek Medicine From the Heroic to the Hellenistic Age: A Source Book. London: Duckworth, 1998. Pp. viii, 244. ISBN 0 7156 2771 6.

Reviewed by Lee T. Pearcy, The Episcopal Academy


  • 1998-11-25: Nielsen, Thomas Heine, ed., Yet More Studies in the Ancient Greek Polis. Papers from the Copenhagen Polis Centre 4. Historia Einzelschriften 117. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1997. Pp. 258. DM 88. ISBN 3-515-07222-5 (pb).
    Reviewed by Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox


  • 1998-11-26: Bert de Vries, et. al. Umm El-Jimal: A Frontier Town and its Landscape in Northern Jordan, Volume 1 Fieldwork 1972-1981. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series 26. Portsmouth, RI: Journal of Roman Archaeology, 1998. Pp. 248. N.p. ISBN 1-887829-26-1.
  • Reviewed by Melissa M. Aubin, Florida State University


  • 1998-11-27: Nick Fisher and Hans van Wees (edd.) Archaic Greece: New Approaches and New Evidence. London: Duckworth, Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales, Oakville: David Brown Book Co. 1998. Pp. 464. £48. ISBN 0 7156 2809 7. Contributors: Deborah Boedeker, Paul Cartledge, Andrew Dalby, Philip de Souza, Lin Foxhall, Stephen Hodkinson, Ian Morris, Daniel Ogden, Robin Osborne, Anton Powell, Kurt Raaflaub, Alexandra Villing, Hans van Wees, James Whitley
    Reviewed by: Sara Owen, Faculty of Classics


  • 1998-11-28: Anna Elissa Radke (ed.), Candide Iudex. Beiträge zur augusteischen Dichtung. Festrschrift für Walter Wimmel zum 75. Geburtstag, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner, 1998. Pp. 406. ISBN 3-515-07164-4(Papers by G. Binder/U. Hamm; J. Blänsdorf; F. Cairns; E. Doblhofer; D. Flach; R. Häussler; E. Könsgen; S. Koster; W. Kullmann; H. Leppin; G. Lieberg; G. Maurach; J.K. Newman; E. Pöhlmann; F. Rädle; K. Sallmann; E. Schäfer; A. Schmitt; O. Schönberger; E. Schütrumpf; W. Suerbaum; H.P. Syndikus; H. Wieland)
    Reviewed by Alessandro Barchiesi


  • 1998-11-29: Michael Grant, From Rome to Byzantium. The Fifth Century AD, London and New York: Routledge, 1998. Pp. xiii and 213. ISBN, 0-415-14753-0.

Reviewed by Mark Handley, Department of History, University College London


  • 1998-11-30: Ronald Mellor (ed.), The Historians of Ancient Rome. New York and London: Routledge, 1997. Pp. 534. $80.00 (hb). ISBN 0-415-91267-9. $24.99 (pb). ISBN 0-415-91268-7.

Reviewed by Thomas M. Banchich


  • 1998-11-31: Response to Nesselrath on Cartledge on Dobrov, "The City as Comedy"


  • 1998-11-32: John Henderson, Fighting for Rome: poets and Caesars, history and civil war. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. X + 349. ISBN 0 521 58026 9.

Reviewed by: James E. G. Zetzel


  • 1998-11-33: C.J. Simpson, The Excavations at Ruoti, vol. II, The Small Finds (Phoenix Supplementary volume XXXIV, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Buffalo, London 1997. ISBN 0-8020-0631-0 (v. 2). Text 101 pp.; 61 b&w maps, photographs and line drawings.

reviewed by Jean Turfa


  • 1998-11-34: Response to review of Gabbert, Antigonus II Gonatas, by Gary Reger:


  • 1998-11-35: Pierre Hadot, The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Translated by Michael Chase. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998. Pp. x + 351. $45. 0-674-46171-1.

Reviewed by Rachana Kamtekar, Institute for Research in the Humanities


  • 1998-11-36: From the Editor's Disk: Announcement


  • 1998-11-37: Benedetto Bravo, Pannychis e simposio: Feste private notturne di donne e uomini nei testi letterari e nel culto, con uno studio iconografico di Françoise Frontisi-Ducroux. Pisa and Rome: Istituti editoriali e poligrafici internazionali, 1997. 140 pp. + 7 plates. ISBN 88-8147-007-1.
    Reviewed by Edward Kadletz


  • 1998-11-38: Orlando Poltera, Le langage de Simonide. Bern: Peter Lang, 1997. Pp. 686. $US 70.95. ISBN 3-906757-32-3.

Reviewed by Anthony Podlecki


  • 1998-11-39: Charles Martindale. "Green Politics: The Eclogues," in The Cambridge Companion toVirgil, Charles Martindale ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997): 107-124.
    reviewed by John Van Sickle, Vergilius 44 (1998) 113-115


  • 1998-11-40: Peter Scholz. Der Philosoph und die Politik. Die Ausbildung der philosophischen Lebensform und die Entwicklung des Verhältnisses von Philosophie und Politik im 4. und 3. Ih. v. Chr. Franz Steiner Verlag. Frankfurter althistorische Beiträge herausgegeben von Klaus Bringmann und Manfred Clauss. Band 2. Stuttgart 1998. DM 136. ISBN 3-515-07054-0

Reviewed by Margalit Finkelberg


  • 1998-11-41: Janet DeLaine, The Baths of Caracalla: A study in the design, construction, and economics of large-scale building projects in imperial Rome. Portsmouth, RI: Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supplementary Series No. 25, 1997. Pp. 271. 112 figs., plus folding plans in pocket. $99.50. ISBN 1-887829-25-3.
    Reviewed by Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow


  • 1998-11-42: Veit Rosenberger, Gezähmte Götter. Das Prodigienwesen der römischen Republik. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1998. Heidelberger althistorische Beiträge und epigraphische Studien 27. Pp. 287. DM 68, --. ISBN 3-515-07199-7.

Reviewed by Anthony Corbeill, Department of Classics


  • 1998-11-43: G.O. Hutchinson, Cicero's Correspondence: A Literary Study. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998. Pp.235. £35.00. ISBN 0-19-815066-0 (cloth).

Reviewed by Jennifer Ebbeler



  • 1998-12-02: Ross Shepard Kraemer, When Aseneth Met Joseph. A late Antique Tale of the Biblical Patriarch and his Egyptian Wife Reconsidered, New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press 1998. Pp. 365 (plus XVIII). $ 60 (cloth). ISBN 0-19-511475-2
    Reviewed by Hagith Sivan


  • 1998-12-03: K. P Harrington, Medieval Latin. 2nd edition. Revised by Joseph Pucci. Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 1997. Pp. 679. $70.00 (hb), $29.95 (pb). ISBN 0-226-31713-7.
    Reviewed by: Hugh C. Parker


  • 1998-12-04: Sabine MacCormack, Shadows of Poetry. Vergil in the Mind of Augustine. Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press 1998. Pp. 258+xx, 16 b/w illustrations. $40.00 / £30.00 cloth. ISBN 0-520-21187-1.
    Reviewed by: Karin Schlapbach


  • 1998-12-05: Stefano Martinelli Tempesta, La tradizione testuale del Liside di Platone. (Pubblicazioni della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell' Università degli Studi di Milano 173. Sezione di Filologia Classica 6) Florence: La Nuova Italia Editrice, 1997. Pp. 340 + Tavv. 1-8b. Lire 56,000. ISBN 88-221-2905-9.
    Reviewed by David J. Murphy


  • 1998-12-06: Ridgway, Brunilde Sismondo, Fourth-Century Styles in Greek Sculpture. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1997. Pp. xviii + 400, Pls. 86, Ills. 22. US $45. ISBN 0-299-1540-X.
    Reviewed by Kenneth D.S. Lapatin, Art History Department


  • 1998-12-07: From the Editor's Disk: the job market


  • 1998-12-08: Vivienne J. Gray, The Framing of Socrates: The Literary Interpretation of Xenophon's Memorabilia. Hermes Einzelschriften 79. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1998. Pp. 202. ISBN 3-515-07313-2. Dm 76.
    Reviewed by Simon Goldhill


  • 1998-12-09: Peter Green (tr.), The Argonautika by Apollonios Rhodios. University of California Press: Berkeley/Los Angeles/London 1997. Pp. xvi, 474. $60.00 (cloth). ISBN 0-520-07686-9; Pp. xvi, 317; The Argonautika. The story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece. University of California Press: Berkeley/Los Angeles/London 1997. $13.95 (paper) ISBN 0-520-07687-7; Apollonius Rhodius's Argonautica. The Story of Jason and the Argonauts, Read by Juliet Stevenson, Highbridge Company: St. Paul, Minnesota 1996. 4 Audiocassettes plus Glossary Booklet. $29.95 1-56511-136-2.

Reviewed by James J. Clauss, Classics
  • 1998-12-10: Ellen D. Finkelpearl, Metamorphosis of Language in Apuleius: A Study of Allusion in the Novel. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1998. Pp. xii+241. Cloth $42.50. ISBN 0-472-10889-1.
    Reviewed by Sophia Papaioannou, Department of Classics


  • 1998-12-11: Paul Cartledge, ed., The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Pp. xix, 380, 149 col. & 130 b/w ills, 16 maps. $39.95. ISBN 0-521-48196-1. Contributors: Paul Cartledge, Sue Alcock, Nick Fisher, Marilyn Katz, Edith Hall, Karim Arafat and Catherine Morgan, Lesley Dean-Jones, Richard Buxton.
    Reviewed by Brad L. Cook, Tulane University and Loyola University


  • 1998-12-12: Brigitte Knittlmeyer, Die Attische Aristokratie und ihre Helden: Untersuchungen zu Darstellungen des trojanischen Sagenkreises im 6. und fruehen 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Heidelberg: Verlag Archaeologie und Geschichte, 1997. Pp. 147, pls. 24. Price 96 DM (cloth), 80 DM (paper). ISBN 3-980-4648-0-6 (cloth), 3-980-4648-1-4 (paper).
    Reviewed by: Michael Anderson


  • 1998-12-13: Robert J. Buck, Thrasybulus and the Athenian Democracy: the life of an Athenian statesman. Historia Einzelschriften 120. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1998. Pp. 141. ISBN 3-515-07221-7.
    Reviewed by Debra Hamel, Yale University


  • 1998-12-14: T. P. Wiseman, Roman Drama and Roman History. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1998. Exeter Studies in History, Pp. XII+220. ISBN 0 85989 560 2.
    Reviewed by Gary Forsythe


  • 1998-12-15: Severus of Minorca: Letter on the Conversion of the Jews, edited and translated by Scott Bradbury. Oxford Early Christian Texts. Oxford: OUP, 1996. x + 144 pp. Cloth, $55.00.
    reviewed by Willis Johnson, University of Chicago Divinity School


  • 1998-12-16: Angelos Chaniotis, Die Verträge zwischen kretischen Poleis in der hellenistischen Zeit. Heidelberger althistorische Beiträge und epigraphische Studien 24. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1996. Pp. xiv+523, 7 figs. (maps). DM 148. ISBN 3-515-06827-9.
    Reviewed by Kostas Buraselis, University of Athens