Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2003.10.04

ALSO SEEN: Hubert Cancik, Helmut Schneider, Manfred Landfester, Christine F. Salazar assisted by David E. Orton (edd. of English edition), Brill's New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World. 20 volumes with index.   Leiden:  Brill, 2002 - .  ISBN 90-04-12259-1 (complete set).  EUR 160.00 per volume for first volumes.  



Reviewed by P. J. Rhodes, University of Durham

Brill's New Pauly consists of a translation into English of the German text of Der neue Pauly. Authors were given a limited opportunity, at very short notice, to adapt their bibliographies for English-language readers (in my case, at least, for vol. i only). More seriously, the German text has been translated into English even when that German text is itself a translation of an English original (though I know that, in my own case, the publishers were supplied with the English originals), and authors have not been given the opportunity to check the translations. Users of Brill's New Pauly are warned that the authors over whose initials the articles are published cannot accept responsibility for those articles.

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