Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.11.01

BMCR Books Received (October, 2009).  


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Aasgaard, Reidar. The childhood of Jesus: decoding the apocryphal Infancy Gospel of Thomas. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2009. xii, 285 p. $33.00 (pb). ISBN 9781606081266.

Albersmeier, Sabine (ed.). Heroes: mortals and myths in ancient Greece. Baltimore: Walters Art Museum, 2009. 328 p. $65.00. ISBN 9780300154726.

Andrianou, Dimitra. The furniture and furnishings of ancient Greek houses and tombs. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xvi, 213 p. $80.00. ISBN 9780521760874.

Becker, Marshall Joseph, Jean Macintosh Turfa and Bridget Algee-Hewitt. Human remains from Etruscan and Italic tomb groups in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Biblioteca di "Studi etruschi" 48. Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra editore, 2009. 176 p. €230.00 (pb). ISBN 9788862271141.

Bellia, Angela. Coroplastica con raffigurazioni musicali nella Sicilia greca (secoli vi-iii a. C.). Biblioteca di "Sicilia antiqua" 3. Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra editore, 2009. 208 p. €125.00 (pb). ISBN 9788862271912.

Biffi, Nicola (ed., trans., comm.). L'Anatolia meridionale in Strabone. Libro XIV della Geografia. Quaderni di "Invigilata lucernis" 37. Bari: Edipuglia, 2009. 373 p. €30.00 (pb). ISBN 9788872285695.

Bodiou, Lydie and Véronique Mehl (edd.). La religion des femmes en Grèce ancienne: mythes, cultes et société. Histoire. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2009. 281 p. €18.00 (pb). ISBN 9782753508828.

Bonazzi, Mauro and Jan Opsomer (edd.). The origins of the Platonic system: Platonisms of the Early Empire and their philosophical contexts. Collection d'Études Classiques 23. Louvain; Namur; Paris; Walpole, MA: Éditions Peeters; Société des Études Classiques, 2009. 227 p. €49.00 (pb). ISBN 9789042921825.

Butterfield, David and Christopher Stray (edd.). A.E. Housman: classical scholar. London: Duckworth, 2009. x, 288 p. £50.00. ISBN 9780715638088.

Callu, Jean-Pierre (ed., trans., comm.). Symmaque. Tome v: Discours - Rapports. Collection des Universités de France. Paris: Les belles lettres, 2009. xxxviii, 197 p. €55.00 (pb). ISBN 9782251014548.

Caruso, Carlo and Andrew Laird (edd.). Italy and the classical tradition: language, thought and poetry 1300-1600. London: Duckworth, 2009. x, 269 p. £50.00. ISBN 9780715637371.

Coltman, Viccy. Classical sculpture and the culture of collecting in Britain since 1760. Classical presences. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xiv, 315 p., [32] p. of plates. $99.00. ISBN 9780199551262.

Connelly, Joan Breton. Portrait of a priestess: women and ritual in ancient Greece. Princeton; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2009. 464 p. $35.00 (pb). ISBN 9780691143842.

Cooley, M. G. L., J. Murrell, D. W. Taylor and M. A. Thorpe (trans.). Lactor 3, Cicero's consulship campaign. A selection of sources relating to Cicero's elections as consul for 63 BC, including 'A Short Guide to Electioneering'. London: London Association of Classical Teachers, 2009. 53 p. (pb). ISBN 9780903625333.

Cowan, Ross H. Roman conquests: Italy. The Roman conquests. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2009. xxi, 162 p. £19.99. ISBN 9781844159376.

Cucchiarelli, Andrea and Simona Fortini (edd.). Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici. Indici: 1-60. Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra editore, 2009. 233 p. ISBN 9788862271646.

Curd, Patricia and Daniel W. Graham (edd.). The Oxford handbook of presocratic philosophy. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. xii, 588 p. $150.00. ISBN 9780195146875.

Demiri, Lejla and Cornelia Römer (edd.). Texts from the early Islamic period of Egypt: Muslims and Christians at their first encounter. Arabic papyri from the Erzherzog Rainer Collection, Austrian National Library, Vienna. Nilus Bd. 15. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2009. xviii, 53, xiii p. €29.00 (pb). ISBN 9783851610130.

Dill, Ueli and Christine Walde (edd.). Antike Mythen: Medien, Transformationen und Konstruktionen. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. xiii, 760 p. $238.00. ISBN 9783110209099.

Dimitrov, Peter A. Thracian language and Greek and Thracian epigraphy. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. xxvii, 159 p. £34.99. ISBN 9781443813259.

Fenlon, Iain. Piazza San Marco. Wonders of the world. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009. xxi, 233 p. $19.95. ISBN 9780674027916.

Fiocchi Nicolai, Vincenzo. I cimiteri paleocristiani del Lazio. II. Sabina. Monumenti di antichità cristiane 20. Città del Vaticano: Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, 2009. xvi, 510 p., 6 p. of plates. €120.00. ISBN 9788885991484.

Flower, Harriet I. Roman republics. Princeton; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2010. xi, 204 p. `$29.95. ISBN 9780691140438.

Fögen, Thorsten (ed.). Tears in the Graeco-Roman world. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. vi, 491 p. $140.00. ISBN 9783110201116.

Föllinger, Sabine. Aischylos: Meister der griechischen Tragödie. München: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2009. 224 p. €24.90. ISBN 9783406591303.

Frakes, James F. D. Framing public life: the portico in Roman Gaul. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2009. xi, 487 p. €98.00. ISBN 9783901232961.

Garvie, A. F. (ed., comm.). Aeschylus: Persae. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. lxi, 398 p. $155.00. ISBN 9780199269891.

Georgakopoulou, Alexandra and Michael Silk (edd.). Standard languages and language standards: Greek, past and present. Farnham; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009. xxviii, 367 p. $124.95. ISBN 9780754664376.

Giardina, Giancarlo (ed.). Lucio Anneo Seneca: Tragedie, II. Edipo, Agamennone, Tieste. Testi e commenti 24. Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra editore, 2007. 214 p. €70.00 (pb). ISBN 9788862271714.

Gish, Dustin and Wayne Ambler (edd.). The political thought of Xenophon. Polis. The journal for ancient Greek political thought Vol. 26 No. 2, 2009. Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2009. 230 p. (pb). ISBN 0412257x.

Gogos, Savas. Das Dionysostheater von Athen: architektonische Gestalt und Funktion. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2008. 216 p. €69.00. ISBN 9783851610048.

Grethlein, Jonas and Antonios Rengakos (edd.). Narratology and interpretation: the content of narrative form in ancient literature. Trends in classics - supplementary volumes 4. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. vii, 630 p. $140.00. ISBN 9783110214529.

Harrison, S. J. (ed.). Living classics: Greece and Rome in contemporary poetry in English. Classical presences. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xiv, 346 p. $99.00. ISBN 9780199233731.

Hartigan, Karelisa V. Performance and cure: drama and healing in ancient Greece and contemporary America. Classical inter/faces. London: Duckworth, 2009. xiv, 124 p. ?14.99 (pb). ISBN 9780715636398.

Harvey, Paul B., Jr. and Catherine Conybeare (edd.). Maxima debetur magistro reverentia: essays on Rome and the Roman tradition in honor of Russell T. Scott. Biblioteca di Athenaeum 54. Como: New Press edizioni, 2009. 244 p. €30.00 (pb). ISBN 17213274.

Hobson, Barry. Latrinae et foricae: toilets in the Roman world. London: Duckworth, 2009. x, 190 p. £14.99 (pb). ISBN 9780715638507.

Instone, Stephen (ed., trans., comm.). Greek personal religion: a reader. Oxford: Aris & Phillips, 2009. vii, 119 p. $50.00 (pb). ISBN 9780856688980.

Jay-Robert, Ghislaine. L'invention comique: enquête sur la poétique d'Aristophane. Franche-Comté: Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté, 2009. 171 p. €18.00 (pb). ISBN 9782848672632.

Johnson, Mark J. The Roman imperial mausolem in Late Antiquity. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xvi, 296 p. $95.00. ISBN 9780521513715.

Kagan, Donald. Thucydides: the reinvention of history. New York: Viking, 2009. 257 p. $26.95. ISBN 9780670021291.

Kahlos, Maijastina. Forbearance and compulsion: the rhetoric of religious tolerance and intolerance in Late Antiquity. London: Duckworth, 2009. xii, 259 p. £50.00. ISBN 9780715636985.

Kim, Hyun Jin. Ethnicity and foreigners in Ancient Greece and China. London: Duckworth, 2009. vi, 217 p. $80.00. ISBN 9780715638071.

Knauer, Elfriede Regina. Coats, queens, and cormorants: selected studies in cultural contact between east and west. Akanthus crescens 10. Kilchberg, Zürich: Akanthus, 2009. 502 p. CHF 130.00 (pb). ISBN 9783905083272.

König, Jason. Greek literature in the Roman Empire. Classical world series. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2009. 119 p. £11.99 (pb). ISBN 9781853997136.

Kotzabassi, Sofia and Giannis Mavromatis (edd.). Realia Byzantina. Byzantisches Archiv Bd. 22. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. xiv, 326 p. $181.00. ISBN 9783110222302.

Kronenberg, Leah. Allegories of farming from Greece and Rome: philosophical satire in Xenophon, Varro and Virgil. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xi, 223 p. $99.00. ISBN 9780521517263.

Leonhardt, Jürgen. Latein: Geschichte einer Weltsprache. München: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2009. ix, 339 p. €24.90. ISBN 9783406568985.

Leszl, Walter. I primi atomisti: raccolta dei testi che riguardano Leucippo e Democrito. I testi in traduzione italiana con CD allegato. Studi / Accademia toscana di scienze e lettere "La Colombaria", 246. Firenze: Leo S. Olschki editore, 2009. lvii, 449 p., CD-ROM. €55.00 (pb). ISBN 9788822258519.

Lewis, Sian. Greek Tyranny. Greece and Rome live. Exeter: Bristol Phoenix Press, 2009. ix, 148 p. $24.95 (pb). ISBN 9781904675273.

Lukinovich, Alessandra. Mélodie, mètre et rythme dans les vers d'Alexis: le savoir-faire d'un poète comique. Horos. Grenoble: Éditions Jérôme Millon, 2009. 501 p. €30.00 (pb). ISBN 9782841372508.

Luttwak, Edward N. The grand strategy of the Byzantine Empire. Cambridge, MA; London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009. xi, 498 p. $35.00. ISBN 9780674035195.

Madsen, Jesper Majbom. Eager to be Roman: Greek response to Roman rule in Pontus and Bithynia. London: Duckworth, 2009. ix, 166 p. £50.00. ISBN 9780715637531.

Manakidou, Phlora P. and Konstantinos Spanoudakis (edd.). Alexandrine Mousa: synecheia kai neoterismos sten hellenistike poiese. Semata. Synchrones prosengiseis sten archaia hellenike grammateia. Athena: Gutenberg, 2008. 799 p. €68.00. ISBN 9789600111866.

Martin, Gunther. Divine talk: religious argumentation in Demosthenes. Oxford classical monographs. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. ix, 345 p. $125.00. ISBN 9780199560226.

Mayor, Adrienne. The Poison King: the life and legend of Mithradates, Rome's deadliest enemy. Princeton; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2010. xxii, 448 p., [8] p. of plates. $29.95. ISBN 9780691126838.

Meyer, Marion (ed.). Friede - Eine Spurensuche. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2008. 112 p. €45.00. ISBN 9783851610086.

Migeotte, Léopold. The economy of the Greek cities: from the archaic period to the early Roman Empire (translated by Janet Lloyd; original French edition 2002). Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. ix, 200 p. $19.95 (pb). ISBN 9780520253667.

Moreno, Jesús Luque. Gaudeamus Igitur: Historia y circunstancia. Historia y patrimonio. Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2009. 210 p. €18.00 (pb). ISBN 9788433850102.

Mueller, Martin. The Iliad. Second edition (first edition 1984). Bristol classical paperbacks. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2009. ix, 206 p. £16.99 (pb). ISBN 9781853997150.

Muss, Ulrike (ed.). Die Archáologie der ephesischen Artemis: Gestalt und Ritual eines Heiligtums. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2008. 288 p. €69.00. ISBN 9783901232916.

Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (ed.). Dion von Prusa: Der Philosoph und sein Bild. Scripta Antiquitatis Posterioris ad Ethicam REligionemque pertinentia (SAPERE) 13. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009. xi, 317 p. €29.00 (pb). ISBN 9783161494406.

Nucci, Matteo (trans., comm.). Platone: Simposio. ET Classici 1584. Torino: Giulio Einaudi editore, 2009. lxxviii, 229 p. €12.00 (pb). ISBN 9788806197735.

Papaconstantinou, Arietta and Alice-Mary Talbot (edd.). Becoming Byzantine: children and childhood in Byzantium. Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine symposia and colloquia. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2009. 330 p. $55.00. ISBN 9780884023562.

Passarella, Raffaele. Ambrogio e la medicina: le parole e i concetti. Il Filarete 262. Milano: LED Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto, 2009. 511 p. €47.00 (pb). ISBN 9788879164214.

Petruzziello, Luisa (ed., trans., comm.). Iperide: Epitafio per i caduti del primo anno della guerra lamiaca (PLit. Lond.133v). Testi e commenti 23. Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra editore, 2009. 246 p. €85.00 (pb0. ISBN 9788862270205.

Pradeau, Jean-François (ed.). Les Sophistes. Écrits complets (2 vols.). GF 1338; 1433. Paris: GF Flammarion, 2009. 562 p.; 308 p. €11.00 (pb). ISBN 9782081229976.

Reece, Steve. Homer's winged words: the evolution of early Greek epic diction in the light of oral theory. Mnemosyne supplements 313. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2009. xi, 413 p. $241.00. ISBN 9789004174412.

Reinholdt, Claus. Das Brunnenhaus der Arsinoë in Messene: Nutzarchitektur, Reprásentationsbaukunst und Hydrotechnologie im Rahmen hellenistisch-römischer Wasserversorgung. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2009. x, 252 p., li p. of plates. €75.00. ISBN 9783851610246.

Robertson, Robin (trans.). Euripides: Medea (paperback reprint of 2008 edition). New York: Free Press, 2008. xxii, 85 p. $9.95 (pb). ISBN 9781416592259.

Römer, Cornelia Eva (ed.). Das Phánomen Homer in Papyri, Handschriften und Drucken. Nilus Bd. 16. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2009. viii, 128 p. €29.00. ISBN 9783851610147.

Rosati, Gianpiero (ed., comm.). Ovidio: Metamorfosi. Volume iii, libri v-vi (traduzione di Gioachino Chiarini). Scrittori greci e latini. [Roma; Milano]: Fondazione Lorenzo Valla; Arnoldo Mondadori editore, 2009. xxxvii, 359 p. €30.00. ISBN 9788804583486.

Ross, David and Lesley Brown (trans., rev.). Aristotle: The Nicomachean ethics (New edition, revised with an introduction and notes by Lesley Brown). Oxford world's classics. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xliii, 277 p. $14.95 (pb). ISBN 9780199213610.

Rotman, Youval. Byzantine slavery and the Mediterranean world (originally published n French 2004; translated by Jane Marie Todd). Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press, 2009. x, 307 p. $35.00. ISBN 9780674036116.

Rutgers, Leonard V. Making myths: Jews in early Christian identity formation. Leuven: Peeters, 2009. 151 p. €31.00 (pb). ISBN 9789042922402.

Saliou, Catherine (ed., trans., comm.). Vitruve: De l'architecture. Livre v. Collection des Universités de France. Paris: Les belles lettres, 2009. lxxvi, 434 p. €53.00 (pb). ISBN 9782251014531.

Samotta, Iris. Das Vorbild der Vergangenheit: Geschichtsbild und Reformvorschláge bei Cicero und Sallust. Historia Einzelschriften, 204. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009. 506 p. €78.00. ISBN 9783515091671.

Sanz Morales, M. and M. LibrÁn Moreno (edd.). Verae lectiones: estudios de crítica textual y edición de textos griegos. Exemplaria classica Vol. Anejo 1. Huelva: Universidad de Huelva, 2009. 414 p. (pb). ISBN 9788492679140.

Schentuleit, Maren and Günter Vittmann (edd.). "Du hast mein Herz zufriedengestellt ...": ptolemáerzeitliche demotische Urkunden aus Soknopaiu Nesos. Corpus papyrorum Raineri Bd. 29. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. vii, 203 p., xiv p. of plates. $154.00. ISBN 9783110207415.

Schmidt, Stefan and John H. Oakley (edd.). Hermeneutik der Bilder: Beitráge zu Ikonographie und Interpretation griechischer Vasenmalerei. Beihefte zum Corpus vasorum antiquorum Deutschland Bd. 4. München: Verlag C.H. Beck, 2009. 187 p. €59.90. ISBN 9783406593215.

Schmitt Pantel, Pauline. Hommes illustres: moeurs et politique à Athènes au Ve siècle . Aubier. Collection historique. Paris: Éditions Flammarion, 2009. 269 p. €23.00 (pb). ISBN 9782700704006.

Schwartz, Seth. Were the Jews a Mediterranean society?: reciprocity and solidarity in ancient Judaism. Princeton; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2009. x, 212 p. $29.95. ISBN 9780691140544.

Scott, William C. The artistry of the Homeric simile. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Library and Dartmouth College Press; Published by University Press of New England, 2009. viii, 267 p. $45.00 (pb). ISBN 9781584657972.

Seidel, Yvonne. Künstliches Licht im individuellen, familiáren und öffentlichen Lebensbereich. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 2005. 287 p., CD-ROM. €69.00. ISBN 9783851610178.

Sheppard, D. J. Plato's Republic. Indiana philosophical guides. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2009. ix, 179 p. $19.95 (pb). ISBN 9780253221599.

Sidebottom, Harry. Fire in the East (first U.S. paperback edition; originally published 2008). Warrior of Rome Book One. New York: Overlook Press, 2009. 433 p. $14.95 (pb). ISBN 9781590202463.

Slavitt, David R. (trans.). The Theban plays of Sophocles. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2009. xiii, 239 p. $15.00 (pb). ISBN 9780300119015.

Song, Euree. Aufstieg und Abstieg der Seele: Diesseitigkeit und Jenseitigkeit in Plotins Ethik der Sorge. Hypomnemata Bd. 180. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009. 184 p. €42.90. ISBN 9783525252901.

Speidel, Michael Alexander. Heer und Herrschaft im Römischen Reich der hohen Kaiserzeit. Mavors Roman army researches, vol. 16. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009. 706 p. €128.00. ISBN 9783515093644.

Squillace, Giuseppe. Filippo il Macedone. Biblioteca essenziale laterza 83. Roma; Bari: GLF editori Laterza, 2009. viii, 121 p. €12.00 (pb). ISBN 9788842090663.

Stenger, Jan. Hellenische Identitát in der Spátantike: pagane Autoren und ihr Unbehagen an der eigenen Zeit. Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte, Bd. 97. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. x, 424 p. $140.00. ISBN 9783110213287.

Stout, J. F. (ed., comm.). Cicero: In Catilinam I-IV (first published 1911). London: Bristol Classical Press, 2009. 156 p. £12.99 (pb). ISBN 9781853997198.

Taylor, John. Latin beyond GCSE. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2009. xvi, 256 p. £14.99 (pb). ISBN 9781853997204.

Thommen, Lukas. Umweltgeschichte der Antike. Beck'sche reihe 1942. München: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2009. 188 p. €12.95 (pb). ISBN 9783406591976.

Twomey, Vincent and Mark Humphries (edd.). The great persecution: the proceedings of the Fifth Patristic Conference, Maynooth, 2003. Irish Theological Quarterly monograph series. Dublin; Portland, OR: Four Courts Press, 2009. 176 p. $65.00. ISBN 9781846821615.

Ungern-Sternberg, Jürgen von. Griechische Studien. Beitráge zur Altertumskunde Bd. 266. Berlin; new York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. viii, 313 p. $140.00. ISBN 9783110209167.

Vasconcelos, Beatriz Ávila. Bilder der Sklaverei in den Metamorphosen des Apuleius. Vertumnus Bd. 7. Göttingen: Edition Ruprecht, 2009. 281 p. €47.90. ISBN 9783767530843.

Watkin, David. The Roman Forum. Wonders of the world. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009. viii, 279 p. $19.95. ISBN 9780674033412.

Williams, R. D. The Aeneid. Second edition (first edition 1987). Bristol classical paperbacks. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2009. xv, 171 p. £16.99 (pb). ISBN 9781853997143.

Zetzel, James E. G. (trans.). Marcus Tullius Cicero: ten speeches. Indianapolis; Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, 2009. xl, 332 p. $14.95 (pb). ISBN 9780872209893.

Zimmermann, Martin (ed.). Extreme Formen von Gewalt in Bild und Text des Altertums. Münchner Studien zur Alten Welt. München: Herbert Utz Verlag, 2009. 350 p. €39.00. ISBN 9783831608539.

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