BMCR 2020.09.01

Books Received August 2020

This list contains all books and notifications of new books received in August 2020 by BMCR; some books listed here may already have been assigned to reviewers. To volunteer to review a book, please visit this page, where you will find a complete list of books available for review, including those still available from previous months.

Gianfranco Adornato, Gabriella Cirucci, Walter Cupperi, Beyond art collections: owning and accumulating objects from Greek antiquity to the early modern period. Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2020. 260 p. ISBN 9783110537918. €69,95.

Jochen Althoff, Sabine Föllinger, Georg Wöhrle, AKAN – Antike Naturwissenschaft und ihre Rezeption, Band XXX. Trier: WVT, 2020. 172 p. ISBN 9783868218671. €27,50 (pb).

Rob Atkins, Jim Burke, Leon Field, Adam Yates, Middle Bronze Age and Roman settlement at Manor Pit, Baston, Lincolnshire: excavations 2002-2014. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020. viii, 287 p. ISBN 9781789695830. $64.00.

Natale Barca, Rome’s Sicilian slave wars the revolts of Eunus and Salvius, 136-132 and 105-100 BC. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2020. 256 p. ISBN 9781526767462. $34.95.

Andrew Bayliss, The Spartans. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. x, 166 p. ISBN 9780198853084. $13.95.

David Breeze, William Hanson, The Antonine Wall: papers in honour of Professor Lawrence Keppie. Archaeopress Roman archaeology, 64. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020. 468 p. ISBN 9781789694505. $48.00.

Paola Buzi, Enrico Giorgi, The urban landscape of Bakchias: a town of the Fayyūm from the Ptolemaic-Roman period to late antiquity. Archaeopress Roman archaeology, 66. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020. v, 109 p. ISBN 9781789695670. $40.00.

Cristiano Casalini, Claude Pavur, Joseph de Jouvancy, S.J., The way to learn and the way to teach. Boston: Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, 2020. iv, 270 p. ISBN 9781947617049. $39.95.

James Chlup, Conor Whately, Greek and Roman military manuals: genre and history. Routledge monographs in classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 298 p. ISBN 9781138335141. $124.00.

David Christenson, Plautus: Pseudolus. Cambridge Greek and Latin classics. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 414 p. ISBN 9780521149716. $32.99 (pb).

Hannah Cobb, Karina Croucher, Assembling archaeology: teaching, practice, and research. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 240 p. ISBN 9780198784258. $70.00.

Roxana-Gabriela Curca, Alexander Rubel, Robin Symonds, Hans-Ulrich Voß, Rome and Barbaricum: contributions to the archaeology and history of interaction in European prohistory. Archaeopress Roman archaeology, 67. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020. 164 p. ISBN 9781789691030. $45.00.

William Desmond, Hegel’s antiquity. Classical presences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 416 p. ISBN 9780198839064. $115.00.

Martin Devecka, Broken cities: a historical sociology of ruins. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. 184 p. ISBN 9781421438429. $34.95.

Maria Duggan, Mark Jackson, Sam Turner, Ceramics and Atlantic connections: late Roman and early medieval imported pottery on the Atlantic seaboard: proceedings of an international symposium at Newcastle University, March 2014. Roman and late antique Mediterranean pottery. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020. 160 p. ISBN 9781789693379. $42.00.

Jonathan Eaton, Leading the Roman army: soldiers and emperors, 31 BC – AD 235. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2020. 216 p. ISBN 9781473855632. $34.95.

Andrew Faulkner, Apollinaris of Laodicea – metaphrasis psalmorum. Oxford early Christian texts. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 496 p. ISBN 9780199599820. $155.00.

Dana Fields, Frankness, Greek culture, and the Roman empire. Routledge monographs in classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 236 p. ISBN 9780367262419. $155.00.

Patrick Finglass, Lyndsay Coo, The female characters in fragmentary Greek tragedy. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020. xv, 280 p. ISBN 9781108495141. $99.99.

Ingo Gildenhard, Cristiano Viglietti, Roman frugality: modes of moderation from the archaic age to the early empire and beyond. Cambridge classical studies. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020. xii, 415 p. ISBN 9781108840163. $99.99.

Barbara Goff, Michael Simpson, Classicising crisis: the modern age of revolutions and the Greco-Roman repertoire. Routledge monographs in classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. x, 189 p. ISBN 9780815361770. $124.00.

Fabio Guidetti, Katharina Meinecke, A globalised visual culture? Towards a geography of late antique art. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2020. 416 p. ISBN 9781789254464 $80.00.

John Hogan, Tragedy of the Athenian ideal in Thucydides and Plato. Washington DC: Lexington Books, 2020. 374 p. ISBN 9781498596305. $125.00.

Richard Hunter, Rebecca Laemmle, Euripides: Cyclops. Cambridge Greek and Latin classics. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 278 p. ISBN 9781108399999. $29.99 (pb).

Alan Johnston, Henry Hunter Calvert’s collection of amphora stamps and that of Sidney Smith Saunders. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020. 118 p. ISBN 9781789696431. $35.00.

Deborah Kamen, Insults in classical Athens. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2020. 272 p. ISBN 9780299328009. $99.95.

Julia Kindt, Animals in ancient Greek religion. Routledge monographs in classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 304 p. ISBN 9781138388888. $155.00.

Raymond Klibansky, Erwin Panofsky, Fritz Saxl, Philippe Despoix, Saturn and melancholy: studies in the history of natural philosophy, religion, and art. Montreal; Kingston; London; Chicago: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019. xxxviii, 489 p. ISBN 9780773559493. $65.00.

Egil Kraggerud, Critica: textual issues in Horace, Ennius, Vergil and other authors. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 342 p. ISBN 9780367820756. $124.00.

Han Lamers, Bettina Reitz-Joosse, Valerio Sanzotto, Studies in the Latin literature and epigraphy of Italian fascism. Supplementa humanistica Lovaniensia, 46. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2020. 374 p. ISBN 9789462702073. €59,50.

Tosca Lynch, Eleonora Rocconi, A companion to ancient Greek and Roman music, Blackwell companions to the ancient world. Hoboken: Wiley, 2020, 544 p. ISBN 9781119275497. $210.00.

Attilio Mastrocinque, Fiammetta Soriano, Chiara Marchetti, La domus del Mitreo a Tarquinia: ricerche archeologiche dell’Università di Verona. BAR international series, 2986. Oxford: BAR Publishing, 2020. xiii, 248 p. ISBN 9781407355399. $120.00.

Krešimir Matijević, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft in der späten Römischen Republik. Fachwissenschaftliche und fachdidaktische Aspekte. Gutenberg: Scripta Mercaturae Verlag, 2020. 250 p. ISBN 9783895901843. €68,00.

Philip Matyszak, Greece against Rome: the fall of the Hellenistic kingdoms 250-31 BC. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2020. 208 p. ISBN 9781473874800. $32.95.

Marina McCoy, Image and argument in Plato’s Republic. Albany: SUNY Press, 2020. viii, 355 p. ISBN 9781438479132. $95.00.

Tom Moore, Biography of power: research and excavations at the Iron Age ‘oppidum’ of Bagendon, Gloucestershire (1979-2017). Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020. 626 p. ISBN 9781789695342. $120.00.

Chris Naunton, Egyptologists’ notebooks: the golden age of Nile exploration in words, pictures, plans, and letters. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2020. 264 p. ISBN 9781606066768. $40.00.

Maria Nowak, Bastards in Egypt: social and legal illegitimacy in the Roman era. Journal of juristic papyrology supplements, 37. Leuven: Peeters, 2020. x, 253 p. ISBN 9789042942684. €78,00.

Stephen Oakley, Studies in the transmission of Latin texts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 544 p. ISBN 9780198848721. $130.00.

Donncha O’Rourke, Approaches to Lucretius: traditions and innovations in reading the De rerum natura. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020. xii, 326 p. ISBN 9781108421966. $99.99.

John Osborne, Rome in the eighth century: a history in art. British School at Rome studies. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020. xx, 292 p., 8 p. of plates. ISBN 9781108834582. $99.99.

Nickolas Pappas, Plato’s exceptional city, love, and philosopher. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 292 p. ISBN 9780367424473. $155.00.

Stefan Pfeiffer, Griechische und lateinische Inschriften zum Ptolemäerreich und zur römischen. Einführungen und Quellentexte zur Ägyptologie, 9.2. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2020. 426 p. ISBN 9783643146823. €34,90.

Jonathan Price, Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz, Margalit Finkelberg, Text and intertext in Greek epic and drama: essays in honor of Margalit Finkelberg. Routledge monographs in classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 392 p. ISBN 9780367110635. $112.00.

Robert Rabel, Robert E. Sherwood and the classical tradition: the muses in America. Routledge monographs in classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 170 p. ISBN 9780367361112. $155.00.

Paul Rahe, Sparta’s Second Attic War: the grand strategy of classical Sparta, 446-418 B.C. The Yale library of military history. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020. xvii, 384 p. ISBN 9780300242621. $40.00.

Amadeo Raschieri, Lettura degli autori e insegnamento retorico. Ricerche intorno a Quintiliano e alla retorica antica. Roma: Aracne Editrice, 2020. 220 p. ISBN 9788825535273.

Patrick Reinard, Geschichte auf Scherben. Das Leben in der östlichen Wüste Ägyptens in römischer Zeit. Gutenberg: Comptus, 2020. 244 p. ISBN 9783940598479. €20,00 (pb).

Cornelia Römer, News from texts and archaeology: acts of the 7th International Fayoum Symposium, 29 October – 3 November 2018 in Cairo and the Fayoum. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2020. viii, 206 p. ISBN 9783447113960. €58,00.

Michael Sage, Septimius Severus and the Roman army. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2020. 224 p. ISBN 9781526702418. $32.95.

Gareth Sampson, Rome and Parthia: empires at war. Ventidius, Antony and the Second Romano-Parthian War, 40-20 BC. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2020. 224 p. ISBN 9781526710130. $32.95.

Valerio Sanzotta, Una lingua morta per letterature vive: il dibattito sul latino come lingua letteraria in età moderna e contemporanea. Atti del convegno internazionale, Roma, 10-12 dicembre 2015. Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia, 44. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2020. 530 p. ISBN 9789462701854. €79,50.

Frank Sear, Roman architecture. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 304 p. ISBN 9781138543720. $155.00.

Alison Sharrock, Daniel Möller, Mats Malm, Metamorphic readings: transformation, language, and gender in the interpretation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. xii, 254 p. ISBN 9780198864066. $85.00.

Nicola Spanu, Proclus and the Chaldean oracles: a study on Proclean exegesis, with a translation and commentary of Proclus’ Treatise on Chaldean philosophy. Routledge monographs in classical studies. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. viii, 199 p. ISBN 9780367473143. $124.00.

Ulrike Steinert, Systems of classification in premodern medical cultures: sickness, health and local epistemologies. Medicine and the body in antiquity. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2020. 322 p. ISBN 9781138571129. $155.00.

Michael Stewart, Masculinity, identity, and power politics in the age of Justinian: a study of Procopius. Social worlds of late antiquity and the early middle ages, 4. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020. 246 p. ISBN 9789462988231. €99,00.

Oliver Thomas, The Homeric hymn to Hermes. Cambridge classical texts and commentaries, 62. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020. x, 532 p. ISBN 9781107012042. $155.00.

Anastasios Tsonis, Christos Zerefos, Aristotle’s Meteōrologiká: meteorology then and now. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020. iv, 117 p. ISBN 9781789696370. $45.00.

Marijn Visscher, Beyond Alexandria: literature and empire in the Seleucid world. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 276 p. ISBN 9780190059088. $85.00.

Jacques Vliet, Jitse Dijkstra, The Coptic life of Aaron: critical edition, translation and commentary. Vigiliae christianae, supplements, 155. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020. xvi, 327 p. ISBN 9789004413009. €138,00.