BMCR 2022.03.01

Books received February 2022

This list contains all books and notifications of new books received in February 2022 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. Please allow at least a couple of weeks for us to reply to your request.


Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets, Alain Guimier, Nicolas Morand, Denis Weidmann, Mosaics of Alexandria: pavements of Greek and Roman Egypt. Cairo; New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2021. Pp. 256. ISBN 9781649030740. $59.95.

Maria Consiglia Alvino, Le voyage d’Europe au fil des siècles: histoire et réception d’un mythe antique. Recherches sur les Rhétoriques Religieuses, 34. Turnhout: Brepols, 2021. Pp. 200. ISBN 9782503591537. €60,00.

Erica Angliker, Angela Bellia, Soundscape and landscape at Panhellenic Greek sanctuaries. Telestes, 6. Pisa; Rome: Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, 2021. Pp. 111. ISBN 9788881475292. €38,00.

Yannick Boswinkel, Labouring with large stones: a study into the investment and impact of construction projects on Mycenaean communities in Late Bronze Age Greece. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2021. Pp. 220. ISBN 9789464280098. $45.00.

Laurent Bricault, Martin Andreas Stadler, Hymnen und Aretalogien im antiken Mittelmeerraum: von Inana bis Isis. Philippika. Altertumskundliche Abhandlungen, 154. Weisbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2021. Pp. 363. ISBN 9783447116862. €89,00.

Flora Champy, L’Antiqué politique de Jean-Jacques Rousseau: entre exemples et modèles. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2022. Pp. 632. ISBN 9782406125310. €73,00.

Paul Chrystal, A historical guide to Roman York. Barnsley: Pen and Sword History, 2021. Pp. 328. ISBN 9781526781284. $42.95.

Ashley Clements, Humans, among other classical animals. Postclassical interventions. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. Pp. 336. ISBN 9780192856098. $115.00.

Robert S.D. Crellin, The semantics of word division in northwest Semitic writing systems: Ugaritic, Phoenician, Hebrew, Moabite and Greek. Contexts of and relations between early writing systems (CREWS). Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2022. Pp. 256. ISBN 9781789256772. $80.00.

Véronique Dasen, Fabio Spadini, Bijoux antiques. De l’ornement au talisman: identités et pratiques sociales. Actes du colloque international, Université de Fribourg, 23-25 novembre 2016. Gemmae, 2. Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2020. Pp. 162. ISBN 9788833152714. €180.00.

Ernesto De Miro, L’Iliade e la ceramica greca: studi, metodi, argomentazioni. Biblioteca di “Sicilia antiqua,” 8. Pisa: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2021. Pp. 89. ISBN 9788833153056. €68.00.

Karen M. de Vries, Settling with the norm? Norm and variation in social groups and their material manifestations in (Roman) Iron Age (800 BC-AD 300) settlement sites of the northern Netherlands. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2021. Pp. 290. ISBN 9789464280210. $55.00.

Juliette Dross, Le philosophe dans la cité: Sénèque et l’otium philosophique. Philosophie hellénistique et romaine, 13. Turnhout: Brepols, 2022. Pp. 485. ISBN 9782503596341. €65,00.

Loredana Di Virgilio, Le monodie di Aristofane: metro, musica, drammaturgia. Quaderni della Rivista di cultura classica e medioevale, 19. Pisa: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2021. Pp. 370. ISBN 9788833153018. €96.00.

Craig A. Evans, Adam Z. Wright, Gods, spirits, and worship in the Greco-Roman world and early Christianity. Jewish and Christian texts in contexts and related studies, 23. London; New York: T&T Clark, 2022. Pp. 280. ISBN 9780567703262. $115.00.

William Fitzgerald, The living death of antiquity: neoclassical aesthetics. Classical presences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. Pp. 288. ISBN 9780192893963. $100.00.

Giampaolo Galvani, Eschilo. Agamennone: i canti. I canti del teatro greco 9. Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2021. Pp. 271. ISBN 9788833152899. €84,00.

Simon Forty, Limits of empire: Rome’s borders. Havertown: Casemate, 2021. Pp. 200. ISBN 9781636240763. $34.95.

Kevin Garstki, Critical archaeology in the digital age. Cotsen digital archaeology, 3. Los Angeles: UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2022. ISBN 9781950446308. Open Access.

Lucia Gervasini, Silvia Landi, Mosaici antichi in Italia. Regione settima. Luni, presentazione di Federico Guidobaldi. Mosaici antichi in Italia. Pisa; Rome: Istituti editoriali e poligrafici internazionali, 2021. Pp. 558. ISBN 9788881475278. €895,00.

John D. Grainger, The straits from Troy to Constantinople: the ancient history of the Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara and Bosporos. Barnsley: Pen and Sword History, 2021. Pp. 264. ISBN 9781399013246. $42.95.

Pietro Giannini, Euripide. Supplici: i canti. I canti del teatro greco, 10. Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2021. Pp. 135. ISBN 9788833153490. €44.00.

Susanna Harris, Cecilie Brøns, Marta Zuchowska, Textiles in ancient Mediterranean iconography. Ancient textiles. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2022. Pp. 304. ISBN 9781789257212. $75.00.

David Hendin, Guide to Biblical coins, 6th ed. New York: American Numismatic Society, 2022. Pp. 668. ISBN 9780897223706. $90.00.

Blair Hoxby, Shadows of the Enlightenment: tragic drama during Europe’s age of reason. Classical memories/modern identities. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2022. Pp. 326. ISBN 9780814215005. $99.95.

Charles E. Hill, The first chapters dividing the text of Scripture in Codex Vaticanus and its predecessors. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2022. Pp. 512. ISBN 9780198836025. $145.00.

Robert A. Kaster, Studies on the text of Seneca’s De beneficiis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. Pp. viii, 225. ISBN 9780192845016. $85.00.

Sonia Klinger, The sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: miscellaneous finds of terracotta. Corinth, XVIII.8. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2021. Pp. xxx, 176. ISBN 9780876611883. $150.00.

David Konstan, The origin of sin: from Graeco-Roman antiquity to early Christianity. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. Pp. 216. ISBN 9781350278585. $81.00.

Myles Lavan, Clifford Ando, Roman and local citizenship in the long second century CE. Oxford studies in early empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. Pp. 392. ISBN 9780197573884. $99.00.

J. E. Lendon, That tyrant, persuasion: how rhetoric shaped the Roman world. Princeton; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2022. Pp. 328. ISBN 9780691221007. $29.95 / £25.00.

Jerome Mairat, Andrew Wilson, Chris Howgego, Coin hoards and hoarding in the Roman world. Oxford studies on the Roman economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. Pp. 384. ISBN 9780198866381. $115.00.

Antonio Martina, Le Erinni nell’Orestea. I. Divinità ctonie, religione e prediritto. Quaderni della Rivista di cultura classica e medioevale, 21.I. Pisa: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2021. Pp. 332. ISBN 9788833153193. €66,00.

Antonio Martina, Le Erinni nell’Orestea II. Tragedia del [ghénos] e leges sacrae. Quaderni della Rivista di cultura classica e medioevale, 21.II. Pisa: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2021. Pp. 508. ISBN 9788833153216. €98,00.

Antonio Martina, Le Erinni nell’Orestea, III. Dal sistema genetico al diritto della polis. Quaderni della “Rivista di cultura classica e medioevale,” 21.III. Pisa; Roma: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2021. Pp. 508. ISBN 9788833153230. €98,00.

Lisa Nevett, James Whitley, An age of experiment: Classical archaeology transformed (1976-2014). McDonald Institute monographs. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2018. Pp. xv, 264. ISBN 9781902937809. £45.00.

Mario C.D. Paganini, Gymnasia and Greek identity in Ptolemaic Egypt. Oxford classical monographs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. Pp. 336. ISBN 9780192845801. $115.00.

Marcus Recchia, Pindari et Bacchylidis Hyporchematum Fragmenta. Edizioni dell’Ateneo: Edizioni dell’Ateneo, 2022. Pp. 234. ISBN 9788884761347. €144.00.

Ellen C. Schwartz, The Oxford handbook of Byzantine art and architecture. Oxford handbooks. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2021. Pp. xxx, 628. ISBN 9780190277352. $150.00.

Gianpiero Rosati, Narcissus and Pygmalion: illusion and spectacle in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. Pp. 208. ISBN 9780198852438. $85.00.

Nick Summerton, Greco-Roman medicine and what it can teach us today. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Archaeology, 2021. Pp. 208. ISBN 9781526752871. $49.95.

Joshua J. Thomas, Art, science, and the natural world in the ancient Mediterranean, 300 BC to AD 100. Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. Pp. 400. ISBN 9780192844897. $100.00.

Lucien van Beek, The reflexes of syllabic liquids in ancient Greek: linguistic prehistory of the Greek dialects and Homeric Kunstsprache. Leiden studies in Indo-European, 22. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2022. Pp. xxii, 564. ISBN 9789004469730. $215.00 / €179,00.

Katharina Volk, Gareth D. Williams, Philosophy in Ovid, Ovid as philosopher. New York: Oxford University Press, 2022. Pp. x, 400. ISBN 9780197610336. $99.00.

Marc van der Poel, Michael Edwards, James J. Murphy, The Oxford handbook of Quintilian. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2022. Pp. 592. ISBN 9780198713784. $145.00.

Katharina Wesselmann, Homers Ilias: Gesamtkommentar (Basler Kommentar / BK). Band XII: 7. Gesang. Faszikel 2, Kommentar. Sammlung wissenschaftlicher Commentare (SWC), 12.2. De Gruyter: Berlin/Boston, 2020. Pp. 255. ISBN 9783110405743. $114.99.