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Books received in 2007

This listing is presented in alphabetical order according to the (first) author or editor, or, in some cases, the title. If a longer review is available, there is a link in the entry.

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Arnott, W. Geoffrey (2007) Birds in the ancient world from A to Z. New York; London: Routledge. XIII, 288 p. ISBN-13 978-0-415-23851-9 (hb), ISBN-10 0-415-23851-X (hb). Price: 60.00.

Baechle, Nicholas (2007) Metrical constraint and the interpretation of style in the tragic trimeter. Lanham etc: Lexington Books. XIV, 343 p. ISBN 978-0-7391-0950-2 (cloth), 978-0-7391-2143-6 (hb). Price: 90.00.
A review in SHT 10.R.1 (2009) by Maria-Kristiina LOTMAN

Bingen, Jean (2007) Hellenistic Egypt: monarchy, society, economy, culture. Edited with an introduction by Roger S. Bagnall. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. XX, 302, [1] p. ISBN 978-0-7486-1579-7 (pb). Price: 19.99.

Bispham, Edward; Harrison, Thomas; Sparkes, Brian A. (eds.) (2006) The Edinburgh companion to Ancient Greece and Rome. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. XII, 604 p. ISBN-10 0-7486-1629-2 (hb), ISBN-13 978-0-7486-1629-9 (hb). Price: 120.00.

Bodelot, Colette (ed.) (2007) Éléments "asyntaxiques" ou hors structure dans l'énoncé latin. Actes du Colloque international de Clermont-Ferrand, Université Blaise-Pascal, 16 et 17 septembre 2005. Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal. (Collection Erga; 9.) 311 p. ISBN 978-2-84516-352-2. Price: €29.

Buchan, Thomas (2004) "Blessed is He who has brought Adam from Sheol": Christ's descent to the dead in the theology of Saint Ephrem the Syrian. Piscataway: Gorgias Press. (Gorgias dissertations; 13. Early Christian studies; 2.) VII, 397 p. ISBN 1-59333-228-9. Price not stated.
A review in SHT 8.R.2 (2007) by Amar ANNUS

Buckley, Jorunn Jacobsen (2007) Drower's Folk-Tales of Iraq. Piscataway: Gorgias Press. XXIV, 485 p. ISBN 978-1-59333-360-7. Price: $139.
A review in SHT 9.R.5 (2008) by Amar ANNUS

Bulwer, John (ed.) (2006) Classics teaching in Europe. London: Duckworth. XIII, 143 p. ISBN 0 7156 3560 3, 9780715635605. Price: 14.99.

Burkert, Walter (2007) Kleine Schriften VII: Tragica et Historica. Herausgegeben von Wolfgang Rösler. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. (Hypomnemata: Untersuchungen zur Antike und zu ihrem Nachleben. Supplement-Reihe; 2/7.) IX, 230 p. ISBN 978-3-525-25274-1. Price: €46.90.

Carawan, Edwin (ed.) (2007) The Attic orators. Oxford etc.: Oxford University Press. (Oxford readings in classical studies.) XXIV, 450 p. ISBN 978-0-19-927993-7 (pb). Price: 27.50 (pb).

Chandler, Clive (2006) Philodemus On rhetoric books 1 and 2: translation and exegetical essays. New York; London: Routledge. XI, 231 p. ISBN-13 978-0-415-97611-4 (hb), ISBN-10 0-415-97611-1 (hb). Price: 50.00.

Christ, Matthew R. (2006) The bad citizen in classical Athens. Cambridge etc.: Cambridge University Press. XI, 250 p. ISBN-13 978-0-521-86432-9 (hb), ISBN-10 0-521-86432-1 (hb). Price: 48.00 (US$80.00).

Dominik, William; Hall, Jon (eds.) (2007) A companion to Roman rhetoric. Oxford: Blackwell. XX, 523 p. ISBN-10 1-4051-2091-6, ISBN-13 978-1-4051-2091-3. Price: 85.

Fitzgerald, William (2007) Martial: the world of epigram. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press. X, 248 p. ISBN 978-0-226-25253-7. Price: $35.
A review in SHT 10.R.3 (2009) by Laura VIIDEBAUM

Fortenbaugh, William W. (2005) Theophrastus of Eresus: sources for his life, writings, thought and influence. Commentary volume 8: sources on rhetoric and poetics (texts 666-713). Leiden; Boston: Brill. (Philosophia antiqua; 97.) IX, 505 p. ISBN-10 90-04-14247-9, ISBN-13 978-90-04-14247-3. Price: €113 (US$153).

France, John (ed.) (2006) Medieval Warfare 10001300. Aldershot etc: Ashgate. (International library of essays on military history.) 668 p. ISBN 978-0-7546-2515-5. Price: 170.
A review in SHT 9.R.4 (2008) by Mart LÄTTE

Garver, Eugene (2006) Confronting Aristotle's ethics: ancient and modern morality. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press. X, 290 p. ISBN 978-0-226-28398-2. Price: $49.

Gilmore, John (ed.) (2007) Musae Anglicanae Anglicè redditae: a selection of verse written in Latin by British poets of the eighteenth century. Translated, and with an introduction and notes by John Gilmore. Coventry: The Derek Walcott Press. 79 p. ISBN-13 978-1-906038-18-2. Price: 7.99.

Giovini, Marco (2004) Studi su Lussorio. Genova: D.AR.FI.CL.ET. "F. Della Corte". (Pubblicazioni del D.AR.FI.CL.ET.; N.S. 216.) 364 p.

Gutzwiller, Kathryn J. (2007) A guide to Hellenistic literature. Oxford etc.: Blackwell. XVI, 261 p. ISBN 978-0-631-23321-3 (hc), 978-0-631-23322-0 (pb). Price: 19.99 (pb).

Haltenhoff, Andreas; Heil, Andreas; Mutschler, Fritz-Heiner (Hrsg.) (2005) Römische Werte als Gegenstand der Altertumswissenschaft. München; Leipzig: Saur. (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde; 227.) XIII, 286 p., 21 plates. ISBN 3-598-77839-2. Price: €82.

Hansen, Mogens Herman (2006) The shotgun method: the demography of the ancient Greek city-state culture. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press. (The Fordyce W. Mitchel memorial lecture series.) XI, 140 p. ISBN-10 0-8262-1667-6, ISBN-13 978-0-8262-1667-0. Price: 37.

Herman, Gabriel (2006) Morality and behaviour in democratic Athens: a social history. Cambridge etc.: Cambridge University Press. XXI, 472 p. ISBN-13 978-0-521-85021-6 (hb), ISBN-10 0-521-85021-5 (hb). Price: 68.00 (US$110.00).

Hollis, Adrian S. (ed.) (2007) Fragments of Roman poetry c.60 BC-AD 20. Edited with an introduction, translation, and commentary. Oxford etc.: Oxford University Press. XVIII, 440 p. ISBN 978-0-19-814698-8 (hb). Price not stated.

Huby, Pamela (2007) Theophrastus of Eresus: sources for his life, writings, thought and influence. Commentary volume 2: logic. With contributions on the Arabic material by Dimitri Gutas. Leiden; Boston: Brill. (Philosophia antiqua; 103.) XIII, 208 p. ISBN-10 90-04-15298-9, ISBN-13 978-90-04-15298-4. Price: €89 (US$120).

Hummel, Pascale (2007) De lingua Graeca: histoire de l'histoire de la langue grecque. Bern etc: Lang. XIV, 851 p. ISBN 978-3-03911-225-8. Price: 90.30.

Jenkins, Thomas E. (2006) Intercepted letters: epistolarity and narrative in Greek and Roman literature. Lanham etc: Lexington Books. (Roman studies: interdisciplinary approaches.) XIII, 163 p. ISBN-10 0-7391-1714-9, ISBN-13 978-0-7391-1714-9. Price: 39.

Johnson, Curtis N. (2005) Socrates and the immoralists. Lanham etc: Lexington Books. X, 240 p. ISBN 0-7391-0982-0. Price: 53.

Jönsson, Arne (ed.) (2007) Letters from James Spens and Jan Rutgers. Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien; Riksarkivet. (The works and correspondence of Axel Oxenstierna; II:13.) 643 p. ISBN 978-91-7402-367-1. Price: SEK 455.

Kahane, Ahuvia (2005) Diachronic dialogues: authority and continuity in Homer and the Homeric tradition. Lanham etc: Lexington Books. (Greek studies: interdisciplinary approaches.) XIII, 265 p. ISBN 0-7391-1134-5 (pb). Price: 13.99.

Lewis, Sian (ed.) (2006) Ancient tyranny. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. XIV, 282 p. ISBN 0-7486-2125-3 (hb). Price: 60.00.

Louden, Bruce (2006) The Iliad: structure, myth, and meaning. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. VIII, 337 p. ISBN 0-8018-8280-X (hb). Price: $55.00.

Luck, Georg (ed.) (2006) Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds. A collection of ancient texts. Translated, annotated, and introduced by Georg Luck. 2. ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. XVII, 544 p. ISBN 0-8018-8345-8 (hb), 0-8018-8346-6 (pb). Price: $65.00 (hb) / $24.95 (pb).

Matthews, John (2006) The journey of Theophanes: travel, business, and daily life in the Roman East. New Haven; London: Yale University Press. XVII, 244 p. ISBN-10 0-300-10898-2, ISBN-13 978-0-300-10898-9. Price: $60.
[Theophanes was a lawyer and public figure from the Nile valley city of Hermopolis. In the early fourth century A.D. he made a six-month business-related journey to Antioch. The day-to-day details of this journey are preserved on papyrus documents covering everything from distances travelled to daily food purchases, medicinal supplies and fees paid for various services. This book contains translations of these documents and, even more importantly, places them in the wider context of the social history of the Graeco-Roman world. The author has also added translations of some papyrus letters involving Theophanes or written to him. This marvellously produced book makes it clear that Theophanes' memoranda are especially important for information on places outside the borders of Egypt, thus overcoming the limitation often felt of papyrological evidence. The book is amply illustrated with maps, plans, photos of papyri and art works.]

McNamee, Kathleen (2007) Annotations in Greek and Latin texts from Egypt. [Oakville, Conn.]: American Society of Papyrologists. (American studies in papyrology; 45.) XVII, 577 p., XXXIII plates. ISBN-13 978-0-9700591-7-8, ISBN-10 0-9700591-7-5. Price: 80.

Mirhady, David C. (ed.) (2007) Influences on Peripatetic rhetoric: essays in honor of William W. Fortenbaugh. Leiden; Boston: Brill. (Philosophia antiqua; 105.) VIII, 282 p. ISBN 978-90-04-15668-5. Price: €99.

Morello, Ruth; Morrison, A. D. (eds.) (2007) Ancient letters: classical and late antique epistolography. Oxford etc.: Oxford University Press. XVII, 373 p. ISBN 978-0-19-920395-6 (hb). Price not stated.
[This is another welcome contribution to the study of ancient epistolography, which has become more and more popular in recent years. The volume, which has developed from the Ancient Letters Conference in 2004 (Manchester), focuses on the purpose of epistolary form: what epistolary features make the letter form especially attractive wherever another form might be available to the writer? A concise editors' preface is followed by an "Introduction: what is a letter?" (Roy K. Gibson and A. D. Morrison) and 14 essays exploring the varieties and rhetorical advantages of the letter form. These include "Down among the documents: criticism and papyrus letters" (G. O. Hutchinson), "'... when who should walk into the room but ...': epistolarity in Cicero, Ad Qfr 3.1" (John Henderson), "Cicero's 'stomach': political indignation and the use of repeated allusive expressions in Cicero's correspondence" (Stanley E. Hoffer), "Didacticism and epistolarity in Horace's Epistles 1" (A. D. Morrison), "The importance of form in Seneca's philosophical letters" (Brad Inwood), "Letters of recommendation and the rhetoric of praise" (Roger Rees), "Confidence, inuidia, and Pliny's epistolary curriculum" (Ruth Morello), "The letter's the thing (in Pliny, Book 7)" (William Fitzgerald), "The epistula in ancient scientific and technical literature, with special reference to medicine" (D. R. Langslow), "Back to Fronto: doctor and patient in his correspondence with an Emperor" (Annelise Freisenbruch), "Alciphron's epistolarity" (Jason König), "Better than speech: some advantages of the letter in the Second Sophistic" (Owen Hodkinson), "Mixed messages: the play of epistolary codes in two Late Antique Latin correspondences" (Jennifer Ebbeler) and "St Patrick and the art of allusion" (Andrew Fear, together with an appendix containing the Latin text of Patrick's "Epistola ad milites Corotici" and the English translation of it by David Howlett). The volume ends with joint bibliography, an index locorum and a general index.]

Moreno Soldevila, Rosario (2006) Martial, Book IV: a commentary. Leiden; Boston: Brill. (Mnemosyne supplementum; 278.) X, 618 p. ISBN 978-90-04-15192-5. Price: €139.

Olson, S. Douglas (ed.) (2007) Broken laughter: select fragments of Greek comedy. Edited with introduction, commentary, and translation. Oxford etc.: Oxford University Press. XVIII, 476 p. ISBN 978-0-19-928785-7 (hb). Price not stated.

Robson, James (2006) Humour, obscenity and Aristophanes. Tübingen: Narr. (Drama: Studien zum antiken Drama und zu seiner Rezeption. Neue Serie; 1.) VI, 215 p. ISBN 3-8233-6220-8. Price: €54.

Rüpke, Jörg (Hrsg.) (2007) Gruppenreligionen im römischen Reich: Sozialformen, Grenzziehungen und Leistungen. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. (Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum; 43.) VII, 212 p. ISBN 978-3-16-149128-3 (pb). Price: €49.

Searby, Denis M. (ed.) (2007) The Corpus Parisinum: a critical edition of the Greek text with commentary and English translation. (A Medieval anthology of Greek texts from the Pre-Socratics to the church fathers, 600 B.C.-700 A.D.) Translated, with commentary and introduction by Denis M. Searby; with a commendatory foreword by Dimitri Gutas. Books 1-2. Lewiston etc.: Mellen. XIII, 1000 p. ISBN-13 978-0-7734-5300-5 (set), ISBN-10 0-7734-5300-8 (set). Price not stated.
A review in SHT 9.R.7 (2008) by Maris VALTIN

Shemunkasho, Aho (2004) Healing in the theology of Saint Ephrem the Syrian. Piscataway: Gorgias Press. (Gorgias dissertations; 1. Near Eastern studies; 1.) XXII, 480 p. ISBN 1-59333-156-8. Price not stated.
A review in SHT 8.R.2 (2007) by Amar ANNUS

Sider, David; Brunschön, Carl Wolfram (eds.) (2007) Theophrastus of Eresus On weather signs. Leiden; Boston: Brill. (Philosophia antiqua; 104.) X, 263 p. ISBN-10 90-04-15593-7, ISBN-13 978-90-04-15593-0. Price: €99 (US$134).

Sonnabend, Holger (Hrsg.) (2006) Mensch und Landschaft in der Antike: Lexikon der historischen Geographie. Sonderausgabe. Stuttgart; Weimar: Metzler. XII, 660 p. ISBN-13 978-3-476-02179-3, ISBN-10 3-476-02179-3. Price not stated.

Späth, Thomas; Wagner-Hasel, Beate (Hrsg.) (2006) Frauenwelten in der Antike: Geschlechterordnung und weibliche Lebenspraxis. Sonderausgabe. Stuttgart; Weimar: Metzler. XXVI, 494 p. ISBN-13 978-3-476-02175-5, ISBN-10 3-476-02175-0. Price not stated.

Spisak, Art L. (2007) Martial: a social guide. London: Duckworth. VI, 151 p. ISBN 97807156 36206. Price: 14.99.
A review in SHT 10.R.2 (2009) by Liis RAAMAT

Tischer, Ute (2006) Die zeitgeschichtliche Anspielung in der antiken Literaturerklärung. Tübingen: Narr. (Leipziger Studien zur klassischen Philologie; 3.) 332 p. ISBN 3-8233-6207-0. Price: €68.

Walsh, Thomas R. (2005) Fighting words and feuding words: anger and the Homeric poems. Lanham etc: Lexington Books. (Greek studies: interdisciplinary approaches.) XIV, 301 p. ISBN 0-7391-1264-3 (pb). Price: 17.99.

Wheeler, Everett L. (ed.) (2007) The armies of classical Greece. Aldershot etc: Ashgate. (International library of essays on military history.) LXIV, 528 p. ISBN 978-0-7546-2684-8. Price: 120.
A review in SHT 8.R.5 (2007) by Mart LÄTTE · ISSN 1406-6203.


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