16 December 2009

Zwierlein-Diehl, Erika (2007) Antike Gemmen und ihr Nachleben. Berlin; New York: de Gruyter. XV, 567 p., 231 p. of plates. ISBN 978-3-11-019450-0. Price: €248.00.
Wright, M. R. (2009) Introducing Greek philosophy. Durham: Acumen. XII, 244 p. ISBN 978-1-84465-182-5 (hardcover), 978-1-84465-183-2 (paperback). Price: £45 (hardcover), £14.99 (paperback).
Tuominen, Miira (2009) The ancient commentators on Plato and Aristotle. Stocksfield: Acumen. XII, 324 p. ISBN 978-1-84465-162-7 (hardcover), 978-1-84465-163-4 (paperback). Price: £50 (hardcover), £16.99 (paperback).
Trapp, Michael (ed.) (2007) Socrates in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. (The Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London: Publications; 10.) Aldershot etc.: Ashgate. XXI, 235 p. ISBN 978-0-7546-4123-0. Price: £55.00.
Trapp, Michael (ed.) (2007) Socrates from antiquity to the Enlightenment. (The Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London: Publications; 9.) Aldershot etc.: Ashgate. XXVIII, 310 p. ISBN 978-0-7546-4124-7. Price: £60.00.
Pittenger, Miriam R. Pelikan (2008) Contested triumphs: politics, pageantry, and performance in Livy's Republican Rome. Berkeley etc.: University of California Press. XIII, 365 p. ISBN 978-0-520-24139-8 (cloth). Price: $60.00.
Mouracade, John (ed.) (2008) Aristotle on life. Kelowna: Academic Printing and Publishing. X, 197 p. ISBN 978-0-920980-96-5 (cloth), 978-0-920980-97-2 (paper). Price: $74.95 (cloth), $28.95 (paper).
Hartnett, Matthew (2008) By Roman hands: inscriptions and graffiti for students of Latin. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing. XVIII, 110 p. ISBN 978-1-58510-294-5. Price: £10.20.
Gunderson, Erik (2009) Nox philologiae: Aulus Gellius and the fantasy of the Roman library. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. X, 313 p. ISBN 978-0-299-22970-2 (cloth). Price: £47.78.
Feeney, Denis (2007) Caesar's calendar: ancient time and the beginnings of history. (Sather classical lectures; 65.) Berkeley etc.: University of California Press. XIV, 372 p. ISBN 978-0-520-25119-9 (cloth). Price: £32.50.
Bagnall, Roger S. (2009) Early Christian books in Egypt. Princeton; Oxford: Princeton University Press. XVIII, 110 p. ISBN 978-0-691-14026-1 (hardcover). Price: £20.95.
Ziolkowski, Jan M.; Putnam, Michael C. J. (eds.) (2008) The Virgilian tradition: the first fifteen hundred years. New Haven; London: Yale University Press. XXXIX, 1082 p. ISBN 978-0-300-10822-4. Price: £60.
Urbainczyk, Theresa (2008) Slave revolts in antiquity. Stocksfield: Acumen. XIII, 177 p. ISBN 978-1-84465-101-6 (hb), 978-1-84465-102-3 (pb). Price: £45 (hb), £14.99 (pb).
Thorsrud, Harald (2009) Ancient scepticism. Stocksfield: Acumen. XVI, 248 p. ISBN 978-1-84465-131-3 (pbk). Price: £14.99.
Schmitz, Philip (2007) Die Giessener Zenonpapyri (P.Iand.Zen.) Paderborn etc.: Schöningh. (Abhandlungen der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Sonderreihe Papyrologica Coloniensia; 32.) XVI, 276, [1] p. ISBN 978-3-506-76431-7. Price: €53.90.
Remes, Pauliina (2008) Neoplatonism. Stocksfield: Acumen. XII, 244 p. ISBN 978-1-84465-125-2 (pbk). Price: £14.99.
Poster, Carol; Mitchell, Linda C. (eds.) (2007) Letter-writing manuals and instruction from antiquity to the present: historical and bibliographic studies. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press. XIV, 346 p. ISBN-13 978-1-57003-651-4, ISBN-10 1-57003-651-9. Price not stated.

This collection of articles and bibliographies provides a comprehensive history of letter-writing theory and instruction from Isokrates to e-mail. The main part of the book contains eleven essays: "Classical epistolary theory and the Letters of Isocrates" (Robert G. Sullivan), "A conversation halved: epistolary theory in Greco-Roman antiquity" (Carol Poster), "The ars dictaminis, the formulary, and Medieval epistolary practice" (Malcolm Richardson), "If you can't join them, beat them; or, When grammar met business writing (in fifteenth-century Oxford)" (Martin Camargo), "From ars dictaminis to ars conscribendi epistolis: Renaissance letter-writing manuals in the context of Humanism" (Gideon Burton), "Dictamen in England, 1500-1700" (Lawrence D. Green), "Letter writing and vernacular literacy in sixteenth-century England" (W. Webster Newbold), "Humanism and the Humanities: Erasmus's Opus de conscribendis epistolis in sixteenth-century schools" (Judith Rice Henderson), "Letter-writing instruction manuals in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England" (Linda C. Mitchell), "Vestiges of letter writing in composition textbooks, 1850-1914" (John T. Gage) and "Letter writing in the late age of print: electronic mail and the ars dictaminis" (Joyce R. Walker). In addition, there are seven extensive appendices containing bibliographic data for various periods of letter-writing instruction.
Pizzone, Aglae M. V. (2006) Sinesio e la 'sacra ancora' di Omero: intertestualità e modelli tra retorica e filosofia. Milano: LED. (Università degli Studi di Milano: Pubblicazioni della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia; 231.) 261 p. ISBN 978-88-7781-833-1. Price: €16.
Penella, Robert J. (2007) Man and the word: the orations of Himerius. Translated, annotated, and introduced by Robert J. Penella. Berkeley etc.: University of California Press. (The transformation of the classical heritage; 43.) XIV, 312 p. ISBN 978-0-520-25093-2. Price: £32.95.
McKeown, Niall (2007) The invention of ancient slavery? London: Duckworth. 174 p. ISBN 978 0 7156 3185 0. Price not stated.
McHardy, Fiona (2008) Revenge in Athenian culture. London: Duckworth. VII, 179 p. ISBN 978 07156 3569 8. Price: £45.
Mattiacci, Silvia; Perruccio, Andrea (2007) Anti-mitologia ed eredità neoterica in Marziale: genesi e forme di una poetica. Ospedaletto (Pisa): Pacini. 261 p. ISBN 978-88-7781-833-1. Price: €16.
Lowenstam, Steven (2008) As witnessed by images: the Trojan war tradition in Greek and Etruscan art. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. XVI, 230 p. ISBN 978-0-8018-8775-8. $50.

See a review by Martin STEINRÜCK in SHT 10.R.5 (2009), available online at http://www.ut.ee/klassik/sht/2009/10.R.5.html
Lewis, John David (2007) Early Greek lawgivers. London: Bristol Classical Press. 100 p. ISBN 978 1 85399 697 9. Price not stated.
Joyal, Mark; McDougall, Iain; Yardley, J. C. (eds.) (2009 [2008]) Greek and Roman education: a sourcebook. London; New York: Routledge. XX, 292 p. ISBN-13 978-0-415-33807-3 (pbk). £22.99.
Haß, Karin (2007) Lucilius und der Beginn der Persönlichkeitsdichtung in Rom. Stuttgart: Steiner. (Hermes Einzelschriften; 99.) 260 p. ISBN 978-3-515-09021-6. Price: €53.

This book is a revised version of the author's doctoral dissertation of 2004, which was given a Günther Wöhrle Award in 2005. Its main aim is to show that the Roman Persönlichkeitsdichtung begins already with Lucilius. Thus, all central aspects of Catullus' personal poetry can already be seen in the work of Lucilius. The main part of the book consists of a detailed thematic study of the fragments of Lucilius.
Griffith, R. Drew; Marks, Robert B. (2007) A funny thing happened on the way to the agora: Ancient Greek and Roman humour. Kingston, Ontario: Legacy Books Press. II, 234 p. ISBN 978-0-9784652-0-9. Price: $29.95 (Canada), $32.95 (USA), £15.95 (UK).
Griffith, R. Drew (2008) Mummy wheat: Egyptian influence on the Homeric view of the afterlife and the Eleusinian mysteries. Lanham etc.: University Press of America. XXXVI, 233 p. ISBN 978-0-7618-4298-9. Price not stated.
Dexippus (2008) In defensionem praedicamentorum Aristotelis adversus Plotinum. Übersetzt von Johannes Bernardus Felicianus. Neudruck der Ausgabe Paris 1549 mit einer Einleitung von Anja Heilmann und Charles Lohr. Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: frommann-holzboog. (Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca: Versiones Latinae temporis resuscitatarum litterarum (CAGL); 14.) XXVIII, 96 p. ISBN 978-3-7728-1234-7. Price: € 159.
Desmond, William (2008) Cynics. Stocksfield: Acumen. VI, 290 p. ISBN 978-1-84465-129-0 (pbk). Price: £15.99.
Curd, Patricia (2007) Anaxagoras of Clazomenae: fragments and testimonia. A text and translation with notes and essays by Patricia Curd. Toronto etc.: University of Toronto Press. (Phoenix Pre-Socratics; 6 = Phoenix: supplementary volume; 64.) XIV, 279 p. ISBN 978-0-8020-9325-7. Price: $65 / £42.

This book is an introduction to the philosophy on Anaxagoras of Klazomenai (ca. 500-428 B.C.), which, following the pattern of the Phoenix Presocratics Series, "aims to make Anaxagoras and his ideas accessible to modern readers through translations of the ancient Greek and Latin texts and by providing explanatory notes and interpretive essays" (p. 3). The volume comprises three parts. Part I contains the Greek text and facing English translation of the fragments of Anaxagoras and their contexts. In Part II, the author presents her (philosophical rather than philological) notes on the fragments, and English translations of the testimonia according to the edition of Diels-Kranz. Part III is reserved for five essays on Anaxagoras and his philosophical background. There follows a list of notes meant as brief identifications of the sources for Anaxagoras. The book ends with a bibliography and four indexes.
Clarke, John R. (2007) Looking at laughter: humor, power, and transgression in Roman visual culture, 100 B.C.-A.D. 250. Berkeley etc.: University of California Press. XI, 322 p. ISBN 978-0-520-23733-9. Price: £32.95.
Breeze, David J. (2007) Roman frontiers in Britain. London: Bristol Classical Press. 103 p. ISBN 978 185399 6986. Price not stated.
Avezzù, Guido; Scattolin, Paolo (eds.) (2006) I classici greci e i loro commentatori: dai papiri ai marginalia rinascimentali. Atti del convegno Rovereto, 20 ottobre 2006. Rovereto: Accademia Roveretana degli Agiati. 245 p. Price not stated.
Asper, Markus (2007) Griechische Wissenschaftstexte: Formen, Funktionen, Differenzierungsgeschichten. Stuttgart: Steiner. (Philosophie der Antike; 25.) 453 p. ISBN 978-3-515-08959-3. Price: €66.

Markus Asper focuses on ancient Greek scientific and technical texts ("science writing"), which are often neglected by philologists and left to historians of science to deal with. His approach to these texts is taken from literary theory and criticism. On the example of Greek scientific texts, the author draws conclusions about the written transmission of knowledge in general.
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.

See a review by Mart LÄTTE in SHT 8.R.5 (2007), available online at http://www.ut.ee/klassik/sht/2007/8.R.5.html
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.
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.
Spisak, Art L. (2007) Martial: a social guide. London: Duckworth. VI, 151 p. ISBN 97807156 36206. Price: £14.99.

See a review by Liis RAAMAT in SHT 10.R.2 (2009), available online at http://www.ut.ee/klassik/sht/2009/10.R.2.html
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.
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.
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).
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.

See a review by Amar ANNUS in SHT 8.R.2 (2007), available online at http://www.ut.ee/klassik/sht/2007/8.R.2.html
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.

See a review by Maris VALTIN in SHT 9.R.7 (2008), available online at http://www.ut.ee/klassik/sht/2008/9.R.7.html
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Lewis, Sian (ed.) (2006) Ancient tyranny. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. XIV, 282 p. ISBN 0-7486-2125-3 (hb). Price: £60.00.
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.
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.
Johnson, Curtis N. (2005) Socrates and the immoralists. Lanham etc: Lexington Books. X, 240 p. ISBN 0-7391-0982-0. Price: £53.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).