Friday, October 2, 2009


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BMCR Books Received (September, 2009).

This is a list of books received by BMCR during the previous month; it does not include books on offer for review or books still available for review. You will find the updated list of books available for review at

Agapiou, Natalia (ed.). Anagnorismos: studi in onore de Hermann Walter per i 75 anni. Bruxelles: Musée de la maison d'Erasme, 2009. 463 p. €47.17 (pb). ISBN 9782930414287.

Ahrensdorf, Peter J. Greek tragedy and political philosophy: rationalism and religion in Sophocles' Theban plays. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. x, 192 p. $80.00. ISBN 9780521515863.

Alexander, Caroline. The war that killed Achilles: the true story of Homer's Iliad. New York: Viking, 2009. xxi, 296 p. $26.95. ISBN 9780670021123.

Athanassaki, Lucia, Richard P. Martin and John F. Miller (edd.). Apolline politics and poetics: international symposium. Athens: European Cultural Centre of Delphi, 2009. xxxv, 702 p. €40.00 (pb). ISBN 9789608852044.

Aygon, Jean-Pierre, Corinne Bonnet and Cristina Noacco (edd.). La mythologie de l'antiquité à la modernité: appropriation, adaptation, détournement. Interférences. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2009. 419 p. €20.00 (pb). ISBN 9782753508644.

Banchich, Thomas M. and Eugene N. Lane (trans., comm.). The history of Zonaras: from Alexander Severus to the death of Theodosius the Great. Routledge classical translations. London; New York: Routledge, 2008. x, 317 p. $110.00. ISBN 9780415299091.

Bertolín Cebrián, Reyes. Comic epic and parodies of epic: literature for youth and children in ancient Greece. Spudasmata Bd. 122. Hildesheim; New York: Georg Olms Verlag, 2008. 133 p. €29.80 (pb). ISBN 9783487138794.

Bing, Peter. The scroll and the marble: studies in reading and reception in Hellenistic poetry. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009. xii, 304 p. $65.00. ISBN 9780472116324.

Bollack, Jean. Dionysos et la tragédie: le dieu homme dans les Bacchantes d'Euripide. Paris: Bayard, 2005. 121 p. €15.00 (pb). ISBN 9782227474673.

Bollack, Jean. Ein Mensch zwischen zwei Welten: der Philologe Jacob Bernays. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2009. 155 p. €24.00 (pb). ISBN 9783835304895.

Bollack, Jean and Mayotte Bollack (trans.). Euripide, Les Bacchantes. Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 2005. 94 p. €11.50 (pb). ISBN 9782707319005.

Bollack, Jean and Mayotte Bollack (trans.). Les Choéphores et Les Euménides. Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 2009. 139 p. €13.50 (pb). ISBN 9782707320865.

Bollack, Jean and Mayotte Bollack (trans.). Sophocle, Electre. Paris: Minuit, 2007. 94 p. €13.00 (pb). ISBN 9782707319807.

Bowlby, Rachel. Freudian mythologies: Greek tragedy and modern identities. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. viii, 251 p. $49.95 (pb). ISBN 9780199566228.

Bryce, Trevor. The Routledge handbook of the peoples and places of ancient western Asia: from the early Bronze Age to the fall of the Persian Empire. London; New York: Routledge, 2009. lvi, 887 p. $260.00. ISBN 9780415394857.

Buxton, Richard. Forms of astonishment: Greek myths of metamorphosis. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xvi, 281 p. $100.00. ISBN 9780199245499.

Catling, H. W. Sparta: Menelaion I. The Bronze Age (2 vols.). BSA Supplementary volume No. 45. London: British School at Athens, 2009. xxxvi, 487 p., 344 p. of figures, 138 p. of plates; CD-ROM. $410.00. ISBN 9780904887594.

Cavanagh, W. G., C. Gallou and M. Georgiadis (edd.). Sparta and Laconia: from prehistory to pre-modern. Proceedings of the Conference held in Sparta, organised by the British School at Athens, the University of Nottingham, the 5th Ephoreia of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the 5th Ephoreia of Byzantine Antiquities 17-20 March 2005. British School at Athens studies 16. London: British School at Athens, 2009. xxx, 423 p. $194.00. ISBN 9780904887617.

Collard, Christopher (trans.). Aeschylus, Persians and other plays) (paperback reprint of 2008 edition. Oxford world's classics. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. lxxxiv, 286 p. $14.95 (pb). ISBN 9780192832825.

Dabdab Trabulsi, José Antonio. L'antique et le contemporain: études de tradition classique et d'historiographie moderne de l'antiquité. Besançon: Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté, 2009. 248 p. €25.00 (pb). ISBN 9782848672625.

Decker, Michael. Tilling the hateful earth: agricultural production and trade in the late antique East. Oxford studies in Byzantium. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xxvii, 326 p. $135.00. ISBN 9780199565283.

Dietler, Michael and Carolina López-Ruiz (edd.). Colonial encounters in ancient Iberia: Phoenician, Greek, and indigenous relations. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, 2009. xiii, 323 p. $55.00. ISBN 9780226148472.

Eliav-Feldon, Miriam, Benjamin H. Isaac and Joseph Ziegler (edd.). The origins of racism in the west. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xiv, 333 p. $99.00. ISBN 9780521888554.

Grossardt, Peter. Achilleus, Coriolan und ihre Weggefährten: ein Plädoyer für eine Behandlung des Achilleus-Zorn aus Sicht der vergleichenden Epenforschung. Classica monacensia, Bd. 36. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2009. ix, 159 p. €39.90 (pb). ISBN 9783823364832.

Gunderson, Erik (ed.). The Cambridge companion to ancient rhetoric. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. x, 355 p. $34.99 (pb). ISBN 9780521677868.

Halla-aho, Hilla. The non-literary Latin letters: a study of their syntax and pragmatics. Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 124. Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 2009. 189 p. (pb). ISBN 9789516533639.

Hamilakis, Yannis. The nation and its ruins: antiquity, archaeology, and national imagination in Greece (paperback reprint of 2007 edition). Classical presences. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xxii, 352 p. $45.00 (pb). ISBN 9780199572908.

Harrison, Thomas (ed.). The great empires of the ancient world. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009. 288 p. $39.95. ISBN 9780892369874.

Kiely, Thomas (ed.). Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum: essays in honour of Dr Veronica Tatton-Brown. British Museum research publication No. 180. London: The British Museum, 2009. viii, 100 p. $50.00 (pb). ISBN 9780861591800.

Kitzbichler, Josefine, Katja Lubitz and Nina Mindt (edd.). Dokumente zur Theorie der Übersetzung antiker Literatur in Deutschland seit 1800. Transformationen der Antike Bd. 10. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. ix, 520 p. $112.00. ISBN 9783110214901.

Migliario, Elvira. Retorica e storia: una lettura delle Suasoriae di Seneca Padre. Quaderni di "Invigilata lucernis"; 32. Bari: Edipuglia, 2007. 190 p. €25.00 (pb). ISBN 9788872284651.

Mitchell, Alexandre G. Greek vase-painting and the origins of visual humour. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xxiv, 371 p. $95.00. ISBN 9780521513708.

Morris, Ian and Barry B. Powell. The Greeks: history, culture, and society. Second edition (first edition published 2005). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2010. xviii, 558 p. $66.00 (pb). ISBN 9780205697342.

Neumann-Hartmann, Arlette. Epinikien und ihr Aufführungsrahmen. Nikephoros. Beihefte, Bd. 17. Hildesheim: Weidmann, 2009. vii, 347 p. €58.00 (pb). ISBN 9783615003697.

Piovan, Dino (ed.). Lisia. Difesa dall'accusa di attentato alla democrazia. Agones. Testi; 1. Roma; Padova: Editrice Antenore, 2009. 99 p. €12.00 (pb). ISBN 9788884556356.

Plaza, Maria (ed.). Persius and Juvenal. Oxford readings in classical studies. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. vi, 559 p. $65.00 (pb). ISBN 9780199216970.

Poccetti, Paolo (ed.). L'onomastica dell'Italia antica: aspetti linguistici, storici, culturali, tipologici e classificatori. Collection de l'École fran-caise de Rome; 413. [Roma]: École française de Rome, 2009. 765 p. €97.00 (pb). ISBN 9782728307999.

Rusten, Jeffrey S. (ed.). Thucydides. Oxford readings in classical studies. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. ix, 519 p. $65.00 (pb). ISBN 9780199206193.

Schironi, Francesca. From Alexandria to Babylon: Near Eastern languages and Hellenistic erudition in the Oxyrhynchus glossary (P.Oxy. 1802 + 4812). Sozomena Vol. 4. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. x, 176 p., 13 p. of plates. $78.00. ISBN 9783110206937.

Somers, Véronique and Bastien Kindt (edd.). Thesaurus Iosephi Genesii aliarumque chronographiarum anonymarum. Corpus Christianorum. Thesaurus patrum Graecorum. Turnhout: Brepols, 2009. xxxv, 284 p. €210.00. ISBN 9782503531267.

Stevenson, Tom and Marcus Wilson. Cicero's Philippics: history, rhetoric and ideology. Prudentia 37-38. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia, 2008. x, 374 p. NZ$80.00 (pb). ISBN 9781877332562.

Weinberg, Gladys D. and E. Marianne Stern. Vessel glass. The Athenian Agora. Results of excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 34. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2005. xxxiii, 214 p., 23 p. of figures, 36 p. of plates. $150.00. ISBN 9780876612347.

Wipszycka, Ewa. Moines et communautés monastiques en Égypte (IVe-VIII siècles). JJP supplement 11. Varsovie: Journal of Juristic Papyrology, 2009. xxiii, 687 p. €80.00. ISBN 9788392591900.

Zanker, Graham (ed., trans., comm.). Herodas: Mimiambs. Oxford: Aris & Phillips, 2009. xi, 252 p. $36.00 (pb). ISBN 9780856688737.

Zimmermann, Bernhard. Spurensuche: Studien zur Rezeption antiker Literatur. Rombach Wissenschaften. Reihe Paradeigmata ; Bd. 5. Freiburg im Breisgau: Rombach Verlag, 2009. 202 p. €58.00 (pb). ISBN 9783793095576.

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