Books Received

October 2012

116.4

Adornato, Gianfranco. Akragas arcaica: Modelli culturali e linguaggi artistici di una città greca d'Occidente (Archeologia e Arte Antica). Pp. 254, figs. 102. Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto, Milan 2011. €30. ISBN 978-88-7916-468-9 (cloth).

Ambrosini, Laura. Il santuario di Portonaccio a Veio 3: La cisterna arcaica con l'incluso deposito di età ellenistica. Scavi Santangelo 1945–1946 e Università di Roma La Sapienza 1996 e 2006 (MonAnt Serie Miscellanea 13). Pp. 353, figs. 69, b&w pls. 73, color pls. 2. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2009. €250. ISBN 978-88-7689-246-2 (paper).

Anastasiadou, Maria. The Middle Minoan Three-Sided Soft Stone Prism: A Study of Style and Iconography. CMS Beiheft 9. 2 vols. Pp. xxii + 802, figs. 134, pls. 131, table 1. Philipp von Zabern, Mainz 2011. €210. ISBN 978-3-8053-4346-6 (cloth).

Babcock, Thomas F. Utatlán: The Constituted Community of the K'iche' Maya of Q'umarkaj (Institute for Mesoamerican Studies Monograph 15). Pp. xxix + 341, figs. 97, tables 33, maps 16. University Press of Colorado, Boulder 2012. $75. ISBN 978-1-60732-154-5 (cloth).

Bartoloni, Gilda, and M. Gilda Bendettini. Veio: Il deposito votivo di communità (Scavi 1889–2005) (Corpus delle stipi votive in Italia 21, Archaeologica 162). Pp. 807, figs. 13, b&w pls. 92. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2011. €190. ISBN 978-88-7689-250-9 (paper).

Ben Abed-Ben Khader, Aïcha, Michel Fox, and Sylvestra Roucole. Sidi Jdidi II: Le groupe épiscopal (CÉFR 451). Pp. 393, figs. 232, color pls. 55. École Française de Rome, Rome 2011. €120. ISBN 978-2-7283-0895-8 (paper).

Bertinelli, Maria Gabriella Angeli. Lunensia Antiqua (Serta Antiqua et Mediaevalia 13). Pp. ix + 502, figs. 146. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2011. €120. ISBN 978-88-7689-257-8 (paper).

Boatwright, Mary T. Peoples of the Roman World (Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization). Pp. xviii + 241, figs. 61, color pls. 6. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012. $25.99. ISBN 978-0-521-54994-3 (paper).

Bocherens, Christophe, ed. Nani in festa: Iconografia, religione e politica a Ostia durante il secondo triumvirato (BibAr 26). Pp. 213, figs. 62. Edipuglia, Bari 2012. €50. ISBN 978-88-7228-616-3 (paper).

Braswell, Geoffrey E., ed. The Ancient Maya of Mexico: Reinterpreting the Past of Northern Maya Lowlands (Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology). Pp. xiv + 386, figs. 134, tables 9. Equinox, Sheffield, England 2012. $120. ISBN 978-1-908049-31-5 (cloth).

Brisbane, Mark, Nikolaj Makarov, and Evgenij Nosov, eds. The Archaeology of Medieval Novgorod in Context: Studies in Centre/Periphery Relations (The Archaeology of Medieval Novgorod). Pp. xxviii + 500, figs. 158, tables 49, CD-ROM 1. Oxbow, Oxford 2012. $120. ISBN 978-1-84217-278-0 (cloth).

Ceccarelli, Letizia, and Elisa Marroni. Repertorio dei santuari del Lazio (Archaeologica 164). Pp. xii + 629, figs. 119. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2011. €170. ISBN 978-88-7689-247-9 (paper).

Corbier, Mireille, and Jean-Pierre Guilhembet, eds. L'Écriture dans la maison romaine (De l'archéologie à l'histoire). Pp. 426, figs. 193. De Boccard, Paris 2011. €60. ISBN 978-2-7015-0314-2 (paper).

Craig Patch, Diana. Dawn of Egyptian Art. Pp. xii + 275, figs. 246. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2011. $60. ISBN 978-0-300-17952-1 (cloth).

Creighton, Oliver. Early European Castles: Aristocracy and Authority, AD 800–1200 (Duckworth Debates in Archaeology). Pp. 168, figs. 36. Bristol Classical Press, London 2012. $24.95. ISBN 978-1-78093-031-2 (paper).

Crook, Paul. Grafton Elliot Smith, Egyptology and the Diffusion of Culture: A Biographical Perspective. Pp. vii + 160, fig. 1, maps 2. Sussex Academic Press, Brighton, England 2012. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-84519-481-9 (paper).

Cusset, Christophe. Cyclopodie: Édition critique et commentée de l'Idylle VI de Théocrite (Collection de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée 46, Série Littéraire et Philosophique 15). Pp. 222. Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon 2011. €31. ISBN 978-2-35668-026-6 (paper).

De Quincy, Quatremère. Chris Miller and David Gilks, trans. Letters to Miranda and Canova on the Abduction of Antiquities from Rome and Athens. Pp. vii + 184, figs. 17. Getty Publications, Los Angeles 2012. $50. ISBN 978-1-60606-099-5 (paper).

Déroche, François, and Jean Leclant, eds. Enceintes urbaines, sites fortifiés, forteresses d'Afrique du Nord. Actes de la Ve journée d'études nord-africaines organisée par l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres et la Société d'étude du Maghreb préhistorique, antique et médiéval (Palais de l’Institut, 19 mars 2010). Pp. 220, figs. 104. Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris 2012. €40. ISBN 978-2-87754-269-2 (paper).

Domenici, Ilaria. Etruscae Fabulae: Mito e rappresentazione (Archaeologica 156). Pp. xvi + 320, figs. 21, b&w pls. 6. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2009. €200. ISBN 978-7689-253-0 (paper).

Drexhage, Hans-Joachime, Robert Rollinger, Torsten Mattern, Kai Ruffling, and Christoph Schäfer, eds. Marburger Bei­träge zur antiken Handels, Wirtschafts, und Sozialgeschichte. Vol. 28. Pp. 229, figs. 31, tables 8. Marie Leidorf, Rahden 2011. €39.80. ISBN 978-3-86757-223-1 (paper).

Fields, Nic. Roman Republican Legionary 289–105 BC (Warrior 162). Pp. 64, figs. 55. Osprey Publishing, Oxford 2012. $18.95. ISBN 978-1-84908-781-0 (paper).

Flannery, Kent, and Joyce Marcus. The Creation of Inequality: How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery and Empire. Pp. xiii + 631, figs. 72. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 2012. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-674-06469-0 (cloth).

Friese, Wiebke, Anika Greve, Kathrin Kleibl, Kristina Lahn, and Inge Nielsen, eds. Persönliche Frömmigkeit: Funktion und Bedeutung individueller Gotteskontakte im interdisziplinären Dialog. Akten der Tagung am Archäologischen Institut der Universität Hamburg (25.–27. November 2010). Hephaistos 28. Pp. 223, figs. 67, table 1. LIT Verlag, Berlin 2012. €59.90. ISBN 978-3-643-99901-6 (cloth).

Grig, Lucy, and Gavin Kelly, eds. Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity (Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity). Pp. xv + 465, figs. 30. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $85. ISBN 978-0-19-973940-0 (cloth).

Hackworth Peterson, Lauren, and Patricia Salzman-Mitchell, eds. Mothering and Motherhood in Ancient Greece and Rome. Pp. xii + 260, figs. 49. University of Texas Press, Austin 2012. $55. ISBN 978-0-292-72990-2 (cloth).

Hadjinikolaou, Kalliopi G. Οι λατρείες των θεών και των ηρώων στην Άνω Μακεδονία κατά την αρχαιότητα. Pp. 390, figs. 150, map 1. University Studio Press, Thessaloniki 2011. €48. ISBN 978-960-12-2035-2 (paper).

Heath, Barbara J., and Jack Gary, eds. Jefferson's Poplar Forest: Unearthing a Virginia Plantation. Pp. xiii + 242, figs. 40, tables 13, maps 9. University Press of Florida, Gainesville 2012. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-8130-3988-6 (cloth).

Heller, Anna, and Anne-Valérie Pont, eds. Patrie d'origine et patries électives: Les citoyennetés multiples dans le monde grec d'époque romaine. Actes du colloque international de Tours, 6–7 novembre 2009 (Scripta Antiqua 40). Pp. 407, figs. 7. De Boccard, Paris 2012. €25. ISBN 978-2-35613-061-7 (paper).

Houston, Stephen D., ed. The Shape of Script: How and Why Writing Systems Change (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series). Pp. xxiii + 317, figs. 54, tables 5. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, N.Mex. 2012. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-934691-42-7 (paper).

Hughes, Alan. Performing Greek Comedy. Pp. xvi + 311, figs. 55. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012. $99. ISBN 978-1-107-00930-1 (cloth).

Iossif, Panagiotis P., Andrzej S. Chankowski, and Catherine C. Lorber, eds. More than Men, Less than Gods: Studies on Royal Cult and Imperial Worship. Proceedings of the International Colloquium Organized by the Belgian School at Athens, November 1–2, 2007 (Studia Hellenistica 51). Pp. xvii + 735, figs. 184, tables 9. Peeters, Leuven. €97. ISBN 978-90-429-2470-3 (paper).

James, Ronald M. Virginia City: Secrets of a Western Past. Pp. xxii + 147, figs. 36, map 1. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln 2012. $16.95. ISBN 978-0-8032-3848-0 (paper).

La Torre, Gioacchino Francesco, and Mario Torelli, eds. Pittura ellenistica in Italia e in Sicilia: Linguaggi e tradizioni. Atti del convegno di studi (Archaeologica 163). Pp. xiii + 603, figs. 185, color pls. 42. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2011. €189. ISBN 978-88-7689-254-7 (paper).

Lauter-Bufe, Heide, and Hans Lauter. Die politischen Bauten von Megalopolis. Pp. 167, figs. 8, b&w pls. 112, color pls. 13, Beilagen 10. Philipp von Zabern, Darmstadt 2011. €79.90. ISBN 978-3-8053-4324-4 (cloth).

Liritzis, Ioannis, and Christopher M. Stevenson, eds. Obsidian and Ancient Manufactured Glasses. Pp. xix + 216, figs. 17, charts 4, graphs 55, tables 43, maps 13. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque 2012. $75. ISBN 978-0-8263-5159-3 (cloth).

Lyons, Deborah. Dangerous Gifts: Gender and Exchange in Ancient Greece. Pp. xiii + 166, figs. 5. University of Texas Press, Austin 2012. $55. ISBN 978-0-292-72967-4 (cloth).

Maeir, Aren M., ed. Tell es-Safi/Gath I: The 1996–2005 Seasons. 2 vols. Vol. 1, Text; vol. 2, Plates (Ägypten und Altes Testament 69). Pp. vii + 628, pls. 229, tables 149, maps 2. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2012. $249. ISBN 978-3-447-06711-9 (cloth).

Marcigny, Cyril, and Daphné Bétard. La France racontée par les archéologues: Fouilles et découvertes au XXIe siècle. Pp. 224, figs. 305. Gallimard, Paris 2012. €28. ISBN 978-2-07-013725-1 (paper).

Marroni, Elisa. I culti dell'Esquilino (Archaeologica 158). Pp. x + 338, figs. 6, b&w pls. 30. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2010. €210. ISBN 978-88-7689-245-5 (paper).

Massa-Pairault, Françoise-Hélène. Pergamo e la filosofia (Archaeologica 159). Pp. x + 158, b&w pls. 24. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2010. €140. ISBN 978-88-7689-256-1 (paper).

Mastrocinque, Attilio, and Concetta Giuffrè Scibona, eds. Demeter, Isis, Vesta and Cybele: Studies in Greek and Roman Religion in Honor of Giulia Sfameni Gasparro (Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 36). Pp. 248, figs. 48. Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2012. €54. ISBN 978-3-515-10075-5 (paper).

Matthews, Roger, and John Curtis, eds. Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Vol. 1, Mega-cities and Mega-sites: The Archaeology of Consumption and Disposal. Landscape, Transport and Communication. Pp. xxii + 738, figs. 279, table 1, diagrams 5. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2012. €98. ISBN 978-3-447-06684-6 (cloth).

Matthews, Roger, and John Curtis, eds. Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Vol. 2, Ancient and Modern Issues in Cultural Heritage. Colour and Light in Architecture, Art and Material Culture. Islamic Archaeology. Pp. xxii + 727, figs. 381, table 1, CD-ROM 1. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2012. €118. ISBN 978-3-447-06685-3 (cloth).

Matthews, Roger, and John Curtis, eds. Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Vol. 3, Fieldwork and Recent Research. Posters. Pp. xxii + 717, figs. 354, tables 27. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2012. €98. ISBN 978-3-447-06686-0 (cloth).

McCartney, Martha W. Jordan's Point, Virginia: Archaeology in Perspective, Prehistoric to Modern Times. Pp. xii + 134, figs. 100. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville 2011. $14.95. ISBN 978-0-615-45540-2 (paper).

McEvedy, Colin. Cities of the Classical World: An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization. Pp. xv + 432, maps 120. Allen Lane, London 2011. £25. ISBN 978-846-14427-1 (cloth).

McGowan, Erin. Ambiguity and Minoan Neopalatial Seal Imagery (SIMA 176). Pp. xii + 96, figs. 47. Paul Åströms Förlag, Uppsala 2011. €35. ISBN 978-91-7081-244-6 (cloth).

Meyers, Allan. Outside the Hacienda Walls: The Archaeology of Plantation Peonage in Nineteenth-Century Yucatán. Pp. xxi + 219, figs. 61, tables 13. University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2012. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-8165-2995-7 (paper).

Ovadiah, Asher, and Yehudit Turnheim. Roman Temples, Shrines and Temene in Israel (RdA Suppl. 30). Pp. xii + 155, b&w pls. 128. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2011. €180. ISBN 978-88-7689-258-5 (paper).

Porten Palange, Francesca Paola, and Cristina Troso. La terra sigillata italica della collezione Stenico (Archaeologica 165). Pp. xi + 133, b&w pls. 45. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2011. €90. ISBN 978-88-7689-264-6 (paper).

Raja, Rubina. Urban Development and Regional Identity in the Eastern Roman Provinces, 50 BC–AD 250: Aphrodisias, Ephesos, Athens, Gerasa. Pp. xvii + 273, figs. 93, maps 2. Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen 2012. $79. ISBN 978-87-635-2606-7 (cloth).

Roma, Giuseppe, ed. I Longobardi del Sud. Pp. x + 485, figs. 416. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2010. €140. ISBN 978-88-7689-252-3 (paper).

Roscino, Carmela. Polignoto di Taso (Maestri dell'arte Classica 3). Pp. xii + 188, figs. 24. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2010. €50. ISBN 978-88-7689-236-3 (paper).

Saggioro, Fabio, ed. Nogara: Archeologia e storia di un villaggio medievale (Scavi 2003–2008) (Serie Storico-Archeologica 1). Pp. xi + 372, figs. 82, b&w pls. 41, color pls. 4. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2011. €80. ISBN 978-88-7689-261-5 (paper).

Schachner, Gregson. Population Circulation and the Transformation of Ancient Zuni Communities. Pp. xii + 243, figs. 10, tables 25, maps 24. University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2012. $45. ISBN 978-0-8165-2986-5 (cloth).

Schmidt, Stefan, and Adrian Stähli, eds. Vasenbilder im Kulturtransfer: Zirkulation und Rezeption griechischer Keramik im Mittelmeerraum (CVA Beiheft 5). Pp. 186, figs. 158, tables 2. C.H. Beck, Munich 2012. €59.90. ISBN 978-3-406-62567-1 (cloth).

Soleti, Vita M. La scultura ideale romana nella Regio Secunda (Apulia et Calabria) (Archaeologica 161). Pp. xv + 195, figs. 6, b&w pls. 93, table 1. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2010. €120. ISBN 978-88-7689-248-6 (paper).

Stephanidou-Tiveriou, Theodosia, Paulina Karanastasi, and Dimitris Damaskos, eds. Κλασική παράδοση και νεωτερικά στοιχεία στην πλαστική της ρωμαϊκής Ελλάδας. Pp. 536, figs. 440. University Studio Press, Thessaloniki 2012. €53. ISBN 978-960-12-2084-0 (cloth).

Stronach, David, and Ali Mousavi, eds. Ancient Iran from the Air. Pp. 192, figs. 114. Philipp von Zabern, Darmstadt 2012. €29.99. ISBN 978-3-5053-4453-1 (cloth).

Tanasi, Davide, and Nicholas C. Vella, eds. Site, Artefacts and Landscape: Prehistoric Borġ in-Nadure, Malta (Praehistorica Mediterranea 3). Pp. xix + 424, figs. 156, tables 15, CD-ROM 1. Polimetrica, Monza, Italy 2011. €42. ISBN 978-88-7699-223-0 (paper).

Tezgör, Kassab, ed. Sinope: The Results of Fifteen Years of Research. Pp. viii + 559, figs. 182, color pls. 31, tables 2. Brill, Leiden 2012. $170. ISBN 978-90-04-20653-3 (paper).

Tikkanen, Karin. A Sabellian Case Grammar. Pp. xv + 175, tables 30. Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg 2011. €59. ISBN 978-3-8253-5952-2 (cloth).

Tombrägel, Martin. Die republikanischen Otiumvillen von Tivoli (Palilia 25). Pp. 255, figs. 139, table 1. Reichert Verlag, Wiesbaden 2012. €29.90. ISBN 978-3-89500-875-7 (paper).

Tzavella-Evjen, Charas. Χαιρωνεια (Βιβλιοθηκη τησ εν Αθηναισ Αρχαιολογικησ Εταιρειασ 275). Pp. 204, figs. 58, b&w pls. 31. Archaeological Society at Athens, Athens 2012. €90. ISBN 978-960-8145-91-7 (paper).

DOI: 
10.3764/ajaonline1164.BooksReceived