Ancient History & Civilisation


Earlier versions of these essays appeared as follows:

Introduction: New York Review of Books (NYRB), 12 January, 2012.

1. London Review of Books (LRB) 30 November, 2000; review of J. A. MacGillivray, Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth (Jonathan Cape, 2000).

2. LRB 11 October, 1990; review of Jane McIntosh Snyder, The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers in Classical Greece and Rome (Bristol Classical Press, 1989); J. J. Winkler The Constraints of Desire: The Anthropology of Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece(Routledge, 1990); Giulia Sissa Greek Virginity, translated by Arthur Goldhammer (Harvard, 1990).

3. NYRB 30 September, 2010; review of Donald Kagan, Thucydides: The Reinvention of History (Viking, 2009); Simon Hornblower, A Commentary on Thucydides, Volume III, Books 5.25–8.109 (Oxford University Press, 2008).

4. NYRB 27 October, 2011; review of Philip Freeman, Alexander the Great (Simon and Schuster, 2011); James Romm (ed), translated from the Greek by Pamela Mensch, The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander (Pantheon, 2010); Pierre Briant, translated from French by Amélie Kuhrt, Alexander the Great and his Empire: A Short Introduction (Princeton University Press, 2010); Ian Worthington, Philip II of Macedonia (Yale University Press, 2008); James Romm, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire (Knopf, 2011).

5. Times Literary Supplement, 18 February, 2009; review of Stephen Halliwell, Greek Laughter: A study of cultural psychology from Homer to early Christianity (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

6. TLS, 12 April, 1996; review of T. P. Wiseman, Remus, A Roman Myth (Cambridge University Press, 1995); Matthew Fox, Roman Historical Myths: the regal period in Augustan literature (Clarendon Press, 1996); Gary B. Miles, Livy, Reconstructing early Rome(Cornell University Press, 1995); Carole E. Newlands, Playing with Time, Ovid and the Fasti (Cornell University Press, 1995); T. J. Cornell, The Beginnings of Rome, Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars, c 1000 – 264BC (Routledge, 1995).

7. TLS, 11 May, 2011; review of Robert Garland, Hannibal (Bristol Classical Press, 2010); D. S. Levene, Livy on the Hannibalic War (Oxford University Press, 2010).

8. LRB 23 August, 2001; review of Anthony Everitt, Cicero: A Turbulent Life (John Murray, 2001).

9. TLS 30 September, 2009; review of Margaret M. Miles, Art as Plunder: The ancient origins of debate about cultural property (Cambridge University Press, 2008); Carole Paul, The Borghese Collections and the Display of Art in the Age of the Grand Tour(Ashgate, 2008).

10. TLS 13 May, 2009; review of T. P. Wiseman, Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican politics and literature (Oxford University Press, 2009).

11 NYRB 8 November, 2007; review of Anthony Everitt, Augustus: The Life of Rome’s First Emperor (Random House, 2006).

12. NYRB 13 January, 2011; review of Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra: A Life (Little, Brown, 2010).

13. TLS 13 September, 2002; review of Anthony A. Barrett, Livia: First Lady of Imperial Rome (Yale University Press, 2002); Sandra R. Joshel, Margaret Malamud and Donald T. McGuire Jr (eds), Imperial Projections: Ancient Rome in Modern Popular Culture(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001).

14. LRB 26 April, 2012; review of Aloys Winterling, Caligula: A Biography, translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider, Glenn Most and Paul Psoinos (University of California Press, 2011).

15 LRB 2 September, 2004; review of Edward Champlin, Nero (Harvard University Press, 2003).

16. TLS 24 June, 2005; review of Richard Hingley and Christina Unwin, Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen (Hambledon, 2005); Vanessa Collingridge, Boudica (Ebury Press, 2005); Manda Scott, Boudica. Dreaming the Hound (Bantam Press, 2004).

17. LRB 22 January, 2004; review of Cynthia Damon (ed.), Tacitus: Histories I (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

18. LRB 18 June, 1998; review of Anthony Birley, Hadrian: The Restless Emperor (Routledge, 1997).

19. TLS 29 February, 2012; review of Henrik Mouritsen, The Freedman in the Roman World (Cambridge University Press, 2011); Keith Bradley and Paul Cartledge (eds), The Cambridge World History of Slavery, Volume One: The Ancient Mediterranean World(Cambridge University Press, 2011).

20. TLS 17 March, 2010; review of Jerry Toner, Popular Culture in Ancient Rome (Polity Press, 2009); Estelle Lazer, Resurrecting Pompeii (Routledge, 2009).

21. TLS 31 January, 2007; review of Sheila Dillon and Katherine E. Welch (eds), Representations of War in Ancient Rome (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

22. TLS 4 October, 2006; review of David Mattingly, An Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire, 54 BC – AD 409 (Allen Lane, 2006).

23. TLS 13 June, 2003; review of J. N. Adams, Bilingualism and the Latin Language (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

24. TLS 15 October, 2004; review of Edith Hall, Fiona Macintosh and Amanda Wrigley (eds), Dionysus since 69: Greek tragedy at the dawn of the third millennium (Oxford University Press, 2004).

25. TLS 2 February, 2001; review of D’après l’Antique: Paris, musée du Louvre, 16 octobre 2000–15 janvier 2001 (Réunion de musées nationaux, 2000); Richard Brilliant, My Laocoön: Alternative claims in the interpretation of artworks (University of California Press, 2000); Salvatore Settis, Laocoonte, Fama e stile (Donzelli, 1999).

26. LRB 18 August, 2005; review of Patrick Leigh Fermor, Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece (John Murray, 2004); Patrick Leigh Fermor Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese (John Murray, 2004); Patrick Leigh Fermor, edited by Artemis Cooper,Words of Mercury (John Murray, 2004).

27. TLS 6 September, 2007; review of Judith Harris, Pompeii Awakened: A story of rediscovery (I. B. Tauris, 2007); Victoria C. Gardner Coates and Jon L. Seydl (eds), Antiquity Recovered: The legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum (Getty Publications, 2007).

28. LRB 26 July, 1990; review of Robert Fraser, The Making of ‘The Golden Bough’: The Origin and Growth of an Argument (Macmillan, 1990).

29. LRB 25 March, 2010; review of Fred Inglis, History Man: The Life of R.G. Collingwood (Princeton University Press, 2009).

30. TLS 15 April, 2005; review of Robert B. Todd (ed.), Dictionary of British Classicists (Continuum, 2004).

31. LRB 21 February, 2002; review of Albert Uderzo, Asterix and the Actress, translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge (Orion, 2001).

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