Book reviews
Book review , Content / 2020-11-02

All content of Opuscula 13 is available with open access. Printed edition distributed by AB at Also available at, Adlibris, and Bokus. View volume at ERIH PLUS. Book reviews Troels Myrup Kristensen (Aarhus University, Denmark) | J. Siapkas, Från Olympia till Leonidas (Antikvetenskapens teoretiska landskap, 2), Lund: Nordic Academic Press 2018. 368 pp. ISBN 978-91-88661-69-2. Filmo Verhagen (Uppsala University, Sweden) | W. Scheidel, Escape from Rome. The failure of empire and the road to prosperity, Princeton: Princeton University Press 2019. xvii + 670 pp., 56 figures and 5 tables. ISBN 978-0-6911721-8-7. Georgia Galani (Stockholm University, Sweden) | V. di Napoli, F. Camia, V. Evangelidis, D. Grigoropoulos, D. Rogers, S. Vlizos (eds.), What’s new in Roman Greece? Recent work on the Greek Mainland and the islands in the Roman period. Proceedings of a conference held in Athens, 8–10 October 2015 (ΜΕΛΕΤΗΜΑΤΑ, 80), National Hellenic Research Foundation/Institute of Historical Research: Athens 2018. 646 pp.,16 pls. ISBN 978-960-9538-79-4. Johannes Siapkas (Stockholm University, Sweden) | L.M. Andersen Funder, T. Myrup Kristensen, & V. Nørskov, Classical heritage and European identities. The imagined landscapes of Danish classicism. Abingdon: Routledge 2019. 125 pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-31750-5. Åke Engsheden (Stockholm University, Sweden) | J.-L. Fournet, The rise of Coptic. Egyptian…

Book reviews
Book review , Content / 2019-11-07

Opuscula 12 (2019) is available for purchase at, Adlibris, and Bokus. Distributed by ab at Books reviewed in Opuscula 12 (2019) Patrik Klingborg (Swedish Institute at Athens) | G.A. Aristodemou & T.P. Tassios (eds), Great waterworks in Roman Greece. Aqueducts and monumental fountains. Function in context (Archaeopress Roman Archaeology, 35), Oxford: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd 2018. IV + 258. ISBN 978-1-78491-764-7. Hanan Charaf (Lebanese University) | L. Badre, E. Capet & B. Vitale, Tell Kazel au Bronze Récent. Études céramiques (BAH, 211), Beyrouth: Institut français du Proche-Orient 2018. 252 pp., 195 figs., 59 pls. and 2 plans. ISBN 978-2-35159-740-8. Bibliographical information ‘Book reviews’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 12, Stockholm 2019, 393–397. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977799-1-3.

Book reviews
Book review , Content / 2018-11-08

Opuscula 11 (2018) is available for purchase at, Adlibris, Bokus and Distributed by ab. Books reviewed in Opuscula 11 (2018) Floris van den Eijnde (Utrecht University) | X. Charalambidou & C. Morgan (eds.), Interpreting the seventh century BC. Tradition and innovation, Oxford: Archaeopress 2017. Viii + 460 pp., illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. ISBN 978-1-78491-572-8. Petra Pakkanen (The Open University in London) | A. Weststeijn & F. Whitling, Termini. Cornerstone of modern Rome (Papers of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, 65), Rome: Edizioni Quasar 2017. 162 pp., 120 figs. ISBN 978-88-7140-813-2. Patrik Klingborg (Uppsala University) | K. Wellbrock, Die innerstädtische Wasserbewirtschaftung im hellenistisch-römischen Pergamon (Schriften der Deutschen Wasserhistorischen Gesellschaft—DWhG—e.V., Sonderband, 14), Siegburg: DWhG 2016. 370 pp., 80 pls. ISBN 978-3-86948-521-8. Paavo Roos (Lund University) | R. Fleischer, Die Felsgräber der Könige von Pontos in Amasya (Istanbuler Forschungen, 56), Tübingen: Ernst Wasmuth 2017. x + 155 pp., 122 figs. ISBN 978-38-03-01777-2. Gullög Nordquist (Uppsala University) | A. Bellia & C. Marconi (eds.), Musicians in ancient coroplastic art. Iconography, ritual contexts, and functions (Telestes. Studi e ricerche di archeologia musicale nel Mediterranea, 2), Pisa & Rome: Ist. Editoriali e Poligrafici, 216…

Dissertation abstracts 2016–2017

Opuscula 10 (2017) is now available for purchase at,,, and Dissertation abstracts 2016–2017 Martina Björk | Ovid’s Heroides and the ethopoeia, PhD thesis, Centre for Language and Literature, Lund University 2016. Patrik Klingborg | Water and risk in ancient Greece, 600–50 BC, PhD thesis, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University 2017. Paulina Partanen | Navigating female power: (De-)constructing the space of the immortal threat in Homer’s Odyssey, Department of Theology: History of Religions, Uppsala University 2016. Bibliographical information ‘Dissertations 2016–2017′, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 10, Stockholm 2017, 196–197. ISSN: 2000-0898. ISBN: 978-91-977798-9-0.

The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2010

Opuscula 4 (2011) is now available for purchase and free download at Also available at,,, and The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2010. Excavations at Dromolaxia Vizatzia/Hala Sultan Tekke. Preliminary results. With appendices by P. Klingborg, F. and F. Kärfve, C. Hagberg, O. Svensson, S. Macheridis and L. Franz By Peter M. Fischer et al. Abstract Determination of the complete occupational sequence of the site, including investigation of pre-12th century levels which were thoroughly studied by P. Åström since the 1970s, is the main task of the planned project. During the course of the expedition (NSCE11) in spring 2010 a ground-penetrating radar survey (GPR) was carried out at Dromolaxia Vizatzia/Hala Sultan Tekke in Area 6, leading to the discovery of a large Late Cypriote complex. The compound is bordered to the north by a substantial wall, against which nine rooms (so far) could be exposed. Two occupational phases have been verified but there are indications of a third. The suggested functions of the various structures of the most recent phase are: living, working, storage and administration spaces. The rich find contexts point to the production of textiles and metal objects, and the locally produced pottery is…