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Books reviewed in Opuscula 5 (2012)

Adam J. Goldwyn | G. Van Steen. Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands (Classical Presences), Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011. xiv + 354 pp., 5 figs. ISBN 978-0-19-957288-5.

Susanne Carlsson | N. Papazarkadas, Sacred and public land in ancient Athens (Oxford Classical Monographs), Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011. xii + 395 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-969400-6.

Gunnel Ekroth | Aspects of ancient Greek cult. Context, ritual and iconography (Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity, ASMA, 8), eds. Jesper Tae Jensen, George Hinge, Peter Schultz and Bronwen Wickkiser, Aarhus 2009. 245 pp. ISBN 978-87-7934-253-8.

Susanne Carlsson | A. Powell & S. Hodkinson (eds.), Sparta. The body politic (Study of Sparta), The Classical Press of Wales: Oxford 2010. viii + 348 pp., 5 figs. ISBN 978-1-905125-26-5.

Ingela M.B. Wiman | L. Bouke van der Meer (ed). Material Aspects of Etruscan Religion. Proceedings of the International Colloquium, Leiden, May 29 and 30, 2008. BABESCH, Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology, supp 16, 2010, Leuven: Peeters, 2010. 1-164 pp. ISBN 978-90-429-2366-9.

Örjan Wikander | Nancy A. Winter, Symbols of wealth and power, Architectural terracotta decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640–510 B.C. (Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, Supplementary volume, IX), Ann Arbor, Michigan 2009, lii + 650 pp., 525 figs. ISBN-13: 978-0-472-11665-2; ISBN-100-472-11665-7.1; Jette Christansen & Nancy A. Winter, with contributions by Patricia S. Lulof, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Catalogue Etruria Vol. I, Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, Pinakes, c. 625–200 BC, København 2010. 198 pp., 254 figs. ISBN 978-87-7452-312-3; Patricia S. Lulof, Architectural terracottas in the Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam (Collections of the Allard Pierson Museum, 2), Amsterdam 2007. viii + 117 pp., VI + 32 pls., 35 figs. ISBN/EAN 978-90-71211-40-9.

Ida Östenberg | H. Dodge, Spectacle in the Roman World (Classical World Series), London/New York: Bristol Classical Press 2011. 99 pp. ISBN 978-1-85399-696-2.

Ragnar Hedlund | Classics and Comics, eds. G. Kovacs & C.W. Marshall, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 288 pp., 38 figs. ISBN 978-0-19-973419-1.

Jane Fejfer | M. Prusac, From Face to Face: Recarving of Roman Portraits and the Late-Antique Portrait Art (Monumenta Graeca et Romana), Brill, Leiden & Oxford 2011. xxii + 202 pp. + 155 plates ISBN: 978-90-04-18271-4.

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‘Book reviews’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 5, 187–204. Stockholm 2012. ISSN: 2000-0898 ISBN: 978-91-977798-4-5. Softcover, 204 pages.

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