Book reviews


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Books reviewed in Opuscula 6 (2013)

Jesper Blid | Building a new Rome: The imperial colony of Pisidian Antioch (25 BC–AD 700), eds. E.K. Gazda & D. Y. Ng, in collaboration with Ü. Demirer, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2011. 219 pp., 168 ills. +1 video disc. ISBN 978-0-9741873-4-1.

Anton Bonnier | E. Farinetti, Boeotian Landscapes. A GIS-based study for the reconstruction and interpretation of the archaeological datasets of ancient Boeotia (BAR-IS, 2195), Oxford: Archaeopress 2011. xiv + 425 pp. + 1 CD. ISBN 978-1-4073-0750-3.

Maja Kramer | G. López Monteagudo, M.L. Neira Jiménez, ‘Mosaico’, in Arte Romano de la Bética. Mosaico. Pintura. Manufacturas, ed. P. León, Sevilla: Focus-Abengoa 2010. 381 pp., 482 ills. ISBN 978-84-89895-27-0.

Gullög Nordquist | Mesohelladika. La Grèce continentale au Bronze Moyen. Actes du colloque international organisé par l’École française d’Athènes, en collaboration avec l’American School of Classical Studies at Athens et le Netherlands Institute in Athens, Athènes, 8–12 mars 2006 (BCH Suppl., 52), eds. A. Philippa-Touchais, G. Touchais, S. Voutsaki & J. Wright, Athens 2010. 1046 pp. ISBN 978-2-86958-210-1.

Vassilis P. Petrakis | E. McGowan, Ambiguity and Minoan Neopalatial seal imagery (SIMA-PB, 176), Uppsala: Astrom Editions 2011. xii + 96 pp., 47 figs. ISBN 978-91-7081-244-6.

Björn Sundberg | S. Goldhill, Sophocles and the language of tragedy (Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture), Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012. 296 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-979627-4.

Jenny Wallensten | M.S. Cyrino, Aphrodite (Gods and heroes of the ancient world), London & New York 2010, 155 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-77523-6.

Örjan Wikander | Labraunda and Karia. Proceedings of the International Symposium commemorating sixty years of Swedish archaeological work in Labraunda. The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities Stockholm, November 20–21, 2008, eds. L. Karlsson & S. Carlsson (Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Boreas, 32), Uppsala 2011. 475 pp. ISSN 0346-6442, ISBN 978-91-554-7997-8.

Henrik Boman | Guy De la Bédoyère, Cities of Roman Italy: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ostia (Classical World Series), London, Bristol Classical Press, 2010, 123 pp., 45 figs (plans and photos). ISBN 978-1-85399-728-0.

Hedvig Landenius Enegren | Silvia Ferrara, Cypro-Minoan Inscriptions, Volume 1. Analysis, Oxford University Press 2012, 326 pp., 41 illustrations, 26 tables and 13 charts. ISBN-978-0-19-960757-0.

Bibliographical information

‘Book reviews’, Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome (OpAthRom) 6, 339–358. Stockholm 2013. ISSN: 2000-0898 ISBN: 978-91-977798-5-2. Softcover, 358 pages.

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