The Amphorae of the Kerameikos Cemetery at Athens from the Submycenaean to the Protogeometric Period

Simona Dalsoglio, The Amphorae of the Kerameikos Cemetery at Athens from the Submycenaean to the Protogeometric Period, BAR International Series 3014 (Oxford: BAR Publishing, 2020). 9781407315676. https://doi.org/10.3726/b17129. Reviewed by Hannah L. Ringheim, ETH Zürich, hannah.ringheim@gess.ethz.ch As a study of one of the most important cemeteries in Early Iron Age Greece, this reassessment of the Submycenaean…More

Worshippers of the Gods

Mattias P. Gassman, Worshippers of the Gods: Debating Paganism in the Fourth-Century Roman West, Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020). 9780190082444. Reviewed by Colin M. Whiting, Dumbarton Oaks, whitingc01@doaks.org Mattias Gassman’s Worshippers of the Gods is an engaging reappraisal of the fourth-century discourse about paganism and Christianity in the West. It…More

Solo Dance in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature

Sarah Olsen, Solo Dance in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature: Representing the Unruly Body (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021). 9781108485036. Reviewed by Jennifer Starkey, Unaffiliated, acerito@protonmail.com. Though dance has long been on the scholarly agenda, the focus is nearly always on choruses of various kinds. Olsen builds on this essential groundwork to explore the rare…More

Reset in Stone: Memory and Reuse in Ancient Athens

Sarah A. Rous, Reset in Stone: Memory and Reuse in Ancient Athens (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2019). 9780299322809. Reviewed by Chelsea A.M. Gardner, Acadia University, chelsea.gardner@acadiau.ca. This volume, available in both hardcover and paperback, is 218 pages of text divided into an introduction, four chapters of content, and an epilogue. There are a further…More

Lyric Poetry and Social Identity in Archaic Greece

Jessica M. Romney, Lyric Poetry and Social Identity in Archaic Greece (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020). 9780472131853. Reviewed by Benjamin Jasnow, William Jewell College, jasnowb@william.jewell.edu. Jessica M. Romney proposes a novel approach to the study of identity in Greek lyric poetry in this attentive and productive series of close readings. The topic of…More

Dionysus after Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy in Twentieth-Century Literature and Thought

Adam Lecznar, Dionysus after Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy in Twentieth-Century Literature and Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020). 9781108482561. Reviewed by Samuel Agbamu, Independent Researcher, samuel.agbamu@gmail.com. Italo Calvino asked “Why read the classics?” in a posthumous collection of essays published under this title in 1991.[1] Although it was not specifically the texts of Greek…More

An Educator’s Handbook for Teaching about the Ancient World

Pınar Durgun, ed., An Educator’s Handbook for Teaching about the Ancient World (Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020). 9781789697605; 9781789697612. Reviewed by Erika M. Jeck, Collegiate School, ejeck@collegiateschool.org. An Educator’s Handbook for Teaching about the Ancient World is an exciting gift to ancient history teachers of all age groups (primary through post-secondary) looking for new ideas for hands-on, curiosity-sparking lessons.…More