June 2, 2010

New Books

Here's a few intriguing titles from this month's BMCR listings. Of course, at library only prices, I won't get to skim through many of these any time soon. But they look interesting...
Bar-Kochva, Bezalel. The image of the Jews in Greek literature: the Hellenistic period. Hellenistic culture and society 51. Berkeley; Los Angeles; London: University of California Press, 2010. xiv, 606 p. $95.00. ISBN 9780520253360.

Burgersdijk, D. W. P. and J. A. van Waarden (edd.).
Emperors and historiography: collected essays on the literature of the Roman Empire by Daniƫl den Hengst. Mnemosyne supplements 319. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2010. viii, 362 p. $179.00. ISBN 9789004174382.

Green, Bernard.
Christianity in ancient Rome: the first three centuries. London; New York: T & T Clark, 2010. ix, 258 p. $130.00. ISBN 9780567032492.

Purves, Alex C.
Space and time in ancient Greek narrative. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xi, 273 p. $85.00. ISBN 9780521190985.

Raaflaub, Kurt A. and Richard J. A. Talbert (edd.).
Geography and ethnography: perceptions of the world in pre-modern societies. The ancient world: comparative histories. Malden, MA; Oxford; Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. xvii, 357 p. $134.95. ISBN 9781405191463.
In all seriousness, if anyone wants to buy me some books - don't buy these!!! You could pay my Texas electric bill all summer long, instead, and still have change left over. And that's saying a lot! Oh, well. Someday we'll just click and download and pay by the page. Won't that be nice?

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