Volume 3 no.1


January, 2005



From the Editor


Dear Society for Late Antiquity Member,


Greetings! I'm sending you the first issue of a new series of the Late Antiquity Newsletter, which Ralph Mathisen first published in 1996-97 and  which I've agreed to revive.  My plan is to disseminate via email a  quarterly Newsletter containing information about conferences,  programs, workshops, new books, museum exhibits and other items of  interest to Society members.  If you organize (or even know of) a  conference or exhibit, workshop or seminar, please let me know so that  I can serve as a clearing house for such information.  The Newletter's  usefulness will depend in part on members willingness to pass  information along.  It will be especially helpful if UK and Continental  colleagues share information, particularly about upcoming conferences.   In this first issue, I've included only conference announcements and a  new books section, and already the Newsletter is too long!  I welcome  your views on what could usefully be included, either via email or in  person at the Shifting Frontiers VI conference in Champaign/Urbana,  Illinois in March (


Best wishes for a New Year,


Scott Bradbury

Editor, Late Antiquity Newletter

Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures

Smith College


Conferences in 2005


17–19 February 2005. "Feast, Famine, and Fasting: Food and Material  Consumption in Medieval and Renaissance Culture," the Eleventh Annual  Interdisciplinary Conference of ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and  Renaissance Studies), at Arizona State University.Conference URL:


17-20 March 2005. "Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the  Roman World."  The Sixth Biennial SHIFTING FRONTIERS IN LATE ANTIQUITY CONFERENCE, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign.Conference URL:


19-20 March 2005.  Late Antique Archaeology 2005:  "The Religion of the  'Rest':  Heresy, Apathy and Popular Piety in Late Antiquity," Ashmolean  Museum, Oxford, UK.  The conference will seek to broaden perspectives  on late antique religious life, by considering religious currents that  provided an alternative to orthodox Christianity and Judaism.   Heretics, Samaritans, syncretic magic and popular piety will be  explored, alongside religious apathy and the secular.  Later Paganism  will be the theme of a 2nd meeting later in the year.Conference URL:


30 March-1 April 2005. The Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies  will host a multidisciplinary residential conference on King Edgar to  mark the retirement of Donald Scragg. Call for papers: topics covered  may be his wives, sons, bishops, relations with his neighbours, or the  art history, literature, language, history, geography, archaeology of  the period. Deadline for abstracts: 10 December 2004, to Donald Scragg,  Dir., Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, Dept. of English, Univ. of  Manchester M13 9PL, U.K. (


31 March–2 April 2005. Annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of  America, in Miami Beach.Conference URL:


31 March-5 April 2005.  The  Roman Archaeology / Theoretical Roman  Archaeology Conference will be held  at the Institute of Archaeology  and Antiquity, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.Conference URL:


18-19 April 2005.  "Discovery of the School of Alexandria by Polish  Archaeologists, 2004". Conference at the Institute of Classical  Studies, London, UK.  The school of Alexandria in the fifth to sixth  centuries AD was the centre of rhetorical and philosophical training  for the Mediterranean world. The great philosopher Ammonius was there  with all the best philosophers of the late fifth and the sixth  centuries, most of whom were his pupils….  There are two accounts of  life in the Alexandrian school by one of Ammonius' Christian pupils,  Zacharias. One account, called Ammonius, purports to describe a  philosophical discussion of the Christian view of the Creation in  Ammonius' classroom, with Ammonius being refuted by his Christian  pupils. Another, the Life of Severus, surviving in Syriac with French  translation, tells of the riots which arose in the school run by the  pagan Horapollo, when another pagan philosopher, Asclepiodotus, came to  consult Egyptian priests on how to cure his childlessness. From these  two accounts we get a picture of academic life in Alexandria….  Now in  2004 a Polish archaeology team claims to have discovered 15 identical  lecture rooms such as Zacharias describes, with a larger hall near the  colonnades. Each of the 15 lecture rooms has seats for 30 students in a  horeshoe, with the professor's seat out at the end of the horseshoe. We  plan to learn about and assess this potentially very important  discovery, hearing from the Director of the Polish dig, Professor  Majchereki, and from a scholar of Alexandrian architecture, Judith  Mckenzie, and a scholar of ancient schools, Rafaella Cribiore.  Professor Roger Bagnall has offered generous support to the conference.    The following day will be devoted to schools in the ancient world  generally, discussing how different disciplines were organised in  different places.  Booking details will be available in January. Please  contact Dr Kim Ayodeji at the Institute (


21-23 April 2005.  "Cultures of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in  Historical Perspective," York UK.  Fourth York Cultural History  Conference.Violence is an inescapable theme in human history. War, violent crime,  personal conflict and aggression appear to be constant features of the  human condition. Has violence been codified, tamed and suppressed by a  ‘civilizing process’, which forged the modern, rational, bourgeois  self? Is civilization opposed to or predicated upon violence? This  conference aims to test these assumptions by examining interpersonal  violence below the level of the state from Classical Antiquity to the  21st Century.Full description at URL: ID=138338&keyword=Late&keyword=Antiquity


22–24 April 2005. "Urban and Rural Settlement in Anatolia and the  Levant, 500-1000: New Evidence from Archaeology." Dumbarton Oaks  Program in Byzantine Studies annual spring symposium. Keynote lecture  by Prof. Cyril Mango scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 21 April, this  lecture will be open to the public. Contact: Caitlin McGurk  (202-339-6940;;


5-8 May, 2005.  40th International Congress on Medieval Studies at  Western Michigan University, Kalamzoo, Michigan.Conference URL:


2-4 June 2005.  North American Patristics Society Eighteenth Annual  Meeting, Loyola University, Chicago.  Abstracts due 15 Jan. 2005.Conference URL:


10–11 June 2005. "Travel and Movement in Medieval Italy c. 500–1500,"  at the University of Limerick, Irish Republic. The deadline for paper  proposals is 31 January 2005. To propose a paper or for further  information, contact Christine Meek, Dept. of Medieval History, Trinity  College, Dublin 2, Irish Republic (


16–18 July 2005. "Prosopography Approaches & Applications," at Harris  Manchester College, University of Oxford, England. The conference seeks  to bring together a wide range of scholars encompassing all  chronological periods for an opportunity to meet others and to discuss  the history and uses of the prosopographical method in history. It is  being organized by researchers in prosopography at the Modern History  Research Unit, Oxford, who will be launching their Guide to the  Principles and Practice of Prosopography at the conference. Suggested  themes include: working towards definition, prosopography vs.  collective biography; why prosopography?; intersections: prosopography  & onomastics, place-names, source criticism; the future of  prosopography; teaching techniques; prosopography & computing; database  construction; text encoding; and network analysis. Call for papers:  scholars and students working on prosopographical projects are invited  to submit proposals for papers, consisting of no more than 250 words,  by 1 November 2004, for non-U.K. scholars, by 1 December for U.K.  scholars. Contact: Katharine Keats-Rohan, Modern History Research Unit,  Block 11-2, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, U.K.  (


19-21 August 2005.  "AGING, OLD AGE  AND DEATH PASSAGES FROM ANTIQUITY  TO THE MIDDLE AGES  II", University of Tampere, Finland.  The second  international symposium on ancient and medieval way of life will focus  on the final period of individual's life course. The aim is to bring  together scholars from various fields of study to discuss the  continuities and changes which happened both in understanding and  experiencing the mature age, old age, and in facing death.  The  conference aims at broad coverage not only chronologically (from  Hellenistic world to Middle Ages), but also geographically (from East  and West Mediterranean to the coasts of  the North Sea) and  disciplinary (all the branches of Classical and Medieval Studies).  Those  who wish to present papers are asked to submit a one-page  abstract (setting out thesis and conclusions) as an e-mail attachment  to Mr. Jussi Rantala (Conference Secretary), The  deadline  for abstracts is February 28, 2005.Fuller description at URL:


22–25 September 2005. "Conversion." The Medieval Colloquium of Harvard  University's English Department is organizing this interdisciplinary  conference, the first of a triennial series of conferences. The Morton  Bloomfield Memorial Lecture will begin the conference proceedings.  Speakers may consider the following themes: the experience of radical  historical change within societies and within selves; the nature and  imperatives of religious persuasion, both internal and external; the  relation of individual and political transformations; textuality and  conversion; conversion and power. We intend the geographical focus to  be primarily on the British Isles, although with some continental  European, and non-European, perspectives. The chronological span is  broad, from Late Antiquity to the Reformation. Inquiries may be sent to  any one of the following: Dan Donoghue (, James  Simpson (, and Nicholas Watson  (


28–29 October 2005. "Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages:  Fresh Perspectives, New Methods." Thirty-Fifth Medieval Workshop,  sponsored by the Committee for Medieval Studies, at the University of  British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada.  The scope of the conference  will match that of J. Brian Harley and David Woodward (eds.), The  History of Cartography, vol. 1. Eighteen years after the publication of  that seminal work this conference will offer a unique forum to  highlight, distill and reflect upon the remarkable progress made in so  many areas since 1987, thereby honouring the memory of the joint  editors, and in particular David Woodward, deceased 25 August 2004.  Looking to the future, the conference is also specifically designed to  foster closer interaction between scholars of antiquity and of the  Middle Ages who engage with maps.     Call for papers, proposals are especially welcome which discuss  recent discoveries, the value of fresh perspectives and methodologies,  insights gained from the exploitation of new technology, relationships  between ancient and medieval cartography, and significant current work  in progress. Graduate students in Canadian institutions and elsewhere  are welcome to submit proposals. Papers are not to exceed 20 minutes.  All proposals, including abstracts of 500 words maximum, should be sent  by e-mail to Richard Talbert (UNC, Chapel Hill;  and Richard W. Unger (UBC; to arrive no later  than 20 March, 2005. Decisions will be made by 15 May 2005. Some  financial support may be available to assist participation in the  conference.


15 November 2005.  The Idea of the "Self" in Different Cultures  (Professor Richard Sorabji and Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson),  Gresham College, Barnard’s Inn Hall, London, UK.  A one day conference  exploring the notion of the self in different philosophical and  religious cultures.  Following on from our investigation into the Self  in Indian religions and philosophers and Islam, we continue with an  examination of concepts of the Self in Greek and Roman philosophy,  early and modern Christianity, Judaism and Islam.  Reservations are  required for this event. Please contact Gresham College.


19-22 November 2005.  Annual Meeting of the American Academy of  Religion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Abstracts due 1 March 2005.Conference URL:


5–8 January 2006. "Center and Periphery in Medieval Latin Studies," a  panel of the Medieval Latin Studies Group at the meeting of the  American Philological Association, in Montreal. Call for papers, submit  abstracts (500–800 words) by 1 February 2005 to Michael Meckler, MLSG  Sec'y-Treas., Epigraphy/ Palaeography, Ohio State Univ., 190 Pressey  Hall, 1070 Carmack Rd., Columbus, OH 43210-1002. Contact: Ralph Hexter  (;




Some New Books of 2003-04:


Thuno, Erik. Image and Relic: Mediating the Sacred in Early Medieval  Rome. (AnalRom Suppl. 32.) Pp. 216, b/w pls. 133, color pls. 8.  "L'ERMA" di Bretschneider, Rome 2002. ISBN 88-8265-217-3 (paper).


Sauer, Eberhard. The Archaeology of Religious Hatred in the Roman and  Early Medieval World. Pp. 192, figs. 73, color pls. 27. Tempus  Publishing, Gloucestershire 2003. £17.99. ISBN 0-7524-2530-7 (paper).


Tarpin, Michel. 'Vici' et 'Pagi' dans l'Occident Romain. (Collection de  l'École Française de Rome 299.) Pp. xv + 484, figs. 8, pls. 8, maps 14.  École Française de Rome, Rome 2002. € 62. ISSN 0223-5099. ISBN  2-7283-0582-X (paper).


Ward-Perkins, J.B., and R.G. Goodchild. Joyce Reynolds, ed. Christian  Monuments of Cyrenaica. Pp. xxxvii + 462, figs. 378. Society for Libyan  Studies 2003. ISBN 1-900-97101-1 (cloth).


  Yon, Jean-Baptiste. Les Notables de Palmyre. (Bibliothèque  Archéologique et Historique 163.) Pp. 378, figs. 87, pls. 8, tables 16,  maps 2. Institut Français d'Archéologie du Proche-Orient, Beyrouth  2002. € 48,00. ISBN 2-912738-19-9 (paper).


Gourdouba, Maria, Leena Pietilä-Castr&eacuten, and Esko Tikkal eds.   The Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Antique and Early Byzantine  Periods. (Papers and Monographs of the Finish Institute at Athens 9.)   Pp. i + 98, figs. 49. Finish Institute at Athens, Helsinki 2004. ISSN  1237-2684; ISBN 951-908806-3-1 (paper).


Arthur, Paul. Naples: From Roman Town to City-State. (Archaeological  Monographs of the British School at Rome 12.) Pp. xv + 197, figs. 86.  The British School at Rome, London 2002. £27.95. ISBN 0-904152-38-3  (paper).


McNally, Sheila. Shaping Community: The Art and Archaeology of  Monasticism. (BAR-IS 941.) Pp. viii + 189, figs. 91, tables 4.  Archeopress, Oxford 2001. £32.00. ISBN 1-84171-233-7 (paper).


  Setala, Paivi, Ria Berg, Riikka Halikka, Minerva Keltanen, Janne  Polonen, and Ville Vuolanto, Women, Wealth, and Power in the Roman  Empire. (ActInstRomFin 25.)  Pp. 321, figs. 32, tables 12. Institutum  Romanum Finlandiae, Rome 2002. Euro 41.00. ISSN 0538-2270. ISBN  952-5323-02-1 (paper).


Van Andringa, William. La Religion en Gaule romaine: Piété et politique  (Ier-IIIe siècle apr. J.-C.). (Collection des Hesperides.) Pp. 335,  figs. 100, tables 6, maps 2. Editions Errance, Paris 2002. Euro 29.00;  190.23 FF. ISBN 2-87772-228-7 (paper).


Carr, Karen Eva. Vandals to Visigoths: Rural Settlement Patterns in  Early Medieval Spain. Pp. xiii + 242, figs. 37, tables 13. The  University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor 2002. $54.50. ISBN  0-472-10891-3 (cloth).


Cooley, Alison E., ed.  Becoming Roman, Writing Latin? Literacy and  Epigraphy in the Roman West. (JRASuppl. Series 48.)  Pp.188, figs. 61,  tables 4. Journal of Roman Archaeology, Portsmouth 2002. $69.50. ISBN  1-887829-48-2 (cloth).


  Fowler, Peter. Farming in the First Millennium A.D.: British  Agriculture between Julius Caesar and William the Conquerer. Pp. xviii  + 393, figs. 21, pls. 42, tables 3. Cambridge University Press,  Cambridge 2003. $38.00. ISBN 0-521-89056-X (paper).


Lenski, Noel. Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the  Fourth Century A.D. (The Transformation of the Classical Heritage 34.)  Pp. xix + 454, figs. 22. University of California Press, Berkeley 2002.  $75.00. ISBN 0-520-23332-8 (cloth).


  Adams, Colin, and Ray Laurence, eds. Travel and Geography in the Roman  Empire. Pp. x+202, figs. 48. Routledge, London & New York 2001. $75.00.  ISBN 0-415-23034-9 (cloth).


  Kamil, Jill.  Christianity in the Land of the Pharaohs: The Coptic  Orthodox Church. Pp. xxi + 311, figs. 121, maps 4. Routledge, London  2002. $55.00. ISBN 0-415-24253-3 (cloth).


  Kirchhainer, Karnen, and Guntram Koch, ed. Akten des Symposiums  "Frühchristiliche Sarkophage." (Sarkophag-Studien 2.) Pp. viii + 258,  b/w pls 80, color pls 7. Philipp von Zabern, Mainz 2002. Euro 92.50.  ISBN 38053-2880-X (cloth).


  Bertinelli, Maria Gabriella Angeli, and Angela Donati. Serta antiqua  et mediaevalia, 6.  Usi e abusi epigrafici. Atti del colloquio  internazionale di epigfrafia latina (Genova 20-22 settembre 2001).  (Storia Antica 3.) Pp. 534, figs. 69. Giorgio Bretschneider editore,  Rome 2003. € 100. ISBN 88-7689-197-8 (paper)


Burns, Thomas S. Rome and the Barbarians, 100 B.C.-A.D. 400. Pp. xiv +  463, figs. 12, maps 6. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore 2003.  $49.95. ISBN 0-8018-7306-1 (cloth).


  Crawford, Gregory A. Petra and the Nabataeans: A Bibliography. (ATLA  Bibliography Series 49.) Pp. 304. Scarecrow Press, Lanham MD 2003. $65.  ISBN 0-8108-4846-5 (cloth).


  Fredrick, David, ed. The Roman Gaze: Vision, Power, and the Body. Pp.  x + 334, figs. 36. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore 2002. $45  (cloth). ISBN 0-8018-6961-7 (cloth).


  Haack, Marie-Laurence. Les haruspices dans le monde romain. (Scripta  Antiqua 6.) Pp. 273. Ausonius, Paris 2003. $36. ISBN 2-910023-38-9  (paper).


Corbeill, Anthony. Nature Embodied: Gesture in Ancient Rome. Pp. 202,  figs. 19, table 1. Princeton University Press, Princeton 2004. $37.50.  ISBN 0-691-07494-1 (cloth).


Grossmann, Peter, and H.G. Severin. Frühchristliche und byzantinische  Bauten im südöstlichen Lykien: Ergebnisse zweiter Surveys. (Istanbuler  Forschungen 46.) Pp. xii + 236, figs. 42, pls. 36. Ernst Wasmuth,  Tübingen 2003. ISSN 0723-4333; ISBN 3-8030-1767-X (cloth).


Magness, Jodi. The Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in  Palestine. Pp. xii + 233, figs. 9, CD-ROM with map. Eisenbrauns, Winona  Lake 2003. $49.50. ISBN 1-57506-070-1 (cloth).


Garofalo, Ivan and Amneris Roselli (edd.), Galenismo e medicina  tardoantica. Fonti greche, latine e arabe. Atti del Seminario  Internazionale di Siena, Certosa di Pontignano, 9 e 10 settembre 2002.  Napoli: Istituto Universitario Orientale, 2003. Pp. 354. ISSN  1128-7217.


Hall, Linda Jones (ed.), Confrontation in Late Antiquity. Imperial  Presentation and Regional Adaptation. Cambridge: Orchard Academic,  2003. Pp. 181. ISBN 1-903283-08-6.


Recchia, Vincenzo, Lettera e profezia nell'esegesi di Gregorio Magno.  Quaderni di "Invigilata Lucernis", 20. Bari: Edipuglia, 2003. Pp. 155.  EUR 18.00 (pb). ISBN 88-7228-382-5.


Bowen, Anthony and Peter Garnsey (trans.), Lactantius: Divine  Institutes. Translated Texts for Historians, 39. Liverpool: Liverpool  University Press, 2003. Pp. 472. £20.00 (pb). ISBN 0-85323-988-6.


Ferguson, Everett, Backgrounds of Early Christianity. Third Edition.  Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003. Pp. 662; ills. 95. $36.00 (pb). ISBN  0-8028-2221-5.


Fitzgerald, John T., Thomas H. Olbricht, and L. Michael White (edd.),  Early Christianity and Classical Culture. Comparative Studies in Honor  of Abraham J. Malherbe. Supplements to Novum Testamentum, 110. Leiden:  Brill, 2003. Pp. 740. EUR 169.00. ISBN 90-04-13022-5.


Rebillard, Éric, Religion et sépulture. L'Église, les vivants et les  morts dans l'Antiquité tardive. Collection Civilisations et sociétés.  Paris: Éditions de l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales,  2003. Pp. 243. EUR 22.00 (pb). ISBN 2-7132-1792-X.


Bradbury, Scott (trans.), Selected Letters of Libanius from the Age of  Constantius and Julian. Translated Texts for Historians, 41. Liverpool:  Liverpool University Press, 2004. Pp. 289; map. £16.50 (pb). ISBN  0-85323-509-0.


Brisson, Luc, Jean-François Pradeau et al. (trans.), Plotin. Traités  1-6. GF Flammarion. Paris: Éditions Flammarion, 2002. Pp. 292. €8.00  (pb). ISBN 2-08-071155-5.


Brisson, Luc, Jean-François Pradeau et al. (trans.), Plotin. Traités  22-26. GF Flammarion. Paris: Éditions Flammarion, 2004. Pp. 258. €9.50  (pb). ISBN 2-08-071198-9.


Constable, Olivia Remie, Housing the Strangers in the Mediterranean  World. Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle  Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. 427. $65.00.  ISBN 0-521-81918-0.


Dagron, Gilbert, Emperor and Priest. The Imperial Office in Byzantium.  Past & Present Publications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,  2004. Pp. 337. $75.00. ISBN 0-521-80123-0.


Leader-Newby, Ruth E., Silver and Society in Late Antiquity. Functions  and Meanings of Silver Plate in the Fourth to Seventh Centuries.  Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004. Pp. 240. $89.95. ISBN 0-7546-0728-3.


Meier, Mischa, Justinian. Herrschaft, Reich und Religion. C.H.Beck  Wissen. München: C.H. Beck, 2004. Pp. 128; ills. 11; maps 2. €7.90  (pb). ISBN 3-406-50832-4.


Rajak, Tessa, The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome. Studies in  Cultural and Social Interaction. Leiden: Brill, 2002. Pp. 578. $53.00  (pb). ISBN 0-391-04133-9.


Balch, David L. and Carolyn Osiek (edd.), Early Christian Families in  Context. An Interdisciplinary Dialogue. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans,  2003. Pp. 412. $28.00 (pb). ISBN 0-8028-3986-X.


Braund, Susanna and Glenn W. Most (edd.), Ancient Anger. Perspectives  from Homer to Galen. Yale Classical Studies 32. Cambridge: Cambridge  University Press, 2004. Pp. 325. $65.00. ISBN 0-521-82625-X.


Dillon, John and Lloyd P. Gerson, Neoplatonic Philosophy. Introductory  Readings. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2004. Pp. 373. $18.95 (pb). ISBN  0-87220-707-2.


Evers, Cécile and Athena Tsingarida (edd.), Rome et ses provinces.  Genèse et diffusion d'une image du pouvoir. Hommages à Jean-Charles  Balty. Lucernae Novantiquae. Bruxelles: Le Livre Timperman, 2002. Pp.  302. £44.50 (pb). ISBN 90-71868-56-7.


Freely, John and Ahmet S. Cakmak, Byzantine Monuments of Istanbul.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. 322. $80.00. ISBN  0-521-77257-5.


Kaldellis, Anthony, Procopius of Caesarea. Tyranny, History, and  Philosophy at the End of Antiquity. Philadelphia: University of  Pennsylvania Press, 2004. Pp. 320. $49.95. ISBN 0-8122-3787-0.


Koester, Helmut (ed.), Ephesos. Metropolis of Asia. An  Interdisciplinary Approach to its Archaeology, Religion, and Culture.  Harvard Theological Studies, 41. First published in 1995. Cambridge,  MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. Pp. 357; map. $30.00 (pb). ISBN  0-674-01349-2.


Sehlmeyer, Markus (trans.), Origo Gentis Romanae. Texte zur Forschung,  82. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgessellschaft, 2004. Pp. 176.  €34.90. ISBN 3-534-16433-4.


Reydellet, Marc (ed.), Venance Fortunat. Poèmes. Tome III. Livres  IX-XI. Appendice: In laudem sanctae Mariae. Collection Budé. Paris: Les  Belles Lettres, 2004. Pp. 214. €48.00 (pb). ISBN 2-251-01434-9.


Tuilier, André, Guillaume Bady and Jean Bernardi (edd.), Saint Grégoire  de Nazianze. Oeuvres poétiques. Tome I. 1re partie. Poèmes personnels.  II, 1, 1-11. Collection Budé. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2004. Pp.  ccxviii, 209. €60.00 (pb). ISBN 2-251-00516-1.


Jacobs, Andrew S., Remains of the Jews. The Holy Land and Christian  Empire in Late Antiquity. Series "Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient  Religion." Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003. Pp. 249. $55.00.  ISBN 0-8047-4705-9.


Lamoureux, Jacques and Noël Aujoulat (edd.), Synésios de Cyrène. Tome  IV. Opuscules I. Collection Budé. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2004. Pp.  347. €60.00 (pb). ISBN 2-251-00517-6.


Rees, Roger, Diocletian and the Tetrarchy. Debates and Documents in  Ancient History. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004. Pp. 219.  £16.99. ISBN 0-7486-1661-6.


Swain, Simon and Mark Edwards (edd.), Approaching Late Antiquity. The  Transformation from Early to Late Empire. Oxford: Oxford University  Press, 2004. Pp. 487. $145.00. ISBN 0-19-926714-6.


Talbert, Richard and Kai Brodersen (edd.), Space in the Roman World.  Its Perception and Presentation. Antike Kultur und Geschichte, 5.  Münster: LIT, 2004. Pp. 141; figs. 19. €14.90 (pb). ISBN 3-8258-7419-2.


Tuilier, André, Guillaume Bady and Jean Bernardi (edd.), Saint Grégoire  de Nazianze. Oeuvres poétiques. Tome I. 1re partie. Poèmes personnels.  II, 1, 1-11. Collection Budé. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2004. Pp.  ccxviii, 209. €60.00 (pb). ISBN 2-251-00516-1.


Chausson, François and Étienne Wolff (edd.), Consuetudinis amor.  Fragments d'histoire romaine (IIe-VIe siècles) offerts à Jean-Pierre  Callu. Saggi di storia antica, 19. Roma: "L'Erma" di Bretschneider,  2003. Pp. 456. ISBN 88-8265-216-5.


Halporn, James W. (trans.), Cassiodorus. Institutions of Divine and  Secular Learning and 'On the Soul.' With an introduction by Mark  Vessey. Translated Texts for Historians, 42. Liverpool: Liverpool  University Press, 2004. Pp. 315; map. £18.50 (pb). ISBN 0-86323-998-3.


Hankinson, R.J. (trans.), Simplicius. On Aristotle's On the Heavean  1.5-9. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. Pp. 181. $69.95. ISBN  0-8014-4212-5.


Hartney, Aideen M., John Chrysostom and the Transformation of the City.  London: Duckworth, 2004. Pp. 222. £45.00. ISBN 0-7156-3193-4.


Millar, Fergus, Rome, the Greek World, and the East. Vol. 2:  Government, Society & Culture in the Roman Empire. Edited by Hannah M.  Cotton & Guy M. Rogers. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina  Press, 2004. Pp. 470. $29.95 (pb). ISBN 0-8078-5520-0.


Porena, Pierfrancesco, Le origini della prefettura del pretorio  tardoantica. Saggi di storia antica, 20. Roma: "L'Erma" di  Bretschneider, 2003. Pp. 633. ISBN 88-8265-238-6.


Reeve, M.D. (ed.), Vegetius. Epitoma rei militaris. Oxford Classical  Texts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. 240. $72.00. ISBN  0-19-926464-3.


Gourdouba, Maria, Leena Pietilä-Castrén, and Esko Tikkala (edd.), The  Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Antique and Early Byzantine Periods.  Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens, vol. IX.  Helsinki, 2004. Pp. 98; figs. 49. ISBN 951-98806-3-1.


Lieu, Judith M., Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman  World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. 320. $99.00. ISBN  0-19-926289-6.


Loverance, Rowena, Byzantium. British Museum Paperbacks. Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press, 2004. Pp. 96; color ills. 64, halftones 40,  maps 2. $17.95 (pb). ISBN 0-674-01389-1.


Narcy, Michel and Éric Rebillard (edd.), Hellénisme & Christianisme.  Collection "Mythes, Imaginaires, Religions". Villeneuve d'Ascq:  Septentrion, 2004. Pp. 198. €21.00 (pb). ISBN 2-85939-825-2.


Butcher, Kevin, Roman Syria and the Near East. Los Angeles: Getty  Publications, 2004. Pp. 472; ills. 130, maps 2. $55.00. ISBN  0-89236-715-6.


Drews, Robert, Early Riders. The Beginnings of Mounted Warfare in Asia  and Europe. London/New York: Routledge, 2004. Pp. 218. $90.00. ISBN  0-415-32624-9.


El Cheikh, Nadia Maria, Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs. Harvard Middle  Eastern Monographs, 36. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.  Pp. 271. $19.95 (pb). ISBN 0-932885-30-6.


Hines, Brian, Return to the One. Plotinus's Guide to God-Realization. A  Modern Exposition of an Ancient Classic, the Enneads. Bloomington, IN:  Unlimited Publishing, 2004. Pp. 369. $16.99 (pb). ISBN 1-58832-100-2.


Ousager, Asger, Plotinus on Selfhood, Freedom, and Politics. Aarhus  Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity, VI. Aarhus: Aarhus University  Press, 2004. Pp. 397; ills. DKK 318.00. ISBN 87-7934-098-9


Stanton, Graham N., Jesus and Gospel. Cambridge: Cambridge University  Press, 2004. Pp. 239. $23.99 (pb). ISBN 0-521-00802-6.


Barchiesi, Alessandro, Jörg Rüpke, and Susan Stephens (edd.), Rituals  in Ink. A Conference on Religion and Literary Production in Ancient  Rome, held at Stanford University in February 2002. Potsdamer  Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 10. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner  Verlag, 2004. Pp. viii, 182. EUR 43.00 (pb). ISBN 3-515-08526-2.


Clark, Elizabeth A., History, Theory, Text. Historians and the  Linguistic Turn. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. Pp.  325. $19.95 (pb). ISBN 0-674-01584-3.


Connor, Carolyn L., Women of Byzantium. New Haven: Yale University  Press, 2004. Pp. 416. $45.00. ISBN 0-300-09957-6.


Dräger, Paul (trans.), Ausonius. Mosella. Lateinisch-Deutsch. Tusculum  Studienausgaben. Düsseldorf: Artemis & Winkler, 2004. Pp. 130. EUR 8.95  (pb). ISBN 3-7608-1380-1.


Feichtinger, Barbara and Helmut Seng (edd.), Die Christen und der  Körper. Aspekte der Körperlichkeit in der christlichen Literatur der  Spätantike. BzA 184. München/Leipzig: K.G. Saur, 2004. Pp. 212. EUR  88.00. ISBN 3-598-77736-1.


Johnson, William A., Bookrolls and Scribes in Oxyrhynchus. Studies in  Book and Print Culture Series. Toronto: University of Toronto Press,  2004. Pp. 371; pls. $85.00. ISBN 0-8020-3734-8.


Moralee, Jason, "For Salvation's Sake". Provincial Loyalty, Personal  Religion, and Epigraphic Production in the Roman and Late Antique Near  East. Studies in Classics Series. London/New York: Routledge, 2004. Pp.  244. $65.00. ISBN 0-415-96778-3.


Boatwright, Mary T., Daniel J. Gargola, and Richard J.A. Talbert, The  Romans from Village to Empire. A History of Ancient Rome from Earliest  Times to Constantine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. 516.  $35.00 (pb). ISBN 0-19-511876-6.


Boustan, Ra'anan S., and Annette Yoshiko Reed (edd.), Heavenly Realms  and Earthly Realities in Late Antique Religions. Cambridge: Cambridge  University Press, 2004. Pp. 335. $80.00. ISBN 0-521-83102-4.


Burridge, Richard A., What are the Gospels? A Comparison with  Graeco-Roman Biography. Second Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans  2004. Pp. xiv, 366. $34.00 (pb). ISBN 0-8028-0971-5.


Cameron, Alan, Greek Mythography in the Roman World. APA American  Classical Studies, 48. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. 346.  $55.00. ISBN 0-19-517121-7.


Christie, Neil (ed.), Landscapes of Change. Rural Evolutions in Late  Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004. Pp. 324.  $84.95. ISBN 1-84014-617-6.


Gruen, Erich S., Diaspora. Jews amidst Greek and Romans. First  published in 2002. Paperback edition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University  Press, 2004. Pp. 386. $19.95 (pb). ISBN 0-674-01606-8.


Kessler, Edward, Bound by the Bible. Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice  of Isaac. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. 222. $75.00.  ISBN 0-521-83542-9.


Salzman, Michele Renee, The Making of a Christian Aristocracy: Social  and Religious Change in the Western Roman Empire. First published in  2002. Paperback edition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.  Pp. 354. $19.95 (pb). ISBN 0-674-01603-3.


Penner, Todd, In Praise of Christian Origins. Stephen and the  Hellenists in Lukan Apologetic Historiography. Emory Studies in Early  Christianity. New York: T & T Clark, 2004. Pp. 400. $65.00. ISBN  0-5670-2620-5.


Bayliss, Richard, Provincial Cilicia and the Archaeology of Temple  Conversion. BAR International Series 1281. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2004.  Pp. 243. £35.00 (pb). ISBN 1-84171-634-0.


Brisson, Luc, How Philosophers Saved Myths. Allegorical Interpretation  and Classical Mythology. Originally published in German as Einführung  in die Philosophie des Mythos, vol. 1: Antike, Mittelalter und  Renaissance (1996). Translated from the French edition Introduction à  la philosophie du mythe, vol. 1: Sauver les mythes (1996), by Catherine  Tihanyi. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. Pp. 224. $30.00. ISBN  0-226-07535-4.


Kelly, Christopher, Ruling the Later Roman Empire. Revealing Antiquity,  15. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. Pp. 341. $35.00.  ISBN 0-674-01564-9.


Kulikowski, Michael, Late Roman Spain and Its Cities. Baltimore: The  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. Pp. 489. $55.00. ISBN  0-8018-7978-7.


Wyrick, Jed, The Ascension of Authorship. Attribution and Canon  Formation in Jewish, Hellenistic, and Christian Traditions. Harvard  Studies in Comparative Literature, 49. Cambridge, MA: Harvard  University Press, 2004. Pp. 508. $27.50 (pb). ISBN 0-674-01662-9.


Borgeaud, Philippe, Mother of the Gods. From Cybele to the Virgin Mary.  Originally published as La Mère des dieux: De Cybele à la Vierge Marie  (1996). Translated by Lysa Hochroth. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins  University Press, 2004. Pp. 186. $49.95. ISBN 0-8018-7985-X.


Habermehl, Peter, Perpetua und der Ägypter oder Bilder des Bösen im  frühen afrikanischen Christentum. Ein Versuch zur Passio sanctarum  Perpetua et Felicitatis. 2., überarbeitete Auflage. Texte und  Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur, Bd. 140.  Berlin: de Gruyter, 2004. Pp. 341. €91.59. ISBN 3-11-018184-3.


Johnston, Sarah Iles, Religions of the Ancient World. A Guide.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. Pp. 697. $49.95. ISBN  0-674-01517-7.


Krueger, Derek, Writing and Holiness. The Practice of Authorship in the  Early Christian East. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press,  2004. Pp. 296. $59.95. ISBN 0-8122-3819-2.


Simon, Bernadette, Nonnos de Panopolis. Les Dionysiaques. Chants  XLIV-XLVI. Collection Budé. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2004. Pp. 260.  €46.00 (pb). ISBN 2-251-00521-8.


   Arce, Javier, ed.  Centcelles: El Monumento Tardoromano. (Bibliotheca  Italica, Monografias de la Escuela Espanola de Historia y Arqueologia  en Roma 25.)  Pp. xi + 122, figs. 67, maps 1. "L'ERMA" di  Bretschneider, Rome 2002. Euro 78.00. ISBN 88-8265-169-X (paper).


  Guzzo, Maria Giulia Amadasi, and Eugenia Equini Schneider.   Petra  (trans. Lydia G. Cochrane). Pp. ix + 197, b&w figs. 37, color figs. 3,  color pls. 189, b&w pls. 25, tables 2, maps 3. University of Chicago  Press, Chicago 2002. $45.00. ISBN 0-226-31125-2 (cloth)


  Drews, Robert. Early Riders: The Beginnings of Mounted Warfare in Asia  and Europe.  Pp. xi + 218, figs. 31. Routledge, New York 2004. ISBN  0-415-32624-9 (paper).


  Dunand, Françoise, and Christiane Zivie-Coche.  Gods and Men in Egypt,  3000 BCE to 395 CE (trans. David Lorton). Pp. xviii + 378, figs. 23,  maps 4. Cornell University Press, Ithaca 2004. ISBN 0-8104-4165-X  (cloth).


  Faulkner, Neil.  The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain. Pp. 288, figs.  37. Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret VT 2004. $22.95. ISBN  0-7524-2573-0 (paper).