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Robert Babcock. The Well-Laden Ship. Egbert of Liège. Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library 25. Cambridge, Mass and London: Harvard University Press, 2013.Babcockcover

The Well-Laden Ship (Fecunda ratis) is an early eleventh-century Latin poem composed of ancient and medieval proverbs, fables, and folktales. Compiled by Egbert of Liège, it was planned as a first reader for beginning students. This makes it one of the few surviving works from the Middle Ages written explicitly for schoolroom use. Most of the content derives from the Bible, especially the wisdom books, from the Church Fathers, and from the ancient poets, notably Vergil, Juvenal, and Horace; but, remarkably, Egbert also included Latin versions of much folklore from the spoken languages. It features early forms of nursery rhymes (for example, “Jack Sprat”), folk tales (for instance, various tales connected with Reynard the Fox), and even fairy tales (notably “Little Red Riding Hood”). The poem also contains medieval versions of many still popular sayings, such as “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth,” “When the cat’s away, the mice will play,” and “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” The Well-Laden Ship, which survives in a single medieval manuscript, has been edited previously only once (in 1889) and has never been translated. It will fascinate anyone interested in proverbial wisdom, folklore, medieval education, or medieval poetry.” Harvard University Press

Sandra Lucore and Monica Truemper, eds. Greek Baths and Bathing Culture: New Discoveries and Approaches. Peeters Publishers, 2013. ISBN 978-90-429-2897-8

“This volume is the outcome of the first conference to take place on the topic of Greek baths and bathing culture, a central but hitherto neglected area in the field of ancient studies. Fifteen papers by an international group of archaeologists, art historians and ancient historians discuss Greek bathing culture from a socio-historical and cultural-anthropological perspective, resulting in a comprehensive reassessment that elucidates the sophistication of both the architecture and the culture of bathing throughout the Greek world.”

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Robert Babcock, “Codicological Reconstruction” in: New Epigrams of Palladas. A Fragmentary Codex (P.CtYBR inv. 4000), edited by Kevin W. Wilkinson, American Studies in Papyrology, vol. 52. Durham, NC: American Society of Papyrologists, 2013.

Owen E. Goslin (2013). “Review of Charles R. Beitz ‘Political Theory and International Relations'” The Classical Review, 63, pp 13-14 doi:10.1017/S00009840X12002119.AncientLibrariescover

George W. Houston, “The non-Philodemus book collection in the Villa of the Papyri,” in Ancient Libraries, edited by Jason König, Katerina Oikonomopoulou, and Greg Woolf. Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Sharon L. James, “Gender and Sexuality in Terence,” in A Companion to Terence, edited by Antony Augoustakis and Ariana Traill, 175-94. Blackwell, 2013.

Victor Martinez and Megan Finn Senseneyin, “The professional and his books: special libraries in the Roman world,” in Ancient Libraries, edited by Jason König, Katerina Oikonomopoulou, and Greg Woolf. Cambridge University Press, 2013.



Emily Baragwanath and Mathieu de Bakker, eds. Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus. Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-969397-9Baragwanath.MythTruth.BookJacket

“Herodotus, the ‘Father of History’, is infamously known for having employed elements more akin to mythological tales than to unvarnished ‘truth’ in translating his historical research into narrative form. While these narratives provide valuable source material, he could not have surmised the hostile reception his work would receive in later generations. This mythical aspect of the Histories led many successors, most notoriously Plutarch, to blame Herodotus for spinning far-fetched lies, and to set him apart as an untrustworthy historian. Echoes of the same criticism resounded in twentieth-century scholarship, which found it difficult to reconcile Herodotus’ ambition to write historical stories ‘as they really happened’ with the choices he made in shaping their form.” –Oxford University Press

L. Vance Watrous, Donald Haggis, Krzysztof Nowicki, Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, and Maryanne Schultz. An Archaeological Survey of the Gournia Landscape: A Regional History of the Mirabello Bay, Crete, in Antiquity. Prehistory Monographs 37, INSTAP Academic Press 2012. ISBN 978-1-931534-67-3D.HaggisBookJacket2012

A regional survey was undertaken in the central part of the Mirabello Bay area: along the northeastern coast of Crete in the Gournia Valley and the northern half of the Isthmus of Ierapetra, ending in the valley of Episkopi, to provide a regional context for the Bronze Age palace and settlement of Gournia. As this survey was the last and geographically most central compared to three other surveys (Vrokastro, Pseira, and Kavousi), conducted in the Mirabello region, it ties together the data from all four surveys regarding the environment, population(s), and social organization of an entire region. Furthermore, this volume goes beyond the survey data to consider, at some length, the evidence from local excavations, so as to provide an in-depth and integrated picture of the regional socio-economic development. It is meant as a regional archaeological study of the Mirabello Bay area.” –INSTAP Academic Press

Sheila Dillon and Sharon L. James, eds. A Companion to Women in the Ancient World. Blackwell, 2012.

Lily Ross Taylor, The Voting Rights of the Roman Republic: The Thirty-five Urban and Rural Tribes, with updated material by Jerzy Linderski. University of Michigan Press, 2012.

In this volume, first published in 1960, evidence is adduced to locate and describe the tribes’ locations. In his major new update, Lily Ross Taylor’s disciple and scholarly follower Jerzy Linderski brings forward new evidence resolving earlier cruces, updates the lengthy bibliography on voting districts, and situates this invaluable work in its historical perspective.” — University of Michigan Press


Robert Babcock, “A New Fragment of Cicero’s Epistulae ad familiares (Book 13, epistles 6 and 7)” Codices Manuscripti, 84 (2012) 1-5.

Robert Babcock, “The Temple of Sapientia and the Temple of Solomon in the Brussels Psychomachia (MS 10066-77): Illustration and Exegesis in Eleventh-Century Liège,” Scriptorium 66 (2012) 185-188.

Emily Baragwanath, “The Mythic Plupast in Herodotus.” In Time and Narrative in Ancient Historiography: The ‘Plupast’ from Herodotus to Appian, edited by C.B. Krebs and J. Grethlein, 35-56. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Emily Baragwanath, “A Noble Alliance: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon’s Procles.” In Thucydides and Herodotus, edited by E. Foster and D. Lateiner, 316-44. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Emily Baragwanath, “The Wonder of Freedom: Xenophon on Slavery.” In Xenophon: Ethical Principle and Historical Enquiry, edited by C. Tuplin and F. Hobden, 631-63. E.J. Brill, 2012.

D.C. Haggis, “An Early Minoan I Long Dagger and Razor from Kalo Chorio, East Crete.” In PHILISTOR: Studies in Honor of Costis Davaras, edited by E. Mantzourani and P.P. Betancourt, 51-57. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press, 2012.

D.C. Haggis, “The Lakkos Pottery and Middle Minoan IB Petras.” In Petras Siteia, 25 Years of Excavation and Studies: acts of a two-day conference held at the Danish Institute at Athens, edited by M. Tsipopoulou, 191-204. Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens, Vol. 16. 2012.

D.C. Haggis,  “Response to Tom Davis, ‘Archaeology, Identity, and the Media in Cyprus.” In Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23–24, 2009, edited by E.M. Meyers and C. Meyers, 197-201. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns 2012.

Sharon L. James, “Elegy and Comedy.” In A Companion to Roman Love Elegy, edited by Barbara K. Gold, 253-68. Blackwell, 2012.

Sharon L. James, “Teaching Rape in Roman Elegy,” in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy, edited by Barbara K. Gold, 549-57. Blackwell, 2012.

Sharon L. James, “Re-reading Propertius’ Arethusa,” Mnemosyne 65 (2012): 1-20.

Sharon L. James, “Sex and the Single Girl: The Cologne Fragment of Archilochus.” In A Companion to Women in the Ancient World, edited by Sheila Dillon and Sharon L. James, 81-83. Blackwell, 2012.

Madeleine Henry and Sharon L. James, “Woman, City, State: Theories and Concepts in the Archaic and Classical Periods.” In A Companion to Women in the Ancient World, edited by Sheila Dillon and Sharon L. James, 84-95. Blackwell, 2012.

Sharon L. James, “Female Domestic Slaves in Roman Comedy,” a case study. In A Companion to Women in the Ancient World, edited by Sheila Dillon and Sharon L. James, 235-37. Blackwell, 2012.

Sharon L. James, “Vergil’s Dido,” a case study. In A Companion to Women in the Ancient World, edited by Sheila Dillon and Sharon L. James, 369-71. Blackwell, 2012.

Jerzy Linderski, The Oxford Classical Dictionary (Fourth Edition, Oxford 2012), 36 articles: 1. “Aius Locutius” (p. 47);  2. “Altars, Roman” (p. 66);  3. “Augures” (p. 205); 4. “Augurium canarium” (p. 205);  5. “Augurium salutis” (p. 205);  6. “Auspicium” (pp. 213-214);  7. “Bidental” (p. 231);  8. “Books, sacred and cultic” (p. 243);  9. “Consecratio” (p. 362);  10. “Dedicatio” (p. 422); 11. “Divination, Roman” (p. 470); 12. “Epithets, divine, Roman” (p. 529);  13. “Haruspices” (p. 646);  14. “Instauratio” (p. 738);  15. “Lectisternium” (p. 814);  16. “Lituus” (p. 851);  17. “Lupercalia” (p. 866); 18. “Lustration” (p. 867);   19. “Magistri” (p. 887);   20. “Mundus” (p. 973);  21. “Nortia” (p. 1020);  22. “Palladium” (p. 1070); 23. “Pulvinar” (p. 1239);  24. “Religion, Etruscan” (pp. 1261-1262); 25. “Religion, Italic” (pp. 1284-1285);  26. “Rex sacrorum” (pp. 1273-1274);  27. “Salus” (p. 1312);  28. “Sellisternium” (p. 1343);  29. “Strenae” (p. 1407);  30. “Suovetaurilia” (p. 1413);  31. “Supplication, Roman” (p. 1414);  32. “Tages” (p. 1428);  33. “Tarchon” (p. 1430);  34. “Tarquitius Priscus” (p. 1432);  35. “Templum” (p. 1439);  36. “Ver sacrum” (p. 1542).

G. Kenneth Sams, [with C. Brian Rose] “Gordion, 2010” 33. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı 3 (Ankara 2012) 501-514.

G. Kenneth Sams, Chapter 5 (“The New Chronology for Gordion and Phrygian Pottery”) in The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion, Royal City of Midas, edited by C. Brian Rose. Philadelphia 2012.

Philip A. Stadter, “The Philosopher’s Ambition: Plutarch, Arrian, and Marcus Aurelius.” In The Lash of Ambition. Plutarch, Imperial Greek Literature and the Dynamics of Philotimia, edited by Roskam, G, De Pourcq, M., and Van der Stockt, L. Collection d’Études Classiques 25, 85-98. Leuven, 2012.

Philip A. Stadter, “Plutarch cites Horace (Luc. 39.5)–but has he read him?” In Harmonia. Scritti di filologia classica in onore di Angelo Casanova, I-II,  781-93. Florence, 2012.

Philip A. Stadter, “Speaking to the Deaf: Herodotus, his audience, and the Spartans at the Beginning of the Peloponnesian War,” Histos 6 (2012): 1-14.

Philip A. Stadter, “‘Staying up Late’: Plutarch’s Reading of Xenophon.” In Xenophon: Ethical Principle and Historical Enquiry. Papers of the Second Liverpool Xenophon Conference, Liverpool, 8-11 July, 2009, edited by C. Tuplin and F. Hobden, 43-62. Leiden-Boston, 2012.

Philip A. Stadter, “Thucydides as ‘Reader’ of Herodotus.” In Thucydides and Herodotus, edited by Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner, 39-66. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

W.C. West, III, “Where in Athens did Paul see the Altar of the Unknown God?,”  Amphora 10 (2012): 10-11.



N. Terrenato and D.C. Haggis, eds. State formation in Greece and Rome: Questioning the Neoevolutionist Paradigm. Oxford: Oxbow, 2011.D.HaggisBookJacket2011

This volume collects 14 papers on the process of state formation in the Aegean and in Italy. Based on a conference held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003, this collection of essays offers an up-to-date and comprehensive sampler of the current discourse concerning state formation in the central Mediterranean. While comparative approaches to the emergence of political complexity have been applied since the 1950s to Mesopotamia, Mesoamerica, Peru, Egypt and many other contexts, Classical Archaeology has not played a very active role in this debate. Here for the first time, state formation processes in the Bronze Age Aegean and in Iron Age Greece and Italy are explicitly juxtaposed, revealing a complex interplay between similar dynamics and differing local factors.” —Oxbow Books


Robert Babcock, “Ein Buchgeschenk Wilhelms von Hirsau an Kloster Reichenbach,” Deutsches Archiv 67 (2011) 111-118.

D.C. Haggis and M.S. Mook, “The Archaic Houses at Azoria,” in Stega: The Archaeology of Houses and Households in Ancient Crete, edited by K.T. Glowacki and N. Vogeikoff-Brogan, 367-380. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2011.

D.C. Haggis, M.S. Mook, “The Early Iron Age-Archaic Transition in Crete: The Evidence from Recent Excavations at Azoria, Eastern Crete,” in A. Mazarakis-Ainian ed., The “Dark Ages” Revisited: An International Symposium in Memory of William D. E. Coulson (Volos: University of Thessaly 2011): 515-527.

D.C. Haggis, M.S. Mook, R.D. Fitzsimons, C.M. Scarry, L.M.Snyder, and W.C. West, III, “Excavations in the Archaic Civic Buildings at Azoria in 2005-2006,” Hesperia 80 (2011): 1-70.

D.C. Haggis, M.S. Mook, R.D. Fitzsimons, C.M. Scarry, and L.M.Snyder, “Excavation of Archaic Houses at Azoria in 2005-2006,” Hesperia 80 (2011) 431-489.

G. Kenneth Sams, Chapter 4 (“Artifacts”) and [with contributions by Mary Voigt] Chapter 7 (“In Conclusion”) in C. Brian Rose and Gareth Darbyshire (eds.), The New Chronology of Iron Age Gordion (Philadelphia 2011).

G. Kenneth Sams, Chapter 27 ( “Anatolia: The First Millennium B.C.E. in Historical Context”) in Sharon Steadman and Gregory McMahon (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia (Oxford 2011).

G. Kenneth Sams, “Gordion, 2009” 32. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı 2 (Ankara 2011) 462-473.

Philip A. Stadter, “Alexander Hamilton’s Notes on Plutarch in his Pay Book,” Review of Politics 73, no. 2 (2011): 1-19.

Philip A. Stadter, “Competition and its Costs: Φιλονικίa in Plutarch’s Society and Heroes.” In Virtues for the People: Aspects of Plutarchan Ethics, Geert Roskam and Luc Van der Stockt, 237-55. Leuven, 2011.

W.C. West, III, “A note on Greek kitchenware for eating gruel,” ZPE 179 (2011): 126-128.