Review offers Franz Steiner Verlag - 18.09.2015
1. James H. Richardson (Hrsg.), Federico Santangelo (Ed.)
Andreas Alföldi in the Twenty-First Century.
2015. 324 pages with 12 illustrations. Softcover. € 56,- [D]
This volume, which comes some thirty years after Alföldi’s death and a century after his first publication (at just 19 years of age), contains a collection of papers that shed light on Alföldi’s life and discuss his work on a variety of topics, from earliest Rome to late antiquity.
2. J. G. Manning (ed.)
Writing History in Time of War. Michael Rostovtzeff, Elias Bickerman and the “Hellenization of Asia”
2015. 153 pages with 4 illustrations. Softcover. € 38,- [D]
This book is about two giants of 20th century historiography, Michael Rostovtzeff (1870-1952) and Elias Bickerman (1897-1981) whose lives and careers intersected on many occasions but who have rarely been discussed together.
3. Johannes M. Geisthardt
Zwischen Princeps und Res Publica. Tacitus, Plinius und die senatorische Selbstdarstellung in der Hohen Kaiserzeit
2015. 430 pages. Hardcover. € 69,- [D]
Umbrosa lux. Obscuritas in der lateinischen Epistolographie der Spätantike
2015. 350 pages. Softcover. € 58,- [D]
For his work, Raphael Schwitter received the Bruno Snell Prize from the Mommsen-Gesellschaft.
5. Aideen Carty
Polycrates, Tyrant of Samos. New Light on Archaic Greece
2015. 260 pages with 11 b/w illustrations. Hardcover. € 56,- [D]
This is the first intensive analysis of one of the most significant figures in Greek history: Polycrates, the 6th century BC Greek tyrant of Samos island, who was renowned for unassailable control of the Aegean Sea when Egypt and Persia were competing for dominance in the area.