Reviews from BMCR

  • 2012.01.38:  Kyle Harper, Slavery in the Late Roman World, AD 275-425.
  • 2012.01.37:  Dino Piovan, Memoria e oblio della guerra civile: strategie giudiziarie e racconto del passato in Lisia.
  • 2012.01.36:  John Peter Oleson, Humayma Excavation Project, 1: Resources, History, and the Water-supply System.
  • 2012.01.35:  Laura Monrós Gaspar, Robert Reece, Cassandra, the Fortune-teller: Prophets, Gipsies and Victorian Burlesque. le Rane.
  • 2012.01.34:  Anna Magnetto, Donatella Erdas, Cristina Carusi, Nuove ricerche sulla legge granaria ateniese del 374/3 a.C.. S
  • 2012.01.33:  P. Mureddu, G. F. Nieddu, S. Novelli, Tragico e comico nel dramma attico e oltre: intersezioni e sviluppi parateatrali. Atti dell’Incontro di studi, Cagliari 4-5 febbraio 2009.
  • 2012.01.32:  Alessandra Gilibert, Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance. The Stone Reliefs at Carchemish and Zincirli in the Earlier First Millennium BCE. TOPOI Berlin Studies of the Ancient World vol. 2.
  • 2012.01.31:  Olivier Hekster, Ted Kaizer, Frontiers in the Roman World: Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Durham, 16-19 April 2009). Impact of Empire, 13.
  • 2012.01.30:  Hans Beck, Hans-Ulrich Wiemer, Feiern und Erinnern: Geschichtsbilder im Spiegel antiker Feste. Studien zur Alten Geschichte Bd. 12. Berlin: 2009. Pp. 240. €54.90. ISBN 9783938032343.
    Reviewed by Pauline Schmitt Pantel.
  • 2012.01.29:  R. W. Burgess, Chronicles, Consuls, and Coins: Historiography and History in the Later Roman Empire. Variorum collected studies series, CS984.
  • 2012.01.28:  Françoise Petit, Lucas Van Rompay, Jos J. S. Weitenberg, Eusèbe d’Émèse, Commentaire de la Genèse. Texte arménien de l’édition de Venise (1980); fragments grecs et syriaques. Traditio exegetica Graeca, 15.

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xi kalendas februarias

ante diem xi kalendas februarias

  • Ludi Palatini (day 4)
  • Sementivae or Paganalia (day 1) — Sementivae was a festival of sowing which was actually a moveable feast (although I’m not sure of the moveability criteria; I’m guessing that the first day falls between January 24 and 26). By Ovid’s time it appears to have been coincident with Paganalia, which also obviously has some rural aspect to it. It appears to have been a two-day festival with an interval of seven days between (corrections on this welcome … my sources seem muddled on this one)
  • 41 A.D. — murder of Gaius (Caligula); Claudius proclaimed emperor by the praetorian guard
  • 76 A.D. — birth of the future emperor Hadrian