From time to time, I will post here book reviews from the Bryn Mawr Classical
Review, on whose mailing list I am. These are usually in depth reviews which
are interesting to read even if one doesn't plan to read the book itself.
The site, http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/
has an excellent search feature
which brought up two book reviews of interest to some of us right now:
is review of T.J. Cornell,
"The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic
Wars," which some of us are reading or have read right now. At one point it
says "The book is well written, well organized, and should prove to be
extremely informative for the intelligent non-specialist and college
student". This "intelligent non-specialist" has to agree, and the review
illuminates and answers some questions I had while reading it.
reviews Gary B. Miles,
"Livy: Reconstructing Early Rome." Form the review, this book of essays sound
quite intriguing, and will try to get ahold of for my own reading.