New Bryn Mawr Reviews
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Georgia L. Irby-Massie, Military Religion in Roman Britain. Mnemosyne
Supplementum 199. Leiden: Brill, 1999. Pp. xv, 387, 4 pl. $92.00. ISBN
"Roman Britain is the military province par excellence. It has provided a
bodyof information on military architecture and the organization of the Roman
army during the four centuries or so of its presence there that is unmatched
by any other part of the Roman empire. It is therefore natural that we should
turn to the evidence from Britain to understand better the religions
practised by the Roman army. This is the task that Irby-Massie has undertaken
in her comprehensive and useful study. She is not, of course, a pioneer. Much
important work has already been done on religion in Roman Britain, which she
acknowledges, but earlier studies have concentrated on specific topics. Hers
is the first systematic treatment of the subject as a whole."
Averil Cameron and Stuart G. Hall, trans. Eusebius' Life of Constantine.
Introduction, translation and commentary. Oxford: Oxford University Press,
1999. Pp. xvii + 395. ISBN 0-10-814924-7.
"...this translation is a good introduction to the VC of Eusebius for the
specialist and the generalist alike. To those users who know no Greek, this
book is a godsend; for the specialist, it provides the reader with easy
access to the most recent literature on the various issues dealt with in the
VC. In a word, the book is a real gem."
Christine F. Salazar. The Treatment of War Wounds in Graeco-Roman Antiquity.
Leiden: Brill, 2000. Pp. 299. $78.00. ISBN 90-04-11479-3.
"Scholars serious about ancient medicine, or about war heroes in ancient
literature, should buy this book, which represents a substantial contribution
to our knowledge in both areas."
John F. Healy, Pliny the Elder on Science and Technology, Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1999. Pp. 467. $110.00. ISBN 0-19-814687-6.
"Healy's work will prove invaluable to scholars wishing to understand Pliny's
own particular contribution to ancient science and technology, as well as to
those who have a more general interest in ancient science and technology.
Discussion of individual topics is presented in a clear and accessible
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