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Fortescue, Michael, Eva Skafte Jensen, et al., eds. Historical Linguistics 2003: Selected Papers from the 16th International Conference on Historical Linguistics. Amsterdam:John Benjamins, 2005. Pp.ix + 319. $144.00.

Houston, Stephen D., ed. The First Writing: Script as History and Process. Cambridge U. Press, 2004. Pp. xviii + 417. $90.00.

Woodward, Roger D., ed. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. Cambridge U. Press, 2004. Pp. xx + 1162. $160.00.


Betegh, Gabor. The Derveni Papyrus: Cosmology, Theology, and Interpretation. Cambridge U. Press, 2004. Pp. xii + 441. $110.00.

Botley, Paul. Latin Translation in the Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Leonardo Bruni, Giannozzo Manetti, Erasmus. Cambridge U. Press, 2004. Pp. x + 207. $70.00.

Bradshaw, David. Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom. Cambridge U. Press, 2004. Pp. xiv + 297. $75.00.

Brisson, Luc. How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology. Trans. Catherine Tihanyi. U. of Chicago Press, 2004. Pp. xiv + 206.

Burkert, Walter. Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis: Eastern Contexts of Greek Culture. Harvard U. Press, 2004. Pp. x + 178. $22.95.

Clark, Gillian. Christianity and Roman Society. Cambridge U. Press, 2005. Pp. xii + 137. $75.00 cloth, $24.99 paper.

Cordero, Nestor-Luis. By Being, It Is: The Thesis of Parmenides. Parmenides Press, 2004. Pp. xiv + 215. $28.00.

Curd, Patricia. The Legacy of Parmenides: Eleatic Monism and Later Presocratic Thought. U. of Chicago Press, 2005. Pp. xxix + 280. $22.00 paper.

Davies, Jason P. Rome's Religious History: Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus on Their Gods. Cambridge U. Press, 2005. Pp. x + 341. $85.00.

Edmonds, Radcliffe G. III. Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the "Orphic" Gold Tablets. Cambridge U. Press, 2004. Pp. xii + 276. $75.00.

Fantuzzi, Marco, and Richard Hunter. Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry. Cambridge U. Press, 2005. Pp. x + 511. $120.00.

Forsythe, Gary. A Critical History of Early Rome from Prehistory to the First Punic War. U. of California Press, 2005. Pp. xvi + 400. $45.00.

Hermann, Arnold. To Think Like God: Pythagoras and Parmenides, The Origins of Philosophy. Las Vegas: Parmenides Publishing, 2005. $32.00.

Holscher, Tonio. The Language of Images in Roman Art. Trans. Anthony Snodgrass and Annemarie Kunzl-Snodgrass. Pp. xxxvi + 151. $75.00 cloth, $27.99 paper.

Johansen, T. K. Plato's Natural Philosophy: A Study of the Tamaeus-Critias. Cambridge U. Press, 2004. Pp. vi + 218. $75.00.

Leach, Eleanor Winsor. The Social Life of Painting in Ancient Rome and on the Bay of Naples. Cambridge U. Press, 2004. Pp. xxiv + 325. $95.00.

Long, Fredrick J. Ancient Rhetoric and Paul's Apology: The Compositional Unity of 2 Corinthians. Pp. xx + 291. $80.00

Lucian. Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketches. Trans. and intro., Keith Sidwell. London: Penguin, 2004. Pp. xxx + 528. 10.99 [pounds sterling], $15.00 paper.

Maas, Michael. The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian. Cambridge U. Press, 2005. Pp. xxxviii + 626 + 24 plates. $75.00 cloth, $34.99 paper.

Mackay, Christopher S. Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History. Cambridge U. Press, 2005. Pp. xvi + 395 + 48 plates.

Mariscal, Gabriel Laguna. Estudio literario de la poesia 67 de Catulo. Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 2002. Pp. 138.

Martin, Dale B. Inventing Superstition: From the Hippocratics to the Christians. Harvard U. Press, 2004. Pp. xvi + 307. $29.95.

Mayhew, Robert. The Female in Aristotle's Biology: Reason or Rationalization. U. of Chicago Press, 2004. Pp. xii + 136.

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