Digging theocritus

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalThe Classical Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1999

Bibliographical note

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‘Yet more studies’ may possibly convey a certain staleness and weariness, if the reader happens to be unaware that the title is simply an internal reference to M. H. Hansen and K. A. Raaflaub (edd.) More Studies in the Ancient Greek Polis, which constitutes the immediately preceding (1996) volume in the Copenhagen Polis Centre (CPC) Papers series (rev. BMCR 8.8 [1997], 726–38). But can there now be any reader of CR left who is still unaware of the existence, and ever-increasing impact, of the CPC, a multinational and multilingual project handsomely funded by the National Carlsberg Foundation of Basic Research under the aegis of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters? If so, the Centre’s begetter, inspirer, and enforcer, the redoubtable Mogens Herman Hansen, wants to know who and where you are, and why. Certainly, it is not his fault if the Centre’s nine published volumes so far, produced within the space of only a lustrum, are not firmly within the purview—I do not say on the shelves: the cost would be prohibitive for most of us—of all those interested in the nature, workings, and impact of that most protean of concepts and substances, the ancient Greek polis.

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Place: The Landscape and Settlement History of the Methana Peninsula, Greece (Results of the Methana Project sponsored by the British School at Athens and the University of Liverpool) (Liverpool Monographs in Archaeology and Oriental Studies). Pp. xi + 370, 236 drawings and b&w photographs, 23 tables. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1997. Cased. ISBN: 0-85323-741-7.

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