Friday, December 7, 2007

More best (ancient) history books of 2007

Let's make Sebs happy David, and call it:

Thames & Hudson £24.95

The New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2007 is also out. In the way of books on the ancient world it includes:

HOW TO READ THE BIBLE: A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now. By James L. Kugel. (Free Press, $35.)


PORTRAIT OF A PRIESTESS: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece. By Joan Breton Connelly. (Princeton University, $39.50.)

1 comment:

Judith Weingarten said...

I'm delighted that Connelly's Portrait of a Priestess has been named. There was quite a stir in the letter columns of the TLS after James (Courtesans & Fishcakes) Davidson's patronizing review of this book in October.

The letter I liked best began: "Sir, Your magnificent review of Joan Breton Connelly's magisterial Portrait of a Priestess was as entertaining as it was mistitled ["Women of Ancient Athens"]; the reviewer clearly worships at a different altar."