Rome and the Black Sea Region
Sep 19, 2007
A review by Andrew Dalby…
Let?s face it, there are problems with this book. Does the title adequately represent its contents? No. Does it cover an easily definable subject? No. Is it totally without merit? Again, no.
I can?t review the book as a whole, because there is no whole. So I?ll review the papers separately. And I?ll start with the best, the star performance, the one that some on this site will devour like a juicy steak.
?The Roman army as a factor of Romanisation in the North-Eastern part of Moesia Inferior? by Liviu Petculescu … perhaps you think I?m joking. I?m not, I promise. If only this paper were longer, I?d tell you to buy the book for it alone. With a name like Liviu, this author was predestined to be a classicist. In fact he is a specialist in Roman Dacia, and his doctorate, in 1999, was for a dissertation on Roman armour as used in the province. Now he is at the Muzeul National de Istorie at Bucharest and he is prominent in Roman archaeological work…
Read the full review of Rome and the Black Sea Region by Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen (editor)