Friday, May 21, 2021

Review of Urban disasters and the Roman imagination (ed. Closs & Keitel)

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Urban disasters and the Roman imagination.
Virginia Closs, Elizabeth Keitel, Urban disasters and the Roman imagination. Trends in classics - supplementary volumes, 104. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2020. Pp. xi, 286. ISBN 9783110674699 $149.99.

Review by
Saskia Kerschbaum, Universit├Ąt Frankfurt. kerschbaum@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Of notable interest to PaleoJudaica is H.H. Chapman's article, "Josephus’ Memory of Jerusalem: A Study in Urban Disaster." There are also articles dealing with the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the eruption of Vesuvius and on the burning of Rome under Nero.

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