Thursday 11 November 2010

Review of Faber & Hofmann's Casa del Fauno

Just a short note: I wrote a review of Faber and Hoffman's long awaited (first) book on the House of the Faun for the Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaften which was published today, and I thought it might be of interest to the Blogging Pompeii community. It can be found online here.
In the review I have tried to do justice to the book, acknowledging that a gestation period of fifty years in the end is a handicap rather than a virtue, as the methodologies used then, and the questions asked in the field were different from what is normal nowadays, but also pointing to the relevant role this book still could play in current discussions about Pompeii and its history.

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