The most important reason for commissioning a review in the European Journal of Archaeology is that the book is likely be of interest to a majority of archaeologists working in Europe. The following books have arrived on the Book Review Editor’s desk but will, for one reason or another, not be reviewed in the journal.
Wilkinson, Toby (2005) The Thames & Hudon Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05137-5. Hardback. 272 p. 316 ill., Â£ 24.95
A well produced and extenstively illustrated account of Ancient Egypt. It contains entries on everything one might expect in a book on ancient Egypt written for the interested lay audience. Apparently it is even “awesomely up-to-date”, or at least it was on publication date 10 October 2005.
Greco, Emanuele Ed. (2005) Teseo e Romolo. Le origini di Atene e Roma a confronto. Atti del Convegnos Internazionale di Studi. Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, 20 giugno – 1 luglio 2003. Atene: Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene. ISBN 960-87405-3-3. Hardback. 244 p. â‚¬ 45
These are the proceedings of a conference on the origins of Athens and Rome, organised by the Italian Archaeological School in Athens. It contains contributions in Italian (6), French (3), English (2), and Greek (1). I understand too little in order to say anymore than this!