Peter Parsons, 17 May 1984
Show More Vindolanda: The Latin Writing-Tablets by A.K. Bowman and J.D. Thomas.
Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, 157 pp., £16.50, November 1983, 0 907764 02 9Show More
The Christians as the Romans saw them by Robert Wilken.
Yale, 214 pp., £12.95, February 1983, 0 300 03066 5Show More
The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul by Wayne Meeks.
Yale, 299 pp., £15, June 1983, 0 300 02876 8Show More
Life in Egypt under Roman Rule by Naphtali Lewis.
Oxford, 239 pp., £15, August 1983, 0 19 814848 8Show More
“... dip into a military waste-paper basket of 100 AD. The originals can be seen at the British Museum. Bowman and Thomas provide the first and the final publication. Their book does more than decipher the faded and broken scrawl (difficult enough in itself): it provides, with enviable erudition, the whole necessary context, linguistic, historical and ...”