Review by: James Cox, Library Bookwatch - May 15, 2008
The World History Shelf
Rome and Her Monuments
Sheila K. Dickison and Judith P. Hallet (Editors)
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
1000 Brown St., Unit 101, Wauconda, IL, 60084
0865164576, $75.00, www.bolchazy.com
Rome is justifiably considered to be the single common political and cultural ancestor of all of western civilization, so it's no wonder why there is so much study into it. "Rome and Her Monuments: Essays on the City and Literature of Rome in Honor of Katherine A. Geffcken "is a grand and scholarly discussion of Rome, her legacy and everything that contributes to it- the literature, the architecture, the art, and more. To get the most comprehensive and complete discussion of Rome possible, Editors Sheila K. Dickison and Judith P. Hallet stopped at no length to get the leading philologists, art historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and more to contribute to this deftly compiled work. "Rome and Her Monuments: Essays on the City and Literature of Rome in Honor of Katherine A. Geffcken" is the output of some of today's greatest scholars and it shows it's origins well- it's highly recommended for college library collections in need of a great reference on Rome.