Issue 21

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Review: The Bankers of Puteoli

The Bankers of Puteoli: Finance, Trade and Industry in the Roman World David Jones Tempus, £19.99  In 1955, a hoard of over a hundred wax writing tablets was discovered when a motorway was being constructed 500 yards south of the Stabian Gate at Pompeii, in an area known as the Agri Murecini. Publication of the […]

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Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt

Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt Joyce Tyldesley, Thames and Hudson, £19.95 How powerful were women in Ancient Egypt? To judge by the number of queens that are known, many of them were surprisingly powerful. In the New Kingdom (1539-1096 BC), as Egypt became the richest land of the Mediterranean world, Queen consorts maintained a […]

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