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Book notes

Many thanks to rogueclassicism for mentioning, way back in early June, William Slater's (Bryn Mawr Classical) review of Eleanor Dickey's Ancient Greek Scholarship: A Guide to Finding, Reading, and Understanding Scholia, Commentaries, Lexica, and Grammatical Treatises, from Their Beginnings to the Byzantine Period. I bought the book and I have to say . . . for whatever it's worth . . . having seen it for myself now . . . I concur with the reviewer's prediction that "any serious student of Greek will want to possess it". It's the only one of its kind out there, and the materials for original-language reading practice that it includes make it all the more useful.

I was delighted to discover recently that Ernst Sackur's 1898 Sibyllinische Texte und Forschungen: Pseudomethodius, Adso und tiburtinische Sibylle was put back into print last year by Elibron Classics.

The collection of essays from the Third Enoch Seminar, meeting at Camaldoli in Italy two summers ago . . . Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man: Revisiting the Book of Parables, edited by Gabriele Boccaccini . . . is also now available. Given (as Dr. Jim West has already pointed out, and in so many words) that Everyone Who Is Anyone in Enoch studies has contributed to it, this is one book that no one who is at all interested in the question of "Son of Man" as a christological title can afford to ignore.

And I'm still trying to figure out why I could purchase a paperback edition of Peter Toohey's Reading Epic: An Introduction to the Ancient Narratives (London: Routledge, 1992) not all that long ago for a very reasonable $15.95, but I would have to shell out $125 today . . . which I won't, and not next week either . . . for the same author's (better) companion (!) volume Epic Lessons: An Introduction to Ancient Didactic Poetry (London: Routledge, 1996), still (11 years later!) available only in hardback. **Sigh** Go figure . . .