Prudentia has been published by Classics and Ancient History for more than 40 years.

Prudentia is a journal devoted to the thought, literature and history of the ancient world, and to their traditions.

Prudentia was founded in 1969 by Gavin Ardley and B.F. Harris. It is published twice yearly, in May and November, by staff from Philosophy, Classics and Ancient History at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Editorial Board

Lisa Bailey (Chair)
Jennifer Hellum (Secretary)
Tony Spalinger (Treasurer)
Anne Mackay
Jeremy Armstrong

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For more information concerning supplements, back issues, subscriptions and current publication details please see the Prudentia Price List.  

For further information on submitting articles (including guidelines for contributors), book reviews, subscription costs, index to volumes 1-30, or tables of contents for recent issues please refer to Polygraphia (NZ) Ltd.

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Latest reviews

DARYN GRAHAM, Rome & Parthia: Power, Politics and Profit. North Charleston: Createspace, 2012. Pp. 287 pages; 9 figures; 1 map. ISBN 9781484045664. US$26.96.
Reviewed by Dominic Perry, the University of Auckland.

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VISHWA ADLURI, Parmenides, Plato and Mortal Philosophy: Return from Transcendence. London: Continuum Books, 2010. Pp. 212. ISBN 978-0-826-45753-0. £65.
Reviewed by Edward Jeremiah, Melbourne and Monash Universities.

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ROGER S. BAGNALL, Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. Pp xiv, 180; ISBN 978-0-520-26702-2. US$49.95.
Reviewed by Brent Nongbri, Macquarie University.

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RALPH W. MATHISEN AND DANUTA SHANZER (eds.), Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World. Surrey: Ashgate, 2011. Pp. 378. ISBN 978-0-75466814-5. £65.00.
Reviewed by Christopher W. Malone, University of Queensland.

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ORY AMITAY, From Alexander to Jesus. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2010. Pp. xii, 246. ISBN 978-0-520-26636-0. $US49.95/ £34.95.
Reviewed by Paul McKechnie, Macquarie University

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MARGARET M. MILES (ed.), Cleopatra: A Sphinx Revisited. Berkeley; Los Angeles; London: University of California Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 238. ISBN 978-0-520-24367-5. $US49.95.
Reviewed by Alastair Blanshard, The University of Sydney

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THOMAS COOKSEY, Plato’s Symposium. London; New York: Continuum Books, 2010. Pp. v, 174; ISBN 978-0-826-44417-2. £14.99.
Reviewed by Anthony Hooper, The University of Sydney

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