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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

REVIEW: A. HARKER, Loyalty and Dissidence in Roman Egypt

Andrew Harker: Loyalty and Dissidence in Roman Egypt

by Livia Capponi

In 1954 the Church historian Herbert Musurillo re-edited a collection of all known Acta Alexandrinorum (or Acts of the Alexandrian Martyrs), and since then there has long been a need for a new study taking into consideration the newly published fragments of this fascinating literature. Andrew Harker's book must thus be welcomed as an entirely appropriate and timely work that fills a major gap in scholarship. The author must be congratulated on that.

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There is also a review in the Times Literary Supplement, May 15 (2009), p. 10, by Peter Parsons.