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  • The Language of Ruins. Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus. Oxford University Press, 2018. 296p. Hardback. [a] rich and rewarding book. The Language of Ruins will be of interest to classicists studying topics as diverse as Roman antiquarianism, ancient pilgrimage and elite tourism, and the reception of Homer and Sappho in the first few centuries AD. The book also has much to offer those working on Egyptomania, the cross-cultural understanding of ruins, and the entanglement of vernacular and learned as well as ancient and modern discourses about antiquities ... Rosenmeyer should be commended for breathing life into all the Greek and Latin inscriptions on the colossus. Felipe Rojas, Bryn Mawr Classical Review |a 18/02/2020 (Publisher's information). € 92.40 (New) (Printed on Demand)  (approx. delivery time: 4 weeks) ISBN: 9780190626310