Greece in the Bronze Age.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago / London, 1972. 5th impr. XXI,406,XLVIIIp. ills.(B&W photographs and line drawings).Original decorative cloth. Spine gilt titled. Name and date on free endpaper. ‘Here is a much-needed survey of Greece from 6500 to 1100 B.C. (…) Necessarily the text is largely a synthesis. No easy task this, for the sources are scattered and the apprenticeship arduous; but Mrs. Vermeule can boast impressive credentials. Trained as a classicist (…), she has also had extensive archaeological experience in the field and in the museum (…). Her aim, happily, has been soundness rather than novelty; the result is a sensible intermediate text-book. The successive phases of prehistoric Greece pass before us: material remains (architecture, pottery, sculpture, painting), burial customs, trade, even racial affinities, language, and religion. The people are brought to life deftly, in sprightly and often memorable style. (…) All this is narrated with professional skill, and freedom from prejudice. (…) Emphatically the right book at the right time by the right author.’ (WALLACE McLEOD in Phoenix, 1965, pp.237-39).