Restless Youth in Ancient Rome. Translated from the original Dutch by P. Daly.
Routledge, London / New York, 1993. VIII,367p. Original black cloth with dust wrps. Nice copy. ‘E. attempts an extraordinarily ambitious task: ‘to present a synoptic representation of the youth of Roman antiquity... and to discern the various ways in which the world of the young was transformed and changed, in which youth itself put its stamp on its environment.’ His geographical and chronological parameters are equally wide and ambitious (…). It is clear from the beginning that this is valuable as a work of overview, utilizing an impressive range of mostly literary sources. E.’s collection of source material is, in many ways, the most significant contribution of the book; future scholars working on the subject will find his extensive index locorum (343-55) and bibliography most useful starting-points. (…) At the same time, however, this work is also something of an opportunity missed. E. could have done considerably more with his material.’ (DOMINIC MONTSERRAT in The Journal of Roman Studies, 1995, p.259). From the library of the late Prof. Dr. Tony Reekmans.