The Murder of Regilla: a case of domestic violence in antiquity by Sarah B Pomeroy (Harvard University Press, 2009)


Book Reviews

Book Review Questions

1. Begin by giving a brief overview of the review and its place of publication. What is the intended audience?

2. Who is the author? What are his/her qualifications?

3. What are the distinctive features of this particular reviw of Regilla (compared to other reviews)?

4. What is the author's opinion of the book? Why?

5. What is your opinion of the author's review? Do you agree or disagree and why?



Magill's Literary Annual 2008 (Salem Press), 495-499. Pomeroy, Sarah B. The Murder of Regilla: A Case of Domestic Violence in Antiquity. Reviewed by Thomas J. Sienkewicz

Scholarly Reviews

yn Mawr Classical Review by Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Oxford University Press (

The Classical Review, New Series, Vol. 58, No. 2 (Oct., 2008), pp. 550-552. Review by Susan Treggiari.

The Journal of Roman Studies, Vol. 99, (2009), p. 244. Review by Caroline Vout


Historian Winter 2009, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p914-915. By John Lawless


Clark, Anna. Journal of Women's History. Fall2011, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p193-202. See print copy in Hewes Library


Some Brief Reviews

Publishers Weekly. 6/4/2007, Vol. 254 Issue 23, p41-42.

New Yorker. 12/10/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 39, p113-113. (briefly noted)

Ayoub, Nina C. Chronicle of Higher Education. 10/5/2007, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p14-14


Connolly, Joy. TLS. 4/11/2008, Issue 5480, p9-9

Gessert, G. S. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Feb2008, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p1030-1030. 1/6p. , Database: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts




Some Web-based Reviews Reviewed anonymously by "Gracchii"


UNRV History Review Reviewed anonymously by “Bryaxis Hecatee”