AO 4:01, Jan/Feb 2001
(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998) 144 pp., $19.95
Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World
Katherine M.D. Dunbabin
(New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999) 357 pp., $135.95
In the last three decades, scholars have made enormous advances studying ancient Greek and Roman mosaics. We have begun to understand not only when, where and how most ancient mosaics were made, but also how they were viewed and used by the people who created them. Now much of the recent progress in mosaic studies has been summarized for the layperson in two new books by acknowledged world experts: Roger Lings Ancient Mosaics and Katherine M. Dunbabins Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World.