John North Hopkins is assistant professor of art history and
classical studies at Rice University.
"[An] engrossing account ... Even when texts and objects seem to point in the same direction, it takes a generous dose of ingenuity to weave together a credible story from such random clues-part of archaeology's eternal fascination. Hopkins is a master of this exacting art."-Ingrid D. Rowland, New York Review of Books -- Ingrid Rowland The New York Review of Books "A valuable contribution to the study of early Rome... There is little published, or unpublished, that escapes [Hopkins's] notice."-Seth Bernard, American Journal of Archaeology -- Seth Bernard American Journal of Archaeology "Hopkins has written nothing less than a highly original history of early Rome, based on a balanced and up-to-date reading of the available archaeological evidence... This is an important book and highly recommended to anyone interested in the art, architecture and society of early Rome."-Dominik Maschek, Bryn Mawr Classical Review -- Dominik Maschek Bryn Mawr Classical Review