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An international journal printing contributions in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish; specializing in synthetic articles and in long reviews.

General Editor and Publisher: J. H. Humphrey
Associate Editor: Dirk Booms; Business manager: Laura Humphrey; Social media developer (Facebook and Wordpress): Leah Humphrey

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Supplement 108 is now in press, due end of February: Marcello Mogetta (ed.),  Élite burial practices and processes of urbanization at Gabii: the non-adult tombs from Area D of the Gabii Project excavations. 172 pages, heavily illustrated in colour, List price $99.50, special prepublication price for individuals $79.50. (no further reduction)

Supplement 107 is Martyn Allen (ed.), The role of zooarchaeology in the study of the Western Roman Empire. It contains 10 chapters by different authors. Published October 15, 2019.  ISBN 978-0-9994586-1-7.  168 pp. List price $89.50.  Normal price to individuals $69.75.

[The previously planned S107, by J. G. Royal and S. Tusa, The site of the Battle of the Aegates Islands at the end of the First Punic War. Fieldwork, analyses and perspectives, 2005-2015, has  been published in Rome by L'Erma di Bretschneider. See http://www.lerma.it/index.php?pg=SchedaTitolo&key=00013308]

JRA 32 (2019). Fascicule 1, Articles, has 528 pages including about 40 pages of colour. Price to individual subscribers $81.95 plus postage for the two fascicules, totalling 1008 pages. Click here for the full table of contents of fasc. 1.
Highlights include:
"Capricorno Alae VII Phrygum. Interim report on the fort near Tel Shalem", followed by
"Interim report on the inscriptions from the aedes of the fort" (click on either for the first page)
"Notes on the elogium of a benefactor at Pompeii" (click for the first several pages, including the revised text and new translation)

Fascicule 2, Reviews, has 85 book reviews. Click here for the full table of contents of fasc. 2.
Click on each for first page of  reviews by A. Wallace-Hadrill, R. Benefiel & S. Cruz, B. S. Ridgway, P. du Plessis, E. Meyers, C. Lightfoot, I. Oggiano
Click here for BOOKS RECEIVED FOR REVIEW within the last 12 months.

We are now accepting submissions for JRA 34 (2021). The final deadline for submitting articles is December 2020. Please contact us first with the proposed topic and an abstract. When submitting images, you may use WeTransfer to our email address.

JRA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Dirk Booms as Associate Editor. He will share responsibility with John Humphrey for the upcoming vol. 33 (2020). Dirk received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2009 on the theme of the self-representation of Roman emperors through the art and architecture of their villas. In this connection he was a staff member (2006-10) on the excavations of Marcus Aurelius' sumptuous residence at Villa Magna, studying and reconstructing the architecture, and creating the 3D model.  He has also excavated in Belgium, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey. He is currently assistant director of the excavation of an Early Christian church complex at Bulla Regia and of the excavation of the  'Arab quarter' at Volubilis, projects of University College London/Tunisian Institut National du Patrimoine/Moroccan Institut National des Sciences de l'Archéologie et du Patrimoine.
Dirk previously lectured at the Cambridge, Oxford and Birkbeck. From 2012 to 2017, he was curator of the Roman Mediterranean collections at the British Museum. He curated several travelling exhibitions on the Roman empire and the major exhibition 'Sicily: Culture and Conquest' (BM 2016), which told the island's history from prehistory until the Renaissance. His publications include: Sicily: culture and conquest, with P. Higgs (2016); Rome: city and empire, with S. Moorhead and S. Raikes (cat. expo. Australia 2018); and articles in Libyan Studies 2018, JRA Suppl. 89, JRA 2012, PBSR 2010, BM Res. Publ. 211, and BM Tech. Res. Bull. 8.

The new S109 will be Carthage Papers 2, containing 12 chapters by different authors on Roman Carthage and its territory. It is expected in May 2020. Approx. 350 pp. Prepublication price $99.50.

JRA now has its own FACEBOOK PAGE at https://www.facebook.com/JournalofRomanArch/
Currently featured are the Vinkovci treasure, the  Huqoq elephant panel, and the "lost" Nollekens Relief from Domitian's Palace

JRA has also launched a Digging into JRA BLOG at http://DiggingintoJRA.wordpress.com
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S22. Domestic space in the Roman world: Pompeii and beyond, pdf full-text now available of every chapter (and of the whole book at a cost of $60), the book itself being out of print. Please send email to jra@JournalofRomanArch.com. Individual chapters listed here.

S34. The Roman army as a community, pdf full-text now available of every chapter (and of the whole book at a cost of $60), the book itself being out of print. Please send email to jra@JournalofRomanArch.com.


S106. THE ELEPHANT MOSAIC PANEL IN THE SYNAGOGUE AT HUQOQ: OFFICIAL PUBLICATION AND INITIAL INTERPRETATIONS, by Karen Britt and Ra'anan Boustan. Paperback, 7 x 10 inch. 82 pages, 21 figures including colour. Price $49.75.  JRA  individual subscribers $39.75.
Front matter and table of contents here.
In view of the multiplicity and diversity of interpretations proposed so far, JRA commissioned two BOOK REVIEWS:
Full text of Janine Balty's review of Britt and Boustan, The Elephant Mosaic panel, as it will appear in JRA 31 (2018)
Full text of Rina Talgam's review of Britt and Boustan, The Elephant Mosaic panel, as it will appear in JRA 31 (2018)

Published June 29, 2017
S105. ROMAN JERUSALEM: A NEW OLD CITY, edited by G. Avni and G. D. Stiebel. Cloth, 8 1/2 x 11 inch, 162 pages, 80 black-and-white figs., 4 colour figs. List price $99.50. Web price to individuals $79.50. Prepublication price to JRA individual subscribers $69.50.

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