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Mary Beard has some nice things to say about JRA in the TLS! Click here to read. But actually, her suspicions were unnecessary: no one can find any part of JRA online until after all the print copies have dropped through your letter-boxes.

The annual volume 31 (2018) was published on October 12. It has 1014 pages and is heavily illustrated in colour. As of Monday October 15 all of the domestic copies (about 500) have been mailed to our subscribers.  We are now working on mailing the international subscribers' copies. Canadian copies will be mailed at the end of October. The online edition through Cambridge Journals Online will be available around October 22nd. 

A highlight of fascicule 1 is the article by Massimo Osanna, "Games, banquets, handouts, and the population of Pompeii as deduced from a new tomb inscription". JRA greatly appreciates the author's generosity in making the full text freely available so soon after its discovery. For a precisely drawn apograph, CLICK HERE (drawn by Arch. R. Martinelli, copyright M. Osanna/Parco Archeologico di Pompei, not to be reproduced without permission) and then use the magnify (+) button on your browser to be able to read the text or you can download the PDF to your computer, use the magnifying icon, and scroll across to read the full text. Photographs of the inscription along with the full Latin text and Italian translation are provided on our blog http://DiggingintoJRA.wordpress.com
The final table of contents of fascicule 1 (Articles) is here.

A special section of  fascicule 2 is devoted to the Elephant mosaic panel at Huqoq, with two brand new interpretations. See the introduction to this section by K. M. D. Dunbabin here.
The final table of contents of fascicule 2 (Reviews, etc.) is here.
The books reviewed in JRA 31 are here
List of all books received for review August 2017-August 2018, as printed in JRA vol. 31.

S107. The next supplement, entitled Carthage Papers 2, containing 12 chapters on different topics,  is now in  proofs.
(We regret to announce that the previously planned Supplement 107, by J. G. Royal and S. Tusa, The site of the Battle of the Aegates Islands at the end of the First Punic War, which JRA edited and finalized, will  be published instead in Italy by L'Erma di Bretschneider.)

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. Prepublication price to JRA individual subscribers $39.75. Available for purchase at Boston AIA Jan 4-7.
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)

Huqoq elephant panel update: with information on further discussions of the interpretation of the mosaic

JRA now has its own (long overdue!) FACEBOOK PAGE at https://www.facebook.com/JournalofRomanArch/
Please visit to see latest updates. 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
Please visit to see and contribute to the discussions around JRA's hot topics.

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.

Published March, 2017
S104. FLUVIAL LANDSCAPES IN THE ROMAN WORLD, edited by Tyler V. Franconi. Cloth, 8 1/2 x 11 inch, 164 pages, 64 figs. including 5 in colour. ISBN-13:  978-0-9913730-8-6. List price $89.50. Web price to individuals $69.50.

Full-text sample from JRA 29:  Ted Kaizer, The future of Palmyrene studies

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The  archive (consisting of volumes 1-25) is available separately for purchase from CJO.
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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.

Published on May 19, 2016 and now reprinted
S103. APHRODISIAS PAPERS 5. EXCAVATION AND RESEARCH AT APHRODISIAS, 2006-2012, edited by R. R. R. Smith, J. Lenaghan, A. Sokolicek and K. Welch. Cloth, 8 1/2 x 11 inch, 380 pages, 437 figs. ISBN-13: 978-0-9913730-7-9. List price $149. Special price to individual JRA subscribers $99. Web price to other individuals $119.

Published on  January 25, 2016
Cloth, 7 x 10 inch, 197 pages, figs. ISBN-13: 978-0-9913730-6-2. List price $99. Special price to individuals $79.

Published on October 28, 2015
S101. PARADIGM AND PROGENY: ROMAN IMPERIAL ARCHITECTURE AND ITS LEGACY. Proceedings of a conference held at the American Academy in Rome on 6-7 December, 2011 in honor of William L. MacDonald, edited by D. Favro, F. K. Yegül, J. Pinto, and G. Métraux.
Cloth, 8 1/2 x 11 inch, 228 pages, figs., 12 pages of colour. ISBN-13: 978-0-9913730-5-5. List price $109. Special price to individuals $89.

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