Readership: Scholars and students of ancient history, especially those interested in the Greek polis.
Mogens Herman Hansen, Director of the Copenhagen Polis Centre, Danish National Research Foundation, and Thomas Heine Nielsen, Lecturer in the Department of Greek and Latin, University of Copenhagen
"Allison's book is the first of its kind in Pompeian scholarship and, given the thorough discussion of almost all methodological aspects related to artifact analysis and the detailed descriptions, drawings and photographs of the individual objects, it is likely to become a standard reference point for any scholar working with artifacts and artifact assemblages in the Vesuvian area, so that it belongs in any decent university library." - Miko Flohr, Babesch
"To produce a study of this scope and size is an achievement that should command the highest respect... entertaining and informative" - Jan Paul Crielaard, Babesch
"The work is a superb achievement at many different levels" - Robert Parker,
The Classical Review
"...[a] masterly volume ... a magnificent and essential resource for anyone studying the Greek world." - Greece and Rome
2. Inventory of Poleis