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F. PRONTERA (ed.), Strabone. Contributi allo studio della

personalità e dell'opera, I. Perugia, Università degli Studi,
1984. 262 p. Pr. L. 45.000.

F. LASSERRE, Histoire de premiere main dans la Géographiede Strabon. - E.

Ch. L. van der VLIET, L'ethnographie de Strabon: id6ologle ou tradition? - P.
JANNI, Tradurre i testi geografici: l'esempio di Strabone. - R. NICOLAI,Un
sistema di localizzazione geografica relativa. - Anna Maria BIx?SCHI,Strabone
e la difesa di Omero nei prolegomena. - G. CAMASSA,"Dov'e la fonte
dell'argento". Strabone, Alybe e i Chalybes. - F. PRONTERA, Prima di Strabone:
materiali per un studio della geografia antica come genere letterario.

G. MADDOLI (ed.), Strabone. Contributi allo studio della

personalità e dell'opera, II. Perugia, Università degli Studi,
1986. 199 p. Pr. L. 27.000.

Germaine AUJAC,,Strabon et la musique. - Ch. JACOB,Cartographie et rec-

tification. - Anna Maria BIRASCHI,Strabone e gli 'onomata' omerici. A pro-
posito di Strab. VIII 3,2. - Giuliana D. MASSARO, I moduli della narrazione
storica nei libri di Strabone sull'Italia meridionale. - E. GRECO,Strabone e la
topografia storica della Magna Grecia. - G. MADDOLI,Fra 'ktisma' ed 'epoikia':
Strabone, Antioco e le origini di Metaponte e Siri (Strab. VI 1,15 = Ant. F 12).
- P. HOGEMANN, Uber eine Notiz bei Strabo (XVI 4,2) zur Klarung des
Ruckweges des Kambyses-Heeres aus Agypten 522 v. Chr. - F. Bosi, La storia
del Bosforo Cimmerio nell'opera di Strabone.

MNEMAI. Classical Studies in Memory of KARL K.

HULLEY, edited by Harold D. Evjen. Chico (Calif.),
Scholars Press, 1984. VIII, 183 p., 1 pl.

Introduction.-E. F. D'ARMS, The Classics Department and Karl K. Hulley:

1937-1946.-CH. R. BEYE,The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Bible and Homer: Some
Narrative Parallels.- P. GREEN, Works and Days 1-285: Hesiod's Invisible
Audience.- CH. SEGAL,Greek Tragedy: Writing, Truth, and the Representation
of the Self.-A. HENRICHS,Male Intruders among the Maenads: the So-Called
Male Celebrant.-B. D. MERITT,The Saddle-Cloths of Alkibiades.-E. BADIAN,
An Unrecognised Date in Cicero's Text?-R. A. HORNSBY, maior nasciturordo.-
A. G. MCKAY,Vergilian Heroes and Toponymy: Palinurus and Misenus.-P. L.
SCHMIDT,Structure and Sources of Horace, Ode 1,12.-J. P. SULLIVAN,
Literature, Patronage, and Politics: Nero to Nerva.-List of Hulley Lectures.

ERIK IVERSEN, Egyptian and Hermetic Doctrine (Opuscula

Graecolatina, 27), Copenhagen, Museum Tusculanum
Press, 1984. 71 p. Pr. DKr. 180,-.
In this booklet the author, an Egyptologist, compares the basic concepts of
Egyptian and Hermetic cosmology and concludes to their essential accordance. He

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starts from the cosmological section of the Memphite Shabaka inscription, which
contains a highly speculative theology of creation. The distinction made in this
text between the creator, Ptah, identified with cosmic intelligence, and the lower
demiurge, Atum, as a second god, corresponds to that of the Poimandresbetween
Nous and Logos. The various and often contradictory definitions of the first
creator and the secondary demiurge in the Hermetic texts are explained from the
corresponding divergencies in Egyptian cosmology (39-40).
This short announcement does not allow a complete enumeration of the sug-
gested correspondences between Egyptian and Hermetic ideas, let alone a discus-
sion of some of the fundamental issues raised in this study. My impression, as a
non-Egyptologist, is that Iversen has made an important contribution to the vexed
question of the relationship between Old-Egyptian and Hermetic doctrines, int. al.
by adducing much material which never before had been discussed in this connex-
ion. Sometimes, however, things are less simple than the author seems to suggest,
e.g. when he repeatedly emphasizes that both in Egyptian and Hermetic
documents the first God reserves for himself the creation of man (16, 24, 32-
33,51). But in the Poimandres,12, the Anthropos created by Nous is not mortal ter-
restrial man but the ideal heavenly Man, more or less identified with the Logos.
As far as I know, the idea of the heavenly Anthropos is not Egyptian; it has its
origin in Judaism. Iversen has written a stimulating book, which certainly will
have a lasting influence on future Hermetic studies.

B. BRUNI CELLI, Bibliografia Hipocrática. Caracas, Edi-

ciones del Rectorado, Universidad Central de Venezuela,
1984. Pp.508. Pr. Bs. 180,00.

Indispensable. A detailed, fully indexed, and illustrated bibliography of edi-

tions, translations, and secondary literature concerned with the Corpus Hip-
pocraticum and Hippocrates. A few minor mistakes and omissions. Incorporates
information derived from library catalogues and from other bibliographies,
including G. Maloney-R. Savoie, Cinq centans de BibliographieHippocratique, 1473-
1982 (Quebec, Canada 1982), references to all of which are added. Most welcome
are the brief biographies of some of the great Hippocratic scholars of the past.

NICOLE LORAUX, Façons tragiques de tuer une femme

(Textes du XXe siècle). Paris, Hachette, 1985. 127 p.
Pr. FF 48,-.

Les femmes meurent de deux fa?ons:

1) Le suicide que commettent les femmes mari6es
2) Le sacrifice que subissent les vierges
Le suicide a une mauvaise reputation, surtout la pendaison, choisie par la plupart
des femmes pour mettre fin a leur vie (Jocaste dans Sophocle, Phedre). Toutefois,
le suicide par le glaive - arme masculine par excellence - est une mort plus pure
et plus noble: D61anire et Jocaste dans les Phéniciennesd'Euripide. Souvent le
suicide est commis dans le thalamos, le domaine feminin. En plus, le suicide est

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