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Books of the year (sadly, not mine)

By David Herman  

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The TLS always produces the best selection of Books of the Year. No one produces more erudite and cosmopolitan choices. Inspired, here is a selection of my favourites from their list, this year.

*  ‘The combination of classical learning, lavish book production and a hint of scholarly controversy makes Il papiro di Artemidoro (LED: Eidizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto, edited by Claudio Gallazzi, Barbel Kramer and Salvatore Settis, one of the most important books of the century so far.’ (Mary Beard).

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