164 De novis libris iudicia / E.M. Moormann / Mnemosyne 62 (2009) 164-165 Rouveret, A., Dubel, S., Naas, V. (eds.) 2006. Couleurs et matière dans l’Antiquité. Textes, techniques et pratiques (Études de littérature ancienne, 17). Paris, Editions Rue d’Ulm. 299 p. Pr. €19.00. Th is collection of papers about various aspects of colour in Antiquity are not the result of a round table, but collected by the editors, apparently choosing speciﬁc authors for speciﬁc themes. Most texts are very dense and require a high degree of concentration. According to the title, they should range from analyses of text to archaeological material, but the ﬁrst aspect gets more attention. Th e few colour illustrations will frustrate the editors as they do the readers: these images are not trustworthy in any way! I did not ﬁnd it easy to ﬁnd a red thread, despite the clear introduction by Agnès Rouveret, known from her own studies on the intersection of theory, texts and material culture. According to her, the collection of papers aims at discussing new research on colour, pigments, and technique from various points of view. She dis- tinguishes two periods: classical-early Hellenistic and republican-high Empire. Th ere are three
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