Reviews & Quotes
"The author is to be congratulated for successfully presenting such complex data so clearly and with excellent illustrations.'"
Antiquity (Vol 83.321, September 2009)
"'This is an essential book. It is every bit as illuminating in its small details as it is in its broad scope. Through a focused presentation of all available forms of evidence, the full stature and importance of textile manufacturing in ancient Italy are made abundantly clear. Gleba constructs a clear methodology for the organization and analysis of textiles and the equipment used in their production that will serve as a model for future scholarship on the subject. Moreover, she also lays the foundation for the future resolution of a number of critical questions associated with those data. But what is perhaps most exciting about this volume lies not merely in the revealing insights it presents, but in the challenge it poses to archaeologists of pre-Roman Italy to more effectively report and consider the nature of the evidence for this pivotal ancient industry. If this challenge is met, the broader academic community will soon rightly place textile manufacture among the most important industries of the ancient Mediterranean.'"
Anthony Tuck, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2010.03.43)
"... a thorough gathering of available information on both the technical aspects of textile production and the implications that they have for socioeconomic organization and other contextual issues. [...] Glebas book is a sincere publication that stands firmly next to pioneering syntheses ... in a convenient way, it shares a surprising wealth of knowledge that hopefully will inspire other scholars to make the subject their own.'"
Brian E. McConnell
AJA Online Book Reviews (April 2010)
"This is an excellent resource for further studies in ancient textiles.'"
Elizabeth M. Schech
Archaeological Review from Cambridge (Vol. 25, No 1, 2010)