BABESCH 2006, p. 257
Whit this voluminous but well-bound book (it gloriously survived more than a month in a briefcase, in order to be read in the bus between home and work), the one-volume repertorium makes a splendid come back in classical archaeology. Luigi Todisco, a prolific author on ancient drama, had the good idea of putting together in one book all ancient figured vases found in Italy and Sicily that have ever been mentioned as depicting drama, writing an inspiring introduction, and putting four gifted and thorough young "studiose" to work. The book will help both archaeologists and philologists in their heated debates on the subject. We may be sure that Todisco’s own work on this volume must have been enormous, as every vase and every find circumstance in abundantly documented with description, a complete modern-style bibliography (author, year, page) and a small but just legible photograph, or lacking that, an old drawing; and as, whichever way one wants to enter the material, there is always a quick way to find what one is looking for, including an almost hundred-page-long general bibliography. Still, I wish the authors of the voluminous reading text would have been deservedly mentioned on the cover and title page of the book. Reviewed by D. C. Steures.