Quote Originally Posted by njsquarebear View Post
I purchased this book - used - as one of the background texts for ADF's "Dedicant" program. I found it a quite interesting read and accessible as an academic text. As an introduction to this material it encouraged me to explore the topic(s) further that not all scholarly books necessarily do? That's all I can say at this point. I enjoyed reading it and it gave me much to think about... I look forward to re-reading it again and comparing the authors views to other similar texts. It was well worth what I paid for it used, which is important for those of us on budget!

Same here - used it for the DP and borrowed it from a friend. It was very accessible and a quick read. I was disappointed at the lack of depths in most of the chapters. However, the information on Rome and Roman paganism was extensive in contrast. I did really like the information on the Balts, but the rest of the book left me with a "take it or leave it" attitude.