Rob Scott ’90
In his first solo novel, 15 Miles, Scott takes elements of police procedural, political thriller, and horror and combines them in a single hard-hitting package. “A compulsive, page-turning debut,” said the Guardian in the UK. Protagonist Sailor Doyle, a troubled homicide cop in rural Virginia, is dispatched to investigate a double killing on a lonely farm. Soon the story moves to Vietnam and back, then focuses on a presidential campaign as Doyle is swept up in a murder tale in which he may be an unknowing key player.
A Companion to Ancient Macedonia
Considered the first resource of its kind, this collection of essays examines the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of Macedonia from the Archaic period to beyond the end of Roman domination. Roisman, who teaches ancient history, and his coeditor commissioned chapters by emerging and leading scholars who explore material culture, including art, architecture, and archaeology, for the series known as Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World.
Sea Monster (CD)
Jason Spooner ’95
Maine singer-songwriter Spooner went back into the studio with his trio and emerged with Sea Monster, a tasty mix of jazz, blues, funk, and roadhouse shuffle. Spooner trades his acoustic guitar for electric on some cuts, and his plugged-in playing and always-evocative songwriting is prompting comparisons to Mark Knopfler and John Mayer. An April tour takes him to Montana and the Northwest. Read and hear more at jasonspooner.com.
Euripides’ Electra: A Commentary
Forty-five pages of the text of Electra (in Greek) are preceded by a 35-page introduction and 260 pages of line-by-line commentary (in English), notes, analyses, discussion, and vocabulary in this new edition of one of the best-known Greek tragedies. The new volume by Roisman, the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Classics, and Luschnig is intended to support study of the play by intermediate and advanced undergraduates. It is the 38th volume in the University of Oklahoma Series in Classical Literature and the authors’ second contribution to the series, following similar treatment of Euripides’s Alcestis published in 2003 (Editor’s note: in an earlier version of this description, Euripides was misspelled. It was an editing error.)