Caricature is one of the revisionist’s favorite devices; see, for instance, Whitelam, Invention, throughout; and esp. Thompson, Mythic Past, which, however, can hardly be called scholarship, since it does not contain a single reference to support any of the countless cavalier assertions that are made. For a brief critique, see Dever, review of The Mythic Past, by Thompson, ReViews, BAR 25:05.