After producing the massive "Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages", Cambridge University Press curiously decided to divide the encyclopedia up and publish individual volumes for each region. Well, for those interested solely in the languages of Europe, that might have been a good thing, because you can economically purchase one of the few general overviews of the ancient languages of this part of the world. I can understand complaints that this reissue is a cash-grab, though.
The cut-off date for entry in the Cambridge Encyclopedia was the 6th century, and therefore this particular volume for Europe contains the following descriptions: Attic Greek (Roger D. Woodard), Greek dialects (Roger D. Woodard), Latin (James P. T. Clackson), Sabellian languages (Rex E. Wallace), Venetic (Rex E. Wallace), Etruscan (Helmut Rix), Continental Celtic (Joseph F. Eska), Gothic (Jay H. Jasanoff) and Ancient Nordic (Jan Terge Faarlund).
All chapters have the basic scheme of a presentation of the writing system, a sketch of phonology, morphology and syntax, and some remarks on the lexicon. However, the way in which authors treat the language in time is inconsistent. For example, the chapter on the Sabellian languages is mainly synchronic, while Jasanoff's description of Gothic discusses the history of the language from Proto-Indo-European through Proto-Germanic to the attested texts.
Clackson treats Faliscan as a Latin patois, and therefore it is generally ignored. I'm not entirely happy that Oscan and Umbrian were described together in a single chapter, however. The chapter on Venetic and Ancient Nordic are something of a joke -- the authors try to describe the language solely from the inscriptions, but there's not much there. At least in the case of Nordic, more could have been filled in from later records, but then again, whatever cutoff date were chosen for the encyclopedia, there would be casualties.