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Myth and Society in Ancient Greece, Vernant, Jean-Pierre
Myth and Society in Ancient Greece

Flavius Josephus - Selections from His Works, Wasserstein, Abraham
Flavius Josephus - Selections from His Works

A History of Rome down to the reign of Constantine, Cary (D.Litt.), M. ;   Scullard (F.B.A.), H.H.
A History of Rome down to the reign of Constantine

Tiberius the Politician, Levick, Barbara
Tiberius the Politician

Party Politics in the Age of Caesar, Taylor, Lily Ross
Party Politics in the Age of Caesar

Pax Romana - War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World, Goldsworthy, Adrian
Pax Romana - War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World

Scipio Africanus - Greater than Napoleon, Hart, B.H. Liddell
Scipio Africanus - Greater than Napoleon

Tacitus - The Histories, Wellesley, Kenneth
Tacitus - The Histories

 

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Placing The Gods - Sanctuaries and Sacred Space in Ancient Greece, Alcock, Susan E.;   Osborne, Robin         (eds)
1 Placing The Gods - Sanctuaries and Sacred Space in Ancient Greece
Alcock, Susan E.; Osborne, Robin (eds). Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1999. first edition, Paperback, 235mm x 157mm , x prelims, 271pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, faint crease to front cover, block edges just a little grubby in places, else clean and tight. Price sticker on rear. A collection of scholarly papers which examine the placing of cult sanctuaries across the whole period of Greek antiquity - an activity charged with religious and political meaning. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: cult, demos, polis, Mycenae. 14915

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The Social History of Rome, Alfoldy, Geza
2 The Social History of Rome
Alfoldy, Geza. Croom Helm, London & Sydney, 1984. first thus, Hardback, 224mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xi prelims, 251pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Exterior just a little bumped, minimal wear to block edges, yellow highlights to a handful of pages , else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has been handled over years, general light wear and indentations, worn sticker on spine. First published in Germany in 1975, this is an excellent little social history of Rome, with emphasis on the Imperial period, in English translation by David Braun and Frank Pollock. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: empire, class, slavery, religion. 14605

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Greek Society, Andrewes, Anthony
3 Greek Society
Andrewes, Anthony. Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1981. first thus, Paperback, 179mm x 110mm , xxxi prelims, 324+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, some tanning to edges, creased front edge by spine, else clean and tight. Softcover edition of a fine single-volume social history of Greece first published as "The Greeks" in 1967. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Athens, Sparta, classical, democracy. 14691

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4 Studies in Greek and Roman History
Badian, E.. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1968. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , viii prelims, 290pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is clean and tight with mimimal wear to exterior edges. A collection of fifteen previously-published scholarly papers and reviews covering sundry matters of interest to the classicist. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Sulla, Alexander, Sallust, Rome. 14627

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The Romans, Barrow, R.H.
5 The Romans
Barrow, R.H.. Penguin, London, 1970. first edition, Paperback, 180mm x 112mm , 223pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback ihas been read, block edges a little darkened with a hint of foxing, pages otherwise clean. Excellent overview of the Roman achievement in all areas of human endeavour, from literature to engineering. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Rome, Latin, Chucrh, Virgil. 10707

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Septimius Severus - The African Emperor, Birely, Anthony
6 Septimius Severus - The African Emperor
Birely, Anthony. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 23cm x 15cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 398+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Right and clean with just a little grubbiness and foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn around top edges with some surface loss. Front flap clipped with sticker residue. Scholarly yet readable biography of the African-born political leader who was proclaimed Emperor of Rome in 193 AD. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Leptis Magna, Severus, Africa. 9367

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7 Greek Civilization - From the Iliad to the Parthenon
Bonnard, ndre. George Allen & Unwin, London, 1962. first thus, Hardback, 239mm x 175mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 3rd impression, , 200+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Exterior a little bumped and scuffed, else clean and unmarked. In translation by A. Lytton Swlls from the French edition (Lausanne, 1954,) this is Bonnard's superb review of selected cultural achievements of ancient Greece. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Odysseus, Athens, Aeschylus, democracy. 13989

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Rome and the Friendly King - The Character of Client Kingship, Braund, David C.
8 Rome and the Friendly King - The Character of Client Kingship
Braund, David C.. Croom Helm / St. Martin's Press, London & Canberra / New York, 1984. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 137mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 226pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, just a little colour fading to spine, tanning to flaps. A keenly-researched account of how the Roman state worked with local and regional rulers during the late Republican and Imperial periods. Book is presented in a Courier font, right margin ragged. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Rome, Herod, Caesar, monarchy This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 10392

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The War Queen - Boadicea - and the Spring of Terror that decided the fate of Roman Britain, Broxholme, J.F.
9 The War Queen - Boadicea - and the Spring of Terror that decided the fate of Roman Britain
Broxholme, J.F.. Leslie Frewin, London, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 143mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. Good +++/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Book is tight and impressively clean, given age. Just a little light foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper has some wear along top edges but still bright and clean. Readable account of the great 1st century rebellion of native Britons against Roman rule - and the amazing woman warrior who led it. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Boudicca, Suetonius, Iceni, Trinovantes. 10712

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Persia and the Greeks - The Defense of the West 546-478 B.C., Burn, Andrew Robert
10 Persia and the Greeks - The Defense of the West 546-478 B.C.
Burn, Andrew Robert. Minerva Press, 1968. first thus, Paperback, 20cm x 13cm , xvi prelims, 586pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been well reaf, block edges grubby, spine creased and frayed at ends, bottom block edge stained, some line highlight inscriptions to a few pages. US Softcover edition Burn's meaty review of the ancient Greek wars against the Persians which ultimately saved the nascent Western civilization. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Marathon, Salamis, Herodotus, Xerxes. 14679

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The Origin of the Gods - A Psychoanalytic Study of Greek Theogonic Myth, Caldwell, Richard
11 The Origin of the Gods - A Psychoanalytic Study of Greek Theogonic Myth
Caldwell, Richard. OUP, New York, 1993. first thus, Paperback, 208mm x 140mm , xvi prelims, 206pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine colour faded, block edges a little grubby, else clean and tight with minimal wear. US softcover edition of Caldwell's superb application of classical Freudian theory to the key Greek myths. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Oedipus, myth, Cronos, gaia. 14726

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A History of Rome down to the reign of Constantine, Cary (D.Litt.), M. ;   Scullard (F.B.A.), H.H.
12 A History of Rome down to the reign of Constantine
Cary (D.Litt.), M. ; Scullard (F.B.A.), H.H.. Macmillan, London, 1992. third edition paperback, Paperback, 247mm x 185mm , xxvii prelims, 694pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Big paperback is clean with minimal wear, no creasing. First published in 1935, this is a massive scholarly history of Rome, softcover print of 1975 third edition. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: caesar, Latium, Virgil, Senate This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 15570

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Thucydides, Connor, W. Robert
13 Thucydides
Connor, W. Robert. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1985. first edition, Paperback, 234mm x 155mm , xii prelims, 266pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback is bright and clean with some wear from handling, spine not creased but corners a little curled. A full-scale critical reading of Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War, of interest both to the student of ancient Greece and to the student of history as a literary art. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: history, Athens, Pericles, Sparta. 14712

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The Roman Cavalry - from the First to the Third Century AD, Dixon, Karen R.;   Southern, Pat
14 The Roman Cavalry - from the First to the Third Century AD
Dixon, Karen R.; Southern, Pat. Routledge, London & New York, 1997. first thus, Paperback, 234mm x 154mm , 256+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is not new but still clean and tight with no creasing or obvious imperfection. Softcover edition of excellent 1992 account of how the Roman army fought on horseback. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: cavalry, army, mount, horse. 13237

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15 Greek Homosexuality
Dover, K.J.. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 244+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear to exterior, some spotty marks to bottom rear. Scholarly perspective on same-sex relations in ancient Greece. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: eros, lesbian, gay, poetry. 14628

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Thucydides, Dover, K.J.
16 Thucydides
Dover, K.J.. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1973. first edition, Pamphlet, 234mm x 154mm , 44pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Pamphlet has been handled, some light fading to exterior and block is a little tanned - looks and feels 20 years older than publication date but still clean overall. Scholarly monograph which surveys the work of perhaps the greatest historian of Greek antiquity. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Peloponnese, Sparta, Athens, historiography. 14916

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17 Britain - Rome's Most Northerly Province - A History of Roman Britain, A.D. 43 - A.D. 450
Durant, G.M.. Readers Union, London, 1970. first thus, Hardback, 219mm x 137mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 179+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Hardback w/o dustwrapper is basically clean and tight. Just a little wear to block edges with a hint of foxing on top. Very small patch of surface damage to title and opposite. Book club edition of Durant's excellent single-volume history of Roman Britannia. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Britannia, Boudica, villa, Suetonius. 10957

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Warlords of Republican Rome - Caesar versus Pompey, Fields, Nic
18 Warlords of Republican Rome - Caesar versus Pompey
Fields, Nic. Pen & Sword Military, Barnsley, 2008. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 258pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A fresh account of the civil war in the later Roman Republic which pitted two commanders of genius against each other. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Cato, Cicero, murder, triumph. 12625

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19 Thucydides
Finley (Jr.), John H.. OUP - Geoffrey Cumberlege, London, 1947. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 150mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 344pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been read over years, exterior bumped and scuffed at corners, block edges worn, paragraph line highlights to c.20 pages, else clean. Scholarly review of the life and work of the pioneer Greek historian who wrote of the 5th century Peloponnesian War. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Peloponnese, Pericles, Athens, Sparta. 14678

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20 The Ancient Economy
Finley, M.I.. Chatto & Windus, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 231mm x 152mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 222pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been read, block edges worn from handling with some faint stains also, pages clean. Excellent guide to economic life in the classical Greco-Roman world. Corrected print of 1973 first edition. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: trade, money, slavery, Rome. 15560

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Pax Romana - War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World, Goldsworthy, Adrian
21 Pax Romana - War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
Goldsworthy, Adrian. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2016. first edition, Hardback, 242mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xiii prelims, 513+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean and tight, corners a little bumped. Dustwrapper has some wear and bumping along top. Excellent guide to the centuries of peace enjoyed by the Roman Empire - and the political means by which it was maintained. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: empire, economy, Caesar, rebellion. 15561

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22 Euripides and the Instruction of the Athenians
Gregory, Justina. The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1991. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 155mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 208pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Excellent scholarly review of five great plays by Euripides. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Alcestis, Hecuba, Hippolyta, Trojan, Heracles. 14620

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Orpheus and Greek Religion - A Study of the Orphic Movement, Guthrie, W.K.C.
23 Orpheus and Greek Religion - A Study of the Orphic Movement
Guthrie, W.K.C.. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1993. first thus, Paperback, 215mm x 139mm , xl prelims, 291+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been handled, minimal wear to edges, price sticker on rear. Latter-day paperback edition of Guthrie's classic 1952 account of Orphic religion in ancient Greece, with a new 20-page Foreword by Larry J. Alderlink. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: religion, cult, oracle, priest. 14606

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Scipio Africanus - Greater than Napoleon, Hart, B.H. Liddell
24 Scipio Africanus - Greater than Napoleon
Hart, B.H. Liddell. Greenhill Books, London, 1992. first thus, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, x prelims, 281pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, just a hint of foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper is bright and clean, colour fading of spine and rear. Republication of 1926 biography of the Roman commander who defeated Hannibal, with a new Foreword by Enoch Powell. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Punic, Carthage, Cannae, Zama. 15515

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Herodotus and Greek History, Hart, John
25 Herodotus and Greek History
Hart, John. Self-Publishing Association, 1993. first thus, Paperback, 234mm x 155mm , 256pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been well read, exterior bumped and worn with a little darkening to block edges, spine creased, pages clean. First published by Croom Helm in 1982, this is a privately-produced revised edition of Hart's guide to the life and work of the first great historian in the Western tradition. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Greece, Persia, Egypt, history. 14703

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26 A History of the Athenian Constitution to the End of the Fifth Century B.C.
Hignett, C.. The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 6th impression, , xi prelims, 420pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been handled, block edges just a little grubby, some small and faint marks to exterior, else clean. Superb history of Athenian political structures, with emphasis on the achievements of Solon and Pericles. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: law, peloponnese, Sparta, demagogue. 14621

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Thucydides, Hornblower, Simon
27 Thucydides
Hornblower, Simon. Gerald Duckworth, London, 1987. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 137mm , x prelims, 230pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been read, some creasing and wear from handling, also single-line highlights to paragraphs on 20-30 pages, else clean. Price sticker on rear. A scholarly review of the fifh-century BC historian who documented the Pelopennesian war in a documentary manner then wholly without precedent. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: history, Peloponnese, Sicily, Athens. 14677

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28 Paidea: The Ideals of Greek Culture - Volume I - Archaic Greece - The Mind of Athens
Jaeger, Werner. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1965. second thus, Hardback, 227mm x 144mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, second thus, 3rd impression, , xxix prelims, 510pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read, spine faded and a little grubby, block edges worn from handling, pages clean. First volume in Jaeger's mighty three-volume review of the Greek intellectual adventure, rich in scholarship and penetrating insight, in translation from the second German edition by Gilbert Highet. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Homer, Sparta, Pindar, Euripides. 14646

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29 Paidea: The Ideals of Greek Culture - Volume II - In Search of the Divine Centre
Jaeger, Werner. Oxford University Press, New York, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 143mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 8th impression, , xv prelims, 442pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Exterior bumped and a little worn, corners bumped, white spots to spine, just a hint of foxing to block edges, else clean and tight. First published in 1943 from a then-unpublished German manuscript, this is the second volume in Jaeger's mighty three-volume review of the Greek intellectual adventure, rich in scholarship and penetrating insight, in translation from the German by Gilbert Highet. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Socrates, Plato, Athens, philosophy. 14647

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30 Paidea: The Ideals of Greek Culture - Volume III - The Conflict of Cultural Ideas in the Age of Plato
Jaeger, Werner. OUP, New York, 1969. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 143mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 7th impression, , viii prelims, 374pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Front board surface is stained with sticker residue, bottom block edge is ink stained, but no seepage to page edges. Indeed, pages are clean and unmarked, binding tight. First published in 1943 from a then-unpublished German manuscript, this is the final volume in Jaeger's mighty three-volume review of the Greek intellectual adventure, rich in scholarship and penetrating insight, in translation from the German by Gilbert Highet. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: philosophy, science, Athens, rhetoric. 14648

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