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The Social History of Rome

By: Alfoldy, Geza

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London & Sydney, Croom Helm: 1984

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14605


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... View more info

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Greek Society

By: Andrewes, Anthony

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin: 1981

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14691


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 View more info

Studies in Greek and Roman History

By: Badian, E.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell: 1968

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14627


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 View more info

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The Romans

By: Barrow, R.H.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10707


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 View more info

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Septimius Severus - The African Emperor

By: Birley, Anthony

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9367


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 / R... View more info

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Hercules - A Heroic Life

By: Blanshard, Alastair

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Granta Books: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16578


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xx prelims, 200pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and bright with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Well-researched and literate account of the mythical life of an ancient Greek hero - part comic, part tragic, always engaging. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: myth, labour, hero, Greece View more info

Greek Civilization - From the Iliad to the Parthenon

By: Bonnard, ndre

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1962

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 13989


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 cultu... View more info

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Rome and the Friendly King - The Character of Client Kingship

By: Braund, David C.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London & Canberra / New York, Croom Helm / St. Martin's Press: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10392


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... View more info

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The War Queen - Boadicea - and the Spring of Terror that decided the fate of Roman Britain

By: Broxholme, J.F.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Leslie Frewin: 1967

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 10712


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, Sue... View more info

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Persia and the Greeks - The Defense of the West 546-478 B.C.

By: Burn, Andrew Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Minerva Press: 1968

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14679


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, Hero... View more info

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The Origin of the Gods - A Psychoanalytic Study of Greek Theogonic Myth

By: Caldwell, Richard

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, OUP: 1993

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14726


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 View more info

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A History of Rome down to the reign of Constantine

By: Cary (D.Litt.), M. ; Scullard (F.B.A.), H.H.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1992

Edition: third edition paperback

Seller ID: 15570


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 autom... View more info

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Thucydides

By: Connor, W. Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1985

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14712


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 View more info

Britain - Rome's Most Northerly Province - A History of Roman Britain, A.D. 43 - A.D. 450

By: Durant, G.M.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Readers Union: 1970

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 10957


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, Suet... View more info

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Warlords of Republican Rome - Caesar versus Pompey

By: Fields, Nic

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Barnsley, Pen & Sword Military: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12625


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 View more info

Thucydides

By: Finley (Jr.), John H.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, OUP - Geoffrey Cumberlege: 1947

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14678


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, Peri... View more info

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

By: Goldsworthy, Adrian

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2016

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15561


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 cul... View more info

Euripides and the Instruction of the Athenians

By: Gregory, Justina

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 1991

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14620


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 View more info

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Orpheus and Greek Religion - A Study of the Orphic Movement

By: Guthrie, W.K.C.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1993

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14606


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 View more info

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Scipio Africanus - Greater than Napoleon

By: Hart, B.H. Liddell

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Greenhill Books: 1992

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15515


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 View more info

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Herodotus and Greek History

By: Hart, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Self-Publishing Association: 1993

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14703


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 View more info

A History of the Athenian Constitution to the End of the Fifth Century B.C.

By: Hignett, C.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1975

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14621


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 View more info

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Thucydides

By: Hornblower, Simon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Gerald Duckworth: 1987

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14677


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,... View more info

Paidea: The Ideals of Greek Culture - Volume III - The Conflict of Cultural Ideas in the Age of Plato

By: Jaeger, Werner

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, OUP: 1969

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14648


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 t... View more info

Paidea: The Ideals of Greek Culture - Volume I - Archaic Greece - The Mind of Athens

By: Jaeger, Werner

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell: 1965

Edition: second thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14646


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... View more info

Paidea: The Ideals of Greek Culture - Volume II - In Search of the Divine Centre

By: Jaeger, Werner

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1976

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14647


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, ric... View more info

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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature - Volume II Part 2 -The Late Republic

By: Kenney, E.J. (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1983

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14674


Paperback, 227mm x 152mm , vi prelims, 153pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been well read - light wear and some creasing, also a little tanned, but pages clean and unmarked. Price sticker on rear. Softcover scholarly review of Latin literature in the period up to and including Julius Caesar, including the works of Catullus and Cicero. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Sallust, Lucretius, republic, Roman View more info

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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature - Volume II Part 4 -The Early Principate

By: Kenney, E.V. (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1983

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14675


Paperback, 227mm x 152mm , vii prelims, 240pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been well read - light wear and some creasing, small mark to right block edge, also a little tanned, but pages clean and unmarked. Price sticker on rear. Softcover scholarly review of Latin literature in the so-called "silver" age of the early Empire, including the works of Juvenal, Seneca and Tacitus. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords... View more info

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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature - Volume II Part 3 -The Age of Augustus

By: Kenney, E.V. (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1983

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14676


Paperback, 227mm x 152mm , vi prelims, 239pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been well read - light wear and some creasing, also a little tanned, but pages clean and unmarked. Price sticker on rear. Softcover scholarly review of Latin literature at the birth of the Empire, including the works of Virgil, Horace and Ovid. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Augustus, Empire, Aeneid, Georgics View more info

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Dark History of the Roman Emperors - From Julius Caesar to the Fall of Rome

By: Kerrigan, Michael

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Amber Books: 2015

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13988


Hardback, 251mm x 190mm decorated boards, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has minimal wear from handling, sticker residue on front. "A wry and witty look at Roman mayhem, murder, incest, infanticide, sadism, sexual depravity and madness." Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Caligula, Nero, Commodus, Claudius View more info