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1 Greek Vases In The J. Paul Getty Museum, Volume 5.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 1991. Occasional Papers on Antiquities Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Introduces previously unpublished information about the Museum's collection of ancient painted vases. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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2 Greek Vases In The J. Paul Getty Museum, Volume 6.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2000. Occasional Papers on Antiquities Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This is the sixth in a series of books that document the vast collection of Greek vases in the Getty Museum. In this volume are eight essays—in English, German, or Italian—that shed light on a number of objects from the Museum's fine collection of antiquities. Included is the identification of a new Corinthian painter by C.W. Neeft, professor at the University of Amsterdam; the publication of three Caeretan hydriai by J. M. Hemelrijk, professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam; and the reconstruction of an important early krater by the Berlin Painter, discussed by Mary B. Moore, professor of art history at Hunter College, CUNY. Also in this volume is a treatment by Anneliese Kossatz-Deissmann of the Archäologisches Institut, Universität Würzburg, of a parody of a phlyax comedy on a South Italian vase, as well as essays by Petra Reichert-Südbeck, an independent scholar in Germany; Glenn Markoe, curator of Classical and Near Eastern art at the Cincinnati Art Museum; Flavia Zisa, an independent scholar in Florence, Italy; and Ruth Lindner, a scholar at the Universit t Würzburg. "The whole volume is a veritable box of delights." - Minerva "Updated now are the helpful lists of collections of Attic figure-decorated pottery around the world." - Antiquity 75 
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3 ABBOTT, JACOB. Xerxes.
Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York: 1904. h Hardcover no dustjacket. Reading copy with slight chips and tears to cover. 
The story of Xerxes, monarch of the ancient Persian Empire. 
Price: 15.20 USD
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4 ALSOP, JOSEPH. From The Silent Earth: A Report Of The Greek Bronze Age.
Harper & Row, New York: 1964. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is torn in the front. 

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5 APOLLONIOS DE RHODES; VIAN, FRANCIS (EDITION, INTRODUCTION ET COMMENTAIRE). Argonautiques: Chant III.
Presses Universitaires de France, Paris: 1961. Erasme Collection de Textes Grecs Commentes. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The "Argonautica of Apollonius" is the only full remaining account of Jason's voyage in quest of the Golden Fleece. Written in the third century B. C., it met with derision in the poet's native city, Alexandria, and the second version was first acclaimed by the Rhodians before its more widespread success. Though Apollonius used the manner and matter of epic, he wrote from a personal viewpoint, as a critical observer. His understanding on human nature, his unerring eye for dramatic moment, and his quiet sense of humor give reality and spirit to this fantastic story of high romance and incredible adventure. Includes a bibliography, glossary, and a map. This edition contains the text in Greek with notes in French. 
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6 APOLLONIUS OF RHODES; RIEU, E.V. (TRANSLATED WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY). The Voyage Of Argo: The Argonautica.
Penguin, New York: 1971. Second Edition. s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
The "Argonautica of Apollonius" is the only full remaining account of Jason's voyage in quest of the Golden Fleece. Written in the third century B. C., it met with derision in the poet's native city, Alexandria, and the second version was first acclaimed by the Rhodians before its more widespread success. Though Apollonius used the manner and matter of epic, he wrote from a personal viewpoint, as a critical observer. His understanding on human nature, his unerring eye for dramatic moment, and his quiet sense of humor give reality and spirit to this fantastic story of high romance and incredible adventure. Includes a bibliography, glossary, and a map. 
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7 BROWN, PETER. Poverty And Leadership In The Later Roman Empire.
Brandeis University Press, Waltham / University Press of New England, Hanover: 2001. 1584665456 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A preeminent classical scholar on the emergence of one of our most familiar social divisions. In three magisterial essays, Peter Brown, one of the world's foremost scholars of the society and culture of late antiquity, explores the emergence in late Roman society of "the poor" as a distinct social class, one for which the Christian church claimed a special responsibility. It is the story of how a society came to see itself as responsible for the care of a particular class of people - a class that had not previously been cared for - and of who benefited from that shift in interests. In his characteristically elegant and lucid prose, Brown seeks to recover the pre-Christian status of poor people, the actual nature of the relations between the Christian church and the poor, and the true motivations - sometimes sincere, sometimes self-serving - behind Christian rhetoric of love for the poor. He draws not only on the standard Greek and Latin sources for the later Roman Empire, but also on Jewish sources to document the interactions between Middle Eastern provincial societies and classical Roman traditions. Brown gracefully illuminates a crucial transition from classical to Christian culture: the emergence of a new understanding of what society - and the Church - owes to the poor that continues to resonate. Peter Brown, Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University, is a leading authority on the society of late antiquity and early Christianity. He is author of Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (1967, 2000), The Rise of Western Christendom (1996), Authority and the Sacred (1995), and The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (1988). "The three essays that make up Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire, originally delivered as the Menahem Stern Lecture at Jerusalem in May of 2000, are the most concerted analytic attack yet offered by any ancient historian on the problem of poverty."—New York Review of Books 
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8 BURY, J. B., M.A.; S. A. COOK, LITT.D. & F. E. ADCOCK, M.A. (EDITORS). The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume Vi Macedon 401-301 B. C.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1969. Fifth Impression. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. 
Discusses the rise of Macedon as a power which overthrew the once vigorous one in Greece. Includes an Index. 
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9 BURY, M.A., F.B.A., J. B.; S. A. COOK, LITT.D. & F. E. ADCOCK, M.A. (EDITORS). The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume III The Assyrian Empire.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1970. 052104426X / 9780521044264 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. 
Chapters are entitled: The Foundation of the Assyrian Empire; The Supremacy of Assyria; Sennacherib and Esarhaddon; The Age of Shurbanipal; Ashurbanipal and the Fall of Assyria; The Hittites of Syria; Hittite Civilization, The Kingdom of Van (Urartu); The Sycthians and Norman Nomacds The New Babylonian Empire; The Influence of Babylonia; The Eclipse of Egypt; The Ethiopians and Assyrians in Egypt; The Restoration of Egypt; Oriental Art of the Saite Period; The Topography of Jerusalem; Israel and the Neighboring States; The Fall and Rise of Judah; Israel Before the Prophets; The Prophets of Israel; Lydia and Ionia; The Growth of the Dorian States;Early Athens; Northern and Central Greece; The Colonial Expansion of Greece; and The Growth of the Greek City-State. 
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10 CAUSEY, FAYA. Amber And The Ancient World.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Full of fascinating facts and stories, this book discusses the uses of amber in the ancient world and showcases beautiful examples of carved ambers. 144 pages, 6ū ķ 8ū inches, 63 color illustrations. 
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11 CHANIOTIS, ANGELOS Age Of Conquests: The Greek World From Alexander To Hadrian.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2018. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The world that Alexander remade in his lifetime was transformed once more by his death in 323 BCE. His successors reorganized Persian lands to create a new empire stretching from the eastern Mediterranean as far as present-day Afghanistan, while in Greece and Macedonia a fragile balance of power repeatedly dissolved into war. Then, from the late third century BCE to the end of the first, Rome's military and diplomatic might successively dismantled these post-Alexandrian political structures, one by one. During the Hellenistic period (c. 323-30 BCE), small polities struggled to retain the illusion of their identity and independence, in the face of violent antagonism among large states. With time, trade growth resumed and centers of intellectual and artistic achievement sprang up across a vast network, from Italy to Afghanistan and Russia to Ethiopia. But the death of Cleopatra in 30 BCE brought this Hellenistic moment to a close—or so the story goes. In Angelos Chaniotis's view, however, the Hellenistic world continued to Hadrian's death in 138 CE. Not only did Hellenistic social structures survive the coming of Rome, Chaniotis shows, but social, economic, and cultural trends that were set in motion between the deaths of Alexander and Cleopatra intensified during this extended period. Age of Conquests provides a compelling narrative of the main events that shaped ancient civilization during five crucial centuries. Many of these developments—globalization, the rise of megacities, technological progress, religious diversity, and rational governance—have parallels in our world today. 480 pages, 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches, 30 halftones, 13 maps. Angelos Chaniotis is Professor of Ancient History and Classics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. About This Book About the Authors Reviews Table of Contents See all: History of the Ancient World "The oikoumene was the name the ancient Greeks gave to what they saw as the inhabited world. In Age of Conquests, Angelos Chaniotis tells the story of the Hellenistic oikoumene—its staggering cultural diversity, as well as the people, ideas, and events that unified it for centuries. Chaniotis boldly breaks with the traditional chronological divisions of ancient history and writes of the long Hellenistic era from the reign of Alexander to Hadrian. Anyone interested in the great cultural achievements of the ancient Greek world will profit greatly from this ambitious book by a leading historian."—Alain Bresson, author of The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States "A wide-ranging and lively history of the Greek East that offers a rare combination of erudition and accessibility."—Andrew Erskine, University of Edinburgh "Angelos Chaniotis conveys all the richness and excitement of an extraordinary era in human history in this new work. The period of Greek history after the death of Alexander is the story of the rise and fall of empires and kingdoms, of a new global Greek world stretching from Cyrenaica to Afghanistan, and of the struggle of the cities of the 'old' Greek world to maintain their position. But it is also a period of intense cultural and scientific creativity, in which rulers were widely worshiped as gods, and where for the first time our sources reveal details of the lives of everyday Greeks and foreigners. There is no one who knows the evidence for the long Hellenistic Age better than Angelos Chaniotis—and in Age of Conquests he brings this canvas to life."—Tom Harrison, University of St Andrews "The period that begins with the conquests of Alexander the Great and ends with the reign of the Roman emperor Hadrian is one of the most important and tumultuous in world history. Jesus Christ, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Nero are only a few of the figures who lived during this era. Greeks and Greek-speakers played a crucial role during these years and bear witness to a number of astonishing phenomena—the emergence of Christianity, the consolidation of the Roman Empire, the founding of the library in Alexandria, and lasting developments in philosophy, literature, political thought, and technology. Angelos Chaniotis brings the Hellenistic age to life with remarkable learning, mastery of evidence, and sensitivity. His book offers a brilliant picture of the cosmopolitan Greek world and shows why it still matters to us today."—Phiroze Vasunia, author of The Gift of the Nile: Hellenizing Egypt from Aeschylus to Alexander 
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12 COOK, LITT.D., S. A.; F. E. ADCOCK, M.A. & M. P. CHARLESWORTH. M.A. (EDITORS). The Cambridge Ancient History - Volume (viii): Rome And The Mediterranean 218-133 B.c.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1970. 0521044901 / 9780521044905 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. 
The chapters are entitled: Polybius; Hannibal's Invasion of Italy;The Roman Defensive; Scipio and Victory; Rome and Macedon: Philip Against The Romans; Rome and Macedon: The Romans Against Philip; Rome and Antiochus; The Fall of the Macedonian Monarchy; Rome and the Hellenistic States; The Romans in Spain; Italy; Rome: The Beginnings of Latin Literature; Roman Religion and the Advent of Philosophy; The Fall of Carthage; Syria and the Jews; Thrace; The Bosporan Kingdom; Pergamum; Rhodes, Delos and Hellenistic Commerce; and Hellenistic Art; Includes an Index. 
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13 COOK, LITT.D., S.A.; F. E. ADCOCK, M.A. & M. P. CHARLESWORTH, M.A. (EDITORS). The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume Vii The Hellenistic Monarchies And The Rise Of Rome.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1969. Fourth Impression. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. 
Covers the Leading Ideas of the New Period, The Coming of the Celts, The New Hellenistic Kingdoms, Ptolemaic Egypt, Syria and the East, Macedonia and Greece, Athens, Alexandrian Literature, Hellenistic Science and Mathematics, The Sources for the Tradition of Early Roman History, The Founding of Rome, The Kings of Rome, The Primitive Institutions of Rome, The Early Republic, Rome and Her Neighbors in the Fifth Century, The Making os a United State, The Gallic Wars of Rome, The Conquest of Central Italy, Agathocles, Pyrrhus, Rome and Carthage: The First Punic War, The Struggle of Egypt Against Syria and Macedonia, The Greek Leagues and Macedonia, The Carthaginians in Spain, Rome After the Conquest of Sicily, and the Romas in Illyria. Includes an Index. 
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14 COOK, S. A.; F. E. ADCOCK, & M. P. CHARLESWORTH. The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume Ix, The Roman Republic 133-44 B.c.
Cambridge University Press, London: 1971. 052104491X / 9780521044912 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. 
Chapters are entitled: Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, The Wars of the Age of Marius, The Enfrancisement of Italy, Pontus and Its Neighbours: The First Mithridatic War; Sulla, The Breakdown of the Sullan System and The Rise of Pompey; Rome and the East, The Jews,The Provinces and Their Government, Rome in the Absence of Pompey, The First Triumvirate, The Conquest of Gaul, Parthia, From The Conference of Luca to the Rubicon, The Civil War, Caesar's Dictatorship, Literature in the Age of Cicero, Ciceronian Society, The Art of the Roman Republic, and The Development of Law Under the Republic. 
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15 COOK, S. A.; F.E. ADCOCK; M. P. CHARLESWORTH & N. H. BAYNES. The Cambridge Ancient History: Volum Xii The Imperial Crisis And Recovery A. D. 193-324.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1971. 0521044944 / 9780521044943 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. 
This volume takes its beginning from the triumph of Constantine over his latest rival and the foundation of that city which for sixteen centuries was to be known by his name, as Constantinople. The volume is concerned with the evolution of the Imperial autocracy, the crisis that beset the Empire and threatened its dissolution, and the resolute recovery and reconstruction which made it possible for the Middle Age of Europe to inherit much that had been the possession of the Ancient World. Includes an Index. 
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16 EDITORS OF HORIZON MAGAZINE; COTTRELL, LEONARD (NARRATIVE). The Horizon Book Of Lost Worlds.
American Heritage Press, New York: 1962. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but shows some wear. 
Chapters are entitled: Myth and Reality, The Flowering of Egypt, Anarchy and Recovery, Glory and Decline, Sumer: The Dawn of Civilization, The Age of Hammurabi, Kings of he World, The Valley of the Indus, Romance of Rediscovery, Crete: The Island of Minos, Mycenae: Home of the Heroes, The Lost World of Anatolia, The Enigmatic Etruscans, Voices From the Past, The Land of the Khmers, and The Riddle of the Maya. Includes an Index. 
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17 EDWARDS, I. E. S.; THE LATE C. J. GADD & N. G. L. HAMMOND. The Cambridge Ancient History Volume I Part 1 Prolegomena And Prehistory.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1970. 0521070511 / 9780521070515 Third Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. 
Begins with an account of what is known about the oldest geological ages and comprises chapters on the different kinds of evidence concerning man and his physical environment down to the end of the Predynastic Period in Egypt and the parallel stages of development in Mesopotamia, Persia, Anatolia, Palestine, Cyprus, Greece and the Islands. Includes an Index. 
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18 EDWARDS. I. E. S.; THE LATE C. J. GADD; N. G. L. HAMMOND & E. SOLLBERGER (EDITORS). The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume II - Part 2 History Of The Middle East And The Aegean Region C. 1380-100 B. C.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1975. 0521086914 / 9780521086912 Third Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. 
Deals with the history of.Egypt and the Ancient Orient (including Greece and the Aegean region) from about 1380 to 1000 and includes accounts of Akhenaten and the Amarna "revolution" in Egypt, the expansion and final decline of the Mycenaean civilization in Greece, the exodus and wanderings of the Israelites, and the Assyrian and Hittite empires. Includes an Index 
Price: 106.26 USD
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19 FINKEL, IRVING & TAYLOR, JONATHAN. Cuneiform: Ancient Scripts.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles: 2015. Ancient Scripts Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Cuneiform script on clay tablets is, as far as we know, the oldest form of writing in the world. The resilience of clay has permitted these records to survive for thousands of years, providing a fascinating glimpse into the political, economic, and religious institutions of the ancient Near Eastern societies that used this writing system. A concise and accessible introduction to the topic, this book traces the history of cuneiform from its beginnings in the fourth millennium BC to its eventual demise in the face of the ever expanding use of alphabetic Aramaic in the first millennium BC. The authors explain how this pre-alphabetic system worked and how it was possible to use it to record so many different languages. Drawing on examples from the British Museum, which has the largest and most venerable cuneiform collection in the world, this lively volume includes elementary school exercises, revealing private letters, and beautiful calligraphic literature for royal libraries. Irving Finkel is curator of ancient Mesopotamian script, languages, and cultures in the Middle East Department of the British Museum, where Jonathan Taylor is curator of the cuneiform collections. 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches, 30 color illustrations, paperback. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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20 FINLEY, M. I. The Ancient Economy.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1973. 0520024362 / 9780520024366 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Very good condition. 

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