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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Introduces previously unpublished information about the Museum's collection of ancient painted vases.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. 

Price: 14.01 USD
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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. 
Price: 19.10 USD
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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 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. 
Price: 10.44 USD
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9 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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10 FLACELIERE, ROBERT. A Literary History Of Greece.
New American Library, New York: 1968 . s Softcover. Very good condition. 

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11 GLUBOK, SHIRLEY (EDITOR). Digging In Assyria.
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York: 1970. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. 

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12 GRANT, MICHAEL. A Guide To The Ancient World.
Barnes & Noble, New York: 1997. 0760704252 / 9780760704257 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
An indispensable source, not only for those interested in classical literature and history, but also for travelers through Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor. Covers also the period from 1st Millennium B. C. to the late 5th Century A. D. The author describes each location in detail; what happened there, who was involved, and when applicable, how it is placed in classical literature. 
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13 GRUEN, ERICH S. (EDITOR). Cultural Identity In The Ancient Mediterranean.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Cultural identity is a slippery and elusive concept. When applied to the collective self-consciousness among peoples or nations, it becomes all the more difficult to define or grasp. In recent decades scholars have focused on the "other"—the alien, the unfamiliar, the different, perceived or conceived as the opposite—to highlight the virtues and advantages of the self. While this influential idea continues to hold sway, the time has come for a more nuanced and complex understanding of how the various societies of the ancient Mediterranean shaped their sense of identity. The twenty-four essays in this volume examine the subject from a variety of angles. They encompass a broad range of cultures—Greek, Persian, Jewish, Phoenician, Egyptian, Roman, Gallic, and German—and an impressive array of topics. The essays attest to a diversity of attitudes toward other peoples that underscore distinctiveness or discover connectiveness or sometimes both. They show, above all, that the twists and turns that accompanied the development of a collective consciousness found no smooth path. Erich S. Gruen is the Gladys Rehard Wood Professor Emeritus of History and Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. 
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14 HERODOTUS; RAWLINSON, GEORGE, (TRANSLATED BY); GODOLPHIN, FRANCIS R. B. (NTRODUCTION). The Persian Wars.
Modern Library, New York: 1942 s Softcover. Reading copy. Cover is slightly stained. 

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15 HERODOTUS; RAWLINSON, GEORGE, (TRANSLATION); GODOLPHIN, FRANCIS R. B. (INTRODUCTION ). Herodotus: The Persian Wars.
The Modern Library, New York: 1942. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Wear and tear to dustjacket. 
Herodotus, "The father of history," needs no introduction. His work is at once the greatest source for our knowledge of the ancient world, the first of histories in time, and stil the first in vivadcity, charm, and all the superlative qualities of the story teller's art, a book of travel, a book of folk-lore, a reference book, a text book, the bible of all readers of ancient history, and a story book for young and old; in short, it is one of the wonder-books of our civilizatio and deserves a place in every library and home. Translated into English from the Greek by George Rawlinson. 
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16 HERODOTUS; RAWLINSON, GEORGE, (TRANSLATION); GODOLPHIN, FRANCIS R. B. (INTRODUCTION ). Herodotus: The Persian Wars.
Modern Library, New York: 1942. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Herodotus, "The father of history," needs no introduction. His work is at once the greatest source for our knowledge of the ancient world, the first of histories in time, and stil the first in vivadcity, charm, and all the superlative qualities of the story teller's art, a book of travel, a book of folk-lore, a reference book, a text book, the bible of all readers of ancient history, and a story book for young and old; in short, it is one of the wonder-books of our civilizatio and deserves a place in every library and home. Translated into English from the Greek by George Rawlinson. 
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17 JAMES, PETER; THORPE, NICK. Ancient Inventions.
Ballantine Books, New York: 1994. 0345364767 / 9780345364760 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Is it true that the ancient Greeks discovered the steam engine? How good were doctors and surgeons in ancient times? When was brewing invented? Where was gunpowder developed - in Europe or in China? How did prehistoric people shave? What is the oldest city? When did people first take to the air? How did agriculture begin? Why do we live with cats and dogs? Who first devised the calendar? What did ancient people use as contraceptives? Who invented soccer or, for that matter, golf, badminton and tennis? The list is endless. Trying to find real anslwers led the authors time and again back to the libraries. The result is this book. Includes an Index. 
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18 KOMROFF, MANUEL (EDITOR). The History Of Herodotus.
Tudor Publishing/International Collectors Library, Garden City: 1956. Herodotus, "The father of history," needs no introduction. His work is at once the greatest source for our knowledge of the ancient world, th h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Hinge is cracked along the spine. 

Price: 13.30 USD
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19 KRAMER, SAMUEL NOAH; THE EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS. Great Ages Of Man, A History Of World Cultures: Cradle Of Civilization.
Time-Life Books, New York: 1973. Great Ages of Man h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very Good condition. 
One of a series in the "Great Ages of Man" collection. A concise history of the social structures, culture, religion, technologies and demographic of society - from grand and long-lasting civilizations, to primitive settlements and nomadic tribes. This book studies the beginnings of civilization in the Middle East. High quality embossed fabric binding and full color photographs/ illustrations. Index Included. 
Price: 17.81 USD
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20 KRAUS, THEODOR; WOLF, ROBERT ERICH (TRANSLATOR). Pompeii And Herculaneum: The Living Cities Of The Dead.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York: 1975. 0810904187 / 9780810904187 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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