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ANCIENT HISTORY.

ANCIENT HISTORY.

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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Introduces previously unpublished information about the Museum's collection of ancient painted vases.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. 
Price: 94.05 USD
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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 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. 
Price: 43.18 USD
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8 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. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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9 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. 
Price: 56.53 USD
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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 FLACELIERE, ROBERT. A Literary History Of Greece.
New American Library, New York: 1968 . s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 23.75 USD
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16 GLUBOK, SHIRLEY (EDITOR). Digging In Assyria.
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York: 1970. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. 

Price: 17.81 USD
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17 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. 
Price: 23.04 USD
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18 GROSVENOR, GILBERT (INTRODUCTION). Everyday Life In Ancient Times: Highlghts Of The Beginnings Of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece And Rome.
National Geographic Society, Washington: 1958. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there are some tears in the dustjacket.. 
Articles include: Mesopotamia: Light that did not Fail by E. A. Speiser, Daily Life in Ancient Egypt by William C. Hayes, The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton, Greece -- The Birthplace of Science and Free Speech by Richard Stillwell, The Roman Way by Edith Hamilton, and Ancient Rome Brought to Light by Rhys Carpenter. With 215 Illustrations. 120 Paintings by H. M. Herget. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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19 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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20 HALE, WILLIAM HARLAN. The Horizon Book Of Ancient Greece.
American Heritage Publishing Co., New York: 1965. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there is a crack the length of the spine on the title page. 
Covers Greek Mythology, Architecture, Sports, Mathematics, Plays, Philosophy and Conquest among other subjects. Highly illustrated. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.15 USD
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