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1 Secrets Of Pompeii: Everyday Life In Ancient Rome.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2009. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, have provided invaluable evidence of daily life, not only in Rome's provinces, but in its larger urban centers as well. This book provides a fascinating look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares and marketplaces, how they worshipped, decorated their homes, and spent their leisure time—at the theater, in the gymnasium, and in the baths and brothels. Illustrated with photographs of architectural remains and exquisite details from a range of ancient artworks, including wall paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and carved reliefs, the book offers a glimpse into a lost world. Emidio de Albentiis is a specialist in Pompeiian studies who currently teaches art history at the University of Perugia. 
Price: 42.70 USD
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2 ALLAN, TONY. Life, Myth, And Art In Ancient Rome.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2005. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Inspired by the achievements of the ancient Greeks, the Romans made their city the center of an empire unsurpassed in size and influence for more than a thousand years. Its rich legacy shaped the medieval world and continues to amaze us today. Life, Myth, and Art in Ancient Rome celebrates Roman culture and delves into its fascinating dark side. Romans erected structures so soundly built and engineered that they still stand millennia later, yet some of these same buildings also showcased blood sports as public entertainment. The Romans instituted just government, impartial legal and political institutions, and concepts of citizenship, yet its population included slaves as well as patricians and plebeians and was often riven by intrigue, superstition, and savagery. This volume is a richly illustrated introduction to a fascinating, at times paradoxical, civilization and its art and architecture, ranging from magnificent temples and aqueducts, to exquisite mosaics and jewelry. Placing the art in its cultural context, the author covers themes that have long inspired the Western imagination, including the rise and fall of emperors, the life and death of the gladiator, the belief in omens and prophecy, and, ultimately, the establishment of Christianity. Tony Allan edited Time-Life's History of the World and is the author of its twenty-volume series Myth and Mankind. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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3 BECKMANN, MARTIN. The Column Of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis And Meaning Of A Roman Imperial Monument.
The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill & London: 2011. Studies in the History of Greece and Rome Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
One of the most important monuments of Imperial Rome and at the same time one of the most poorly understood, the Column of Marcus Aurelius has long stood in the shadow of the Column of Trajan. In The Column of Marcus Aurelius, Martin Beckmann makes a thorough study of the form, content, and meaning of this infrequently studied monument. Beckmann employs a new approach to the column, one that focuses on the process of its creation and construction, to uncover the cultural significance of the column to the Romans of the late second century A.D. Using clues from ancient sources and from the monument itself, this book traces the creative process step by step from the first decision to build the monument through the processes of planning and construction to the final carving of the column's relief decoration. The conclusions challenge many of the widely held assumptions about the value of the column's 700-foot-long frieze as a historical source. By reconstructing the creative process of the column's sculpture, Beckmann opens up numerous new paths of analysis not only to the Column of Marcus Aurelius but also to Roman imperial art and architecture in general. Martin Beckmann is assistant professor of classics at McMaster University. "This impressively detailed study, the first treatment of the Column of Marcus Aurelius in English, makes an extremely valuable contribution to the historical and artistic contexts of this much neglected Roman monument." - Hazel Dodge, Trinity College Dublin "Beckmann's engaging, enlightening study gives readers a better understanding of the construction of the Column of Marcus Aurelius and illuminates contemporary Roman perceptions of its structure and sculpted decoration." - Diane Atnally Conlin, University of Colorado 
Price: 76.95 USD
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4 BEN ABED, AžCHA. Stories In Stone: Conserving Mosaics Of Roman Africa.
Getty Conservation Institute and J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles: 2006. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Between the second and the sixth centuries of the common era, elaborate mosaics were designed and created to pave the floors of town homes and rural estates of the Roman settlements in North Africa. These stunning mosaics were especially widespread in the colony of Africa Proconsularis, modern-day Tunisia, and covered a wide range of subject matter, from scenes of daily life and classical mythology to abstract floral and geometric designs of rare vibrancy and complexity. A distinctive African style emerged, whose influence would extend throughout the Mediterranean basin and beyond. This catalogue was published to coincide with an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa October 26, 2006, to April 30, 2007—the first major exhibition in the United States solely devoted to ancient mosaics. The twenty-seven mosaics in the exhibition come from Tunisia's leading museums, including the Bardo Museum in Tunis, the Sousse Museum, and the El Jem Museum. Stories in Stone is structured around four principal themes—Nature, Theater and Spectacle, Myths and Gods, and Technique—and includes extensive material on mosaic conservation. In addition to color plates of all objects in the exhibit, this catalogue includes nine richly illustrated essays that illuminate the historical background of mosaic art, trace the development of principal themes, and examine the conservation of mosaics both in the museum setting and in situ. Contributors include Taher Ghalia, director of the Bardo Museum; Mongi Ennaifer, minister of cultural affairs, Tunisia; Thomas Roby, senior project specialist, Getty Conservation Institute; and Jerry Podany, head of antiquities conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum. Aēch Ben Abed is director of monuments and sites at the Institut National du Patrimoine, in Tunis, and one of the world's leading experts on the mosaics of Roman Africa. "Beautifully produced and eminently readable." Biblical Archaeology Review Between the second and the sixth centuries of the common era, elaborate mosaics were designed and created to pave the floors of town homes and rural estates of the Roman settlements in North Africa. These stunning mosaics were especially widespread in the colony of Africa Proconsularis, modern-day Tunisia, and covered a wide range of subject matter, from scenes of daily life and classical mythology to abstract floral and geometric designs of rare vibrancy and complexity. A distinctive African style emerged, whose influence would extend throughout the Mediterranean basin and beyond. This catalogue was published to coincide with an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa October 26, 2006, to April 30, 2007—the first major exhibition in the United States solely devoted to ancient mosaics. The twenty-seven mosaics in the exhibition come from Tunisia's leading museums, including the Bardo Museum in Tunis, the Sousse Museum, and the El Jem Museum. Stories in Stone is structured around four principal themes—Nature, Theater and Spectacle, Myths and Gods, and Technique—and includes extensive material on mosaic conservation. In addition to color plates of all objects in the exhibit, this catalogue includes nine richly illustrated essays that illuminate the historical background of mosaic art, trace the development of principal themes, and examine the conservation of mosaics both in the museum setting and in situ. Contributors include Taher Ghalia, director of the Bardo Museum; Mongi Ennaifer, minister of cultural affairs, Tunisia; Thomas Roby, senior project specialist, Getty Conservation Institute; and Jerry Podany, head of antiquities conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum. Aēch Ben Abed is director of monuments and sites at the Institut National du Patrimoine, in Tunis, and one of the world's leading experts on the mosaics of Roman Africa. "Beautifully produced and eminently readable." - Biblical Archaeology Review 
Price: 71.25 USD
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5 BUTCHER, KEVIN. Roman Syria And The Near East.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2003. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The provinces that the Romans referred to as Syria covered a vast area occupied today by several modern states. These included some of the most spectacular ruins of the ancient world— Palmyra, Baalbek, and Apamea— and fabled cities such as Antioch, Damascus, Sidon, and Tyre. Roman Syria also comprised sites that are virtually unknown, such as the great fortress city of Zenobia on the Euphrates and the remarkably well-preserved villages of the limestone massif of northwestern Syria. Roman Syria and the Near East offers a broad overview of this major cultural crossroads. Surveying a millennium of Roman and Byzantine rule in the Near East, from Roman annexation to the Arab conquest, the book outlines Syria's crucial role in Roman history. Topics discussed include the Roman army's use of Syria as a buffer against its powerful eastern neighbors and the elaborate road system that Rome developed to connect its far-reaching empire. The book also explores the impact of geography, trade, and religion on the shaping of Syria, as well as the influence of Syrian culture on the classical world. Kevin Butcher is associate professor of classical archaeology at the American University of Beirut where he specializes in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East.. 
Price: 57.00 USD
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6 CAESAR, JULIUS; WARNER, REX (TRANSLATOR). War Commentaries Of Caesar.
New American Library, New York: 1961. Mentor Book Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A brilliant general, an audacious politician, Julius Caesar used the army as the chief instrument in his drive for power. The Commentaries are Caesar's war memoirs, his first-hand account of the battles he waged across the face of the world. Translated into English from the Latin by Rex Warner. 
Price: 7.46 USD
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7 CONTI, FLAVIO. A Profile Of Ancient Rome.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2003. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
During the thousand-year history of ancient Rome, the Romans developed a vast and sophisticated society that would produce a lasting legacy for Western culture. This book offers a highly readable overview of all facets of ancient Roman society, including chapters devoted to Rome's economic and social system, its art and architecture—including large-scale building projects such as the Forum, the Colosseum, and the Appian Way—and the everyday life of its inhabitants. Presented here are not only the accomplishments of the most eminent citizens of ancient Rome, such as Julius Caesar, Cicero, and Seneca, but also the fascinating and often surprising details about the activities, customs, and beliefs of common people—matrons and children, soldiers and tax collectors, musicians and craftsmen, slaves and poets. This attractive, illustrated reference book will be an essential addition to any institutional, public, or home library. Flavio Conti is a professor at the Facolt di Architettura del Politecnico in Milan, Italy, and the chief associate of a firm specializing in architecture, design, and restoration. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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8 DEBIDOUR, VICTOR-HENRY (INTRODUCTION); LE CAISNE, E. M. JANET (PHOTOGRAPHIES ET CHOIX DE TEXTES). Vezelay.
Librairie Plon, Paris: 1962. Premier Edition. s Livre d'occasion. 
Tout concourt a faire de Vezelay un lieu privilegie: sa situation sure une colline d'ou s'etend un merveilleux panorama, sa vielle ville pittoresque, sa basilique qui est une des oeuvres les plus belles et les plus riches de l'art roman en son epanouissement. le tympan du narthex avec l'image saisissante et grandiose du Christ, les innombrables chapiteaux d'une prodigieuse intensite de vie, nous refelent des realites surnaturelles qui sont parmi le plus hautes que l'homme puisse concevoir et realiser. Ce sont toutes ces splendeurs, dans leur ensemble comme dans leurs details, que E.-M. Janet Le Caisne a su photographier, au prix d'une patience inlassable, avec une magistrale surete de gout. Beaucoup d'images sont accompagnees de textes evocateurs empruntes, soit a des ecrits du Moyen Age, soit a des auteurs contemporains. 110 illustrations en heliogravure. 
Price: 29.02 USD
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9 DILL, SAMUEL. Roman Society From Nero To Marcus Aurelius.
Second Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good reading copy. Foxing on pages. 

Price: 10.69 USD
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10 FERRILL, ARTHER. Caligula: Emperor Of Rome.
Thames and Hudson, London: 1991. 0500251126 / 9780500251126 First U.S. Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but rear endpaper has been removed. 
One of the most bizarre figures in all history, the Emperor Caligula has baffled modern scholars, who have consistently tried to rationalize his actions, dismissing as pure rumor the ancient accounts of torture and incest that fill the record of his short reign (AD 37-41). In this bold psychological study, Arther Ferrill places special emphasis on Caligula's early environment, one of dynastic intrigue and constant upheaval, and considers his many childhood traumas, concluding that here lay the seeds of catastrophe - the degeneration of a reign of joy and generosity into one of bankruptcy, cruelty and terror. Includes an Index and 19 illustrations. 
Price: 12.34 USD
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11 GABUCCI, ADA: PECCATORI, STEFANO & ZUFFI, STEFANO (EDITORS). Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture, And History.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2002. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Rome continues to be a solid, tangible, and monumental expression of a legend. It is the eternal city where all roads of the ancient world converged, and has been the model for the very concept of a universal empire through the millennia. Through art, architecture, and urban planning, the empire expanded with an exceptional synthesis of technology, politics, law, and propaganda, conquering Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East. Accompanied by masterpieces of architecture, sculpture and painting and the words of illustrious figures, Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture, and History follows the arc of the city and the civilization from its beginnings to its height and decline. Included are discussions of the emperor Augustus and the style we now call Augustan; the portraits and personalities of the Julio-Claudian dynasty; the ill-fated town of Pompeii and what its ruins have taught us about art and life in the Roman world; the architecture and planning of the metropolis, including the famous forums, arches, and baths, as well as the monumental architecture of the Colosseum; the art and architecture of the provinces of Europe and North Africa; and the fall of the Western Empire and the establishment of the Byzantine Empire as the heir of Rome. Ada Gabucci is the editor of the magisterial study The Colosseum, also from Getty Publications. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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12 GIBBON, EDWARD; BOURNE, FRANK C. ( ABRIDGED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY). The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire.
Dell Publishing Company, New York: 1974. A Laurel Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. Cover has slight chips and scratches. 
Gibbon is one of those few writers who hold as high a place in the history of literature as in the role of great historians. He is the clearest example that brilliance of stye and accuracy of statement are perfectly compatible in an historian. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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13 GIBBON, EDWARD; HADAS, MOSES (MODERN ABRIDGMENT BY). The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire.
Fawcett Publications, Greenwich: 1964. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Gibbon is one of those few writers who hold as high a place in the history of literature as in the role of great historians. He is the clearest example that brilliance of style and accuracy of statement are perfectly compatible in an historian. Includes an Index. 
Price: 1.19 USD
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14 GIBBON, EDWARD; LOW, D. M. The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire: One Volume Abridgement
Book Club Associates, London: 1974. One Volume Abridgement. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair reading copy has tears to dustjacket. Pages appears slightly discolored. 
Gibbon is one of those few writers who hold as high a place in the history of literature as in the roll of great historians. He is the clearest example that brilliance of style and accuracy of statement are perfectly compatible in an historian. Includes an Index. 
Price: 26.36 USD
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15 GRANT, MICHAEL. History Of Rome.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1979. 0684159864 / 9780684159867 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In this, his most ambitious and comprehensive book to date, Michael Grant recreates the evolution of Rome, a most astonishing city and community, describing in detail the individuals and events that made Rome a political and cultural conqueror and defining the circumstances of her eventual "decline and fall." He portrays not only the cynosures of the Roman world, such as Caesar, Augustus and Constantine, but also lesser figures, reassessing their impact upon both the character of Roman society and the development of her empire. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.43 USD
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16 GUERDAN, RENE; DIEHL, CHARLES (PREFACE). Byzantium: Its Triumphs And Tragedy,
Capricorn Books, New York: 1962. 0399500375 / 9780399500374 Fourth Impression. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A study if Byzantium during the years when it was at its height, for the intelligent layman. There are chapters on Byzantine art, on daily life in Byzantium, on interesting visitors from barbaric Europe, on Byzantine sports, on Byzantine religion and, above all, on Byzantine ceremonial. Includes an Index. More than 60 illustrations. Translated into English by D. L. B. Hartley. 
Price: 15.44 USD
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17 HAMILTON, EDITH. The Roman Way.
W W Norton, New York: 1967. New American Library / Meridian Edition - Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Attempts to show what the Romans were as they appear in their great authors, to set forth their combination of qualities they themselves prove are particularly Roman, distinguishing them from the rest of antiquity. 
Price: 6.56 USD
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18 HAMMER, DEAN. Roman Political Thought And The Modern Theoretical Imagination.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2008. Volume 34 in Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Links modern political theorists with the Romans who inspired them Roman contributions to political theory have been acknowledged primarily in the province of law and administration. Even with a growing interest among classicists in Roman political thought, most political theorists view it as merely derivative of Greek philosophy. Focusing on the works of key Roman thinkers, Dean Hammer recasts the legacy of their political thought, examining their imaginative vision of a vulnerable political world and the relationship of the individual to this realm. By bringing modern political theorists into conversation with the Romans who inspired them—Arendt with Cicero, Machiavelli with Livy, Montesquieu with Tacitus, Foucault with Seneca—the author shows how both ancient Roman and modern European thinkers seek to recover an attachment to the political world that we actually inhabit, rather than to a utopia—a "perfect nowhere" outside of the existing order. Brimming with fresh interpretations of both ancient and modern theorists, this book offers provocative reading for classicists, political scientists, and anyone interested in political theory and philosophy. It is also a timely meditation on the hidden ways in which democracy can give way to despotism when the animating spirit of politics succumbs to resignation, cynicism, and fear. Dean Hammer is the John W. Wetzel Professor of Classics and Professor of Government at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Puritan Tradition in Revolutionary, Federalist, and Whig Political Theory: A Rhetoric of Origins and The Iliad as Politics: The Performance of Political Thought. 
Price: 37.95 USD
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19 HARRISON, G. B. Julius Caesar In Shakespeare, Shaw And The Ancients.
Harcourt, Brace and Co., New York: 1960 Harbrace Sourcebooks Series. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Contains Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra.In addition, it includes the following source material: Plutarch's Lives of Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus, Marcus Antonius in the Elizabethan translation of Sir Thomas North, Cicero's Letters to Atticus, Letters to his Friends, and Philippic II, Julius Caesar's The Civil Wars, Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars: Julius Caesar, and Appian's Roman History and The Civil Wars. 
Price: 11.39 USD
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20 HAYWOOD, RICHARD MANSFIELD. The Myth Of Rome's Fall.
Thomas Y. Crowell, New York: 1958. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
The so-called decline and fall of the Roman Empire has ranked for centuries as one of the chief problems of history. The purpose of this book is to tell in a straightforward and nontechnical way what contemporary working scholars think happened to the Roman Empire. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.15 USD
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