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Cruelty and Civilization: The Roman Games

By: Auguet, Roland

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1998

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2295032

ISBN: 0760709270

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Faint edge wear. 1998 Hard Cover. Roland Auguet examines the Roman taste for blood and considers what the games, that strange combination of Cruelty and Civilization, reveal about the Roman mentality. He shows how the great spectacles became a part of city life - they were awaited with impatience, everyone discussed them, some applauded the action in the arena, while others booed frantically. View more info

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Tiberius Caesar

By: Baker, G. P. [George Philip]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1928

Seller ID: 2294563

Condition: Good


No jacket. A few light spots on boards, front hinge starting, pencil name on front paste-down endpaper, two inch tear on second to last page. 1928 Hard Cover. xi, 322 pp. Purple boards. Deckled edge. Frontispiece of coin portraits of four Caesars, three maps, genealogical chart. CONTENTS: Preface; The Triumph of Augustus; The Causes and Results of the World-State; The Conquest of Germany; The Survival of Julia's Third Husband; The Revolt of the North; Tiberius Caesar; The Military Mutinies; Germanicus; Julia's Daughter; The Advent of the Tuscan; The Entanglement of Julia's Children: and the Fa... View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry; The Legends of Charlemagne (A Modern Library Giant, G14)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library:

Seller ID: 2276970

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, top corners of boards lightly bumped, pencil name on front endpaper, no publisher date. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 778 pp. Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, renamed after him and published after his death. It is a classic work of mythology and is still being printed, even 150 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. The following is a table of contents of the work, which itself can serve as an interesting pantheon of the characters of ancient European mythology. - Wikipedia View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry; The Legends of Charlemagne (A Modern Library Giant, G14)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1930

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291646

Condition: Very Good


1930s printing of Toledano G014.1. Very good in fair jacket. Small dealer plate on rear endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with large chip from top edge of rear panel and minor loss elsewhere. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1] 778 pp. 8vo. Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, renamed after him and published after his death. It is a classic work of mythology and is still being printed, even 150 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. The following is a table of contents of the work, which itself can serve as an interesting... View more info

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The Satyricon of Petronius

By: Burnaby, William; Bagnani, Gilbert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1964

Seller ID: 2298273

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. A couple smudges on slipcase board. 1964 Large Hardcover. xxii, 246 pp. Includes Sandglass and slipcase. The Satyricon, Satyricon liber (The Book of Satyrlike Adventures), or Satyrica,[1] is a Latin work of fiction believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius, though the manuscript tradition identifies the author as Titus Petronius. The Satyricon is an example of Menippean satire, which is different from the formal verse satire of Juvenal or Horace. The work contains a mixture of prose and verse (commonly known as prosimetrum); serious and comic el... View more info

Image for C. Julii Caesaris, Quae Extant, Interpretatione et Notis Illustravit Johannes Godvinus, Professor Regius, in Usum Delphini. The Notes and Interpretations Translated and Improved by Thomas Clark. [Clark's Caesar] [Commentariorum de Bello Gallico; Commentariorum de Bello Civili; Commentariorum de Bello Alexandrino Liber.; Commentariorum de Bello Africano Liber Unus.; Commentariorum de Bello Hispaniensi Liber.; Fragmenta] [Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic, Civil War, Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars]

C. Julii Caesaris, Quae Extant, Interpretatione et Notis Illustravit Johannes Godvinus, Professor Regius, in Usum Delphini. The Notes and Interpretations Translated and Improved by Thomas Clark. [Clark's Caesar] [Commentariorum de Bello Gallico; Commentariorum de Bello Civili; Commentariorum de Bello Alexandrino Liber.; Commentariorum de Bello Africano Liber Unus.; Commentariorum de Bello Hispaniensi Liber.; Fragmenta] [Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic, Civil War, Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars]

By: Caesar, Julius; Hirtii, A.; Clark, Thomas

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Bennett & Walton, John Grigg, Carey, Lea & Carey, and Thomas Desilver.: 1829

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 2289638

Condition: Good


1829 sixth edition. Includes all three fold-out maps and engraving. Boards rubbed with some loss of leather along edges, light stain to fore edge, lightly foxed throughout. viii, 410, [8] pp. 4to. Latin text, with notes and interpretations translated into English and improved by Thomas Clark. View more info

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The Poems of Catullus

By: Catullus; Gregory, Horace

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1956

Seller ID: 2201835

Condition: Good


Wrappers and pages heavily toned. 1956 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 184 pp. Catullus, best remembered for his tempestuous relationship with the notorious Clodia Metelli, was one of the most influential, original and enigmatic of all the Roman poets. View more info

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Wars and Battles of the Roman Republic 753 BC - 100 BC: The Bloody Road to Empire

By: Chrystal, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fonthill: 2015

Seller ID: 2267708

ISBN: 178155305X

Condition: Near Fine


Edges lightly rubbed. 2015 Trade Paperback. 176 pp. Wars and Battles of the Roman Republic examines the decisive battles from the founding of Rome in 753 BC to the birth of Julius Caesar in 100BC; it covers the social and political consequences, as well as the military aspects of each conflict. Every war and battle had wide-ranging consequences, leading Rome from kingdom to republic, from local power to international superpower, and from republic to empire. The book makes full use of the accounts of historians and political writers, contemporary and otherwise, including Livy, Sallust, Caesar, ... View more info

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Normand's Parallel of the Orders of Architecture: Greek, Roman and Renaissance

By: Cordingley, R. A.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Quadrangle Books: 1959

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 2295670

Condition: Very Good


Sixth edition. No jacket. Boards lightly toned. 1959 Large Hardcover. 72 pp. Normand's Parallel of the Orders of Architecture is unusual in this class of publication in that it includes not only a fully representative selection of those standardised versions of the respective orders evolved by certain celebrated modern masters of Italian or French Renaissance architecture, but also a fine series of measured drawings, derived from the actual monuments of Greek or Roman antiquity still surviving. As the Orders composed by the Renaissance writers were based on these very structures, we are conseq... View more info

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Pompeii: Monuments Past and Present

By: de Franciscis, A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vision: 2000

Seller ID: 2280974

ISBN: 8881620758

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2000 Spiral-Bound Hardcover. A look at this fabled city--buried beneath a rain of ash and cinder during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD--includes the Porta Marina, one of the best preserved gates to the city, as well as the Forum, temple of Apollo, and several public walkways and private villas. View more info

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Lucius Annaeus Florus. Cui subjungitur Lucii Ampelii Liber Memorialis

By: Florus, Lucius Annaeus [Florus, Publius Annius]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Londini: Ex Officina Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts: 1715

Seller ID: 2135233

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss from spine head & foot, ink name on front flyleaf. 1715 Full-Leather. [viii], 141, [2] pp. Full calf, gilt titles, decorations, & rules, marbled endpapers. Latin text. A work of history by a contemporary of Hadrian. View more info

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I: The History of the Empire from A.D. 180 to A.D. 395 (Modern Library)

By: Gibbon, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1977

Seller ID: 2287905

ISBN: 0394604016

Condition: Very Good


Multiple small tears along jacket edges. No publisher date (circa 1970s). 1977 Hard Cover. viii, 956 pp. ...divided roughly into three parts. The first third covers two hundred years and ends with the advent of the fifth century A.D. The last two thirds are devoted to the thousand years that ended with the acquisition of the absolute dominion of Rome by the Pope in 1500. View more info

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. with Notes, to which is added A Complete Index of the Whole Work. Complete in Five Volumes.

By: Gibbon, Edward; Milman, H.H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt, Publisher: 1900

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287177

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1900. Boards lightly rubbed, ink owner stamp on front endpaper of each volume. Complete in five volumes. 8vo. Blue cloth, gilt titles and top edge. Gibbon's complete work, with notes by Rev. Milman, plus a general index. The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89... View more info

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)

By: Gibbon, Edward; Saunders, Dero A.; Robinson, Charles Alexander, Jr.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1986

Edition: Abridged

Seller ID: 2274343

ISBN: 0140431896

Condition: Good


Abridged. Multiple creases to wrappers, wrappers rubbed, ink names on half-title page, pages lightly toned. 1986 Mass Market Paperback. x, 691 pp. Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the full scope of the original, but in a breadth comparable to a novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon’s narrative, while instructors and... View more info

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The Founders of the Western World: A History of Greece and Rome

By: Grant, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books, New York: 1998

Seller ID: 1773015

ISBN: 0760708258

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine in very good jacket. A few shallow scratches on rear jacket panel. Very Good. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. 8vo. The author's prolific output (the Notes refer to 22 works) makes him well qualified to prepare a comprehensive summary of ancient history. Grant devotes some 116 pages of text to the Greeks and 81 to the Romans; the remaining pages include seven appendixes on specialized topics, and a lengthy comparative table of dates. Because of compression, omission, and style, this is not the most readable or entertaining of surveys and there ar... View more info

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The Poems of Catullus

By: Gregory, Horace

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1956

Seller ID: 2196013

Condition: Very Good


Cover toned, pencil markings on front endpaper. 1956 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 184 pp. Catullus, best remembered for his tempestuous relationship with the notorious Clodia Metelli, was one of the most influential, original and enigmatic of all the Roman poets. This text presents a collection of his work. View more info

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Horace: Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica (Loeb Classical Library) (Latin Text)

By: Horace; Fairclough, H.R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Heinemann, Ltd.: 1970

Seller ID: 2288953

ISBN: 0434991945

Condition: Very Good


Half-inch chip to jacket spine head, corners of front jacket flap clipped, pencil note on rear jacket flap. 1970 Small Hard Cover. xxx, 508, 8 pp. Dual text in Latin and in English. Translated by H.R. Fairclough. In the two books of Satires Horace is a moderate social critic and commentator; the two books of Epistles are more intimate and polished, the second book being literary criticism as is also the Ars Poetica. The Epodes in various (mostly iambic) metres are akin to the 'discourses' (as Horace called his satires and epistles) but also look towards the famous Odes, in four books, in the o... View more info

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The Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Illustrated Family Tree of Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome

By: James Vanessa

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Gotham Books / Melcher Media: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298820

ISBN: 1592400132

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Accordion binding with publisher slipcase. 2003 Hard Cover. Accordion binding with publisher slipcase. A stunning, fully illustrated and comprehensively annotated genealogical map of the universe of Greek myth, presented in a unique, easy-to-use format. From the television hit Xena, to the Oscar-winning box-office smash Gladiator and to Broadway's Medea, the sagas of antiquity continue to attract avid audiences. Now the lore and legend of Ancient Greece have been distilled into one spectacularly illustrated resource. The Genealogy of Greek Mythology brings to life the complete c... View more info

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Roman Fortifications on the 'Saxon Shore'

By: Johnson, Stephen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DOTE: 1977

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1990756

ISBN: 0116703407

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Light shelf wear. 1977 Stapled Binding. A history of Roman forts in England. View more info

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The Heroes of the Seven Hills. Child's History of Rome: From Tarquinius Superbus to Camillus; 365 Years B.C.

By: Laing, C.H.G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Henry T. Coates & Co.: 1873

Seller ID: 2264277

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, ink stamp on front endpaper, faint stain on rear endpaper. 1873 Hard Cover. x, 368 pp. The Heroes of the Seven Hills. Child's History of Rome: From Tarquinius Superbus to Camillus; 365 Years B.C. View more info

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Imaginary Conversations (Volume I of VI [1 of 6])

By: Landor, Walter Savage; Crump, Charles G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 2290162

Condition: Very Good


Spine head rubbed, pencil note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1891 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, 382 pp. Volume I of VI. Gilt titles and decor on spine. Imaginary Conversations is a publication consisting of five volumes of imaginary conversations, mainly between historical people of classical Greece and Rome, composed by the English author Walter Savage Landor. Landor's fame rests on this prose. The work is noted as a specimen of poetic prose full of rich imagery and ornate diction as seen in De Quincey. The Imaginary Conversations were begun when Landor, aged... View more info

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Imaginary Conversations (Volume IV of VI [4 of 6])

By: Landor, Walter Savage; Crump, Charles G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Co.: 1901

Seller ID: 2290163

Condition: Very Good


Spine head rubbed, pencil note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 432 pp. Volume IV of VI. Gilt titles and decor on spine. Imaginary Conversations is a publication consisting of five volumes of imaginary conversations, mainly between historical people of classical Greece and Rome, composed by the English author Walter Savage Landor. Landor's fame rests on this prose. The work is noted as a specimen of poetic prose full of rich imagery and ornate diction as seen in De Quincey. The Imaginary Conversations were begun when Landor, aged 46, w... View more info

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Imaginary Conversations (Volume V of VI [5 of 6])

By: Landor, Walter Savage; Crump, Charles G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Co.: 1901

Seller ID: 2290164

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, pencil note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Volume V of VI. Gilt titles and decor on spine. Imaginary Conversations is a publication consisting of five volumes of imaginary conversations, mainly between historical people of classical Greece and Rome, composed by the English author Walter Savage Landor. Landor's fame rests on this prose. The work is noted as a specimen of poetic prose full of rich imagery and ornate diction as seen in De Quincey. The Imaginary Conversations were begun when Landor, aged 46, wa... View more info

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Imaginary Conversations (Volume VI of VI [6 of 6])

By: Landor, Walter Savage; Crump, Charles G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Co.: 1901

Seller ID: 2290165

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, faint smudge along top edge of front board, pencil note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 466 pp. Volume VI of VI. Gilt titles and decor on spine. Imaginary Conversations is a publication consisting of five volumes of imaginary conversations, mainly between historical people of classical Greece and Rome, composed by the English author Walter Savage Landor. Landor's fame rests on this prose. The work is noted as a specimen of poetic prose full of rich imagery and ornate diction as seen in De Quincey. The Imagin... View more info

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The Colossus of Rhodes (The Roman Mysteries)

By: Lawrence, Caroline

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Orion Children's Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272359

ISBN: 1842552538

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very faint smudge on jacket rear. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 212 pp. Spring AD 80. The sailing season has begun. Lupus decides to see if his mother is still alive and to follow his uncle's dying wish. The friends sail to the island of Rhodes, site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world ...and base of a criminal mastermind! View more info

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The Sirens of Surrentum (The Roman Mysteries)

By: Lawrence, Caroline

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Orion Children's Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272360

ISBN: 1842552554

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker on jacket rear. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 259 pp. Summer AD 80. Flavia and her friends receive an invitation to stay at the luxurious Villa Limona in Surrentum, where their friend Pulchra has a mystery she desperately wants them to solve. After a year of hardship and disasters, people are in cheerful spirits - there is even talk of love and romance. But it seems one of the guests has murder in mind. Can Flavia and her friends track down the would-be poisoner before it's too late? View more info

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The Gladiators from Capua (The Roman Mysteries)

By: Lawrence, Caroline

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Orion Children's Books: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272361

ISBN: 184255252X

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 214 pp. March AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be a hundred days of games to open his new Flavian amphitheatre (now known as the Colosseum). Suspecting that their friend Jonathan is not dead, as they had thought, Flavia, Nubia and Lupus organise an invitation to Rome on the pretence of witnessing this historic event. Their search for Jonathan leads them straight to the games, where they must face wild beasts, criminals, conspirators and gladiators. It is Nubia's turn to employ all h... View more info

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The Imperial Roman Army

By: Le Bohec, Yann

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hippocrene Books: 1994

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2280273

ISBN: 0781802598

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition, from the French original L'Armee Romaine, sous le Haut-Empire, first published in 1989. Faint odor of smoke. 1994 Hard Cover. 304 pp. The Emperor Augustus believed that the Roman army occupied a crucial place at the heart of the empire and it was he who made it a fully professional force. This book looks at the structure and development of the army between the Republic and the Late Empire, examining why the army has always been accorded such a prominent position in the history of the Roman Empire, and whether that view is justified. The book is divided into three sectio... View more info

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Titi Livii Historiarum Quod Extat cum perpetuis Car. Sigonii et J.F. Gronovii Notis. Jac. Gronovius probavit, suasque et aliorum, Notas adjecit., Tome I & II [Livy's History of Rome - Volumes One & Two of a Three Volume Set]

By: Livii, Titi [Livius Patavinus, Titus; Livy]; Gronovius, J.F.; Sigonius, Carolus

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Danielem Elsevirium: 1679

Seller ID: 2128667

Condition: Very Good


First two volumes only (of three volume set), comprising books I-X and XXI-XXX (XI-XX are lost). These volumes cover the following (though parts are absent due to some portions being lost): The founding of Rome (including the landing of Aeneas in Italy and the founding of the city by Romulus); the period of the kings, and the early republic down to its conquest by the Gauls; The subjugation of Italy (the Samnite Wars) before the conflict with Carthage; The Punic Wars. The third volume, discussing the Macedonian and other eastern wars down to 167 B.C., is not included. Rear joint of first volum... View more info

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The History of Rome: The Twentieth to the Thirtieth Books Inclusive, Literally Translated, with Explanatory Notes. in Two Volumes.

By: Livius [Patavinus], Titus [Livy]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: D.A. Talboys and J. Vincent.: 1828

Seller ID: 2101550

Condition: Good


Spines repaired with minimal loss from spine feet and joints. Volume II: rear board broken away from hinge. 1828 Hard Cover. 360; 342, [2] pp. Brown cloth, paper spine labels. 8vo. An English translation of a portion of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita Libri (Books from the Foundation of the City). The full work encompassed the history of Rome from the earliest legends through the reign of Augustus. This portion of the work focuses mainly on the Punic Wars, which pitted the Romans against the Carthaginians. View more info