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The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers; The Furies

By: Aeschylus; Morshead, E.D.A.; Warner, Rex

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2277128

Condition: Near Fine


Endpaper edges a bit faded. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, [2], 177, [1] pp. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the Greek by E.D.A. Morshead, with an introduction by Rex Warner, and illustrations by Michael Ayrton. In the 'Oresteia' - the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity - Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody ch... View more info

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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius

By: Apuleius, Lucius; Adlington, William; Darton, F.J. Harvey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hogarth Press / Crown Publishers: 1924

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272203

Condition: Very Good


Crown reissue of privately printed Hogarth edition, with Hogarth imprint still appearing on title page, but Crown reference on jacket. Ink pictographic stamp on front endpaper and flyleaf, some loss from top jacket edge. 1924 Hard Cover. 359, [1] pp. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2. Green cloth, gilt titles, light blue endpapers. Illustrations and decorations by Philip Hagreen. Translated by William Adlington from the original Latin Metamorphoses, with an introduction by F.J. Harvey Darto... View more info

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The Birds [with] The Frogs

By: Aristophanes; Fitts, Dudley; Hickie, William James; Seldes, Gilbert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Seller ID: 2261907

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number I:25 laid in. Slipcase lightly toned. 1959 Hard Cover. xii, 52; xviii, 62 pp. The Birds, bound dos a dos with The Frogs. The Birds is translated by Dudley Fitts, with illustrations by Marian Parry, and The Frogs is translated by William James Hickie, with an introduction by Gilbert Seldes, and wood engravings by John Austen. View more info

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Ethics [Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics]

By: Aristotle; Thomson, J.A.K.; Tredennick, Hugh; Barnes, Jonathan; Grayling, A.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 2003

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2276796

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase lightly scuffed. 2003 Hard Cover. li, [1], 297, [3] pp. 8vo. The ethical philosophy of the famous Greek philosopher and pupil of Plato, often referred to as the Nicomachean Ethics. Translated by J.A.K. Thomson, revised with notes and appendices by Hugh Tredennick, with an introduction and further reading by Jonathan Barnes and a preface by A.C. Grayling, and a frontispiece engraving by Simon Brett. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was... View more info

The Deification of Abstract Ideas in Roman Literature and Inscriptions

By: Axtell, Harold L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Aristide D. Caratzas, Publisher: 1987

Seller ID: 1501234

Condition: Fine


1987 Hard Cover. 100 pp. Reprint of the 1907 edition. CONTENTS: THE DEIFIED ABSTRACTS AS INDIVIDUAL CULTS: State-Cults: Of the Republican Period, Of the Empire; Abstracts Popularly But Not Officially Worshipped; Occasional and Individual Deifications; Doubtful Examples; THE DEIFIED ABSTRACTS AS A CLASS: Their Origin; The Deified Abstracts in Literature: Literature of the Republic; Literature of the Early Empire; Literature of the First and Second Centuries A.D.; Literatu... View more info

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The Greek Experience

By: Bowra, C.M.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Mentor: 1957

Seller ID: 1293925

Condition: Good


Pages lightly toned, edge wear. 1957 Mass Market Paperback. CONTENTS: The Unity of the Greeks; The Heroic Outlook; The Gods; City and Individual; The Good Man and the Good Life; Myth and Symbol; Imagination and Reality; The Plastic Vision; The Place of Reason; Epilogue. 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. 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 ch... View more info

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Catulli Carmina I-XI

By: Catallus

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Longman: 1983

Seller ID: 1539536

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed. 1983 Soft Cover. 76 pp. This workbook contains the Latin text and study material for the first eleven poems from the collected works of Catullus. These provide an ideal exercise in the reading and literary study of Latin poetry. View more info

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Quaedam ex Colloquiis Corderii, Fabulis Aesopi, & Colloquiis Erasmi Selectae. with English Translations, as Literal as Possible; to which are added A Few of Erasmus's Familiaria Colloquia, without Translation. Intended for the Use of Schools on this Continent. Approved of and Recommended by the Professors and Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, of the College and Academy and also of the Episcopal Academy, both of Philadelphia, of Princeton College in New-Jersey, and of Washington College in Maryland; and for Them Printed, under the Direction of Mr. James Davidson, Professor of Humanity in the College of Philadelphia.

By: Clarke, H.; [Corderus / Cordier, Mathurin]; [Aesop]; [Erasmus]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Benjamin Franklin Bache.: 1789

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2045502

Condition: Good


First edition. Rebound in new leather, with new endpapers. Two gatherings proud at fore-edge but holding firmly, minimal tears along edges and loss from marginal corners of a few pages, ink name (Charles Thompson) appears on title page, on blank following Aesop's fables (dated 1802), and twice on final page of text. An unscrupulous individual at some point in the past excised the bottom margin of the title page in such a way that 'Benjamin Franklin' remains visible, but ... View more info

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Persephone

By: Clayton, Sally Pomme

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers: 2009

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2272169

ISBN: 0802853498

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. No jacket. A very nice copy. 2009 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. On a warm spring day, the beautiful young goddess Persephone is snatched from her home by Hades, god of the Underworld, and taken away to live underground and become his bride. Persephone's mother, Demeter, goddess of Earth, is so brokenhearted that she curses the land so nothing can grow — a permanent winter. How will Persephone and her mother be reunited? Will spring ever come again? Thi... View more info

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Demosthenes with English Notes, Part I. -- De Corona [On the Crown]

By: Demosthenes; Holmes, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: John Allyn, Publisher: 1872

Seller ID: 2199449

Condition: Good


Free endpapers removed, pencil notes in text. 1872 Hard Cover. xxviii, 195 pp. Greek text with English notes. The most famous judicial oration by the ancient Greek statesmen and orator, originally delivered in 330 B.C. View more info

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Greek Plays in Modern Translation

By: Fitts, Dudley; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Dial Press: 1947

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2266818

ISBN: 0803732236

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing. No jacket, spine faintly toned. 1947 Hard Cover. xiv, 596 pp. CONTENTS: Aeschyles: Agamemnon; Sophocles: Electra; Aeschyles: Eumenides; Euripides: The Trojan Woman; Euripides: Medea; Euripides: Hippolytus; Euripides: Alcestis; Sophocles: King Oedipus; Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus; Sophocles: Antigone; Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound; Appendix: Commentaries; Index of Proper Names. 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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Alexander the Great (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Fox, Robin Lane; Haig, Alexander M.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1991

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274880

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1991 Full-Leather. 568 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. This edition includes a frontispiece showing a bust of Alexander and a new foreword by Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Tough, resolute, fearless, Alexander was a born warrior and ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. Whe... View more info

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in Seven Volumes

By: Gibbon, Edward; Bury, J.B. (Editor)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: AMS Press: 1974

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2270768

ISBN: 0404028209

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal cosmetic wear. 1974 Hard Cover. 3928 pp. Complete in seven volumes. 8 3/4 x 5 7/8. 8vo. Brown leatherette spines over orange cloth, gilt titles, decorations & rules, black panels. Maps on endpapers. Extensive appendices, bibliography and index. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. It stands as a major literary achievement of the 18th century because it was adopted as a... View more info

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in Six Volumes (Edition De Luxe)

By: Gibbon, Edward; Milman, Dean; Guizot, M.; Smith, William

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Nottingham Society: 1845

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2277955

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #557 of 1000 copies. Corners a bit rubbed with a small chip from vol. II spine head and minimal loss elsewhere. 1845 Half-Leather. Complete in six hardcover volumes. 8vo. Black leather spines and corners, marbed boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Includes notes by Dean Milman, M. Guizot, and Dr. William Smith, and photogravure frontispieces. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and pub... View more info

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Esq., with Notes by The Rev. H.H. Milman -- A New Edition, to Which is Added a Complete Index of the Whole Work -- In Six Volumes (Books I, II, III, IV, V & VI [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

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

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1864

Seller ID: 2275476

Condition: Good


Spine of first volume repaired, rear endpapers of first volume stained, other volumes in very good condition. 1864 Hard Cover. Complete in six volumes. 8vo. Original black blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. 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. ... View more info

Image for The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in Eight Volumes: The Turn of the Tide; Constantine and the Christian Empire; The Revival and Collapse of Paganism; The End of the Western Empire; Justinian and the Roman Law; Mohammed and the Rise of the Arabs; The Normans in Italy and the Crusades; The Fall of Constantinople and the Papacy in Rome

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in Eight Volumes: The Turn of the Tide; Constantine and the Christian Empire; The Revival and Collapse of Paganism; The End of the Western Empire; Justinian and the Roman Law; Mohammed and the Rise of the Arabs; The Normans in Italy and the Crusades; The Fall of Constantinople and the Papacy in Rome

By: Gibbon, Edward; Radice, Betty

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1983

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274150

Condition: Near Fine


Includes two publisher's slipcase as issued. A copy tiny spots on top slipcase panels, otherwise an exceptional set. 1983 Hard Cover. Complete in eight hardcover volumes. Edited with introduction by Betty Radice. Illustrations from etchings by Gian Battista Piranesi throughout text. 9 7/8 x 6 3/8. 8vo. Bound in cream vegetable parchment (which has the look of vellum) blocked in red, blue, and gold. Gilt titles & rules. Maps on endpapers. The History of the Decline and Fa... 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 b... View more info

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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

By: Greenblatt, Stephen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273584

ISBN: 0393064476

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bookplate on half-title page. 2011 Hard Cover. 356 pp. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily... View more info

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Latin Literature in Translation

By: Guinagh, Kevin; Dorjahn, Alfred P.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.: 1942

Seller ID: 2197652

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Light edge wear. 1942 Hard Cover. 822 pp. 8vo. A collection of Latin literature containing works by Plautus, Terence, Cato, Lucretius, Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Sallust and Vergil. A fold out map describes the locations where the works were written. View more info

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The Novel in Antiquity

By: Hagg, Tomas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271919

ISBN: 0520076389

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, ink name and date on first blank, very faint smell of smoke. 1991 Trade Paperback. xii, 264 pp. Tracing the development of Greek romances from 200 B.C. through twelfth-century Byzantium, Tomas Hägg analyses the content, plot and narrative techniques of the ancient novel, and explores the social and literary milieu in which the genre flourished. View more info

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Approaches to Medieval Romance (Yale French Studies No. 51)

By: Haidu, Peter (Editor)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1974

Seller ID: 1527480

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed & toned. 1974 Trade Paperback. 252 pp. A scholarly examination of medieval romance, part of Yale's series studying French literature. CONTENTS: Status of the Text - The Nature of Romance - W.T.H. Jackson; The Author in the Text: The Prologues of Chretien de Troyes - Marie-Louise Ollier; Texts and Other Series - Home and Rome, A Device in Epic and Romance: Le Couronnement de Louis and Ile et Galeron - Jean Batany; Tristan, the Myth of the State and the Lan... View more info

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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

By: Hamilton, Edith

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Mentor / New American Library: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2277352

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss to spine head and spine base, wrappers lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 335 pp. A keystone of our culture is the body of myth and legend of the ancient Western world -- stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity since time immemorial. Hamilton's renowned classic brings this legacy to life anew, with impeccably accurate and accessible retellings of eternally spellbinding tales. View more info

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The Histories (Barnes & Noble Classics)

By: Herodotus; Lateiner, Donald; Macaulay, G.C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics: 2004

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2276396

ISBN: 1593081022

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2004 Trade Paperback. xxxvi, 584 pp. The Histories, by Herodotus, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars; Biographies of the authors; Chronol... View more info

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The Odyssey of Homer, with the Hymns, Epigrams, and Battle of the Frogs and Mice, Literally Translated with Explanatory Notes (Harper's New Classical Library Series)

By: Homer; Buckley, Theodore Alois (Translator)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1888

Seller ID: 1535621

Condition: Good


Hinges repaired, pencil notes on endpapers and a few text pages, wear to corners. 1888 Hard Cover. xxx, 432 pp. 7 1/2 x 5. Original embossed black cloth, gilt titles. Translated with preface and explanatory notes by Theodore Alois Buckley, B.A., of Christ Church. Part of Harper's New Classical Library series. Also includes: an essay attributed to Herodotus entitled The Life of Homer; The Battle of the Frogs and Mice (with preface); Hymns & Epigrams, both addressed to god... View more info

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The Iliad, in Contemporary Verse

By: Homer; Fitzgerald, Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265092

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Hard Cover. 664 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine, brown cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, brown ribbon marker bound in. Translated into contemporary verse by Robert Fitzgerald, with illustrations by W.T. Mars. View more info

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The Iliad of Homer Books I-VI [1-6], with an Introduction and Notes [with] Vocabulary to the First Six Books of Homer's Iliad

By: Homer; Keep, Robert P.; Thurber, Samuel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Allyn and Bacon / Norwood Press: 1883

Seller ID: 2266443

Condition: Good


Some ink and pencil marks in text and margins, front free endpaper removed. 1883 Hard Cover. xlii, 322, 159, [3] pp. 8vo. This edition a fold-out frontispiece facsimile of a page from Codex Venetus, the original Greek text of the first six books of Homer's Iliad, and an introduction and notes by Robert P. Keep. Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer's timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling... View more info

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The Iliad (Barnes and Noble Classics)

By: Homer; King, Bruce M.; Rees, Ennis

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes and Noble Classics: 2005

Seller ID: 2263235

ISBN: 1593082320

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2005 Trade Paperback. xl, 516 pp. The epic song of Ilion (an old name for Troy), The Iliad recreates a few dramatic weeks near the end of the fabled Trojan War, ending with the funeral of Hector, defender of the doomed city. Through its majestic verses stride the fabled heroes Priam, Hector, Paris, and Aeneas for Troy; Achilles, Ajax, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Patroclus, and Odysseus for the Greeks; and the beautiful Helen, over whom the longstanding war has been... View more info

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The Iliad

By: Homer; Merrill, Rodney

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272420

ISBN: 0472116177

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2007 Hard Cover. viii, 464 pp. Verse translation, with an introduction on singing The Iliad, bibliography, and map. In 2002, the University of Michigan Press published Rodney Merrill's translation of Homer's Odyssey, an interpretation of the classic that was unique in employing the meter of Homer's original. Praising Merrill's translation of the Odyssey, Gregory Nagy of Harvard wrote, Merrill's fine ear for the sound of ancient Greek makes the... View more info