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The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome: From the Rise of Greece to the Fall of Rome

By: Becatti, Giovanni

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 2297705

Condition: Very Good


Jacket and endpapers faintly toned. Jacket edges bumped. 1967 Large Hardcover. 441 pp. By a series of cross-sections of Classical civilization at different times, he clarifies the many currents and connections throughout the ancient world during its lengthy history, and expands the theme of Classical art as a unifying force. Greece and Greek influences, East and West; Etruscan and Italic; Rome and Roman influences, East and West--the whole world of Western art is displayed in his text and illustrations, making a vast yet unified picture of the Classical style. ...The work of major sculptors an... 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 Children's Odyssey, with an Introductory Chapter on Greek Myths

By: Gale, Agnes Cook

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Public-School Publshing: 1914

Seller ID: 2294786

Condition: Good


No jacket. Binding has been repaired. Boards lightly soiled, a few light spots on page ridges, ink name on front paste-down endpaper. 1914 Hard Cover. 267 pp. Illustrated by half tone cuts taken from photographs by Karl Schwier. CONTENTS: Odysseus and Penelope; Odysseus Plows the Seashore; Odysseus at Troy; The Wooden Horse; Odysseus Visits the Lotus Eaters; The Great Polyphemus; Aeolus and the Bag of Winds; The Man-Eaters; Circe and the Swine; The Shadow Land; The Sirens; The Dangerous Channel; The Sun-God's Cattle; Calypso and the Raft; The Sea-Bird's Gift; Nausicaa's Washing; At the Palace ... View more info

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Hermetic Definition

By: H.D. [Doolittle, Hilda]

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1972

Seller ID: 2297387

Condition: Good


Wrappers lightly rubbed, a few light stains on rear wrapper, a few light creases. 1972 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 117 pp. H. D.’s (Hilda Doolittle, 1884-1961) late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation. The title poem and other long pieces in this collection (Sagesse and Winter Love) were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments. We can see now in proper context her fine e... View more info

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The Goatherd and the Shepherdess: A Tale From Ancient Greece

By: Hort, Lenny

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272170

ISBN: 0803713525

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1995 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. As three friends tend their flocks on a Greek island, Daphnis and Dorco vie for the affections of Chloe. View more info

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A Pocket Classical Dictionary for Ready Reference

By: Ireland, Frederick G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1883

Seller ID: 2280083

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1883 Small Hard Cover. iii, 144 pp. A dictionary for classical studies. NOTE: The Roman spelling of proper names has been adopted as being more commonly used in school and college text-books. The Greek names of divinities, however, have been retained as conveying an essentially different idea from the Roman names usually employed. The dates in parentheses immediately following the names are those of the birth and death. When but one date is given it is that of the probable floruit. The era (B.C. or A.D.) has been appended wherever there could be any doubt. View more info

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Daphnis and Chloe (Penguin Classics)

By: Longus; Turner, Paul

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284739

ISBN: 0140440593

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly rubbed, rear wrapper creased, minor pencil marginalia. 1989 Trade Paperback. 123 pp. A tender novel describing eager and inept young love, Daphnis and Chloe tells the story of a baby boy and girl who are discovered separately, two years apart, alone and exposed on a Greek mountainside. Taken in by a goatherd and a shepherd respectively, and raised near the town of Mytilene, they grow to maturity unaware of one another's existence - until the mischievous god of love, Eros, creates in them a sudden overpowering desire for one another. A masterpiece among early Greek romances, at... View more info

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Electra: A Novel

By: Schmitt, Gladys

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203597

ISBN: 1125154098

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A very nice copy. Jacket rubbed, small surface tear to front jacket flap. 1965 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 313 pp. The Electra story, for which the Greeks had many words--those of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, is in itself difficult to diminish. But anyone remembering the innately stately, sombre qualities of the more classical versions and recent film may find that this Electra becomes mourning indeed. Schmitt's style, a very frequent target of criticism (verbiage, lumpy lyricism) is given to a kind of female sensuousity. What the young Elect... View more info

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Arion and the Dolphin

By: Seth, Vikram

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Dutton Children's Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272721

ISBN: 0525453849

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1994 Large Hardcover. [32 pp.] A retelling of the ancient Greek legend of a young Corinthian musician who, having won a gold prize for his singing, is thrown overboard by greedy sailors and befriends a dolphin who becomes his rescuer and protector. View more info