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The Olympic Games : The First Thousand Years.

By Finley,M.I & Pleket, H.W.

Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1976. The ancient Olympics from 776 BC to AD 261 - told in both scholarly and readable fashion, with fascinating ilustrations. HC.137p. plates (some col.) Diagrams. index. . 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Hellas : 5000 Years of Civilization. Volume I - 3000 BC to 336 BC

By Papatheodorou, George

Toronto: George Papatheodorou/Deca Printing, 2000. Part one of a general history of Greece, written by the author to pass on his Hellenic heritage to his children and grandchildren. 372p, illus. maps. bibliography.[WorldCat lists NO copies in the USA]. 1st.Can Ed.. Soft Cover. New.

$40.00

The Peloponnesian War
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The Peloponnesian War

By Kagan, Donald

New York: Viking, 2003. For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century B.C., Athens and Sparta fought a war that changed the Greek world and its civilization forever. A conflict unprecedented in its brutality, the Peloponnesian War brought a collapse in the institutions, beliefs, and customs that were the foundations of society. Today, scholars in fields ranging from international relations and political and military history to political philosophy continue to study the war for its timeless relevance to the history of our own time. Now Donald Kagan, classical scholar and historian of international relations, ancient and modern, presents a sweeping new narrative of this epic contest that captures all its drama, action, and tragedy. In describing the rise and fall of a great empire he examines the clash between two disparate societies, the interplay of intelligence and chance in human affairs, the role of great human beings in determining the course of events, and the challenge of leadership and the limits in which it must operate. The result is an engrossing, fresh perspective on a key historical event that will be welcomed by general readers and history buffs alike-and anyone seeking a better understanding of the pivotal events that shaped the world as we know it. 511p.maps, bibliography,index. . 1st US Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$45.00

The Peloponnesian War
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The Peloponnesian War

By Kagan, Donald

New York: Viking, 2003. For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century B.C., Athens and Sparta fought a war that changed the Greek world and its civilization forever. A conflict unprecedented in its brutality, the Peloponnesian War brought a collapse in the institutions, beliefs, and customs that were the foundations of society. Today, scholars in fields ranging from international relations and political and military history to political philosophy continue to study the war for its timeless relevance to the history of our own time. Now Donald Kagan, classical scholar and historian of international relations, ancient and modern, presents a sweeping new narrative of this epic contest that captures all its drama, action, and tragedy. In describing the rise and fall of a great empire he examines the clash between two disparate societies, the interplay of intelligence and chance in human affairs, the role of great human beings in determining the course of events, and the challenge of leadership and the limits in which it must operate. The result is an engrossing, fresh perspective on a key historical event that will be welcomed by general readers and history buffs alike-and anyone seeking a better understanding of the pivotal events that shaped the world as we know it. 511p.maps, bibliography,index. . 1st US Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$45.00

The Portable Greek Historians: The Essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius (Viking Portable Library)
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The Portable Greek Historians: The Essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius (Viking Portable Library)

By Finley, Moses I [ed]

London: Penguin, 1977. Reprint. Softcover. Near Fine.

$12.00

Eternal Greece

By Warner,Rex

London: Thames & Hudson, 1957. "Ancient Greece was the fountainhead of Western civilization, and the richness of the legacy handed down to later generations by the Hellenic world is without parallel. Today, only weathered monuments, some little more than ruins, fragments of friezes and isolated sculptures remain to bear tangible witness to this once flourishing pre-Christian culture. But its spirit lives on: in the records of its poets, dramatists and historians, and in the very blood of its inheritors. Dr Hurlimann and Mr Warner, by dint of a singularly happy collaboration, have succeeded in bringing Ancient Greece once more before our eyes. The former has, with his camera, captured all the qualities that make up the perfection of Greek architecture; the milky clarity of the white Attic sunshine on marble, the forlorn dignity of sacred grove and deserted amphitheatre, the opalescent shimmer of Aegean bays. To complement these admirable pictures, the author of Men and Gods and Greeks and Trojans gives us a lucid account of what he considers to be the salient features of Hellenic civilization, incorporating a number of his own entirely new renderings from the works of Ancient Greek writers. Here is a feast for the eye and for the mind. No such authoritative yet readily assimilable record of 'the glory that was Greece' Large format survey of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, printed in a large size type face and with marvellous photographs in B & W and colour.175p. illus. Cover slightly sun faded and soiled.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Photographs By Max Hurliman.

$15.00

Greece (Trans. J.D.Duff)

By Rostovtzeff, M

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970. Ed. Elias J.Bickerman. 395p. + maps. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$5.00

Atlas of The Greek World
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Atlas of The Greek World

By Levi, Peter

New York: Facts on File, 1983. Well illustrated large format survey of ancient Greece . The land in context. The geography of ancient Greece; The study of ancient Greece; The age of bronze. The palace civilizations of Crete and Mycenae; Mycenaean survivals; The Homeric world; The age of tyranny. The 8th-century renaissance; Archaic religious practice; The birth of city-states; The growth of literature; The age of Perikles. Athenian society in the 5th century; The Persian and Peloponnesian Wars; The classical revolution; The age of Alexander. New patterns in literature and religion; The rise of Macedon; The Alexandrian expansion; The Roman conquest; The fate of Hellenism. The classical impact of Hellenism; Post-classical revivals; Language : the principal inheritance.239p. illus bibliography index maps on endpapers. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$30.00

Selected Essays

By Bury, J. B.[John Bagnell]

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1930. Edited by Harold Temperley this is a postumous collection of essays by the distinguished classical scholar John Bagnell Bury, formerly Professor at Trinity College Dublin and later at Cambridge University. This volume includes the transcript of his inaugural address at Cambridge on "The Science of History" in which he famously defined the role of an historian thus : "I may remind you that history is not a branch of literature. The facts of history, like the facts of geology or astronomy, can supply material for literary art; for manifest reasons they lend themselves to artistic representation far more readily than those of the natural sciences; but to clothe the story of human society in a literary dress is no more the part of a historian as a historian, than it is the part of an astronomer as an astronomer to present in an artistic shape the story of the stars." The essays range in topic from Greek through Roman and Byzantine periods. 249p. frontis. Some slight wear to covers. Bookplate of previous owner bookseller ticket inside front cover.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$65.00

The Greek Way

By Hamilton,Edith

New York: Book of the Month Club, 1991. A facsimile editionn "This book was first published in 1942 under the title " The Great Age of Greek Literature" which comprised five chapters of new material together with the twelve chapters originally published in 1930 as "The Greek Way" 347p. . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. New/New.

$17.50

Greek Art
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Greek Art

By Spivey, Nigel

London: Phaidon Press, 1999. Nigel Spivey sets the formation of the classical style in its proper historical context. He considers how Greek art was inextricably bound up with the social, religious, philosophical and political factors of the period and explains the art not only in terms of those who commissioned and created it, but also with reference to the archaeology of the places which hosted it. 450p. illus bibliography. index. Reprint. French Wraps. New.

$30.00

Who Was Who in the Greek World
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Who Was Who in the Greek World

By Bowder, Diane [ed]

New York: Washington Square Press, 1984. Compact and comprehensive way of identifying ancient Greeks in their context. 457p. Maps, Genealogical tables, bibliography, index.. First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk. Near Fine.

$6.00

The Living Past of Greece : A Time Traveller's Tour of Historic and Prehistoric Places

By Burn, A.R.& Burn, Mary

Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1980. "The whole of Greece, as every traveller and archaeologist knows, is alive with history and prehistory. Mr and Mrs Burn select over seventy of the most important and interesting places, islands and buildings, relate what happened there in the past, and describe in detail what now remains. Some of these sites are well known, others less so; but all have been chosen not only for their historical interest and beauty, but also because remains still exist, usually above foundation level, bringing the past to life. Inevitably, the greater part of this book is devoted to prehistoric and classical places, sites of a civilisation ancestral to our own; but attention is also given to the great (and some small) churches and monasteries of Christian Greece and to the major Frankish castles of mediaeval times. A lively outline of Greek history provides an introduction and puts the whole in perspective, and each site is illustrated by a specially-drawn plan or map and, in many cases, a photograph. The authors' enthusiasm for the country and its past is vividly conveyed in their writing, making The Living Past of Greece an invaluable companion for the traveller already there or for the reader and potential traveller at home.". 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$20.00

Archaeological Excavations in the Greek Islands

By Leekley, Dorothy & Noyes, Robert

New York: Noyes Press, 1975. Guide to archaeological digs on Greek islands. "the information given foe each site ...will include the names of the excavators, the dates on which the excavations were carried out, a very brief descriptions of the finds, and, most important, a bibliography which will enable the researcher to locate the the book and/or article which describes in greater detail the excavations and finds in which he is interested. ...Sites from all periods up to the Roman are included .except for early Christian remains.130p,. index. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Ex-Library.

$27.50

Diaspora: Jews amidst Greeks and Romans

By Gruen, Erich S.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. What was life like for Jews settled throughout the Mediterranean world of Classical antiquity--and what place did Jewish communities have in the diverse civilization dominated by Greeks and Romans? In a probing account of the Jewish diaspora in the four centuries from Alexander the Great's conquest of the Near East to the Roman destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70 C.E., Erich Gruen reaches often surprising conclusions. By the first century of our era, Jews living abroad far outnumbered those living in Palestine and had done so for generations. Substantial Jewish communities were found throughout the Greek mainland and Aegean islands, Asia Minor, the Tigris-Euphrates valley, Egypt, and Italy. Focusing especially on Alexandria, Greek cities in Asia Minor, and Rome, Gruen explores the lives of these Jews: the obstacles they encountered, the institutions they established, and their strategies for adjustment. He also delves into Jewish writing in this period, teasing out how Jews in the diaspora saw themselves. There emerges a picture of a Jewish minority that was at home in Greco-Roman cities: subject to only sporadic harassment; its intellectuals immersed in Greco-Roman culture while refashioning it for their own purposes; exhibiting little sign of insecurity in an alien society; and demonstrating both a respect for the Holy Land and a commitment to the local community and Gentile government. Gruen's innovative analysis of the historical and literary record alters our understanding of the way this vibrant minority culture engaged with the dominant Classical civilization. 386p. bibliography. index. Softcover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Historia Tou Hellenikou Ethnous : [Vol 4] Archaikos Hellenismos B

Athens: Ekdotike Athenon / Parapolitika Ekdoseis, 2015. The "History of the Greek nation" is a complete and integrated project covering ...the political history and the history of civilization of Greek area from prehistory until 1941. The text [was] written by 300 academics, university professors and other specialists under the supervision of a committee of eminent and international intellectuals and with the help and support of expert advisors for each period. [inlcudes ] ... hundreds of color images, original historical maps, tables and diagrams ....that record the history of Hellenism. VOLUME 4 in this reisuue of the series. 267p. illus bibliography . Reissue. Laminated Hardcover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Historia Tou Hellenikou Ethnous : [Vol 3] Archaikos Hellenismos A

Athens: Ekdotike Athenon / Parapolitika Ekdoseis, 2015. The "History of the Greek nation" is a complete and integrated project covering ...the political history and the history of civilization of Greek area from prehistory until 1941. The text [was] written by 300 academics, university professors and other specialists under the supervision of a committee of eminent and international intellectuals and with the help and support of expert advisors for each period. [inlcudes ] ... hundreds of color images, original historical maps, tables and diagrams ....that record the history of Hellenism. VOLUME 3 in this reisuue of the series. 269p. illus bibliography . Reissue. Laminated Hardcover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Historia Tou Hellenikou Ethnous : [Vol.5] Klassikos Hellenismos A

Athens: Ekdotike Athenon / Parapolitika Ekdoseis, 2015. The "History of the Greek nation" is a complete and integrated project covering ...the political history and the history of civilization of Greek area from prehistory until 1941. The text [was] written by 300 academics, university professors and other specialists under the supervision of a committee of eminent and international intellectuals and with the help and support of expert advisors for each period. [inlcudes ] ... hundreds of color images, original historical maps, tables and diagrams ....that record the history of Hellenism. VOLUME 5 in this reisuue of the series. 236p.. illus bibliography.. Reissue. Laminated Hardcover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Historia Tou Hellenikou Ethnous : [Vol.6] Klassikos Hellenismos B

Athebns: Ekdotike Athenon / Parapolitika Ekdoseis, 2015. The "History of the Greek nation" is a complete and integrated project covering ...the political history and the history of civilization of Greek area from prehistory until 1941. The text [was] written by 300 academics, university professors and other specialists under the supervision of a committee of eminent and international intellectuals and with the help and support of expert advisors for each period. [inlcudes ] ... hundreds of color images, original historical maps, tables and diagrams ....that record the history of Hellenism. VOLUME 6 in this reisuue of the series. 239p. illus bibliography.. Reissue. Laminated Hardcover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Macedonia from Prehistoric to Byzantine Times : Guide with Reconstructions of the Ancient Monuments

By Pilali-Papasotiriou, A [ed]

Athens: Muses Publications, 2000. Based on the "Monuments Past & Present "series published in Rome by Vision SRL. An interesting handbook to the various momuments in Macedobia, the illustrations of the monuments today are overlaid with transparent sheets showing how they would have looked originally.. First Thus. Comb Binding/French Wraps. Fine.

$25.00

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