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Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
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Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

By Pressfield, Steven

New York: Doubleday, 1998. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Spartans at the Gates: A Novel
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Spartans at the Gates: A Novel

By Smith, Noble

U.S.A.: Thomas Dunne Books, 2014. Peloponnesian War has begun. An army of merciless Spartan invaders have arrived at the gates of Plataea, bent on obliterating the independent city-state and its inhabitants. Plataeas oldest allies, the Athenians, are spread too thin in their own campaigns to send help. Cut off and alone, the Plataeans have dug in behind their high walls for the coming attack, while the tyrannical Spartans prepare to lay siege. On a rugged mountain road, a young Plataean warrior named Nikias rides to Athens on an urgent quest. He carries with him a bag of ill-gotten gold, hoping to raise an army of mercenaries to help defend his citadel from the Spartan assault. But in the sprawling stronghold of Athens, Nikias encounters perils that prove to be more dangerous than those he has faced on the battlefield. Noble Smiths Spartans at the Gates transports us to the dawn of one of history's most famous wars -a fight that would tear apart the great powers of ancient Greece.. Hardcover. New/New.

$17.50

King of Ithaca
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King of Ithaca

By Iliffe, Glyn

London: Pan, 2009. Greece is a country in turmoil, divided by feuding kingdoms desiring wealth, power and revenge. When Eperitus, a young exiled soldier, comes to the aid of a group of warriors in battle, little does he know that it will be the start of an incredible adventure. For he is about to join the charismatic Odysseus, Prince of Ithaca, on a vital quest to save his homeland. Odysseus travels to Sparta to join the most famous heroes of the time in paying suit to the sensuous Helen. Armed with nothing but his wits and intelligence, he must enter a treacherous world of warfare and politics to compete for the greatest prize in Greece. But few care for the problems of an impoverished prince when war with Troy is beckoning . . . An epic saga set in one of the most dramatic periods of history, King of Ithaca is a voyage of discovery of one mans journey to become a King -- and a legend. . First Pbk.Ed.. Trade Paperback. As New.

$10.00

Olympic Hero: A Tale of the 87th Greek Games

By Roxborough, Henry

Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1960. A novel for young people about the Olympic Games in the time of Pericles. The author was a sports writer and a memeber of the Canadian Olympic Committee . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$12.50

Olympic Hero: A Tale of the 87th Greek Games

By Roxborough, Henry

Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1960. A novel for young people about the Olympic Games in the time of Pericles. The author was a sports writer and a memeber of the Canadian Olympic Committee . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$12.50

The Sweet Girl
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The Sweet Girl

By Lyon, Annbel

Toronto: Random House, 2012. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. New/New.

$35.00

Tyrant - Storm of Arrows

By Cameron, Christian

London: Orion, 2009. Kineas, the Athenian cavalry commander, has come a long way since being dismissed from the army of Alexander and vengefully exiled by his own city. Together, his mercenary force and their Scythian allies have defeated a mighty Macedonian army at the Ford of the River God, and his adopted city of Olbia is now free once more. But his destiny will not allow him to enjoy the fruits of victory for long. Far to the east, at the farthest edge of the Sea of Grass, Alexander is threatening to crush the Scythian hordes once and for all. The Lady Srayanka of the Cruel Hands, the Scythian warrior-princess who spurned a king's love to be at Kineas's side, is pledged to take her tribe east to help stop 'the monster' - and Kineas knows he has no choice but to follow, even if it means embracing the violent death in battle that he has seen prefigured in countless dreams. But long before he can confront the might of Alexander's army alongside his beloved Srayanka, he must undertake an epic journey, of breathtaking daring, taking an army through hundreds of miles of hostile terrain - towards his own appointment with fate.. Pbk. New.

$10.00

The Gates of Troy
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The Gates of Troy

By Iliffe, Glyn

London, United Kingdom: Pan, 2010. 'It's ten years since Odysseus and the warrior, Eperitus, joined the heroes of the age to compete for the hand of Helen of Sparta. Settled in his small island kingdom, Odysseus wants nothing more than to rule Ithaca in peace. Meanwhile Eperitus, frustrated at his quiet life, dreams of glory in battle. When the lion-motifed sails of Agamemnon appear on the horizon, Odysseus knows that the time for peace is over and a time of war is beginning. Helen of Sparta has been abducted by a prince of Troy and the hosts of ancient Greece are gathering. As the greatest names flock to join the crusade, only Achilles is missing. Odysseus must use all his wits and cunning to hunt him down and persuade him to join their cause. For without Achilles, the gates of Troy will never fall.. First Pbk.Ed.. Trade Paperback. As New.

$10.00

Helen of Troy
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Helen of Troy

By George, Margaret

New York: Viking, 2006. Large heavy volume. A lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face ''launched a thousand ships'' Daughter of a god, wife of a king, prize of antiquity’s bloodiest war, Helen of Troy has inspired artists for millennia. Now Margaret George, the highly acclaimed bestselling historical novelist, has turned her intelligent, perceptive eye to the myth that is Helen of Troy. Margaret George breathes new life into the great Homeric tale by having Helen narrate her own story. Through her eyes and in her voice, we experience the young Helen’s discovery of her divine origin and her terrifying beauty. While hardly more than a girl, Helen married the remote Spartan king Menelaus and bore him a daughter. By the age of twenty, the world’s most beautiful woman was resigned to a passionless marriage—until she encountered the handsome Trojan prince Paris. And once the lovers flee to Troy, war, murder, and tragedy become inevitable. In Helen of Troy, Margaret George has captured a timeless legend in a me'' . 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$15.00

Darling Pericles

By Dimont, Madleon

New York: Atheneum, 1972. "Courtesan, sexy bluestocking mistress and only love of the great Athenian statesman Pericles - this is the story of Aspasia . Sophocles was her frienf, Euripides was sher lover, Socrates her pupil and admirer... Aspasia telles her own story in an intimate and up to date style that cuts these great figures down to size and makes them human beings. It is essentially true, though imagination has had to fill gaps left by ancient writers" 218p. Clean, tight copy, with a few marks of library ownership.. 1st US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips. Ex-Library.

$12.50

The Golden Mean
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The Golden Mean

By Lyon, Annbel

Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2009. A bold and captivating new novel of ancient Greece, from the celebrated, award-winning author of The Golden Mean. Pythias is her father's daughter, with eyes his exact shade of unlovely, intelligent grey. A slave to his own curiosity and intellect, Aristotle has never been able to resist wit in another--even in a girl child who should be content with the kitchen, the loom and a life dictated by the womb. And oh his little Pytho is smart, able to best his own students in debate and match wits with a roomful of Athenian philosophers. Is she a freak or a harbinger of what women can really be? Pythias must suffer that argument, but she is also (mostly) secure in her father's regard. But then Alexander dies a thousand miles from Athens, and sentiment turns against anyone associated with him, most especially his famous Macedonian-born teacher. Aristotle and his family are forced to flee to Chalcis, a garrison town. Ailing, mourning and broken in spirit, Aristotle soon dies. And his orphaned daughter, only 16, finds out that the world is a place of superstition, not logic, and that a girl can be played upon by gods and goddesses, as much as by grown men and women. To safely journey to a place in which she can be everything she truly is, Aristotle's daughter will need every ounce of wit she possesses, but also grace and the capacity to love.. First. French Wraps. New.

$10.00

In Kithairon's Shadow: A Novel of Ancient Greece and the Persian War
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In Kithairon's Shadow: A Novel of Ancient Greece and the Persian War

By Martin, Jon Edward

Bloomington, IN: I universe Inc, 2003. n 480 B.C., Xerxes I, king of the Persian Empire, led a vast and uncountable army intent on the domination of Europe. Only a tiny collection of Greek city-states stood in his path. At Thermopylae the Persians annihilated a small holding force commanded by King Leonidas of Sparta, then quickly marched on to Athens, reducing the city to ruins. Outnumbered and beset by treachery, Sparta, Athens and their allies gathered near the town of Plataea for one final battle. The future of Western civilization hung on the outcome. "In Kithairon's Shadow" is the story of five men from ancient Greece and the parts they would play in determining their future, and ours. 1st US Edition. Soft Cover. New.

$12.50

The Ten Thousand : A Novel of Ancient Greece
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The Ten Thousand : A Novel of Ancient Greece

By Ford, Michael Curtis

New York: St.Martin's Press., 2002. In 401 B.C., a thundering army of mercenaries, camp followers, dreamers, and glory seekers set off to help a rebellious foreign general named Cyrus. In the months that followed, ten thousand men - trained and hardened in three decades of war in Greece - would engage in pitched battles, witness untold horrors, and begin a desperate march across the desert, over raging rivers, and into the jaws of hell itself. By the time it was over, some would be alive, others dead, and one among them would emerge as the greatest hero of all... In a novel of high adventure and riveting historical drama, Michael Curtis Ford brings to life an amazing true story from Greek antiquity - Xenephon's march of the Ten Thousand. A tale of war and peace, of loyalties and betrayals, and of a soldier's love for a mysterious and dangerous woman, The Ten Thousand captures the eternal spirit of courage - in the face of impossible odds.. First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk.. Near Fine.

$5.00

A Choice of Murder
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A Choice of Murder

By Vansittart, Peter

London: Peter Owen, 1992. '... a sophisticated, thought-provoking historical novel, set in ancient Greece and Sicily... The protagonist is fourth-century B.C. soldier and political leader Timoleon of Syracuse, who liberated that city from the control of Carthage. Keeping dialogue to a minimum, Vansittart delves into Timo's life and career, supplying a political motive for his murder of his older brother, sketching his wanderings in exile and his induction into the Eleusinian mysteries, then depicting his triumphant return to his native Corinth. Vansittart does a credible job of resurrecting an almost forgotten statesman and in elucidating the idea of ``Hellas''--a loose group of independent but culturally related city-states--which found its last champion in Timo; an ancient way of life died with him. A fine meditation on Western civilization at an early crossroads." As New ... except for inked stamp of bookstore on endpaper.. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine.

$25.00

A Choice of Murder
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A Choice of Murder

By Vansittart, Peter

London: Peter Owen, 1992. '... a sophisticated, thought-provoking historical novel, set in ancient Greece and Sicily... The protagonist is fourth-century B.C. soldier and political leader Timoleon of Syracuse, who liberated that city from the control of Carthage. Keeping dialogue to a minimum, Vansittart delves into Timo's life and career, supplying a political motive for his murder of his older brother, sketching his wanderings in exile and his induction into the Eleusinian mysteries, then depicting his triumphant return to his native Corinth. Vansittart does a credible job of resurrecting an almost forgotten statesman and in elucidating the idea of ``Hellas''--a loose group of independent but culturally related city-states--which found its last champion in Timo; an ancient way of life died with him. A fine meditation on Western civilization at an early crossroads." As New ... except for inked stamp of bookstore on endpaper.. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine.

$25.00

Soldier of the Mist

By Wolfe,Gene

New York: Tor/Tom Docherty, 1986. Historical novel blending fantasy and ancient Greek history - "Admirable written and a delight to read".. Pbk. Very Good.

$3.00

The Bull From the Sea

By Renault,Mary

London: Longmans, 1962. Sequel to "The King Must Die" after Theseus returns from Crete. First edition, second impression. . 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$15.00

The Courtesan's Daughter

By Galloway, Priscilla

Toronto: Penguin, 2003. "Priscilla Galloway's portrait of a young woman who grows up to be far more than she dreamed is also a fascinating look at the customs and beliefs of the ancient Greeks, and at life in a young democracy very different from our own, whose troubles can still seem poignantly familiar." Nme of previous owner on half-title, else fine. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$12.00

The Golden Mean
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The Golden Mean

By Lyon, Annbel

Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2009. On the orders of his boyhood friend, now King Philip of Macedon, Aristotle postpones his dreams of succeeding Plato as leader of the Academy in Athens and reluctantly arrives in the Macedonian capital of Pella to tutor the king’s adolescent sons. An early illness has left one son with the intellect of a child; the other is destined for greatness but struggles between a keen mind that craves instruction and the pressures of a society that demands his prowess as a soldier. Initially Aristotle hopes for a short stay in what he considers the brutal backwater of his childhood. But, as a man of relentless curiosity and reason, Aristotle warms to the challenge of instructing his young charges, particularly Alexander, in whom he recognizes a kindred spirit, an engaged, questioning mind coupled with a unique sense of position and destiny. Aristotle struggles to match his ideas against the warrior culture that is Alexander’s birthright. He feels that teaching this startling, charming, sometimes horrifying boy is a desperate necessity. And that what the boy – thrown before his time onto his father’s battlefields – needs most is to learn the golden mean, that elusive balance between extremes that Aristotle hopes will mitigate the boy’s will to conquer. Aristotle struggles to inspire balance in Alexander, and he finds he must also play a cat-and-mouse game of power and influence with Philip in order to manage his own ambitions. As Alexander’s position as Philip’s heir strengthens and his victories on the battlefield mount, Aristotle’s attempts to instruct him are honoured, but increasingly unheeded. And despite several troubling incidents on the field of battle, Alexander remains steadfast in his desire to further the reach of his empire to all known and unknown corners of the world, rendering the intellectual pursuits Aristotle offers increasingly irrelevant. Exploring this fabled time and place, Annabel Lyon tells her story in the earthy, frank, and perceptive voice of Aristotle himself. With sensual and muscular prose, she explores how Aristotle’s genius touched the boy who would conquer the known world. And she reveals how we still live with the ghosts of both men. . Signed by Author. First. French Wraps. As New.

$20.00

Last of the Amazons
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Last of the Amazons

By Pressfield, Steven

New York: Doubleday, 2002. "With an epic scope and keen sense of detail, Steven Pressfield has created an entertaining and vital reimagining of the Amazon legend with his historical novel, Last of the Amazons. Combining myth with history, Pressfield offers a conjectural account of the legendary female warrior tribe as it may have existed in the years leading up to its extinction. ". . 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$20.00

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