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Time in Greek Tragedy
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Time in Greek Tragedy

By De Romilly, Jacqueline

Cornell University Press, 1968. Hardcover. Acceptable/fair. Ex-library. Two pages in the introduction contain highlighting. Covers the importance of time in Greek tragedy. Chapters on Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and more. Index. 180p.

$16.00

Greek Vases
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Greek Vases

By Williams, Dyfri

British Museum, 1985. Paperback. Good. Unmarked. Some bumps and wear around edges. Beautifully illustrated. An introduction to Greek vases based on the British Museum's famous collection. Traces the development of Greek painted pottery from around 6000 BC through to its eventual decline in the second century BC. The social and political changes which occurred are reflected in the figured scenes. Index. 72p.

$12.00

Ancient History From Coins (Approaching the Ancient World)
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Ancient History From Coins (Approaching the Ancient World)

By Howgego, Christopher

Routledge, 1995. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Good. Unmarked. Soft corner crease on cover. Plates and Figures. Describes and analyzes the main contributions the study of coins can make to ancient history, showing shows through numerous examples how the character, patterns and behavior of coinage bear on major historical themes.

$12.00

Garden Lore of Ancient Athens
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Garden Lore of Ancient Athens

By Thompson, Dorothy Burr; Griswold, Ralph E

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1963. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Good. Unmarked. Tanned. Section of color plates, 50 black and white illustrations throughout. The ancient Greeks' awareness of landscape is apparent in their choice of sites for temples and theaters, their love of trees in the care expended on temple groves, and their delight in flowers in the innumerable stories of mythological lore. They also use floral motives to give color and ornamental detail to architecture or as decorative designs in vase painting. A selection of such ornaments appears on these pages.

$12.00

Gods of the Greeks: Greek Coins from a Private Collection
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Gods of the Greeks: Greek Coins from a Private Collection

By Preisner, Olga K

The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, 1984. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Catalog for exhibition (April 15-17, 1984). Slight rubbing on back cover. Catalog entries based on information supplied by the owner. Edited by Olga K. Preisner. 30 coins/illustrations. Glossary of names.

$12.00

Hellas and Rome: The Classical World in Pictures
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Hellas and Rome: The Classical World in Pictures

By Zschietzschmann, W

1959. Hardcover. Good/good. Unmarked text. Rubbed dust jacket with edge wear. More than 500 illustrations. 68p text. Index. Cultural history of ancient Greece that takes the reader into the everyday life of classical antiquity.

$12.00

Inscriptions From the Athenian Agora
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Inscriptions From the Athenian Agora

By Meritt, Benjamin D

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1966. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. The 35 inscriptions illustrated/discussed in this book represent a small selection of the many types of written records found in the Athenian Agora. The texts illustrated include diplomatic agreements, commemorative plaques for athletic victories, records of court judgments, boundary stones identifying different buildings, and fragmentary inscriptions featuring names.

$12.00

The Parthenon Frieze
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The Parthenon Frieze

By Robertson, Martin; Frantz, Alison

Oxford University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Unmarked text. Edge wear on unclipped dust jacket. Photographs by Alison Frantz. Bibliography. Surviving reliefs reproduced in sequence and, where possible, the parts that have been destroyed are indicated by drawings. Built in the fifth century BC, a generation after the Greek victories over the Persians.

$12.00

The Greeks
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The Greeks

By Kitto, H.D. F

Pelican, 1964. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Previous owner's name inside cover. Map. 256p. A study of the character and history of an ancient civilization, and of the people who created it. Includes the Formation the Greek People, Homer, the Polis, Classical Greece, the Greek Mind, Myth and Religion, etc. Index.

$12.00

Theocritus, Bion and Moschus [Golden Treasury Series]
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Theocritus, Bion and Moschus [Golden Treasury Series]

By Lang, A

London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1928. Hardcover. Good. Unmarked text. Rendered into English prose with an introductory essay by A. Lang. Previous owner's name on front end page. 211p. Some foxing on end papers. Theocritus (early third century BCE) was the inventor of the bucolic genre, also known as pastoral. The bucolic/pastoral genre was developed by the second and third members of the Greek bucolic canon, Moschus (fl. mid second century BCE, also from Syracuse) and Bion (fl. some fifty years later, from Phlossa near Smyrna), and remained vital through Greco-Roman antiquity and into the modern era.

$12.00

Hesperia (Volume 53, No. 2, April–June)
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Hesperia (Volume 53, No. 2, April–June)

By Miller, Stella G. et al

Athens: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1984. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good. Unmarked. Articles by Stella G. Miller (Excavations at Nemea, 1983), Ronald S. Stroud (An Argive Decree from Nemea Concerning Aspendos), Joan E. Fisher (Coins: Corinth Excavations, 1977, Forum Southwest), and Joseph W. Shaw (Excavations at Kommos (Crete) during 1982-1983). B/W illustrations. pp. 172-192.

$12.00

The Acropolis of Athens: An Historical and Aesthetic Tour
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The Acropolis of Athens: An Historical and Aesthetic Tour

By Dontas, George

The Acropolis Museum, 1971. Paperback. Good. Unmarked text. Previous authors name crossed out with marker on front end page. A few marks on cover. 48p. Essay followed by a section of B/W plates. Measures 4.75x6.75 inches. This small book was published before the Acropolis restoration project in 1975 was begun.

$12.00

Socrates in the Agora (Excavations in the Athenian Agora Picture Books, No 17)
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Socrates in the Agora (Excavations in the Athenian Agora Picture Books, No 17)

By Lang, Mabel

American School Of Classical Studies At Athen, 1978. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked text. Well illustrated with 29 photographs, plans, drawings and more. This little book aims to place Socrates in his physical setting. The author uses textual references to follow his progress through the material.

$12.00

A Brief History and Description of Kourion including the Temple of Apollo
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A Brief History and Description of Kourion including the Temple of Apollo

By Pennsylvania State University

Antiquities Department of the Republic of Cyprus, 1969. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked text. Small mark on cover. Maps, plan, and plates. 16p. Measures 6x8.25 inches.

$12.00

From Pasture to Polis Art in the Age of Homer
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From Pasture to Polis Art in the Age of Homer

By Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia

Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1993. Brochure. Very Good. Unmarked. Exhibition brochure. 8-sided. Map. 6 objects reproduced and described.

$12.00