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Ancient Athens, Cape Sounion, Aegina and Olympia : Guide with Reconstructions

By Greco, Emanuele

Roma/Rome: Vision S.R.L., 2004. "Monuments Past & Present series" Postcard sized illustrations of the monuments today are overlaid with transparent sheets showing how they would have looked originally. The author is the Director of the Italian Archaeological School of Athens. 98p. illus.. First Thus. Comb Binding/Plastic Cover. Fine.

$35.00

The Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World
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The Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World

By Boardman, John; Griffin; Jasper & Murray, Oswyn [Eds]

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. "Greece and the Hellenistic World covers the period from the eighth century BC and the emergence of the Greek city-state to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of Greek monarchies." 446p. illus bibliography, index. Revised Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

$15.00

Arcadians - Arkades IN GREEK and English)

By Vlassopoulou-Karydi, Maria

Athens: Karydis Editions, 2010. "The Arcadians through their struggles, the culture and their character, bequeathed the Arcadian Ideal, a vision and cohesive bond not only to Hellenism, but also to the whole of mankind, which needs to exploit his history in order to make a real progress amidst the present world shaking developments." . 1st Greek Ed.. New Book from Publisher.

$35.00

The Spartan Rhetra

By Xenophon Lycurgus Longhurst, John E [ed}]

Lawrence KS: Coronado Press, 1970. Contains : Xenophon "The Constitution of the Lacedaemonians" and Plutarch "Lycurgus" .75p. Cover a little sun tanned, else fine. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$12.00

The Stoa of Attalos II in Athens

By Thpmpson Homer A.

Athens: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, , 1962. Excavations of the Athenian Agora. Series # 2 . 36p. Illus. [B & W] . Orignal Wraps. Very Good.

$2.50

Art and Experience in Classical Greece
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Art and Experience in Classical Greece

By Pollitt,Jerome Jordan

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979. "An account of the development of Greek art in the Classical period (about 480-320 BC) which places particular emphasis on the meaning and content of Greek sculpture, architecture and painting. Professor Pollitt reminds us that the visual arts in Greece, as elsewhere, were primarily vehicles of expression. He does not ignore formal development but always relates this to social and cultural history, which it reflected and from which it grew. While his subject is art, he refers frequently to the literature and philosophy of the period which were shaped by the same influences." 205p. illus. bibliography. index. . Reprint. Softcover. Fine.

$20.00

The Persian Expedition (Anabasis)

By Xenophon

London: Penguin, 1957. Original Vintage Penguin editin [L17 ]One of history's most remarkable military achievements - the march of the Ten Thousand Greeks - is detailed in this highly readable first-hand account by a dynamic leader. Cool, calculating and brilliant, Xenophon emerges as a fascinating military figure. In (this book) he reveals the character, training and strategy that made the Greek soldier so efficient. In the fourth century B.C. Cyrus the Younger, pretender to the Persian thron e, launched a fierce campaign against his brother the king. With the help of Greek troops, whom he recognized as the best infantrymen in the world, Cyrus believed he could surprise and defeat his brother's vastly superior force and seize the throne . Unfortunately Cyrus' own troops were not as effective as his Greek recruits, and the force as a whole was weak in cavalry. The campaign collapsed, Cyrus himself was killed and the Greeks were stranded in Persia. Surrounded by a hostile and bitt er foe, Xenophon and his fellow leaders faced the incredible task of leading ten thousand men back from Babylon to the Black Sea. The success of the five-month march - one of the most famous in history - was a triumph of discipline and improvisatio n in the face of overwhelming odds. For Xenophon not only managed to lead his men out of Persia but succeeded in keeping the army intact as a fighting force. (This) is both an absorbing tale of adventure and military skill and an unusual story of human character. It also presents a revealing account of the day-to-day life of the common soldier unique in classical writing.". Reprint. Softcver. Very Good. Illus. by (Trans.Rex Warner).

$12.00

Oi Proellines

By Rodakes, Perikles [Rodakis, Pericles ]

Athens: Ekdoseis Nea Synora A Livanis Vintage school textbook on ancient Greece from Stone Age to Minoan. [ Series - Hellenki Paidiki Vivliothiki Seira B -Polemikes Omades-Laoi 1.] Undated c 1960-1970? . First Thus. Laminated Hardcover. Good.

$15.00

Ancient Greek Monuments to Make : The Parthenon and the Theatre of Dionysos of the Acropolis

By Savage, Stephen

Owings Mills, MD: Stemmer House Publishers, 1990. Instructions on hoe to construct two famed buildings of the Acropolis with scissors, knife, color markers and glue from the card stock pages of this book to produce replicas 1/250th size of the original structures. 48p. . First Thus. Soft Cover. New.

$17.50

Art and Experience in Classical Greece
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Art and Experience in Classical Greece

By Pollitt,Jerome Jordan

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979. "An account of the development of Greek art in the Classical period (about 480-320 BC) which places particular emphasis on the meaning and content of Greek sculpture, architecture and painting. Professor Pollitt reminds us that the visual arts in Greece, as elsewhere, were primarily vehicles of expression. He does not ignore formal development but always relates this to social and cultural history, which it reflected and from which it grew. While his subject is art, he refers frequently to the literature and philosophy of the period which were shaped by the same influences." 205p. illus. bibliography. index. . Reprint. Softcover. Near Fine.

$17.50

The Last Phase of the War of Independence in Western Greece 1827-1829

By Dontas, Domna N.[Visvizi-Dontas]

Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies., 1966. Near fine copy, autograph inscription by author on ffep "To **** with very best wishes from Domna"). Signed by Author. 1st Greek Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$125.00

The Last Phase of the War of Independence in Western Greece 1827-1829

By Dontas, Domna N.[Visvizi-Dontas]

Thessaloniki: Institute for Balkan Studies., 1966. Near fine copy, autograph inscription by author on ffep "To **** with very best wishes from Domna"). Signed by Author. 1st Greek Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$250.00

Greece : A Photographic Journey

By Matthews, R

London: Bramley Books, 1993. 128p. plates (Col.). 1st.UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

The Aphorisms of Hippocrates. With a translation into Latin and English by Thomas Coar.

By Hippocrates

New York: Gryphon Editions / Classics of Medecine Library, 1982. This is a fascimile of the tri-lingual Coar edition first published by Longmans, London 1822. and now "Privately printed for the members of the Classics of Medicine Library" in a handsome volume beautifully printed on fine paper with gilded edges, bound in tooled leather with marbled endpapers. Coloured frontispiece tipped in. 314p. indexes in Latin and English. A nice gift copy for a newly graduated medical student. First Thus. Leather. As New/No Jacket.

$55.00

Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins
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Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins

By Lenden, J.E. [Ted]

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Basic Books, 2010. Song of Wrath tells the story of Athens’ Ten Years’ War (431- 421 BC) against grim Sparta, the first decade of the terrible Peloponnesian War that turned the Golden Age of Greece to lead. Historian J.E. Lendon presents a sweeping tale of pitched battles by land and sea, sieges, sacks, raids, and deeds of cruelty and guile - along with courageous acts of mercy, surprising charity, austere restraint, and arrogant resistance. Recounting the rise of democratic Athens to great-power status, and the resulting fury of authoritarian Sparta, Greece’s traditional leader, Lendon portrays the causes and strategy of the war as a duel over national honor, a series of acts of revenge. A story of new pride challenging old, Song of Wrath is the first work of Ancient Greek history for the post-cold-war generation. 576p. . 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek
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The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek

By Cunliffe, Barry

London: Penguin Books, 2003. Around 330 b.c., a remarkable adventurer named Pytheas set out from the Greek colony of Massalia (now Marseille) on the Mediterranean Sea to explore the fabled, terrifying lands of northern Europe. Renowned archaeologist Barry Cunliffe here re-creates Pytheas's unprecedented journey, which occurred almost 300 years before Julius Caesar landed in Britain. Beginning with an invaluable pocket history of early Mediterranean civilization, Cunliffe illuminates what Pytheas would have seen and experienced—the route he likely took to reach Brittany, then Britain, Iceland, and Denmark; and evidence of the ancient cultures he would have encountered on shore. The discoveries Pytheas made would reverberate throughout the civilized world for years to come, and in recounting his extraordinary voyage, Cunliffe chronicles an essential chapter in the history of civilization. 195p. illis bibliography.index. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Ancient History: Monuments and Documents
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Ancient History: Monuments and Documents

By Hedrick, Charles W

Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006. Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World Series.This book introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods and sources employed in 'doing' ancient history, as opposed to 'reading' it. The book: Encourages readers to engage with historical sources, rather than to be passive recipients of historical tales Gives readers a sense of the nature of evidence and its use in the reconstruction of the past Helps them to read a historical narrative with more critical appreciation Encourages them to consider the differences between their own experience of ancient sources, and the use of these objects within the everyday life of ancient society A concise bibliographical essay at the end of each chapter refers to introductions, indices, research tools and interpretations, and explains scholarly jargon Written clearly, concisely and concretely, invoking ancient illustrations and modern parallels as appropriate. . 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$17.50

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

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