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Daughters of Fire

By Erskine, Barbara

London: HarperCollins, 2007. "This sweeping new novel...switches between Roman Britain and the present day where history dramatically impacts on the lives of three women.The Romans are landing in Britannia...Cartimandua, the young woman destined to rule the great Brigantes tribe, watches the invaders come ever closer. Her life has always been a maelstrom of love, conflict and revenge, but it only becomes more turbulent and complicated with power. Her political skills are threatened by her personal choices, and Cartimandua finds she has made formidable enemies on all sides as she faces a decision which will change the futures of all around her.In the present day, historian Viv Lloyd Rees has immersed herself in the legends surrounding the Celtic queen. Viv struggles to hide her visions of Cartimandua and her conviction that they are real. But her obsession becomes more persistent when she finds an ancient brooch that carries a curse. Bitter rivalries and overwhelming passions are reawakened as past envelops present and Viv finds herself in the greatest danger of her life.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

Lepidus the Centurion : A Roman of Today

By Arnold, Edwin Lester

Toronto: Copp, Clark & Co, 1901. A Roman centurion revives to encounter life in Edwardian England. Clean, neat text, but cloth binding is scuffed . 1st.Can Ed.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

$25.00

An Inexplicable Story Or The Narrative of Questus Firmus Siculus
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An Inexplicable Story Or The Narrative of Questus Firmus Siculus

By Skvorecky, Josef

Toronto: Key Porter, 2002. "In an urn sealed in the wall of an ancient Central American tomb ... a mysterious manuscript has been found .. it is the 'Narrative of Questus", a Roman who lived in the 1st century AD during the reign of Augustus .... The central mystery: How did the scrolls come to end up in Central America thousands of years before anyone knew that the Americas existed? An academic mystery that challenges some of our most deeply held beliefs about history." 179 pages. . 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. New/New. Illus. by Translated from the Czech by Kaca Polackova Henley..

$35.00

The Emperor's Virgin

By Fraser,Sylvia

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1980. Novel about the period of Domitian by Canadian writer. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$7.50

The Emperor's Virgin

By Fraser,Sylvia

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1980. Novel about the period of Domitian by Canadian writer. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$7.50

Hannibal

By Leckie, Ross

London: Abacus, 2002. In a narrative of breathtaking range and power, Ross Leckie presents not only a vivid re-creation of the great struggle of the Punic wars, but succeeds in bringing the almost mythical figure of Hannibal to life. A tragic chronicle of love and hate, heroism and cruelty. Hannibal is an epic recasting of the life of one of humanity's greatest adventurers, who learns through suffering that man is but a shadow of a dream. . Reprint. Softcover. As New.

$7.00

Virgin Territory
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Virgin Territory

By Todd, Marilyn

London: Macmillan, 1996. Claudia jumps at the chance to leave Rome and to chaperone Sabina, after 30 years as a Vestal Virgin , back to Sicily.. Unfortunately, Sabina is an imposter. And back in Rome, investigator Marcus Orbilio fears Claudia is in danger. He must go to Sicily to save her. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$35.00

The Course of Honour
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The Course of Honour

By Davis, Lindsey

London: Century, 1997. "The love story of the Emperor Vespasian, who bought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Antonis Caenis, this book recreates Ancient Rome's most turbulent perios - the reigns of Tiberius Caligula, Claudius and Nero, and Vespasian's rise to power." . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$15.00

A Gladiator Dies Only Once: The Further Investigations of Gordianus the Finder (Novels of Ancient Rome)
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A Gladiator Dies Only Once: The Further Investigations of Gordianus the Finder (Novels of Ancient Rome)

By Saylor, Steven

New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006. A Gladiator Dies Only Once is a collection of short stories by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 2005. It is the eleventh book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery stories set in the final decades of the Roman Republic. The main character is the Roman sleuth Gordianus the Finder. . Softcover. Very Good.

$5.00

The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina
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The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina

By Lawrence, Caroline

London: Dolphin Books, 2003. Eighth in the series "The Roman Mysteries" Ancient Rome, four children and a mystery - set in Ostia."n the Roman port of Ostia braziers are lit, hot spiced wine is brewed and soft fur covers are brought out from cedarwood storage chests. It"s the season of Saturnalia, a pagan festival where anything can happen. When a Roman widow begins to show a keen interest in Captain Geminus, his daughter Flavia and her friends have to find out if she really loves him or is just after his money. To do that, Flavia has to undertake the twelve labours of Hercules. And there is a lion on the loose!.". Reprint. Soft Cover. Fine.

$10.00

Ides of March

By Manfredi, Valerio Massimo

Toronto: McArthur & Company, 2009. The 15th of March, 44 BCE. A day of infamy. A day that fascinates scholars and writers. A crucial moment for humanity. The date of the assassination of the man who could have radically changed the history of the world.... Manfredi revisits the three days in the life of Julius Caesar that led to his assassination in the Senate - a death that set off waves of repercussions throughout the Roman world and beyond.. Pbk.. New.

$9.00

Alexandria
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Alexandria

By Davis, Lindsey

New York: Minotaur Books, 2009. Another adventure involving the detecting skills of Marcus Didius Falco (and a pregnant Helena) and a locked room murder at the great Library of Alexandria. Stain [coffee ?] on pages 306-8, but overall this copy is neat and tight with only minor signs of library ownership.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Ex-Library.

$4.00

Last Act in Palmyra
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Last Act in Palmyra

By Davis, Lindsey

London: Arrow, 1994. Yet another adventure involving the detecting skills of Marcus Didius Falco (and Helena) this time in the Middle East to Petra and Palmrya.. First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$5.00

Pompeii
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Pompeii

By Harris, Robert

London: Hutchinson, 2003. "A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? All along the coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas. The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum and Pompeii. Only one man is worried. The engineer Marius Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augustus, the enormous aqueduct which brings in fresh water to a quarter of million people in nine towns around the bay. Springs are failing for the first time in generations. His predecessor has disappeared. And now there is a crisis on the Augusta's sixty-mile main line--somewhere to the north of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius." The novel author builds up the pressure, describing the two days before the eruption in A.D.79. in credible detail.. Hardcover. New/New.

$21.00

Druids
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Druids

By Llywelyn, Morgan

New York: Ballantine, 1992. "'Mine was the vast dark sky and the spaces between the stars that called out to me; mine was the promise of magic.' So spoke the young Celt Ainvar, centuries before the enchanted age of Arthur and Merlin. An orphan taken in by the chief druid of the Carnutes in Gaul, Ainvar's talents would lead him to master the druid mysteries of thought, healing, magic, and the sway of battle, and they would make him a soul friend - the dazzling Prince Vercingetorix... Llywelyn imaginatively and vividly portrays the druid rituals and their close ties to nature, and authentically depicts daily life among the Celts as well. The two youths were as different as fire and ice." .. Reprint. Pbk. As New.

$8.00

Ides of March

By Manfredi, Valerio Massimo

Toronto: McArthur & Company, 2009. The 15th of March, 44 BCE. A day of infamy. A day that fascinates scholars and writers. A crucial moment for humanity. The date of the assassination of the man who could have radically changed the history of the world.... Manfredi revisits the three days in the life of Julius Caesar that led to his assassination in the Senate - a death that set off waves of repercussions throughout the Roman world and beyond.. Pbk.. New.

$9.00

The Lantern Bearers

By Sutcliff,Rosemary

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1965. 1959 Carnegie Medal winner. Fascinating and moving novel of the end of Roman rule in Britain. Name of previous owner in ffep . Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Illus. Charles Keeping.

$55.00

The Mark of The Horse Lord

By Sutcliff,Rosemary

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967. All around him Phaedrus the Gladiator could hear the triumphant shouts of the crowd; and he knew that he had won his wooden foil and was free... But he had not left a life of chance behind him. Soon he was to find himself riding north towards the wilds of Caledonia on a strange mission. He was to assume the identity of a man to whom he bore an extraordinary resemblance: Midir, heir to the kingdom of Dalriada and Lord of the Horse People. Name o previous owner on ffep.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$17.50

God Was Born in Exile : Ovid at Tomi

By Horia, Vintila

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1961. Introduction by M.Daniel-Rops. Fictional autobiography of Ovid after being banished to Tomi in Dacia (Romania). Because of the political controversy the Romanian author declined the Prix Goncourt ). Maps on endpapers. . 1st US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Price Clipped. Illus. by Translated by A. Lytton Sells.

$25.00

Three's Company

By Duggan,Alfred

London: Faber & Faber, 1958. "Three's Company tells the story of the Triumvirate from the point of view of Lepidus, its least distinguished member" Clean tight copy - looks hardly read - but marred by two library ownership stamps on endpapers. Near fine dj illustrated by Michael Ayrton . 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Ex-Library.

$25.00

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