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A Bibliography of Classical Numismatics in Canada

By Kumpikevicius, Gordon.C. and Tooth, Mark.E

Toronto: Excel Publishing, 1994. " This volume is more than a standard bibliography, giving an overview of the development of activities related to the collecting and study of classical coins in Canada." [Copy # 144 of 200 copies printed ] 150p + 37 pages of plates.. 1st Can Ed.. Original Wraps. New.

$55.00

From Rome to Byzantium: The Fifth Century AD
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From Rome to Byzantium: The Fifth Century AD

By Grant, Michael

London: Routledge, 1998. Byzantium was dismissed by Gibbon, in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,and his Victorian successors as a decadent, dark, oriental culture, given up to intrigue, forbidden pleasure and refined cruelty. This great empire, founded by Constantine as the seat of power in the East began to flourish in the fifth century AD, after the fall of Rome, yet its culture and history have been neglected by scholars in comparison to the privileging of interest in the Western and Roman Empire. Michael Grant's latest book aims to compensate for that neglect and to provide an insight into the nature of the Byzantine Empire in the fifth century; the prevalence of Christianity, the enormity and strangeness of the landscape of Asia Minor; and the history of invasion prior to the genesis of the empire. Michael Grant's narrative is lucid and colourful as always, lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps. He successfully provides an examination of a comparatively unexplored area and constructs the history of an empire which rivals the former richness and diversity of a now fallen Rome,. 203p. bibliography,index. 1st UK Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Volume IV of Five}

By Gibbon, Edward

New York: American Book Exchange, 1880. With notes by the Rev. H.H.Milman [In 5 volumes] .This version is described as " A new edition to which is added a complete index of the whole work" BUT this item is ONLY Volume IV. of Gibbon's magisterial history. 589p. A vintage copy with clean, tight unmarked text in quarter leather with marbled boards.Some minor shelf wear and slight scuffing to spine.. Reprint. Quarter Leather. Very Good.

$15.00

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Volume II of Five}

By Gibbon, Edward

New York: American Book Exchange, 1880. With notes by the Rev. H.H.Milman [In 5 volumes] .This version is described as " A new edition to which is added a complete index of the whole work" BUT this item is ONLY Volume II of Gibbon's magisterial history. 631p. A vintage copy with clean, tight unmarked text in quarter leather with marbled boards.Pencil marking inside front cover, some shelf wear and slight scuffing to spine.. Reprint. Quarter Leather. Very Good.

$15.00

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Volume III of Five}

By Gibbon, Edward

New York: American Book Exchange, 1880. With notes by the Rev. H.H.Milman [In 5 volumes] .This version is described as " A new edition to which is added a complete index of the whole work" BUT this item is ONLY Volume III. of Gibbon's magisterial history. 622p. A vintage copy with clean, tight unmarked text in quarter leather with marbled boards.Some minor shelf wear and slight scuffing to spine.. Reprint. Quarter Leather. Very Good.

$15.00

Rome Then and Now in Overlay

By Gangi, Giuseppe

Roma/Rome: Alpa Italia Editrice Large format guide to 24 famous buildings in Rome where current photgraphs have transparet overlay sheets reconstructing their original appearance. First Edition.. Spiral Binding in French Wraps. Near Fine.

$12.50

The Annals of Imperial Rome
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The Annals of Imperial Rome

By Tacitus [Cornelius Tacitus]

London: Penguin, 1987. Reprint.. Pbk. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Michael Grant.

$4.00

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. Fine.

$27.50

Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation

By Lefkowitz, Mary F & Fant, Maureen

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2005. " . this highly acclaimed sourcebook examines the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The res ulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject.420p. illus bibliography. index. 3rd American Edition.. Soft Cover. Fine.

$30.00

The Roman Way

By Hamilton,Edith

New York: Book of the Month Club, 1991. This editon was created in 1991 by arrangement with W.W.Norton.and is a facsimile of the edition first published in 1932. 281p.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).. Hard Cover. New/New.

$17.50

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

ABC Et Cetera: The Life & Times of the Roman Alphabet

By Humez, Alexander & Humez, Nicholas

New York: David R Godine, 1985. ". an abecedarian spectrum of Roman history and society . Arranged alaphabetically. each chapter follows some of the Latin words that begin with a particular letter through their various peregrinations. 275p. Spine of the dj.is sunfaded, else fine.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$15.00

Rome Past and Present - A Guide to the Monumental Centre of Ancient Rome, with Reconstructions of the Monuments.

By Staccioli, R. A.

Rome, Italy: Vision S.R.L., 1962. "Monuments Past & Present series" IIlustrated handbook to the famous sites in Rome. Postcard sized illustrations of the monuments today are overlaid with transparent sheets showing how they would have looked originally. Also includes illustrations of the catacombs and St.Peter's Basilica. 72p. illus (col). First Thus.. Comb Binding/Plastic Cover. Fine/Fine.

$10.00

Rome Past and Present - A Guide to the Monumental Centre of Ancient Rome, with Reconstructions of the Monuments.

By Staccioli, R. A.

Rome, Italy: Vision S.R.L., 1962. "Monuments Past & Present series" IIlustrated handbook to the famous sites in Rome. Postcard sized illustrations of the monuments today are overlaid with transparent sheets showing how they would have looked originally. Also includes illustrations of the catacombs and St.Peter's Basilica. 72p. illus (col). First Thus.. Comb Binding/Plastic Cover. Fine/Fine.

$10.00

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

The Twelve Caesars
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The Twelve Caesars

By Suetonius, [Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus

London: Penguin, 1975. Suetonius account of the rulers of Rome from Julius Caesar to Domitian, remains "one of the most fascinating and richest of all Latin histories. [he ] was fortunate in having ready access to the the Imperial and Senatorial archives . much of his information about Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero come from eye-witnesses ." 315p.. Reissue.. Pbk. Very Good. Illus. by Trans.Robert Graves.

$5.00

Vedute del Pantheon Attraverso i Secoli / View of the Pantheon Across the Centuries

By Lombardo, Alberto

Palombi Editori, 2003. Views of Pantheon across the centuries : in engravings from XVI to XIX century by Philipp Galle [and others]. 1st Thus.. Softcover. Very Good.

$25.00

He Roma Kai o Kosmos Tis

By Papangelis Theodore D

Athens: To Vima, 2013. Re-issue.. Softcover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

La Strada Romana in Italia

By Sterpos, Daniele

Roma/Rome: Societa Autostrade, 1970. Roman roads in Italy illustrated with old prints and engravings and modern photographs showing details of the remaining bridges and pavements. 149p. bibliographic notes.. First Edition.. Laminated HC. Fine.

$75.00

Roman Cookery (Cooking Through the Ages)
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Roman Cookery (Cooking Through the Ages)

By Renfrew, Jane

English Heritage, 2004. "When the Romans invaded Britain in AD43 they introduced many items into the nation's diet which are still in common use today. As a result, it is possible to reproduce some of the popular dishes they enjoyed and this book includes over 30 such recipes including Meat Pieces a la Apicus, Sweet Wine Cakes, Milk-fed Snails and Patina of Elderberries. Perhaps the main difference in diet between then and now is the Romans great fondness for a strong-smelling sauce made from the entrails of fish which was used extensively in both sweet and savoury dishes! As well as the many interesting recipes, the book also explains the history of the Roman occupation of Britain and is beautifully illustrated with full colour and black & white photographs. It also reveals how the Romans cooked and served their food and just what a Roman banquet was like." 96p. illus. Revised Edition.. Hardcover. New/No Jacket (as issued).

$10.00

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