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Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World
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Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World

By Burn, A. R

USA: Collier Books, 1962. Paperback. Good. New, enlarged edition, Collier Books, 1962. First published 1947. Paperback in Good Condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 221 pages. Some pages up to page 30 and a few pages throughout have underlined text, otherwise clean and unmarked, lightly toned. Wraps generally clean, slight edgewear, a crease down spine. A good reading copy of an exciting and interesting time in ancient history. Many of the famous episodes that have been recounted down through the ages are included--Alexander mounting the fiery Bucephalus, visiting Diogenes, worshipping at the tomb of Achilles, and leading the campaign against Darius, king of the Persians. And so much more in the life of Alexander the Great.

$12.95

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
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Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

By Holland, Tom

London, UK: Little, Brown, 2015. Paperback. Very Good. Large Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Clean and unmarked gold and brown wraps, light wear to lower front corner; a touch of wear around spine head and heel,; tight and solid binding.Full colour illustrations,11 maps, pages quite clean, no highlighting, no underlining, no marks of any kind. xxvi, 482 pages with Timeline, Dramatis Personae, Notes, Bibliography, Index. 6 x 9.25 x 1.5 inches. 2015, Littlre. Brown, London, UK

$12.95

Everyday Life in Byzantium
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Everyday Life in Byzantium

By Rice, Tamara Talbot

U. S: Barnes & Noble, 1987. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Helen Nixon Fairfield. Type: Hardback Barnes & Noble 1987 Edition. Hardcover and Vintage Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. Black half-cloth w/bright gilt titles, pale blue paper-wrapped boards with sunned strip along upper and lower edge of front cover. Over 100 illustrations related to the text--drawings based on original sources and photographs vividly potray the life, work and religion of the Byzantines. The Christian heirs of pagan Rome, the Byzantines flourished for over a thousand years, from AD 330 when Constantine proclaimed Byzantium the capital of the Roman Empire, renaming it Constantinople, to the sack of the city by the Turks in 1453. Too those who think of Roman civilization as being obliterated by the barbarians during the "Dark Ages", this portrayal of the Byzantine Empire will come as a revelation. A sophisticated society. The Vintage Jacket is illustrated with 14th century mosaic, Basilica San Marco, Venice. 240 pages with Chronology of Byzantium Emperors, Further Reading List and Index. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. 1987, Barnes & Noble, USA

$8.75

The Philosopher and the Druids: A Journey Among the Ancient Celts
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The Philosopher and the Druids: A Journey Among the Ancient Celts

By Freeman, Philip

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Hardback Hardcover BCE Book and Dust Jacket As New. A account of a Greek philosopher Posidonius B. C. and his journey ib the first century B.C. from his home on the island of Rhodes to Rome, the hearto fht expanding Roman Empire dominating the Mediterranean; from there he decided to investigate the mysterious world of the Celts, who were said to be savages and cannibals. His journey was one of the great adnentures of the ancient world. He went deep into Celt country in Gaul--and discovered a sophisticated peope who studied the stars, composed poetry and venerated a priestly caste known as the Druids. When he returned home, he wrote a book about his travels amont the Celts. Thanks to him, the world has a recording of a way of life soon to disappear. 221 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. 2006, Simon & Schuster, New York.

$14.80

Rome and the Mediterrean: The History of Rome from Its Foundation, Books 31-45
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Rome and the Mediterrean: The History of Rome from Its Foundation, Books 31-45

By Titus Livy

London, England: Penguin Books Ltd, 1976. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. Translated by Henry Bettenson with an Introduction by A.H.McDonald. Unmarked copy, no underlining or highlighting, no marginalia, pages clean, uncreased. Yellow wraps with illustration of the reverse of a gold stater celebrating the Roman general Flamininus in which Nike, the Goddess of Victory, crowns his name. Wraps clean, with crease to upper corner and light wear to extremities. Livy describes the passing of world leadership from Greece to Rome, with the triumphs over the heirs of Alexander the Great in the Macedonian Wars, in 167 B.C. 699 pages with Chronilogical Index and General Index. 1.2 x 5 x 7.75 inches. 1976, Penguin Classics, London, England

$7.50

The Mayan Prophecies: Unlocking the Secrets of a Lost Civilization
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The Mayan Prophecies: Unlocking the Secrets of a Lost Civilization

By Gilbert, Adrian and Cotterell, Maurice

USA; Australia; England: Element Books Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Reprint Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Glossy, clean wraps with light wear to extremities, upper corner with small crease. Tight and square glued binding. Internals quite clean, no marks of any kind. Sixteen full colour plates of the Mayan civilization. Diagrams and drawings throughout. The author states that the Maya 5000 years ago predicted the present world will end on December 22, 2012. The mysterious Mayan peoples whose ruined pyramids and temples in the depths of the Central American rainforests are alive with inscriptions that baffled scholars for centuries. Who were the Maya? Where did they come from and why did they suddenly disappear? In this book the co-authors offer controversial answers that the establishment experts refuse to accept. Decoding the complex Mayan astrological prophecies, they tell of catastrophes to come in and after 2012. They state we are standing on the threshold of a new world age. 335 pages with Bibliography and Index. 1996, Elements Books Ltd, USA; Australia; England

$7.49

The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization
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The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization

By Strauss, Barry

U.S.A: Simon & Schuster, 2004. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. Type: Hardback Hardcover Book in Near Fine Condition with a Fine Dust Jacket. Appears to be a History Book Club Edition in black paper-wrapped boards with gilt titles, very clean and unmarked, a whisper of wear to some edges, tight & solid, square, internals as new. Timetable of events, maps, 8-page section of illustrations. A most readable history by one of the best ancient naval historians alive, the story of the Persian-Greek War in 480 BC, the story of an early democracy fighting the massive armies of the Persian Empire to save Western Civilization. xxi + 294 pages, Notes, Index. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 2004, Simon & Schuster, USA

$35.15

Xenophon's Anabasis: The March Up Country
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Xenophon's Anabasis: The March Up Country

By Rouse, W. H. D

USA: New American Library Publiisher, 1959. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Paperback in Good Condition. A modern translation by W.H.D.Rouse. Clean and unmarked cover, wear around all edges, crease down hinge.Tight glued binding. All pages intact, clean, toned. Prev owner name on inside of front cover. Xenophon's first-hand account of an extraordinary military campaign nearly 2,300 years ago in Asia Minor, when Xenophon went as a reporter with 10,000 Greek mercenaries in an attempt to help Cyros overthrow his brother, the King of Persia. Cyros was killed and his forces defeated; they were stranded 1500 miles from home. Xenophon was chosen as their leader to get them home--through impassable territory, crossing deserts, fording deep rivers, through mountains--and back to the sea and home. One of the great adventures of all time. 191 pages. 4.25 x 7 inches. 1959, The New American Library, New York, New York, USA

$8.32

Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About The Event That Changed History
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Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About The Event That Changed History

By Ryan, William & Pitman, Walter

USA: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Clean and unmarked wraps, trace wear to edges, gently used book. In-text b/w illustrations. Two distinguished geophysicists tell of their discovery of a gigantic flood 7600 years ago in what is today the Black Sea, destroying or chasing all life before it. The people who lived in an oasis on the rim of the Black Sea fled, dispersing their language, genes, and memories. An exciting and surprising well-researched story. 319 pages indexed, with Notes. 2000, Simon & Schuster, New York, New York, USA

$6.12

The Mayan Prophecies: Unlocking the Secrets of a Lost Civilization
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The Mayan Prophecies: Unlocking the Secrets of a Lost Civilization

By Gilbert, Adrian and Cotterell, Maurice

USA; Australia; England: Element Books Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Reprint Trade Paperback in NEAR FINE Condition. Little used, if at all. Glossy, clean, bright cover with the faintest of wear to bottom edge. Tight and square glued binding. Internals As New. Sixteen full colour plates of the Mayan civilization. Diagrams and drawings throughout. The author states that the Maya 5000 years ago predicted the present world will end on December 22, 2012. The mysterious Mayan peoples whose ruined pyramids and temples in the depths of the Central American rainforests are alive with inscriptions that baffled scholars for centuries. Who were the Maya? Where did they come from and why did they suddenly disappear? In this book the co-authors offer controversial answers that the establishment experts refuse to accept. Decoding the complex Mayan astrological prophecies, they tell of catastrophes to come in and after 2012. They state we are standing on the threshold of a new world age. 335 pages with Bibliography and Index. 1996, Elements Books Ltd, USA; Australia; England

$8.37

Pompeii: Exploring a Roman Ghost Town
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Pompeii: Exploring a Roman Ghost Town

By Goor, Ron; Goor, Nancy

U.S.A: Thomas Crowell, 1986. First Edition.. Hardcover. Good/Good. Type: Ex-Library First Edition. Hardcover Ex-Library Book and Jacket in Good Condition. Illustrated with detailed b/w photographs, maps, and drawings. Front endpaper has residue from pocket, stamps-kind of messy, but otherwise book and jacket are quite clean; red cloth binding with light rubbing to spine ends. Tight and solid. Pages clean, no markings, some slightly wavy. This is a fascinating and thorough account of one of the biggest archaeological finds ever. Mt Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and Pompeii was covered with 18 feet of ash and stone and remained buried and forgotten for 1500 years. Then, in 1594, the first traces of Pompeii were uncovered. Read about and examine the illustrations of this exciting history.118 pages with index. 7.25 x 9.4 inches. 1986, Thomas Crowell, USA

$7.00

Ancient Greece (DK Eyewitness Books)
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Ancient Greece (DK Eyewitness Books)

By Pearson, Anne

New York: DK Publishing, 1992. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Large Hardcover Ex-Lib Book and Jacket in Good Condition. Except for minimal library marks, in Near Fine Condition. Laminated type cover is bright and colorful, clean and unmarked, with slight rubbing of corners. Tight and solid binding. Magnificent color photography throughout. Pages clean, bright, unmarked, no creases. Discover the world of the ancient Greeks- their myths, and legends, heroes and gods, and the rich legacy of their civilization. 64 pages with index. 11.25 x 8.75 inches. DK Publishing, NY, 1992.

$9.65

The Complete Writings of Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War
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The Complete Writings of Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War

By Thucydides

U.S.A: Modern Library College Editions, 1954. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Paperback in Good Condition. Introduction by John H. Finley, Jr., Emeritus Eliot Professor of Greek Literature, Harvard University. The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC, a Greek war between Athens and its empire and the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. Cover is clean and unmarked with light edgewear, light creasing at corners. Tight glued binding. Pages clean with text marked on some pages, toned. Has been read and used. First page, the half title page, has handwriting and a stamp from a former owner. 516 pages. 7.5 x 4.75 inches. Modern Library College Editions, New York, 1954.

$6.39

The Maya (Revised and Enlarged Edition)
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The Maya (Revised and Enlarged Edition)

By Coe, Michael D

USA: Thames and Hudson, 1982. Paperback. Good. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. 141 Illustrations. On the Cover: Procession of Maya musicians in the murals of Room 1 at Bonampak, Mexico c. 800. These are the most splendid Maya wall paintings in existence. Frontis: Wood carving of a Maya lord, from Tabasco, Mexico. Pictorial wrappers colorful, clean and unmarked, with a crease to upper corner and a light crease down the front near the fore edge. Light wear to corners. Interior is quite clean, with highlighting on a few pages. Tight glued binding, square. An account of the rise and fall of the New World's most advanced civilization, with its palaces and temple-pyramids, intricate calendar and script, and sophisticated art style. 180 pages. 9.5 x 6.25 inches. Thames and Hudson, NY 1982. First published in Great Britain in 1966 by Thames and Hudson.

$5.55

Romans and Aliens
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Romans and Aliens

By Balsdon,J. P. V. D

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A: Univ of North Carolina Press, 1979. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back Published in 1979 by Gerald Duckworth & Co, London. This edition printed at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press. Hardcover Bood and jacket in Very Good + Condition. 310 pp inc. Abbreviation Table, Notes, and Index. Binding of gray cloth w/bold and bright gilt titles on spine and front. Front has a few white flecks and a small discoloration near the hinge. Corners and edges lightly rubbed. Prev owner small stamp on title page. Pages clean, no markings of any kind. Clean glossy jacket is not price-clipped, has slight edgewear. Myar jacket cover.The author, who died while this book was in the press, is a Roman historian of international repute. In this book he brings together information both on the national peculiarities of the Romans and on their view s of thepeculiarities of others. The reader will learn how they regarded the different peoples they ruled, and about the daily habits of the Romans and others, with topics ranging from food and sex habits, to astrology and the seven day week, from slavery, snobbery and the problems of exile, to attitudes about euthansia and suicide.

$9.25

Civilization Before Greece and Rome
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Civilization Before Greece and Rome

By Saggs, H.W.F

New Haven and London,: Yale University Press, 1989. First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket AS NEW, with Mylar Protective Jacket Cover. 322 pages. 25 illustrative plates, 15 figures, 4 maps. Chronological Chart from 3500 AD to 500 AD. Inc. References, Bibliography, General Index and Index of Biblical references. Binding of black cloth w/bright and bold gilt titles. Explores Ancient Civilization: City-State and Kingdoms, Pyramids and Ziggurats, Writing, Education, Living in Cities, Trade, Law, the Brotherhood of Nations, Natural Resources, Mathematics and Astronomy, Medicine, and Religion. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Yale University Press, published in New Haven and London, 1989.

$11.98

The Night Attila Died
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The Night Attila Died

By Babcock, Michael A

U.S.A: Berkley Pub Group, 2005. First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket AS NEW. Remainder. Photographic illustrations. Mr. Babcock presents his case with evidence for the assassination of Attila, the Hun--a violent death, not the recorded death from a nose bleed. He lays out his evidence like a skilled trail lawyer in a high-profile murder case--and solves an ancient murder mystery. 324 pages. 6 x 9 inches. 2005, Berkley Pub Group, USA

$7.49

ZENOBIA: or The Fall of Palmyra, in Letters of L. Maulius Piso, from Palmyra, to His Friend Marcus Curtius, at Rome
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ZENOBIA: or The Fall of Palmyra, in Letters of L. Maulius Piso, from Palmyra, to His Friend Marcus Curtius, at Rome

By Ward-Thomas, Pat (Contributing Editor)

New York, New York USA: A. L. Burt, Publisher, 1900. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback 1900 Hardcover Book in Good Condition. No jacket. Two Parts: 191 pages and 199 pages. The Story of Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra. Maroon cloth binding w/gilt titles, clean and tight, with rubbing of all edges.Top edge gilt. Other edges are foxed. Pages are clean, no marks. Inner hinge is cracked and stitching can be seen at the title page. The title page has a piece torn out in the upper right corner, about a fifth of the page. The back paste-down endpaper has a library pocket attached. The story: On Zenobia's husband's death in 267, she assumed complete control. Pretending to be friendly with Rome, she stationed troops all over the Near East, Asia Minor, Syria, Mesopotamia and Egypt. When Aurelian came to power in Rome (270),she openly defied Rome and tried to usurp the entire Eastern Empire. Her armies were defeated in 271 and she was exiled to Italy. This story is told in this book in letters from Palmyra to Rome. The author, William Ware, 1797-1852, was an American writer and minister. 7.5 x 5.25 inches. c 1900, . A.L.Burt. Publishing, New York, New York, USA

$30.39

The Peloponnesian War: -Set 3, Volume 3 Great Books  Foundation
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The Peloponnesian War: -Set 3, Volume 3 Great Books Foundation

By Thucydides

Chicago, Illinois, USA: The Great Books Foundation, 1954. Paperback. Very Good. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Volume 3 of Set 3 of the Adult Serries. Classic Greek Literature by an Athenian historian, Thucydides, c460-400 BC., written during his exile from Athens. Uniform Edition. A good reading, study copy. 190 pages. 5 x 7.4 inches. 1954, The Great Books Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, USA

$7.49

Yugoslavia Before The Roman Conquest
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Yugoslavia Before The Roman Conquest

By Alexander, John

New York: Praeger Publishers, 1972. First US Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Type: Hard Back First US Printing. Volume 77 in the Series "Ancient People and Places". Hardcover Book and Jacket in Good Condition. Former School Book. Mylar jacket cover. 54 Photographs, 70 Line Drawings, 7 maps, a Chronological Table. On Table of Contents, page 6, is a "Corrigendum: To Notes on the Plates". (Errata Slip). Brown cloth gilt titled, clean and unmarked; jacket affixed to boards. Ffep has been removed. Tape shadow on half title page. School stamps on title page and page block edges. Tight and solid sewn binding. Interior is clean and completely free from any markings, no underlining, no highlighting, pages lightly toned. Jacket has slight head/heel wrinkling, rubbed, no specific marks but has a worn look. A comprehensive survey of the prehistory and early history of Yugoslavia, from Paleolithic times to the Roman Conquest. 175 pages, including Notes on Text, Bibliography, Sources of Illustrations, Acknowledgments, The Plates, Notes on the Plates, and Index. 8.4 x 6.25 inches. Praeger Publishers, New York, 1972.

$7.40

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