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1 Anderson, William S. THE ART OF THE AENEID
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 1989 0865162379 / 9780865162372 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light edgewear else Fine. Former owner's name on ffep. ; 129 pages; Anderson's narrative in The Art of the Aeneid provides the modern reader fresh insights into Vergil, into the Aeneid. His analysis illuminates the literary and historical context and covers each of the twelve books of one of the greatest and most enduring works of Latin literature. 
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University of California Press 2000 0520220676 / 9780520220676 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
One small chip to DJ else Fine. ; Classics and Contemporary Thought; 1.57 x 9.37 x 6.31 Inches; 494 pages; The Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that stretched from the Tyne to the Euphrates. Moreover, the empire created this culture with a bureaucracy smaller than that of a typical late-twentieth-century research university. In approaching this problem, Clifford Ando does not ask the ever-fashionable question, Why did the Roman empire fall? Rather, he asks, Why did the empire last so long? Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire argues that the longevity of the empire rested not on Roman military power but on a gradually realized consensus that Roman rule was justified. This consensus was itself the product of a complex conversation between the central government and its far-flung peripheries. Ando investigates the mechanisms that sustained this conversation, explores its contribution to the legitimation of Roman power, and reveals as its product the provincial absorption of the forms and content of Roman political and legal discourse. Throughout, his sophisticated and subtle reading is informed by current thinking on social formation by theorists such as Max Weber, Jrgen Habermas, and Pierre Bourdieu. 
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3 Antonescu, Dinu & edited by Monica Margineanu Carstoiu. COLUMNA LUI TRAIAN / TRAJAN'S COLUMN Arhitectura De Pe Friza Sculptata / the Architecture on the Sculpted Frieze
Editura A. R. A. 2009 9738846528 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket has very minor shelfwear else Fine. Very light bumping to spine ends else fine. ; 289 pages; Text and captions in Romanian and English. 
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4 Ayto, John & Alexandra Barratt (Eds) AELRED OF RIEVAULX'S DE INSTITUTIONE INCLUSARUM Two English Versions
Early English Text Society 1984 0197222897 / 9780197222898 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Early English Text Society No. 287; 233 pages; Two English versions of Aelred of Rievaulx's treatise on the ordering of the external and inner life of an anchoress, De Instututione Inclusarum, edited by John Ayto and Alexandra Barratt; includes critical introduction, select bibliography, note on the texts, notes, glossary. 
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5 Baker, Donald C. & John L. Murphy & Louis B. Hall Jr. THE LATE MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS PLAYS [THE DIGBY PLAYS] Of Bodleian MSS Digby 133 and E Museo 160
Early English Text Society 1982 0197222854 / 9780197222850 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light bumping to bottom corners else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 283; 394 pages; Once owned by the Catholic and Royalist bibliophile Sir Kenelm Digby (1603–1665) , this manuscript was among those Digby gave to Oxford University's Bodleian Library in 1634. Hence Bodleian Library MS Digby 133 lends its name to an eclectic group of religious plays that makes up one of two important late medieval dramatic anthologies (the other is the Macro Plays). 
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6 Balsdon, J. P. V. D. ROMANS AND ALIENS
Duckworth 1980 0715610430 / 9780715610435 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Book has minor edgewear and rubbing. Rubber stamps to ffep and textblock (Queen's University Department of Classics) with former owner's name stamped to ffep. Minor shelfwear otherwise. ; This book brings together a wealth of out-of-the-way information both on the national peculiarities of the Romans and on their views of the peculiarities of others; the topics range from food and sex habits to astrology and the seven day week, from slavery, snobbery and the problems of exile to ritual murder, euthanasia and suicide. ; 10.25 x 1.25 x 6.5 Inches; 310 pages 
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7 Balsdon, J. P. V. D. THE EMPEROR GAIUS (Caligula)
Oxford Clarendon Press 1966 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Scholar's name on ffep (A. J. Marshall). Light shelfwear to book. Top edge of DJ has been crudely reinforced with cellotape with a few small tears. ; 1964 reprint of 1934 edition. Contents: Tiberius and his Successor; The first Three years at Rome; Gaius in Germany and Gaul; Conspiracies, Murder- -and the Succession; Gaius and the Jews; The Government of Gaius; The Character of Gaius. ; 184 pages 
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8 Balsdon, J. P. V. D. THE EMPEROR GAIUS (Caligula)
Oxford Clarendon Press 1964 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to ffep (Mary E. White). Light dust-soiling to top of textblock. Chipping and small tears to spine ends with one small piece missing to bottom edge. Light chipping to DJ corners. ; 1964 reprint of 1934 edition. Contents: Tiberius and his Successor; The first Three years at Rome; Gaius in Germany and Gaul; Conspiracies, Murder- -and the Succession; Gaius and the Jews; The Government of Gaius; The Character of Gaius. ; 184 pages 
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9 Barnum, Patricia Heath DIVES AND PAUPER [3 VOLUME SET] Volume I, Part 1; Volume I, Part 2 & Volume II
Early English Text Society 1980 0197222773 / 9780197222775 Hardcover Near Fine 
Vol I.1: light rubbing to DJ has caused some colour loss. Small tear to top of DJ (1 cm). Light edgewear. VG. Book has very light shelfwear NF. Vol I.2: very light shelfwear NF. No DJ. Vol. II: Fine in Fine DJ. ; Vol I.1: ISBN: 0197222773, 1976, 359 pp. Vol I.2: ISBN: 019722282x, 1980, 331 pp & Volume II: ISBN: 0197223265, 2004, 451 pp; Early English Text Society No. 275, No. 280 & No. 323; 337 pages; Dives and Pauper is an encyclopaedic prose commentary on the ten commandments, cast as a dialogue between a wealthy layman and his instructor, a poor priest, perhaps a mendicant friar. It was composed in the early fifteenth century and addresses theological debates of the turbulent period of English church history with unusual directness and compendiousness. It has long attracted attention from historians of the period and often been quoted. This concluding volume presents a full historical discussion of its context and authorship, while the extensive explanatory notes and glossary make the many references in the text to church authorities, canon law and language accessible. The first two volumes were published by the Early English Text Society as Original Series 275 (1976) and 288 (1980). This final volume has been long- and eagerly-awaited. 
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10 Barratt, Alexandra (Ed. ) & (Dame Eleanor Hull) THE SEVEN PSALMS: A COMMENTARY ON THE PENITENTIAL PSALMS Translated from French Into English by Dame Eleanor Hull
Early English Text Society 1995 0197223095 / 9780197223093 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light bump to top of spine else Fine. DJ has very light shelfwear. ; Early English Text Society No. 307; 368 pages; This is the first edition of a translation into English of an Old French Commentary on the Penitential Psalms, made in the fifteenth century by Dame Eleanor Hull, wife of Sir John Hull, a retainer of John of Gaunt. Eleanor Hull was a devout laywoman, lady-in-waiting to the second wife of Henry IV, who spent some of her life in Sopwell Priory, a house of Benedictine nuns attached to St. Albans Abbey. She is the first woman to have made translations into English whose name is known, and about whom there is any information. In addition to the commentary on the penitential psalms, she translated a collection of prayers and meditations. Dame Hull is a significant figure in English literary history, who has remained virtually unknown until now. 
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11 Biggs, B. J. H. (Ed. ) THE IMITATION OF CHRIST The First English Translation of the 'Imitatio Christi'
Early English Text Society 1997 0197223125 / 9780197223123 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 309; 338 pages; The Imitatio Christi, probably written by Thomas a Kempis in the 1420s, has become one of the most popular texts of Christian devotion. This new edition of its first English translation, made in the mid-fifteenth century, includes an introduction, explanatory notes, and a glossary. 
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Early English Text Society 1989 0197222978 / 9780197222973 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Early English Text Society No. 295; 68 pages; This is a new critical edition of A Famylyer Dyaloge of the Freende and the Felaw, a late 15th-century translation of the Latin work Dialogus familiaris amici et sodalis (c. 1425) by Alain Chartier. The prose work forcefully laments the ruinous conditions in France brought about by the corruption and vices of the rulers, army, and common people in the early 15th century. 
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Early English Text Society 1973 0197222838 / 9780197222836 Hardcover Near Fine 
Vol. I: book has Bump to base of spine NF. DJ spine is lightly discolored with rubbing (with colour loss) VG. Vol; Vol I: 1973, 264 pp ISBN: 019722722; Vol II: 1980, 260 pp ISBN: 0197222838 ; Early English Text Society No. 270 & No. 281; Three Fifteenth-century English translations of the prose works of Alain Chartier honoured by the rhetoricians as the 'father of French eloquence' are edited here for the first time. 
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British Archaeological Reports 1976 0904531384 / 9780904531381 Softcover Very Good+ 
Small tear at bottom of backstrip. Minor shelfwear otherwise. ; British Archaeological Reports (B. A. R. ) Supplementary Series 6; 248 pages 
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15 Bosworth, A. B. CONQUEST AND EMPIRE The Reign of Alexander the Great
Cambridge University Press 1989 0521348234 / 9780521348232 Softcover Very Good 
Dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear. ; This book is an exploration of the process and consequences of the campaigns of Alexander the Great of Macedon (who reigned from 336 to 323 BC) , focusing on the effect of his monarchy upon the world of his day. A detailed running narrative of the actual campaigns from the Danube to the Indus is complemented and enlarged upon by thematic studies on the reaction in Greece to Macedonian suzerainty, the administration of the empire, the evolution of the Macedonian army and its role as the instrument of conquest, and on the origins of the ruler cult. ; Canto Series; 330 pages 
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16 Botsford, George Willis THE ROMAN ASSEMBLIES From Their Origin to the End of the Republic
Cooper Square Publishers 1968 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Former owner's name on ffep. Spine lettering has been rubbed in places causing colour to fleck off. ; Unchanged Reprint of 1909 edition. ; 521 pages; A detailed treatment of the popular assemblies of ancient Rome. The author believes that both patricians and plebeians took part in the legislative assemblies, and that political class distinctions at Rome arose from economic causes. 
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17 Brook, G. L. & R. F. Leslie (Eds. ) LAYAMON [lazamon]: BRUT Volume II: Text (Lines 8021-End). Edited from British Museum MS. Cotton Caligula A. IX and British Museum MS. Cotton Otho C. XIII
Early English Text Society 1978 019722279X / 9780197222799 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Light bump to top corners. Very light shelfwear. ; Brut (ca. 1190) is a Middle English poem compiled and recast by the English priest Layamon. It is named for Britain's mythical founder, Brutus of Troy. It is contained in the MS. Cotton Caligula A ix, written in the first quarter of the 13th century, and in the Cotton Otho C xiii, about fifty years later (though in this edition it is shorter). Both exist in the British Museum. The Brut is 16,095 lines long and narrates the history of Britain. It is largely based on the Anglo-Norman Roman de Brut by Wace, which is in turn inspired by Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, though is longer than both and includes an enlarged section on the life and exploits of King Arthur. The rhyming style is the alliterative verse line style commonly used in Middle English poetry. ; Early English Text Society No. 277; Vol. 2; 436 pages 
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18 Burton, T. L. (Ed. ) SIDRAK AND BOKKUS [2 VOLUME SET] A Parallel-Text Edition from Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 559, and British Library, MS Lansdowne 793. Volume I: Introduction, Prologue, and Books I-II; Volume II: Books III-IV Commentary, Appendices, Glossary, Index.
Early English Text Society 1998 019722315X / 9780197223154 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Vol I: Fine in NF DJ. Vol II: one corner bumped else Fine. NF in NF DJ. ; Vol 1: ISBN: 019722315X, 1998, 443 pp & Vol 2: ISBN: 0197223168, 1999, 444-941 pp. ; Early English Text Society No. 311 & No. 312; 941 pages; This is a previously unpublished fifteenth-century book of knowledge, written in verse in question-and-answer form and enclosed in a framing adventure story. The English version is adopted from an Old French source. It covers a wide range of topics and is of interest as an index of popular beliefs in the Middle Ages. Volume I includes an introduction. Volume II contains the remainder of the text, explanatory notes, and a glossary. 
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19 Bühler, Curt F (Ed. ) THE EPISTLE OF OTHEA Translated from the French Text of Christine De Pisan by Stephen Scrope
Early English Text Society 1970 0197222633 / 9780197222638 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Hard bump to front bottom corner that has extended to first few pages. DJ has some edgewear with a couple of small closed tears. DJ has rubbing in places (with some colour loss). ; Early English Text Society No. 264; 273 pages 
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Oxford University Press 1969 0198720246 / 9780198720249 Softcover Good+ 
Corners edgeworn with creasing. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (Robert Brown). Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Wraps are rubbed, creased and a bit worn. ; 176 pages; This book is geared primarily to students approaching the Aeneid for the first time. It attempts, through discussion of a wide variety of topics, to convey a balanced impression of the nature of the poem as a whole. An appendix includes a version of and ancient Life of Virgil and information about the ancient commentary on him. 
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