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1 Alexander Essebiensis; Franco Morenzoni & Thomas M. Bestul (Eds. ) ALEXANDRI ESSEBIENSIS: OPERA THEOLOGICA De Artificioso Modo Predicandi Sermones & Meditaciones (Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis, 188)
Turnhout Brepols 2004 2503048811 / 9782503048819 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
xviii, 499pp.; Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CLXXXVIII (188) ; 499 pages 
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2 Alexander Essebiensis; Greti Dinkova-Bruun (Ed. ) ALEXANDRI ESSEBIENSIS: OPERA POETICA (Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis, 188A)
Turnhout Brepols 2004 2503048838 / 9782503048833 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear. ; lxxxi, 318pp.; Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CLXXXVIII a (188 A) ; 318 pages 
Price: 120.00 USD
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3 Alföldi, Andrew (Trans. Harold Mattingly) A CONFLICT OF IDEAS IN THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE The Clash between the Senate and Valentinian I
Oxford Clarendon Press 1952 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Sound copy; 151 pages; The old world of pagan thought and custom, based on the city of Rome, tries to defend itself against the forces of innovation and disruption in the new age....On the one side, the emperor, representing the mass of the citizens...on the other, the senate and aristocracy of Rome, representing the ancient tradition and way of life. The conflict turns round the trials of leading Roman nobles for magical practices-- regarded by them as a permissible maintenance of traditional rites, but by the Emperor as symptoms of disloyalty and dangerous to his person and the state. 
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4 Allen, Pauline and Elizabeth Jeffreys (Eds. ) THE SIXTH CENTURY: END OR BEGINNING?
Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 1996 186420074X / 9781864200744 Softcover Fine 
Contents: Philip Rousseau: Inheriting the Fifth Century: Who Bequeathed What? Roger Scott: Writing the Reign of Justinian: Malalas versus Theophanes; Katherine Adshead: Procopius and the Samaritans; Michael Jeffreys: Bury, Malalas and the Nika Riot; Elizabeth Jeffreys: The Chronicle of John Malalas, Book 1: A Commentary; Wolfgang Liebeschuetz: The Use of Pagan Mythology in the Christian Empire with Particular Reference to the Dionysiaca of Nonnus; Barry Baldwin: Notes of Christian Epigrams in Book One of the Greek Anthology; Ian Martlew: The Reading of Paul the Silentiary; Daniel Callam: Early Monasticism and Ps. Denys; Kathleen Hay: Impact of St Sabas: The Legacy of Palestinian Monasticism; John Chryssavgis: Aspects of Spiritual Direction: The Palestinian Tradition; Michael Maas: Junillus Africanus' Instituta Regularia Divinae Legis in its Justinianic Context; Corrie Molenberg: The Silence of the Sources: The Sixth Century and the 'Antiochene' Exegesis; Pauline Allen: Severus of Antioch and the Homily: The End of the Beginning? Mary Cunningham: The Sixth century: A Turning-Point for Byzantine Homiletics? Patrick Gray: Through the Tunnel with Leontius of Jerusalem: The Sixth-Century Transformation of Theology; Karl-Heinz Uthemann: Christ's Image versus Christology: Thoughts on the Justinianic Era as Threshold of an Epoch; Joan Barclay Lloyd: Sixth-Century Art and Architecture in 'Old Rome': End or Beginning? Ann Moffatt: Sixth-Century Ravenna from the Perspective of Abbott Agnellus; Michael Milojevic: Forming and Transforming Proto-Byzantine Urban Public Space; Paul Farquharson: Byzantium, Planet Earth and the Solar System; Johannes Koder: Climatic Change in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries? ; Australian Association for Byzantine Studies. Byzantina Australiensia 10.; 309 pages 
Price: 135.00 USD
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5 Armstrong, A. H. THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF LATER GREEK AND EARLY MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
Cambridge University Press 1970 052104054X / 9780521040549 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Solid Copy. Spine is a bit creased. Upper corners slightly rounded. ; Surveys philosophy from the neo-Platonists to St. Anselm, showing how Greek philosophy took the form in which it was known to its cultural inheritors and how they interpreted it. Includes studies of Marius Victorinus and Augustine, Plotinus, early Islamic philosophy, The Greek Christian Platonist tradition from the Cappadocians to Maximus and Eriugena. ; 715 pages 
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6 Athanasius, Alexandrinus; Anton Stegmann & Joseph Lippl DES HEILIGEN ATHANASIUS [2 VOLUME SET] I: Vier Reden Gegen Die Arianer, Vier Briefe an Serapion, Brief an Epiktet; II: Gegen Die Heiden, Über Die Menschwerdung, Leben Des Heilige Antonius. Mit Einem Anhang Leben Des Heiligen Pachomius
Munich Jos. Kösel & Friedr. Pustet 1913 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Christian Habicht) , else unmarked. Nicely bound in a cream-colored boards with orange leather labels and gilt lettering. Minor scuffing to rear board of V2. Spines slightly browned. Light foxing to some pages. Some waviness to pages of V2. ; N. D. 2 volumes (1913-1917 as per worldcat) . V1: xxxix, 520pp; V2: 156, 101, 122 pp. ; Bibliothek Der Kirchenväter, 13 & 31; Vol. 2018-01-02 
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7 Athanassiadi, Polymnia JULIAN An Intellectual Biography
Routledge 1992 041507763X / 9780415077637 Softcover Fine 
Former copy of Prof. J. F. Drinkwater. ; Classical Lives; 8.75 x 1 x 5.75 Inches; 249 pages 
Price: 65.00 USD
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8 Athanassiadi, Polymnia JULIAN An Intellectual Biography
Routledge 1992 041507763X / 9780415077637 Softcover Very Good 
Light creasing to spine. Minor shelfwear. ; Classical Lives; 8.75 x 1 x 5.75 Inches; 249 pages 
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9 Ausonius; David R. Slavitt (translated) AUSONIUS: THREE AMUSEMENTS
University of Pennsylvania Press 1998 0812234723 / 9780812234725 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has small stain to front panel and light edgewear. ; A literary verse translation of Ausonius, the most famous of the learned poets active in the second half of the fourth century-- To his Commemorations, David Slavitt has added versions of Ausonius's Nuptial Cento, assembled from snippets of Shakespeare (Ausonius's original is a pastiche of Virgil) , and selected epigrams. ; 86 pages 
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10 Austin, N. J. E AMMIANUS ON WARFARE An Investigation Into Ammianus' Military Knowledge
Latomus 1979 2870311052 / 9782870311059 Softcover Near Fine 
Pages unopened. Very light shelfwear. Else fine. ; Aims to establish Ammianus in the front rank of ancient military historians; attempts to do this by demonstrating that he possesses an extensive knowledge of the three principal phases of military activity: intelligence, planning and operations. ; Collection Latomus Volume 165; 171 pages 
Price: 95.00 USD
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11 Bachrach, Bernard S. A HISTORY OF THE ALANS IN THE WEST From Their First Appearance in the Sources of Classical Antiquity through the Early Middle Ages
University of Minnesota Press 1973 0816606781 / 9780816606788 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dustjacket has edgewear with chipping and a couple of small tears. ; Minnesota Monographs in the Humanities; 1 x 1 x 1 Inches; 161 pages; The Alans, a nomadic people from the steppe lands of south Russia, were among the many invaders of the Roman empire who helped to bring about its fall. They were not Germans -- they were Indo-Iranians. Bachrach discusses the social and religious institutions of the Alans and especially their military customs. 
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12 Bagnall, Roger S. EGYPT IN LATE ANTIQUITY
Princeton Univ Pr 1993 0691069867 / 9780691069869 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
1.25 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 392 pages; This book brings together a vast amount of information pertaining to the society, economy, and culture of a province important to understanding the entire eastern part of the later Roman Empire. Focusing on Egypt from the accession of Diocletian in 284 to the middle of the fifth century, Roger Bagnall draws his evidence mainly from documentary and archaeological sources, including the papyri that have been published over the last thirty years. This book brings together a vast amount of information pertaining to the society, economy, and culture of a province important to understanding the entire eastern part of the later Roman Empire. Focusing on Egypt from the accession of Diocletian in 284 to the middle of the fifth century, Roger Bagnall draws his evidence mainly from documentary and archaeological sources, including the papyri that have been published over the last thirty years. 
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13 Ballaira, Guglielmo CONCORDANTIAE IN PRISCIANI PANEGYRICUM Concordanze Del Panegirico Di Prisciano (Concordance of Priscian's Panegyric)
Olms-Weidmann 2000 3487110903 / 9783487110905 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Back cover corner is lightly creased. ; A concordance of Priscian's Panegyric. Priscian (Priscianus Caesariensis) , the celebrated Latin grammarian, addressed a laudatory poem (panegyric) to Anastasius, emperor of the East (491—518). Text is in Latin with an Italian preface. ; Alpha-Omega CCX; 169 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Barceló, Pedro CONSTANTIUS II. UND SEINE ZEIT Die Anfänge Des Staatskirchentums
Klett-Cotta 2004 3608940464 / 9783608940466 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ and book. ; 276 pages 
Price: 165.00 USD
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15 Barker, John W. JUSTINIAN AND THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE
University of Wisconsin Press 1966 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ is price-clipped. DJ is lightly browned with 1 small tear. Book has light shelfwear. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Former owner's name to ffep; Offers a provocative yet solid account of the reign of Justinian, its accomplishments, its failures, its problems, and its significance. ; 318 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 Barnes, Timothy D. CONSTANTINE AND EUSEBIUS
Harvard University Press 1981 0674165306 / 9780674165304 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has shelfwear and rubbing. Light edgewear to extremities of DJ. Former owner's bookplate on ffep else Fine. ; This study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine offers a thoroughly new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries. Mr. Barnes gives the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. He analyzes Constantine's rise to power and his government, demonstrating how Constantine's sincere adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. He explores the whole range of Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, and shows that many attitudes usually deemed typical of the "Constantinian revolution" were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence. This authoritative political and cultural history of the age of Constantine will prove essential to students and historians of the ancient world. ; 464 pages 
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17 Barnes, Timothy D. CONSTANTINE AND EUSEBIUS
Harvard University Press 1981 0674165306 / 9780674165304 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to book. Dustjacket spine is sunned and discolored. Light edgewear to extremities of DJ with 1 tiny tear. ; This study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine offers a thoroughly new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries. Mr. Barnes gives the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. He analyzes Constantine's rise to power and his government, demonstrating how Constantine's sincere adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. He explores the whole range of Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, and shows that many attitudes usually deemed typical of the "Constantinian revolution" were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence. This authoritative political and cultural history of the age of Constantine will prove essential to students and historians of the ancient world. ; 464 pages 
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18 Barnes, Timothy D. CONSTANTINE AND EUSEBIUS
Harvard University Press 1981 0674165306 / 9780674165304 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book with bump to 1 corner. Dustjacket spine is lightly sunned and discolored. DJ has large tear to upper corner (1cm by 4 cm). ; This study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine offers a thoroughly new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries. Mr. Barnes gives the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. He analyzes Constantine's rise to power and his government, demonstrating how Constantine's sincere adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. He explores the whole range of Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, and shows that many attitudes usually deemed typical of the "Constantinian revolution" were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence. This authoritative political and cultural history of the age of Constantine will prove essential to students and historians of the ancient world. ; 464 pages 
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19 Barnes, Timothy D. CONSTANTINE AND EUSEBIUS
Harvard University Press 1981 0674165306 / 9780674165304 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Light foxing to top of textblock. Chipping and a few small tears to DJ. ; This study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine offers a thoroughly new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries. Mr. Barnes gives the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. He analyzes Constantine's rise to power and his government, demonstrating how Constantine's sincere adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. He explores the whole range of Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, and shows that many attitudes usually deemed typical of the "Constantinian revolution" were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence. This authoritative political and cultural history of the age of Constantine will prove essential to students and historians of the ancient world. ; 464 pages 
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20 Barnes, Timothy David THE NEW EMPIRE OF DIOCLETIAN AND CONSTANTINE
Harvard University Press 1982 0674611268 / 9780674611269 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Small tear to cloth at base of spine (1"). Else Minor shelfwear. ; Sets out the factual framework for this obscure period of Roman/Byzantine History. ; 305 pages 
Price: 290.00 USD
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21 Barnes, Timothy, David TERTULLIAN A Historical and Literary Study
Oxford Clarendon Press 1971 0198143621 / 9780198143628 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Soiling and foxing to top of textblock. DJ has light edgewear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Tertullian lived and wrote in Roman Carthage during the reigns of Septimus Severus (193-211) and his son Caracalla (211-217). His voluminous tracts and pamphlets reveal the atmosphere of early Christianity in an era of persecution. The author sets Tertullian's writings within a chronological and historical framework, then uses them to interpret Tertullian's intellectial development, his reaction to the society in which he lived, and his place in Latin literature. 
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22 Barnwell, P. S. EMPEROR, PREFECTS, & KINGS The Roman West, 395-565
University of North Carolina Press 1992 0807820717 / 9780807820711 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
0.79 x 9.06 x 5.91 Inches; 256 pages; Disagrees with the commonly held notion that the Roman imperial government disintegrated during the 5th century, and was replaced by the Germanic administrations of such peoples as the Visigoths, Burgundians, and Franks. Argues instead that the new kingdoms were an outgrowth of Roman rule, and owed much to it. 
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23 Becker, Audrey LES RELATIONS DIPLOMATIQUES ROMANO-BARBARES EN OCCIDENT AU VE SIÈCLE Acteurs, Fonctions, Modalités
De Boccard 2013 2701803411 / 9782701803418 Paperback Very Good+ 
Faint crease to lower front corner else very light shelfwear. ; Au Ve siècle de notre ère, l’arrivée de peuplades barbares sur le territoire de l’Empire romain d’Occident modifie largement les rapports de force? : l’Empire doit désormais composer avec des partenaires sur son propre sol. Si la guerre permet encore des victoires dans la première moitié du siècle, la diplomatie est peu à peu privilégiée par les autorités impériales pour tenter d’éviter la dislocation de l’Empire face à l’essor de royaumes barbares sur son territoire ou ses frontières. Dans un monde désormais multipolaire où la puissance romaine n’est plus hégémonique, la figure de l’ambassadeur se révèle centrale. Le succès de ses missions diplomatiques dépend de ses capacités d’adaptation face à des interlocuteurs barbares, avec lesquels il faut dorénavant compter. Cette étude porte aussi bien sur les critères de choix des ambassadeurs, romains comme barbares, que sur l’élaboration de pratiques diplomatiques communes: comment et par qui les ambassadeurs étaient-ils désignés? ? Quelles étaient leurs compétences? ? Comment étaient-ils pris en charge lors de leurs missions? ? Comment les rencontres diplomatiques se déroulaient-elles et comment les traités étaient-ils conclus? ? L’enquête révèle en outre, le rôle de conseiller joué à la cour des rois barbares par les anciennes élites provinciales et l’influence qu’elles exercèrent ainsi sur les pratiques diplomatiques de ces rois. En s’intéressant à la manière dont les relations romano-barbares se construisent au Ve siècle, ce livre livre éclaire les origines de la diplomatie en Europe au Haut Moyen Age. ; Collections De L'Université De Strasbourg. Études D'Archéologie Et D'Histoire Ancienne; 391 pages 
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24 Bernstein, Neil W. ETHICS, IDENTITY, AND COMMUNITY IN LATER ROMAN DECLAMATION
Oxford University Press 2013 0199964114 / 9780199964116 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation is the first book devoted exclusively to the Major Declamations and its reception in later European literature. It argues that the fictional scenarios of the Major Declamations enable the conceptual exploration of a variety of ethical and social issues. Chapters explore these cultural matters, covering, in turn, the construction of authority, the verification of claims, the conventions of reciprocity, and the ethics of spectatorship. The book closes with a study of the reception of the collection by the Renaissance humanist Juan Luis Vives and the eighteenth-century scholar Lorenzo Patarol, followed by a brief postscript that deftly surveys the use of declamatory exercises in the contemporary university. This much-needed and engaging study will rescue the Major Declamations from generations of neglect, while critically informing current work in rhetorical studies. ; 240 pages 
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25 Bidez, J. LA VIE DE L'EMPEREUR JULIEN Deuxieme Tirage
Société D'Édition - Les Belles Lettres 1965 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket is clear plastic sleeve with white lettering with a couple of tiny chips. Light tanning to pages. Light shelfwear to book. Minor pencil notes to 1 page. ; Collection D'Études Anciennes; 408 pages 
Price: 48.00 USD
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26 Binns, J. W. (Ed. ) LATIN LITERATURE OF THE FOURTH CENTURY
Routledge & Kegan Paul Books 1974 0710077963 / 9780710077967 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Very light Dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Greek and Latin Studies. Classical Literature and its Influence; 240 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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27 Blazquez Martinez, J. M. & Antonio Blanco Freijeiro LA SOCIEDAD DEL BAJO IMPERIO EN LA OBRA DE SALVIANO DE MARSELLA
Madrid 1990 Softcover Very Good 
A few creases along spine else minor shelfwear. ; 87pp.; Real Academia De La Historia; 87 pages 
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28 Boak, Arthur Edward Romilly MANPOWER SHORTAGE AND THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN THE WEST
University of Michigan Press 1955 Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to boards. Dust jacket is chipped along top edge and bottom of spine. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Former owner's name on ffep. ; The first detailed picture of the population policies of the Western Empire, and their effects on its government service. This analysis throws new light on the economic and social legislation of Diocletian, Constantine and their successors. ; Jerome Lectures; 169 pages 
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29 Bouchier, Edmund Spenser LIFE AND LETTERS IN ROMAN AFRICA
Oxford B. H. Blackwell 1913 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Boards have light soiling. Minor shelfwear to boards. Former owner's bookplate on inner cover. Former owner's names on ffep. Text has sporadic underlining in pencil and ink. Light foxing on a few pages. Back inner cover has notes in fountain pen and pencil. ; Contents: The African Provinces; The Three Capitals: Carthage, Cirta & Caesarea; Learning and Education; Private life and amusements-- the arts; Fronto and his Circle; Philosophy and Religion--Apuleius; Poetry; Christian Africa; Vandal and Byzantine Periods; Some considerations of the style and language of African Writers. ; 128 pages 
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30 Bouchier, Edmund Spenser LIFE AND LETTERS IN ROMAN AFRICA
Oxford B. H. Blackwell 1913 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Boards have a couple of light waterstains. Minor shelfwear to boards. Former owner's name stamped on inner cover. Some foxing on a few pages and textblock. Front inner hinge starting to crack. ; Contents: The African Provinces; The Three Capitals: Carthage, Cirta & Caesarea; Learning and Education; Private life and amusements-- the arts; Fronto and his Circle; Philosophy and Religion--Apuleius; Poetry; Christian Africa; Vandal and Byzantine Periods; Some considerations of the style and language of African Writers. ; 128 pages 
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31 Bowden, William EPIRUS VETUS The Archaeology of a Late Antique Province
Duckworth 2003 0715631160 / 9780715631164 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ is protected in mylar sleeve. ; The land that once formed the late antique Roman province of Epirus Vetus now straddles the border between Albania and Greece, a volatile area whose history since the Second World War has meant that modern political boundaries rather than those of antiquity have defined study of the ancient province. In this readable, well illustrated account, William Bowden reassesses the archaeological evidence from the fourth to the seventh century AD, when the area changed from a Roman province to a distant region beyond the limits of the empire, using the data to construct a model of the changing social structures that underlay this important transition. His analysis reveals that these changes were not gradual transformations but rather a series of sharply defined discontinuities, and suggests that these processes resulted in a more fragmented society, in which groups coalesced around individuals rather than concepts of town or state. The book also examines the controversial issue of Slavic settlement in the area in the immediate post-Roman period, a subject that even today remains dominated by the questions of nationalism and ethnic identity that have recently had such tragic consequences in the Balkans. ; Duckworth Archaeology; 256 pages 
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32 Bowersock, G. W. JULIAN THE APOSTATE
Harvard University Press 1978 0674488814 / 9780674488816 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Faint foxing to top of textblock. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Classical life and letters; 132 pages; Comprehensive biography of Julian who was Roman Emperor for only nineteen months (AD 361-3). 
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33 Bowersock, G. W. THE INTERNATIONAL ROLE OF LATE ANTIQUE CYPRUS
Nicosia Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation 2000 Softcover Near Fine 
Very faint shelfwear else fine. ; In a lecture delivered in March 1998, Glen Warren Bowersock, professor of Ancient History at the Princeton Institute of Advanced Study, dwells on the role of Cyprus during late antiquity which to a large extent coincides with the first Christian and early Byzantine years. Bowersock speaks of Cyprus' relations with Alexandria, Antioch and Constantinople, the work of Epiphanios of Constantia and Leontios of Neapolis as well as the 7th century Arab raids and provides evidence for Cyprus' decisive influence on the continental area of its Mediterannean surroundings. ; 14th Annual Lecture on History and Archaeology of Cyprus; 32 pages; Isbn: 9963420895 
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34 Bowersock, G.W. & Oleg Grabar & G. W. Bowersock LATE ANTIQUITY A Guide to the Postclassical World
Belknap Press 2000 0674511735 / 9780674511736 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book has very light shelfwear else fine. DJ has 1 tiny chip and faint crease along upper edge. ; The first book of its kind, this richly informative guide to the world of late antiquity offers the most recent scholarship to the researcher along with sheer reading pleasure to the browser. In eleven comprehensive essays and in over 500 encyclopedic entries, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on the history and culture of an era marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory. By extending the commonly accepted chronological and territorial boundaries of the period-to encompass Roman, Byzantine, Sassanian, and early Islamic cultures, from the middle of the third century to the end of the eighth-this guide makes new connections and permits revealing comparisons. Consult the article on "Angels" and discover their meaning in Islamic as well as classical and Judeo-Christian traditions. Refer to "Children, " "Concubinage, " and "Divorce" for a fascinating interweaving of information on the family. Read the essay on "Barbarians and Ethnicity" and see how a topic as current as the construction of identity played out in earlier times, from the Greeks and Romans to the Turks, Huns, and Saxons. Turn to "Empire Building" to learn how the empire of Constantine was supported by architecture and ceremony. Or follow your own path through the broad range of entries on politics, manufacturing and commerce, the arts, philosophy, religion, geography, ethnicity, and domestic life. Each entry introduces readers to another facet of the postclassical world: historic figures and places, institutions, burial customs, food, money, public life, and amusements. A splendid selection of illustrations enhances the portrait. The intriguing era of late antiquity emerges completely and clearly, viewed in a new light and from new vantage points, in a guide that will be relished by scholars and general readers alike. ; Harvard University Press Reference Library; 1.66 x 10.5 x 8.34 Inches; 780 pages 
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35 Bowersock, Glen W. HELLENISM IN LATE ANTIQUITY
University of Michigan Press 1990 0472094181 / 9780472094189 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ. ; Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures; 0.5 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 132 pages; The extraordinary adaptability and durability of Greek culture in times of momentous change is revealed in this book, as G. W. Bowersock seeks to interpret Hellenism in a predominantly Christian world. In this effort he sheds new light on a late paganism that has often been seen as moribund and shows it to have been unexpectedly vigorous. Hellenism, comprising the language, thought, mythology, and images of the Greeks, contributed fundamentally to the evolution of early Christianity. It had spread across the lands of the Eastern Mediterranean for many centuries before Constantine established Christianity as the official religion of the Byzantine government. But Hellenism served no less to disseminate and strengthen paganism--a role that has hitherto been little appreciated or studied. The local traditions of Asia Minor, Egypt, and the Near East survived in most cases by sharing common forms of expression with the Christians. Hellenism clearly allowed late pagans of widely differing traditions to communicate with each other. At the same time it gave to both Christianity and Islam a pagan context that enjoyed much greater public recognition then than now. And so the author shows that Hellenism illuminates the wholeness of the late antique world in the East, the interaction of its paganism and its Christianity. Dionysus and Christ flourished together. . . 
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36 Bowersock, Glen W. SAGGI SULLA TRADIZIONE CLASSICA Dal Settecento Al Novecento
Torino Einaudi 2007 8806168576 / 9788806168575 Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Inscribed by author on ffep to Christian Habicht. Else unmarked. Very light shelfwear. ; X, 192pp. ; 192 pages; Signed by Author 
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37 Brice, Lee L. , & Jennifer T. Roberts (Eds. ) RECENT DIRECTIONS IN THE MILITARY HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
Regina Books 2011 1930053703 / 9781930053700 Softcover Very Good- 
Bump to front upper corner with some creasing to some pages. Mild creasing to lower corner of last few pages and wraps. ; Mesopotamia and the "New" Military History by Seth F. C. Richardson - Greece: Mad Hatters and March Hares by Everett L. Wheeler - New Approaches to the Roman Army by Sara E. Phang - Military History in Late Antiquity: Changing Perspectives and Paradigms by Doug Lee. ; Publication of the Association of Ancient Historians 10; 222 pages 
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38 Bright, David F. & Edwin S. Ramage CLASSICAL TEXTS AND THEIR TRADITIONS Studies in Honor of C.R. Trahman
Scholars Press 1984 089130729X / 9780891307297 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Table of contents contain light pen check marks (about four) in margin. Rest of book is clean and would be considered to be in Fine condition otherwise. ; Collection of essays dealing with a variety of subjects, some of which include: Pseudolus as Socrates; Encolpius and Asianism; Wrath of Aeneas; Clodia in Cicero's Pro Caelio; Historical development in Livy; Cicero's Pro Sestio; Statilius-subscription and editions of late antiquity; Phaedra's isolation and self-consciousness; Similes in Lucretius; chora Basilike of Alexander the Great; Vergilian manuscripts; reconsideration of Cicero's princeps civitatis; Images of Crete in Aeneid; and others. ; Homage Series; 9.5 x 1 x 6.25 Inches; 251 pages 
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39 Brown, Peter AUTHORITY AND THE SACRED Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World
Cambridge University Press 1997 0521595576 / 9780521595575 Softcover Very Good+ 
Gift inscription on title page else Fine. ; Canto original series; 0.27 x 5.72 x 8.52 Inches; 107 pages; The Christianization of the Roman world lies at the root of modern Europe. Peter Brown's fascinating study examines the factors that proved decisive and the compromises that made the emergence of the Christian conception of existence possible: how the old gods of the Roman Empire could be reinterpreted as symbols to further the message of the Church. Peter Brown also shows how Christian holy men were less representative of a triumphant faith than negotiators of a working compromise between the new faith and traditional ways of dealing with the supernatural worlds. 
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40 Brown, Peter RELIGION AND SOCIETY IN THE AGE OF ST. AUGUSTINE
Faber & Faber 1972 0571095089 / 9780571095087 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Light spotting to boards. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ spine a bit browned. ; 0.37 x 8.25 x 5.55 Inches; 352 pages 
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41 Brown, Peter SOCIETY AND THE HOLY IN LATE ANTIQUITY
Faber & Faber 1982 0571116868 / 9780571116867 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ is price-clipped. Else book and DJ have minor shelfwear. ; 352 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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42 Brown, Peter THE MAKING OF LATE ANTIQUITY
Harvard University Press 1978 0674543203 / 9780674543201 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. DJ spine a bit browned. ; Carl Newell Jackson Lectures; 0.37 x 8.25 x 5.55 Inches; 148 pages; Peter Brown presents a masterly history of Roman society in the second, third, and fourth centuries. Brown interprets the changes in social patterns and religious thought, breaking away from conventional modern images of the period. 
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43 Browning, Robert JUSTINIAN AND THEODORA
Thames and Hudson 1987 0500250995 / 9780500250990 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to boards and DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; The story of the peasant's son who became an emperor and the dissolute actress who resided beside him on the throne is one of the greatest and most controversial romances of history. United, they presided over a key epoch in the formation of Europe. ; 189 pages 
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44 Browning, Robert JUSTINIAN AND THEODORA
Praeger Publishers 1971 0500250995 / 9780500250990 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Top of spine and lower corners have minor bumping; The story of the peasant's son who became an emperor and the dissolute actress who resided beside him on the throne is one of the greatest and most controversial romances of history. United, they presided over a key epoch in the formation of Europe. ; 189 pages 
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45 Browning, Robert THE EMPEROR JULIAN
Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1977 0297770292 / 9780297770299 Hardcover Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Light soiling to textblock. The first 20 pages are creased but with no loss to text else VG. Adhesives stain to front free-page. ; 256 pages; Julian is called by Christians "The Apostate" because they believe he converted from Christianity to Paganism. He himself, as attested to in private letters between him and the Rhetorician Libanius, had Christianity forced on him as a child by his cousin Constantius II, who was a zealot Christian and would have not tolerated a pagan relative, but Julian had never really accepted any religion until his reading of the Homeric poems, some of the most important texts for the Greek religion. After this conversion to Hellenism he devoted his life to protecting and restoring the fame and security of this more ancient tradition as well as other religious traditions such as Judaism from Christian persecution. After gaining the purple, Julian started a religious reformation of the state, which, in his intentions, was to give back its lost strength to the Roman State. He supported the restoration of the old Roman faith, based on polytheism. Julian reduced the influence of Christian bishops in public offices. The lands taken by the Church were to be returned to their original owners, and the bishops lost the privilege to travel for free, at expenses of the State. 
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46 Browning, Robert THE EMPEROR JULIAN
Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1975 0297770292 / 9780297770299 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Corners bumped. Shelfwear to book. Dustjacket has a few small tears and chipping. ; 256 pages; Julian is called by Christians "The Apostate" because they believe he converted from Christianity to Paganism. He himself, as attested to in private letters between him and the Rhetorician Libanius, had Christianity forced on him as a child by his cousin Constantius II, who was a zealot Christian and would have not tolerated a pagan relative, but Julian had never really accepted any religion until his reading of the Homeric poems, some of the most important texts for the Greek religion. After this conversion to Hellenism he devoted his life to protecting and restoring the fame and security of this more ancient tradition as well as other religious traditions such as Judaism from Christian persecution. After gaining the purple, Julian started a religious reformation of the state, which, in his intentions, was to give back its lost strength to the Roman State. He supported the restoration of the old Roman faith, based on polytheism. Julian reduced the influence of Christian bishops in public offices. The lands taken by the Church were to be returned to their original owners, and the bishops lost the privilege to travel for free, at expenses of the State. 
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47 Burger, J.-D. SAINT AUGUSTIN Un Père D'Église
Neuchatel A La Baconnière 1948 Softcover Very Good- 
Small tears in backstrip, a few small spots on rear wrap and one on spine. Spine slightly browned. Pages tanned. Else Very Good. ; 240 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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48 Burns, Thomas A HISTORY OF THE OSTROGOTHS
Indiana University Press 1984 0253328314 / 9780253328311 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has a couple of tears, the spine is lightly sunned. Book has bumped corner. Minor wear. ; Combining the latest archaeological findings with information from traditional literary sources, Thomas S Burns presents the first modern portrait of the Ostrogoths from their initial contacts with the Roman world in the third century through the dissolution of their kingdom in Italy in 554.; 320 pages 
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49 Bury, J. B. HISTORY OF THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE From the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinian. in Two Volumes
Dover Publications 0486203980 / 9780486203980 Softcover Near Fine 
Very minor shelfwear. Spine of vol 2 is discolored (as published? ). 2 volume set appears unread. ; Vol I: isbn 0486203980. Vol II: isbn 0486203999 ; 2 Volume Set; 0.94 x 7.98 x 5.44 Inches; 496 pages; One of the world's foremost historians chronicles the major forces and events in the history of the Western and Byzantine Empires from the death of Theodosius (395 AD) to the death of Justinian (565 AD). 
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50 Bury, J. B. HISTORY OF THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE [2 VOLUMES] From the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinian. in Two Volumes
Dover Publications 1958 Softcover Very Good 
Minor shelfwear. Minor chipping to base of spines. Faint tanning to wraps. ; 2 volume set. V1 494 pp; V2: 471 pp. ; 2 Volume Set; 0.94 x 7.98 x 5.44 Inches; One of the world's foremost historians chronicles the major forces and events in the history of the Western and Byzantine Empires from the death of Theodosius (395 AD) to the death of Justinian (565 AD). 
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