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1 Alberti, Leon Battista & Leonardo Da Vinci; Bartolomeo Scala; Bernardino Baldi. Ed. & Trs. by David Marsh RENAISSANCE FABLES Aesopic Prose by Leon Battista Alberti, Bartolomeo Scala, Leonardo Da Vinci, Bernardino Baldi. Translated with an Introduction and Notes
Tempe Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2004 0866983031 / 9780866983037 Hardcover Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Some pencil marginalia and underlining. 1 page with underlining in red pen and marginalia. Else minor shelfwear to book. DJ has some minor creasing. ; Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies Volume 260; 367 pages 
Price: 36.00 USD
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2 Albertson, Fred C. MARS AND RHEA SILVIA IN ROMAN ART
Latomus 2012 2870312776 / 9782870312773 Softcover Fine 
Among the stories surrounding the legendary foundation of the city of Rome by the twins, Romulus and Remus, previous scholarly attention has focused primarily on one scene – the depiction of the she-wolf nursing the twins following their miraculous salvation from the floodwaters of the Tiber. This book examines another event in the cycle, the conception of the twins, in which the Vestal Virgin, Rhea Silvia, is visited in her sleep and raped by the god Mars. Some fifty-one examples of the encounter of Mars and Rhea Silvia are analyzed, drawn from coins, relief sculpture, gems, wall painting, mosaics, and pottery, covering a time frame from the motif’s origin in the early 1st century B. C. To its disappearance in the late 4th century A. D. An analysis of the scene's iconographical evolution and its documented periods of popularity, both in the public and private sphere, are associated with contemporary trends in Roman literature, religion, and art. This monograph on the representation of Mars and Rhea Silvia is not simply a self-contained study of a single motif over a specific time frame. Within the realm of Roman art, the book discusses larger issues concerning the relationship between art, myth and religion, and political propaganda, drawing from methodologies of appropriation (Kopienkritik) , word and image, semiotics, and memory culture. As such, the book constitutes a case study whose conclusions may serve as guidelines for the study of Roman art in general. ; Collection Latomus Volume 336; 241 pages 
Price: 120.00 USD
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3 Aldington, Richard & Delano Ames (translators) & Felix Guirand (Ed. ) & Robert Graves (Intro. ) LAROUSSE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHOLOGY
Bookplan 1965 Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book. Scholar's name to half-title (Robert Brown). DJ is tattered with open tears, and chipping, and creasing. ; 500 pages; Overseas shipping may incur extra charges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Alföldi, Andreas DIE TROJANISCHEN URAHNEN DER RÖMER
Basel 1957 Softcover Very Good 
Former owner's name on titlepage. Front wrap browned. Small tear to head of spine. ; 56pp, 15pls. . Covers somewhat sun-faded, else Very Good. ; 56 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Alles, Gregory D. THE ILIAD, THE RAMAYANA, AND THE WORK OF RELIGION Failed Persuasion and Religious Mystification
Pennsylvania State University Press 1994 0271013206 / 9780271013206 Softcover Fine 
Hermeneutics, Studies in the History of Religions; 0.75 x 9 x 6 Inches; 207 pages; Analyses the two classic narratives and how they mystify the social, cultural and existential dangers of failed persuastion... 
Price: 18.00 USD
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6 Anderson, Graham FAIRYTALE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Routledge 2000 0415237033 / 9780415237031 Paperback Very Good 
Gift inscription from the author to the half-title. Light shelfwear. ; In this, the first modern study of the ancient fairytale, Graham Anderson asks whether the familiar children's fairytale of today existed in the ancient world. He examines texts from the classical period and finds many stories which resemble those we know today, including: * a Jewish Egyptian Cinderella* a Snow White whose enemy is the goddess Artemis* a Pied Piper at Troy. He puts forward many previously unsuspected candidates as classical variants of the modern fairytale and argues that the degree of violence and cruelty in the ancient tales means they must have been meant for adults. ; 256 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Apollodorus; Christian Gottlob Heyne (Ed. ) APOLLODORI [APOLLODORUS] ATHENIENSIS BIBLIOTHECAE LIBRI TRES ET FRAGMENTA. Curis Secundis Illustravit Chr. G. Heyne
Gottingen Typis Henrici Dieterich 1803 Hardcover Good 
Ex-library copy with usual markings, stamps, call numbers. Foxing to endpapers. Edgewear to boards with chipping to corners and along backstrip. Rubbing to boards. Internally VG. ; Lvi, 468 pp. Greek text with Latin introduction and commentary. ; 468 pages 
Price: 130.00 USD
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8 Apollodorus; James G. Frazer (Trans. ) APOLLODORUS: THE LIBRARY Volume I: (Books 1-3.9)
Harvard University Press 1967 0674991354 / 9780674991354 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Faint tanning to pages Else book is Fine. DJ price-clipped with a couple of small chips. ; Loeb Classical Library no. 121; Vol. 1; 403 pages; The Library provides in three books a grand summary of traditional Greek mythology and heroic legends. Written in clear and unaffected style, the compendium faithfully follows the Greek literary sources. It is thus an important record of Greek accounts of the origin and early history of the world and their race. This work has been attributed to Apollodorus of Athens (born c. 180 BCE) , a student of Aristarchus. But the text as we have it was written by an author probably living in the first or second century of our era. 
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9 Apollodorus; James G. Frazer (Trans. ) APOLLODORUS: THE LIBRARY Volume II: (Book 3.10-16 / Epitome)
Harvard University Press 1963 0674991362 / 9780674991361 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Small tear to base of spine (1 cm). Else very light shelfwear to book. DJ has light chipping and edgewear with 2 small tears to spine. DJ spine a bit browned. ; Loeb Classical Library No. 122; Vol. 2; 546 pages; The Library provides in three books a grand summary of traditional Greek mythology and heroic legends. Written in clear and unaffected style, the compendium faithfully follows the Greek literary sources. It is thus an important record of Greek accounts of the origin and early history of the world and their race. This work has been attributed to Apollodorus of Athens (born c. 180 BCE) , a student of Aristarchus. But the text as we have it was written by an author probably living in the first or second century of our era. 
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10 Apollodorus; Keith Aldrich THE LIBRARY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY BY APOLLODORUS Translated, with Notes and Indices
Coronado Pr 1978 0872910725 / 9780872910720 Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Voula Tsouvelli 
Creasing to corner of front wrap and first page. Spine sunned. Scholar's blindstamp and name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; Drawings; 297 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Apollodorus; Michael Simpson (Trans. ) GODS AND HEROES OF THE GREEKS The Library of Apollodorus. Translated with Introduction and Notes
University of Massachusetts Press 1976 0870232061 / 9780870232060 Softcover Good Illustrated by Leonard Baskin 
Wraps have heavy rubbing with creasing. Colour loss along spine. Wraps are worn. Scholar's blindstamp and name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; Drawings; 0.81 x 9.25 x 5.95 Inches; 311 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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12 Apollodorus; Michael Simpson (Trans. ) GODS AND HEROES OF THE GREEKS The Library of Apollodorus. Translated with Introduction and Notes
University of Massachusetts Press 1976 0870232061 / 9780870232060 Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Leonard Baskin 
Wraps have light rubbing with faint crease to 1 corner. ; Drawings; 0.81 x 9.25 x 5.95 Inches; 311 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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13 Apollodorus; Sir James G. Frazer (Trans. ) APOLLODORUS: THE LIBRARY [2 VOLUMES] Volume I & Volume II
Harvard University Press & William Heinemann 1954 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Both volumes have former owner's name in black marker to ffeps else Books are fine. Both DJ spines are browned and are somewhat tatty with chipping and small tears in Good condition. ; V1: (1954) 403 pp; V2: (1956) 546 pp. ; 2 Volume Set COMPLETE. Loeb Classical Library No. 121, 122; Vol. 01/02/2017; The Library provides in three books a grand summary of traditional Greek mythology and heroic legends. Written in clear and unaffected style, the compendium faithfully follows the Greek literary sources. It is thus an important record of Greek accounts of the origin and early history of the world and their race. This work has been attributed to Apollodorus of Athens (born c. 180 BCE) , a student of Aristarchus. But the text as we have it was written by an author probably living in the first or second century of our era. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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14 Austin, Norman HELEN OF TROY AND HER SHAMELESS PHANTOM
Cornell University Press 1994 0801429552 / 9780801429552 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Contents: Part 1. The Traditional Helen: The Helen of the Iliad, Sappho's Helen & the Problem of the Text; Part 2. The Revised Helen: The Helen of the Odyssey; Stesichorus & his 'Palinode'; Herodotus & Helen in Egypt; Euripides' Helen: The Final Revision. Includes a glossary of greek terms. ; Myth and Poetics; 9.25 x 1 x 6.25 Inches; 223 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 Austin, Norman HELEN OF TROY AND HER SHAMELESS PHANTOM
Cornell University Press 1994 0801429552 / 9780801429552 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Contents: Part 1. The Traditional Helen: The Helen of the Iliad, Sappho's Helen & the Problem of the Text; Part 2. The Revised Helen: The Helen of the Odyssey; Stesichorus & his 'Palinode'; Herodotus & Helen in Egypt; Euripides' Helen: The Final Revision. Includes a glossary of greek terms. ; Myth and Poetics; 9.25 x 1 x 6.25 Inches; 223 pages 
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16 Austin, Norman HELEN OF TROY AND HER SHAMELESS PHANTOM
Cornell University Press 1994 0801429552 / 9780801429552 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Faint foxing to textblock else book is fine. Slight wear to DJ. Dustjacket is protected in plastic sleeve. ; Contents: Part 1. The Traditional Helen: The Helen of the Iliad, Sappho's Helen & the Problem of the Text; Part 2. The Revised Helen: The Helen of the Odyssey; Stesichorus & his 'Palinode'; Herodotus & Helen in Egypt; Euripides' Helen: The Final Revision. Includes a glossary of greek terms. ; Myth and Poetics; 9.25 x 1 x 6.25 Inches; 223 pages 
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17 Babrius; Afredi Eberhard (ed.) BABRII FABULAE Ex Recensione
Weidmannsche Buchhandlung 1875 Hardcover Very Good 
Former classics scholar's name on ffep (Alan E. Samuel). Former owner's bookplate on inner cover. Foxing to ffeps. Pages are browned. Corners are worn. Light chipping to a few pages. Browning to front cover. ; Greek writer of fables who lived probably in the second century AD. Greek text with latin apparatus. ; 100 pages 
Price: 65.00 USD
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18 Bacchylides; Immanuelis Bekkeri [Immanuel Bekker] (Ed. ) APOLLODORI [APOLLODORUS] BIBLIOTHECA Ex Recognitione Immanuelis Bekkeri
B. G. Teubner 1854 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Book has been rebound in dark green boards. Edgewear to spine ends (light chipping). Rubbing to boards. Light bump to top corners. Front free Endpaper (orange) has section neatly excised (about 1/3). Does not affect text. Inner hinges weakening but firmly attached. Browning to pages. Some foxing. ; Text in Ancient Greek; Preface in Latin. Handbook of mythology formerly attributed to Apollodorus, of Athens, now generally regarded as spurious; Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum Et Romanorum Teubneriana TEUBNER; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 143 pages 
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19 Baldarelli, Beatrice ACCIUS UND DIE VORTROJANISCHE PELOPIDENSAGE
Ferdinand Schöningh 2004 3506717855 / 9783506717856 Softcover Very Good 
Light rubbing to wraps. Some pencil marginalia to text (by R. E. Fantham). Minor shelfwear. ; Wohl kaum ein anderer Mythenkomplex griechischen Ursprungs übte auf Rom eine solche Faszination aus wie die Geschichte von den Pelopiden. Welche Bedeutung man dem Thema beigemessen hat, bezeugen die zahlreichen Tragödien mit dem Titel Atreus oder Thyestes, in deren Zentrum der den sittlichen Tiefpunkt des Geschlechtes markierende Frevel der coena Thyestea stand. Die Untersuchung geht den Voraussetzungen und Bedingungen nach, die den außergewöhnlichen Erfolg gerade dieses Mythos ermöglichten. Es zeigt sich, dass die große ideologische Aussagekraft, die der Mythos im Verständnis des römischen Publikums entfaltete, auf die ganz spezifische Gestalt zurückzuführen ist, welche der Tragiker Accius dem Stoff in mehreren seiner Dramen verliehen hat. ; Studien Zur Geschichte Und Kultur Des Altertums, Neue Folge, 1. Reihe: Monographien. Band 24; 336 pages 
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20 Baldick, Julian HOMER AND THE INDO-EUROPEANS Comparing Mythologies
I. B. Tauris 1994 1850438315 / 9781850438311 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Former owner's name in pencil and blindstamp to ffep. Else very minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; This study in comparative mythology interprets the Greek myths in the light of the mythologies of other Indo-European cultures - Indian, Celtic, Scandinavian, Roman, Greek, Iranian and Ossetian. The author uses a modified version of the schema proposed by the French theorist Dumezil to consider the profound connections between such works as the "Iliad", the "Odyssey", the Indian epics - the "Ramayana" and the "Mahabharata" - the Iranian "Book of Kings" and the Scandinavian "Yaglingasaga". The book includes a long critical exposition of the discipline of comparative mythology from its 18th-century origins to the revival of the discipline by Dumezil and his followers from 1938 to the present. It also reassesses the profound critique of Dumezil which linked him with Nazi ideology. ; 256 pages 
Price: 135.00 USD
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