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1 LUCREZIO: L'ATOMO E LA PAROLA Colloquio Lucreziano. Bologna 26 Gennaio 1989
Editrice CLUEB 1990 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Minor shelfwear to book. Dustjacket is present but in poor condition. ; INDICE: Presentazione. / Introduzione, di Alfonso Traina. / Francesco Adorno, Le parole e le cose dell’ “epicureismo” lucreziano. Alcune riflessioni sulla posizione storica di Epicuro e di Lucrezio. / Edoardo Vineis, Elementa vocis, elementa mundi. / Alberto Grilli, Immaginazione e visione in Lucrezio. / Ezio Raimondi, La grammatica del cosmo. / Conclusione di Alfonso Traina. / Intervento finale di Ivano Dionigi. ; Quaderni Della Biblioteca Di Discipline Umanistiche 3; 109 pages 
Price: 33.00 USD
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2 Achard, Guy PRACTIQUE RHÉTORIQUE ET IDÉOLOGIE POLITIQUE DANS LES DISCOURS "OPTIMATES" DE CICÉRON
E. J. Brill 1981 9004063749 / 9789004063747 Softcover Very Good 
Small bump to base of spine. Chip to top of spine. Some minor wear to wraps. Creasing to rear upper corner of wraps. ; Contents: introduction; Programmatic Poems; Parody; Ovid as Daedalus: Difference in Attitude; Ovid as Daedalus: Change of Mood; Ovid's farewell: The Third book of the Amores; conclusion; Index rerum; index locorum propertianorum et ovidianorum. ; Mnemosyne Bibliotheca Classica Batava; 546 pages 
Price: 140.00 USD
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3 Ackermann, Erich LUKREZ UND DER MYTHOS
Franz Steiner Verlag 1979 3515028730 / 9783515028738 Softcover Very Good+ 
Scholar's name to half-title (Robert Brown). Spine very slightly sunned. ; Palingenesia XIII; 219 pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 Adams, J. N. THE LATIN SEXUAL VOCABULARY
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1982 0801829682 / 9780801829680 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's blindstamp and name to ffep (Robert Brown). Else book is fine. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear with 1 small chip. DJ spine very lightly discolored. ; 280 pages 
Price: 60.00 USD
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5 Adcock, F. E CAESAR As Man of Letters
Cambridge University Press 1956 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown) , other name struck out. Foxing to endpapers, prelims and textblock. Spine sunned. ; Sir Frank Adcock's aim is to emphasize the literary character of Caesar's writings. He is worth reading, and this small book will help understanding. The Introduction reminds the reader what Caesar was and what he had accomplished when he wrote. In a chapter on "The Military Man" Caesar's literary interpretation of war and generalship is described. This short study gives insight into Roman literature and history as well as into the life and character of one of the world's great men. ; 114 pages 
Price: 22.00 USD
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6 Adler, Eric VALORIZING THE BARBARIANS Enemy Speeches in Roman Historiography
University of Texas Press 2011 0292726287 / 9780292726284 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Ashley and Peter Larkin Series in Greek and Roman Culture; 300 pages; With the growth of postcolonial theory in recent decades, scholarly views of Roman imperialism and colonialism have been evolving and shifting. Much recent discussion of the topic has centered on the ways in which ancient Roman historians consciously or unconsciously denigrated non-Romans. Similarly, contemporary scholars have downplayed Roman elite anxiety about their empire's expansion. In this groundbreaking new work, Eric Adler explores the degree to which ancient historians of Rome were capable of valorizing foreigners and presenting criticisms of their own society. By examining speeches put into the mouths of barbarian leaders by a variety of writers, he investigates how critical of the empire these historians could be. Adler examines pairs of speeches purportedly delivered by non-Roman leaders so that the contrast between them might elucidate each writer's sense of imperialism. Analyses of Sallust's and Trogus's treatments of the Eastern ruler Mithradates, Polybius's and Livy's speeches from Carthage's Hannibal, and Tacitus's and Cassius Dio's accounts of the oratory of the Celtic warrior queen Boudica form the core of this study. Adler supplements these with examinations of speeches from other characters, as well as contextual narrative from the historians. Throughout, Adler wrestles with broader issues of Roman imperialism and historiography, including administrative greed and corruption in the provinces, the treatment of gender and sexuality, and ethnic stereotyping. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Ahl, Frederick M. LUCAN An Introduction
Cornell University Press 1976 0801408377 / 9780801408373 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light foxing to textblock and ffep. DJ has scuffing. DJ has 2 small tears. ; Cornell Studies in Classical Philology ; V. 39; 379 pages; This study of the Roman poet Lucan (A. D. 39-65) treats the merits and meaning of Pharsalia, Lucan's epic and his only surviving work. 
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8 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 
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9 Albius Tibullus & Lenz, Fridericus Waltharius (Ed. ) ALBII TIBULLI (ALBIUS TIBULLUS) Aliorumque Carminum Libri Tres
E. J. Brill 1959 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with call numbers attached to spine. No other library markings in text. Former classics professor stamp on front end-paper. ; 8vo; 168 pages 
Price: 32.00 USD
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10 Albrecht, Michael V. & Ernst Zinn (Hrsg. ) OVID
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1972 3534034201 / 9783534034208 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light soiling to boards and rear inner cover. Minor shelfwear. Scholar's name to ffep (R. E. Fantham). ; Wege Der Forschung 92 (XCII) ; 546 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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11 Albrecht, Michael V. & Ernst Zinn (Hrsg. ) OVID
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1970 3534034201 / 9783534034208 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. Former owner's name on ffep. Plastic sleeve over boards. ; Wege Der Forschung 92 (XCII) ; 546 pages 
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12 Aldrete, Gregory S. GESTURES AND ACCLAMATIONS IN ANCIENT ROME
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1999 0801861322 / 9780801861321 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Life in Rome was relentlessly public, and oratory was at its heart. Orations were dramatic spectacles in which the speaker deployed an arsenal of rhetorical tricks and strategies aimed at arousing the emotions of the audience, and spectators responded vigorously and vocally with massed chants of praise or condemnation. Unfortunately, many aspects of these performances have been lost. In the first in-depth study of oratorical gestures and crowd acclamations as methods of communication at public spectacles, Gregory Aldrete sets out to recreate these vital missing components and to recapture the original context of ancient spectacles as interactive, dramatic, and contentious public performances. At the most basic level, this work is a study of communication -- how Roman speakers communicated with their audiences, and how audiences in turn were able to reply and convey their reactions to the speakers. Aldrete begins by investigating how orators employed an extraordinarily sophisticated system of hand and body gestures in order to enhance the persuasive power of their speeches. He then turns to the target of these orations -- the audience -- and examines how they responded through the mechanism of acclamations, that is, rhythmically shouted comments. Aldrete finds much in these ancient spectacles that is relevant to modern questions of political propaganda, manipulation of public image, crowd behavior, and speechmaking. Readers with an interest in rhetoric, urban culture, or communications in any period will find the book informative, as will those working in art history, archaeology, history, and philology. ; Ancient Society and History; 0.97 x 8.85 x 5.85 Inches; 256 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Alessio, Maria STUDIES IN VERGIL Aeneid Eleven: an Allegorical Approach
Montfort & Villeroy 1994 2920960229 / 9782920960220 Softcover Very Good 
Mild Creasing to back cover. Corners of book are bumped. Former classics scholar's large bookplate on inner cover (John H. Betts) ; 257 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Alexander, William Hardy THE TACITEAN "NON LIQUET" ON SENECA (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PUBLICATIONS IN CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY) (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PUBLICATIONS IN CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY)
University of California Press 1952 Softcover Good+ Signed by Author
Rubbing to cover. Signed by author and by T. Robert S. Broughton -- author of Magistrates of the Roman Republic. Tear at top of spine causing small loss of wrap. Tape stains to wraps. A small fold to back cover. ; "With regards, W. H. A. "; University of California Publications in Classical Philology. ; 386 pages; Signed by Author 
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15 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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16 Alpers, Paul J. SINGER OF THE ECLOGUES A Study of Virgilian Pastoral
University of California Press 1979 0520036514 / 9780520036512 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. DJ taped down to boards now in plastic sleeve. ; Offers a new account of Virgil's pastoralism. Alpers' interpretation of the poems and his new translation (with facing latin text) makes the Eclogues accessible to contemporary readers. ; 253 pages 
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17 Alvis, John DIVINE PURPOSE AND HEROIC RESPONSE IN HOMER AND VIRGIL The Political Plan in Zeus
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995 0847680142 / 9780847680146 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Top corners are lightly bumped else NF; Taking a critical perspective more political than that usually adopted by classicists, John Alvis demonstrates in this study that the "Iliad, Odyssey" and "Aeneid" each present a distinct political teaching regarding human ends and the form of civil society most conducive to the realization of those ends. Referring to the mysterious "plan of Zeus" announced in the opening lines of the "Iliad" but never explained, Alvis argues that both Homer's Zeus and Virgil's Jupiter guide their heroes to embody principles of natural justice that in turn found political constitutions. "The Political Plan of Zeus" represents the first comprehensive theory of the meaning of Zeus's providence in both Homeric poems, a new interpretation of "the muse" in Homer, and the first attempt to compare the "Aeneid" with Platonic-Aristotelian teaching on the nature of man and the problem of empire. This book will be of interest to upper-level undergraduates and scholars of politics, philosophy, and the classics. ; 9.75 x 1 x 6.75 Inches; 320 pages 
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18 Ammianus Marcellinus; V. Gardthausen (Ed. ) [AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS] AMMIANI MARCELLINI RERUM GESTARUM LIBRI [2 VOLUME SET] Qui Supersunt. Recensuit Notisque Selectis Instruxit. Volumen Prius & Volumen Alterum
B. G. Teubner 1874-1875 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Books have been rebound in attractive brown marbled boards. Rubbing to extremities. Pages are tanned. Light foxing throughout ; Text in Latin; Apparatus in Latin. 2 volume set. This edition was arranged by Viktor Gardthausen, and includes a dated list of Roman consuls for the years 353 through 380 AD. ; Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum Et Romanorum Teubneriana TEUBNER; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 155.00 USD
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19 Anderson, William S. BARBARIAN PLAY Plautus' Roman Comedy
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1996 0802079415 / 9780802079411 Softcover Very Good 
Faint creasing to spine. Light shelfwear. Scholar's name to half-title (Robert Brown). ; In this volume William S. Anderson sets Plautus, who wrote Rome's earliest surviving poetry, in his rightful place among the Greek and Roman writers of what we know as New Comedy (fourth to second centuries). Anderson begins by defining major innovations that Plautus made on inherited Greek New Comedy (Menander, Philemon, and Diphilus) , transforming it from romantic domestic drama to a celebration of rollicking family anarchy. He shows how Plautus diminished the traditional importance of love and replaced it with a new major theme: 'heroic badness,' especially embodied in the rogue slave (ancestor of the impudent servant, valet, or maid). Anderson then examines the unique verbal texture of Plautus' drama and demonstrates his revolt against realism, his drive to have his characters defy everyday circumstances and pit their intrepid linguistic wit against social order, their Roman extravagant impudence against Greek self-control. Finally, Anderson explores the special form of metatheatre that we admire in Plautus, by which he undermines the assumptions of his Greek models' and replaces them with a new, confident Roman comedy. ; Robson Classical Lectures; 194 pages 
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20 Anderson, William S. BARBARIAN PLAY Plautus' Roman Comedy
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1996 0802079415 / 9780802079411 Softcover Very Good+ 
Scholars' name to halftitle (Mark Golden). Very light shelfwear. ; In this volume William S. Anderson sets Plautus, who wrote Rome's earliest surviving poetry, in his rightful place among the Greek and Roman writers of what we know as New Comedy (fourth to second centuries). Anderson begins by defining major innovations that Plautus made on inherited Greek New Comedy (Menander, Philemon, and Diphilus) , transforming it from romantic domestic drama to a celebration of rollicking family anarchy. He shows how Plautus diminished the traditional importance of love and replaced it with a new major theme: 'heroic badness,' especially embodied in the rogue slave (ancestor of the impudent servant, valet, or maid). Anderson then examines the unique verbal texture of Plautus' drama and demonstrates his revolt against realism, his drive to have his characters defy everyday circumstances and pit their intrepid linguistic wit against social order, their Roman extravagant impudence against Greek self-control. Finally, Anderson explores the special form of metatheatre that we admire in Plautus, by which he undermines the assumptions of his Greek models' and replaces them with a new, confident Roman comedy. ; Robson Classical Lectures; 194 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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