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81 Campbell, Duncan B. & Adam Hook SIEGE WARFARE IN THE ROMAN WORLD 146 Bc-Ad 378
Osprey Publishing 2005 1841767824 / 9781841767826 Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Adam Hook 
Light wear to corners. Scholar's name to titlepage (Robert Brown). ; Elite 126; Color Illustrations; 64 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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82 Campbell, J. B. THE EMPEROR AND THE ROMAN ARMY, 31 BC-AD 235
Oxford Clarendon Press 1996 0198148348 / 9780198148340 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; The Roman world in the Imperial period was ruled by a succession of autocrats for whom the army remained the single most important source of political power. But how could one man win the loyalty and affection of an army which numbered up to to half a million? Although financial benefits and legal privileges had the most direct impact on the soldiers, every emperor sought some kind of additional bond through a personal association and identification with them. ; 468 pages; Special edition for Sandpiper Books. Reprint of 1984 Edition. 
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83 Campbell, J. B. THE EMPEROR AND THE ROMAN ARMY, 31 BC-AD 235
Oxford Clarendon Press 1996 0198148348 / 9780198148340 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Former owner's bookplate on ffep. ; The Roman world in the Imperial period was ruled by a succession of autocrats for whom the army remained the single most important source of political power. But how could one man win the loyalty and affection of an army which numbered up to to half a million? Although financial benefits and legal privileges had the most direct impact on the soldiers, every emperor sought some kind of additional bond through a personal association and identification with them. ; 468 pages; Special edition for Sandpiper Books. Reprint of 1984 Edition. 
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84 Campbell, J. B. THE EMPEROR AND THE ROMAN ARMY, 31 BC-AD 235
Oxford Clarendon Press 1996 0198148348 / 9780198148340 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Bumping to corners. Small bump to top corner of textblock with creasing to a few pages. DJ has creasing along edges with a couple of tiny chips. ; The Roman world in the Imperial period was ruled by a succession of autocrats for whom the army remained the single most important source of political power. But how could one man win the loyalty and affection of an army which numbered up to to half a million? Although financial benefits and legal privileges had the most direct impact on the soldiers, every emperor sought some kind of additional bond through a personal association and identification with them. ; 468 pages; Special edition for Sandpiper Books. Reprint of 1984 Edition. 
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85 Cartledge, Paul AGESILAOS AND THE CRISIS OF SPARTA
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1987 0801835054 / 9780801835056 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
As one of the two Spartan kings, Agesilaos II presided over Sparta's greatest imperial expansion and its collapse as a major power. At his accession in 400 BC, Sparta had recently defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War and was the undisputed leader of the Aegean Greek world; at the time of his death some forty years later, Sparta had been reduced to the status of a mere Peloponnesian squabbler, its role indistinguishable from that of any of a number of other Greek states. "Agesilaos and the Crisis of Sparta" is an account of this critical period of Greek history, focusing on a single career. Progressing both chronologically and thematically, the author reveals the principal aspects of Spartan politics and society and appraises the possible causes of Sparta's preciptous decline and fall. ; 520 pages 
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86 Cartledge, Paul AGESILAOS AND THE CRISIS OF SPARTA
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1987 0801835054 / 9780801835056 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear to DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; As one of the two Spartan kings, Agesilaos II presided over Sparta's greatest imperial expansion and its collapse as a major power. At his accession in 400 BC, Sparta had recently defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War and was the undisputed leader of the Aegean Greek world; at the time of his death some forty years later, Sparta had been reduced to the status of a mere Peloponnesian squabbler, its role indistinguishable from that of any of a number of other Greek states. "Agesilaos and the Crisis of Sparta" is an account of this critical period of Greek history, focusing on a single career. Progressing both chronologically and thematically, the author reveals the principal aspects of Spartan politics and society and appraises the possible causes of Sparta's preciptous decline and fall. ; 520 pages 
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87 Cartledge, Paul AGESILAOS AND THE CRISIS OF SPARTA
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1987 0801835054 / 9780801835056 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to book. Scholars' name to ffep (Mark Golden). ; As one of the two Spartan kings, Agesilaos II presided over Sparta's greatest imperial expansion and its collapse as a major power. At his accession in 400 BC, Sparta had recently defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War and was the undisputed leader of the Aegean Greek world; at the time of his death some forty years later, Sparta had been reduced to the status of a mere Peloponnesian squabbler, its role indistinguishable from that of any of a number of other Greek states. "Agesilaos and the Crisis of Sparta" is an account of this critical period of Greek history, focusing on a single career. Progressing both chronologically and thematically, the author reveals the principal aspects of Spartan politics and society and appraises the possible causes of Sparta's preciptous decline and fall. ; 520 pages 
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88 Cartledge, Paul SPARTA AND LAKONIA A Regional History c.1300-362 B.C.
Routledge & Kegan Paul 1979 0710003773 / 9780710003775 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Former owner's name on ffep. DJ has very light edgewear and DJ spine is lightly discolored. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; States & Cities of Ancient Greece; 426 pages; In this fully revised and updated edition of his groundbreaking study, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities behind the potent myth of Sparta. The book explores both the city-state of Sparta and the territory of Lakonia which it unified and exploited. Combining the more traditional written sources with archaeological and environmental perspectives, its coverage extends from the apogee of Mycenaean culture, to Sparta's crucial defeat at the battle of Mantinea in 362 BC. 
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89 Cartledge, Paul THERMOPYLAE The Battle That Changed the World
The Overlook Press 2006 1585675660 / 9781585675661 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Upper corners bumped. Minor shelfwear to DJ now in mylar. ; In 480 BC, a huge Persian army, led by the inimitable King Xerxes, entered the mountain pass of Thermopylae as it marched on Greece, intending to conquer the land with little difficulty. But the Greeks? Led by King Leonidas and a small army of Spartans? Took the battle to the Persians at Thermopylae, and halted their advance? Almost. It is one of historyís most acclaimed battles, one of civilizationís greatest last stands. And in Thermopylae, renowned classical historian Paul Cartledge looks anew this history-altering moment and, most impressively, shows how its repercussions have bearing on us even today. The invasion of Europe by Xerxes and his army redefined culture, kingdom, and class. The valiant efforts of a few thousand Greek warriors, facing a huge onrushing Persian army at the narrow pass at Thermopylae, changed the way generations to come would think about combat, courage, and death. ; 313 pages 
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90 Casey, P. J. CARAUSIUS AND ALLECTUS The British Usurpers
Yale University Press 1995 0300060629 / 9780300060621 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book is fine. Dustjacket has very light shelfwear now in mylar. ; 9.75 x 0.75 x 6.5 Inches; 232 pages; Translations of the texts by R. S. O. Tomlin. This book tells the history of the emperors Carausius and Allectus and their renegade regime in Roman Britain from A. D. 286 to 296. Drawing on literary, archaeological, and numismatic evidence, Casey sets out the Continental and British background to their revolt, establishes the importance of sea power and marine technology at the time, and assesses the use of the two emperors as historical icons in periods of national crisis in British history. 
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91 Casey, P. J. CARAUSIUS AND ALLECTUS The British Usurpers
Yale University Press 1995 0300060629 / 9780300060621 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Dustjacket has minor edgewear to top corners. Minor shelfwear to book. ; 9.75 x 0.75 x 6.5 Inches; 232 pages; Translations of the texts by R. S. O. Tomlin. This book tells the history of the emperors Carausius and Allectus and their renegade regime in Roman Britain from A. D. 286 to 296. Drawing on literary, archaeological, and numismatic evidence, Casey sets out the Continental and British background to their revolt, establishes the importance of sea power and marine technology at the time, and assesses the use of the two emperors as historical icons in periods of national crisis in British history. 
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92 Cassin-Scott, Jack THE GREEK AND PERSIAN WARS 500-323 B.C.
Osprey Publishing 1990 0850452716 / 9780850452716 Paperback Very Good 
In the early 5th century BC, after the fall of the Lydian Empire, the Persian Wars began. It was an ideological conflict which pitted a proud, democratic, freedom-loving people against a tyrannical and mighty empire. The stories of the many battles fought between the Greeks and the Persians are here spendidly brought to life by Jack Cassin-Scott, who details the tactics, organisation and uniforms of the armies of both sides in a volume featuring numerous illustrations and museum photographs, plus eight full page colour plates superbly drawn by the author himself. ; Men-At-Arms Series; 48 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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93 Caven, Brian DIONYSIUS I: WAR-LORD OF SICILY
Yale University Press 1990 0300045077 / 9780300045079 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Top corners are bumped. Book has minor shelfwear. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; 1.07 x 9.5 x 6.45 Inches; 288 pages; Portrays Dionysius I (c. 430-367 BC) not as a stock tyrant-figure but as a crusader, determined to liberate Sicily from the Carthaginiansand surpass in glory the greatest of Sicilian military heroes, Gelon of Syracuse who had crushed the Carthaginians a century earlier. After discussing the historical background down to 411 BC, Caven describes the first and second Carthaginian invasions of Sicily, Dionysiusís accession to power, his dealings with the Italiots and Greeks of the motherland, his conduct of the Punic Wars, and the nature of his empire. 
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94 Cawkwell, George PHILIP OF MACEDON
Faber and Faber 1978 0571109586 / 9780571109586 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket spine is discolored. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Contends that Philip was a master of tactics and the art of war and that he was equally a master of strategy and politics, an area where Alexander could be said to have failed in the long run. Traces the rise of Philip and the development of Macedon into a world power. ; 215 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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95 Chaniotis, Angelos WAR IN THE HELLENISTIC WORLD A Social and Cultural History
Blackwell Publishers 2005 0631226087 / 9780631226086 Softcover Very Good+ 
Crease to bottom corner of front wrap else Fine. ; Ancient World at War; 336 pages; Exploiting the abundant primary sources available, this book examines the diverse ways in which war shaped the Hellenistic world. An overview of war and society in the Hellenistic world. Highlights the interdependence of warfare and social phenomena. Covers a wide range of topics, including social conditions as causes of war, the role of professional warriors, the discourse of war in Hellenistic cities, the budget of war, the collective memory of war, and the aesthetics of war. Draws on the abundance of primary sources available. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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96 Charles-Picard, Gilbert AUGUSTUS AND NERO The Secret of Empire
Phoenix House 1966 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. DJ has one small tear to front panel. Book has light shelfwear. ; 190 pages; The Romans invented the concepts and the terms 'Empire' and 'Emperor', and specifically it was Augustus who did so. Explores the labyrinths of the Imperial idea in the light of modern psychology, and demonstrates how near Nero came to wrecking the work of his predecessor, Augustus, only forty years after his death. 
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97 Charles-Picard, Gilbert & Colette Picard & (Dominique Collon, Trans. ) THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CARTHAGE A Survey of Punic History and Culture from its Birth to the Final Tragedy
Sidgwick & Jackson 1968 0283352558 / 9780283352553 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Former owner's name to halftitle else book is fine. DJ has chipping to spine ends. ; Discusses the Origin of the Punic People to their end under Hannibal and the disastrous campaign and final death of Carthage. ; 362 pages 
Price: 38.00 USD
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98 Charlesworth, M. P. THE LOST PROVINCE Or the Worth of Britain
University of Wales Press 1949 0708300650 / 9780708300657 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Light browning to ffep. Former owner's bookplate on ffep "Prof. Alexander G. McKay" else Fine. ; Map intact; Sets out why the Romans first conquered and remained in the island; then in what ways its occupation proved useful and profitable to them; finally, what they bequeathed to us. ; Gregynog Lectures, 1949; 89 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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99 Chase, George Henry THE SHIELD DEVICES OF THE GREEKS In Art and Literature
Ares Publishers, Inc. 1979 0890052603 / 9780890052600 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Unchanged Reprint of 1902. Looks at the choice of shields among the Greeks. ; 8.75 x 0.25 x 5.75 Inches; 90 pages 
Price: 65.00 USD
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100 Cheshire, Keyne ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Cambridge University Press 2009 0521707099 / 9780521707091 Paperback Very Good 
Scholar's name to titlepage (Robert Brown). Faint edgewear to a couple of corners of wraps. ; An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Alexander the Great famously brought the mighty Persian Empire's two-hundred year rule to an end, but the figure behind this phenomenon often eludes us. This book invites students to follow Alexander's remarkable story and to engage with a variety of perspectives on him as king, general and human being. Notes provide helpful contextual information for these excerpts while questions challenge readers to embark on their own investigations of this fascinating individual, who continues to rival all others in historical significance. ; Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts; 198 pages 
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