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1 Tranquillus, C. Suetonius & Robert A. Kaster (Ed. ) C. SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS: DE GRAMMATICIS ET RHETORIBUS Edited with a Translation, Introduction, and Commentary
Oxford Clarendon Press 1995 0198140916 / 9780198140917 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Lower corners bumped else light shelfwear to book. DJ has minor creasing along top edge. ; 432 pages 
Price: 160.00 USD
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2 Kaster, Robert A. GUARDIANS OF LANGUAGE The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity
Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. University of California Press 1997 0520212258 / 9780520212251 Softcover Very Good+ 
Spine slightly sunned and creased. Light shelfwear ; What did it mean to be a professional teacher in the prestigious "liberal schools"—the schools of grammar and rhetoric—in late antiquity? How can we account for the abiding prestige of these schools, which remained substantially unchanged in their methods and standing despite the political and religious changes that had taken place around them? The grammarian was a pivotal figure in the lives of the educated upper classes of late antiquity. Introducing his students to correct language and to the literature esteemed by long tradition, he began the education that confirmed his students' standing in a narrowly defined elite. His profession thus contributed to the social as well as cultural continuity of the Empire. The grammarian received honor—and criticism; the profession gave the grammarian a firm sense of cultural authority but also placed him in a position of genteel subordination within the elite. Robert A. Kaster provides the first thorough study of the place and function of these important but ambiguous figures. He also gives a detailed prosopography of the grammarians, and of the other "teachers of letters" below the level of rhetoric, from the middle of the third through the middle of the sixth century, which will provide a valuable research tool for other students of late-antique education. ; 524 pages 
Price: 70.00 USD
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3 Kaster, Robert A. GUARDIANS OF LANGUAGE The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity
Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. University of California Press 1988 0520055357 / 9780520055353 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Lower corners bumped else book has minor shelfwear. DJ has light edgewear with a couple of chips and light creasing. ; What did it mean to be a professional teacher in the prestigious "liberal schools"—the schools of grammar and rhetoric—in late antiquity? How can we account for the abiding prestige of these schools, which remained substantially unchanged in their methods and standing despite the political and religious changes that had taken place around them? The grammarian was a pivotal figure in the lives of the educated upper classes of late antiquity. Introducing his students to correct language and to the literature esteemed by long tradition, he began the education that confirmed his students' standing in a narrowly defined elite. His profession thus contributed to the social as well as cultural continuity of the Empire. The grammarian received honor—and criticism; the profession gave the grammarian a firm sense of cultural authority but also placed him in a position of genteel subordination within the elite. Robert A. Kaster provides the first thorough study of the place and function of these important but ambiguous figures. He also gives a detailed prosopography of the grammarians, and of the other "teachers of letters" below the level of rhetoric, from the middle of the third through the middle of the sixth century, which will provide a valuable research tool for other students of late-antique education. ; 524 pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 Kaster, Robert A. STUDIES ON THE TEXT OF SUETONIUS DE GRAMMATICIS ET RHETORIBUS
Scholars Press 1992 1555407218 / 9781555407216 Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Gift inscription to R. E. Fantham on ffep: "for E. With love, B." light creasing to front wrap. Hard crease to lower corner of rear wrap. Clean text. Light soiling to textblock. ; American Classical Studies 28; 176 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.00 USD
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5 Kaster, Robert A. STUDIES ON THE TEXT OF SUETONIUS DE GRAMMATICIS ET RHETORIBUS
Scholars Press 1992 1555407218 / 9781555407216 Softcover Very Good 
Faint creasing to a couple of corners else book is fine. ; American Classical Studies 28; 176 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Kaster, Robert A. STUDIES ON THE TEXT OF SUETONIUS DE GRAMMATICIS ET RHETORIBUS
Scholars Press 1992 155540720X / 9781555407209 Hardcover Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear else fine. ; American Classical Studies 28; 176 pages 
Price: 44.00 USD
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7 Kaster, Robert A. THE APPIAN WAY Ghost Road, Queen of Roads
University Of Chicago Press 2012 0226425711 / 9780226425719 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
The Roman poet Statius called the via Appia “the Queen of Roads, ” and for nearly a thousand years that description held true, as countless travelers trod its path from the center of Rome to the heel of Italy. Today, the road is all but gone, destroyed by time, neglect, and the incursions of modernity; to travel the Appian Way today is to be a seeker, and to walk in the footsteps of ghosts. Our guide to those ghosts—and the layers of history they represent—is Robert A. Kaster. In The Appian Way, he brings a lifetime of studying Roman literature and history to his adventures along the ancient highway. A footsore Roman soldier pushing the imperial power south; craftsmen and farmers bringing their goods to the towns that lined the road; pious pilgrims headed to Jerusalem, using stage-by-stage directions we can still follow—all come to life once more as Kaster walks (and drives—and suffers car trouble) on what’s left of the Appian Way. Other voices help him tell the story: Cicero, Goethe, Hawthorne, Dickens, James, and even Monty Python offer commentary, insight, and curmudgeonly grumbles, their voices blending like the ages of the road to create a telescopic, perhaps kaleidoscopic, view of present and past. To stand on the remnants of the Via Appia today is to stand in the pathway of history. With The Appian Way, Kaster invites us to close our eyes and walk with him back in time, to the campaigns of Garibaldi, the revolt of Spartacus, and the glory days of Imperial Rome. No traveler will want to miss this fascinating journey. ; Culture Trails: Adventures in Travel; 144 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Macrobius; Robert A. Kaster (Ed. ) [MACROBIUS] MACROBII AMBROSII THEODOSII SATURNALIA Recognovit Brevique Adnotatione Critica Robert A. Kaster
Oxford Clarendon Press 2011 0199571198 / 9780199571192 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book has very light shelfwear else fine. DJ has a bit of minor creasing ; Latin Text with Latin Apparatus; Oxford Classical Texts Oct (Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis) Oxoniensis; 600 pages; The Saturnalia, Macrobius' encyclopaedic celebration of Roman culture, has been prized since the Renaissance as a treasure trove of ancient lore, much of it otherwise unattested. Cast in the form of a dialogue and arranged (by modern editors) in seven books, it treats subjects as diverse as the divinity of the Sun and the quirks of human digestion, and above all the poetry of Vergil, whom it presents as the master of all human knowledge, from diction and rhetoric to philosophy and religion. This new edition provides a significantly improved text and critical apparatus. 
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