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1 (Badian, Ernst) & Robert W. Wallace & Edward M. Harris (Eds. ) TRANSITIONS TO EMPIRE Essays in Greco-Roman History, 360-146 B.C., in Honor of E. Badian
University of Oklahoma Press 1996 0806128631 / 9780806128634 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Top corners are bumped else book has Minor shelfwear. DJ spine slightly discolored. ; During the period 360-146 BC, the Greco-Roman world underwent the transition from independent city states and small regional powers to large and potent empires of the Hellenistic age. The essays in this volume consider various aspects of this central political transformation. Essays on Greco-Roman history of the period 360-146 BC are by students and colleagues of Ernst Badian. Nine chapters on the `Early Imperial History of Macedon, 360-300 BC' (Peter Green, Julia Heskel, Edward Harris, John Buckler, George Cawkwell, Eugene Borza, A. B. Bosworth, William Calder, Thomas Martin) ; five chapters on `Cultural Transitions in Athens and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Hellenistic Age' (Mogens Herman Hansen, Mortimer Chambers, Robert Wallace, Sarah Pomeroy, Erich Gruen) ; and seven chapters on `The Rise of Rome' (Kurt Raaflaub, Corey Brennan, William Loomis, Valerie Warrior, Jerzy Linderski, Judith Hallett, Walter Eder). ; Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture; 1.39 x 9.25 x 6.31 Inches; 498 pages 
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2 (Badian, Ernst) & Robert W. Wallace & Edward M. Harris (Eds. ) TRANSITIONS TO EMPIRE Essays in Greco-Roman History, 360-146 B.C., in Honor of E. Badian
University of Oklahoma Press 1996 0806128631 / 9780806128634 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A couple of corners and top of spine are lightly bumped else book has Minor shelfwear. Top of DJ spine slightly creased. DJ in mylar. ; During the period 360-146 BC, the Greco-Roman world underwent the transition from independent city states and small regional powers to large and potent empires of the Hellenistic age. The essays in this volume consider various aspects of this central political transformation. Essays on Greco-Roman history of the period 360-146 BC are by students and colleagues of Ernst Badian. Nine chapters on the `Early Imperial History of Macedon, 360-300 BC' (Peter Green, Julia Heskel, Edward Harris, John Buckler, George Cawkwell, Eugene Borza, A. B. Bosworth, William Calder, Thomas Martin) ; five chapters on `Cultural Transitions in Athens and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Hellenistic Age' (Mogens Herman Hansen, Mortimer Chambers, Robert Wallace, Sarah Pomeroy, Erich Gruen) ; and seven chapters on `The Rise of Rome' (Kurt Raaflaub, Corey Brennan, William Loomis, Valerie Warrior, Jerzy Linderski, Judith Hallett, Walter Eder). ; Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture; 1.39 x 9.25 x 6.31 Inches; 498 pages 
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3 A. G. Marvell & H. S. Owen-John LEUCARUM Excavations at the Roman Auxiliary Fort at Loughor, West Glamorgan 1982-84 and 1987-88
Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies 1997 0907764215 / 9780907764212 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light edgewear else Fine. Small crease to back upper corner. ; Britannia Monograph Series; 448 pages; The Roman fort at Loughor was founded in c. AD 75 and occupied continuously until the early 120s. The fort was then reduced and was reoccupied from c. 270 until the early fourth century. Excavation was concentrated on the defences and part of the interior. Detailed examination of the defences enabled useful analysis of construction methods. In the interior of the Flavio-Trajanic fort, a sequence of granaries was followed by a series of praetoria. Analysis of these buildings has enabled a reconsideration of the form and function of Commander's houses in auxiliary forts. This volume includes full reports on the finds which included coins, lamps, glass and intaglios. 
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4 Adam, Jean-Pierre L'ARCHITECTURE MILITAIRE GRECQUE
Picard 1982 2708400614 / 9782708400610 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has light edgewear and faint rubbing. ; 144 figures. Numerous photos and illustrations; French Edition; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 263 pages 
Price: 225.00 USD
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5 Adam, Jean-Pierre L'ARCHITECTURE MILITAIRE GRECQUE
Picard 1982 2708400614 / 9782708400610 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has some minor edgewear and chipping and faint rubbing. ; 144 figures. Numerous photos and illustrations; French Edition; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 263 pages 
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6 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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7 Adcock, F. E. THE GREEK AND MACEDONIAN ART OF WAR
University of California Press 1962 0520000056 / 9780520000056 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Spine a bit sunned. Light shelfwear. ; Traces battle tactics and military strategy from the city-states' early phalanxes of spearmen to the far-reaching combined operations of specialized land and sea forces in the Hellenistic age. ; Sather Classical Lectures; 109 pages; Later reprint. 
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8 Africa, Thomas W PHYLARCHUS AND THE SPARTAN REVOLUTION
University of California Press 1961 Softcover Very Good+ 
Light browning to wraps. Gift inscription on inner wrap. Light pencil notes on ffep only. ; University of California Publications in History; 92 pages; Phylarchus was a Greek historical writer whose works have been lost, but not before having been considerably used by other historians whose works have survived. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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9 Ahlberg, Gudrun FIGHTING ON LAND AND SEA IN GREEK GEOMETRIC ART
Svenska Institutet I Athen 1971 Softcover Very Good 
Foreedges of wraps have small tears and creasing else book is fine and unread (pages uncut). ; Oversized. Main purpose is to give an iconographic study of the Geometric representations of fighting and battles on land and sea, and to discuss some problems concerning their iconology. ; Skrifter Utgivna Av Svenska Institutet I Athen / Acta Instituti Atheniensis Regni Sueciae, Series in 4°, XVI; 113 pages 
Price: 110.00 USD
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10 Albracht, Franz. translated and edited by Peter Jones, Malcolm Willcock and Gabriele Wright BATTLE AND BATTLE DESCRIPTION HOMER A Contribution to the History of War
Bristol Classical Press 2005 0715632418 / 9780715632413 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ else fine. ; 224 pages; Acknowledging that Homer is a poet, not a staff instructor, Albracht works carefully through the Homeric text to produce a persuasive picture of the workings of battle in the Iliad, in two parts: in Part I the council of war, marshalling of the troops, the use of chariots, the advance into battle, the standing fight, the massed attack and defence, retreat, flight and pursuit; in Part II protection in the field, attack and defence of a fortified camp, and the siege and defence of a fortified city. Throughout, he offers the reader fascinating explanations of the details of the battle narrative. 
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11 Albracht, Franz. translated and edited by Peter Jones, Malcolm Willcock and Gabriele Wright BATTLE AND BATTLE DESCRIPTION HOMER A Contribution to the History of War
Bristol Classical Press 2005 0715632418 / 9780715632413 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Gift inscription from Peter Jones to ffep. Else book is fine. DJ has chipping along lower edge of front panel and light creasing along upper edge of rear panel. ; 224 pages; Acknowledging that Homer is a poet, not a staff instructor, Albracht works carefully through the Homeric text to produce a persuasive picture of the workings of battle in the Iliad, in two parts: in Part I the council of war, marshalling of the troops, the use of chariots, the advance into battle, the standing fight, the massed attack and defence, retreat, flight and pursuit; in Part II protection in the field, attack and defence of a fortified camp, and the siege and defence of a fortified city. Throughout, he offers the reader fascinating explanations of the details of the battle narrative.; Signed by Editor 
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12 Albracht, Franz. translated and edited by Peter Jones, Malcolm Willcock and Gabriele Wright BATTLE AND BATTLE DESCRIPTION HOMER A Contribution to the History of War
Bristol Classical Press 2005 0715632418 / 9780715632413 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ else fine. ; 224 pages; Acknowledging that Homer is a poet, not a staff instructor, Albracht works carefully through the Homeric text to produce a persuasive picture of the workings of battle in the Iliad, in two parts: in Part I the council of war, marshalling of the troops, the use of chariots, the advance into battle, the standing fight, the massed attack and defence, retreat, flight and pursuit; in Part II protection in the field, attack and defence of a fortified camp, and the siege and defence of a fortified city. Throughout, he offers the reader fascinating explanations of the details of the battle narrative. 
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13 Albracht, Franz. translated and edited by Peter Jones, Malcolm Willcock and Gabriele Wright BATTLE AND BATTLE DESCRIPTION HOMER A Contribution to the History of War
Bristol Classical Press 2005 0715632418 / 9780715632413 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; 224 pages; Acknowledging that Homer is a poet, not a staff instructor, Albracht works carefully through the Homeric text to produce a persuasive picture of the workings of battle in the Iliad, in two parts: in Part I the council of war, marshalling of the troops, the use of chariots, the advance into battle, the standing fight, the massed attack and defence, retreat, flight and pursuit; in Part II protection in the field, attack and defence of a fortified camp, and the siege and defence of a fortified city. Throughout, he offers the reader fascinating explanations of the details of the battle narrative. 
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14 Alonso Troncoso, V. NEUTRALIDAD Y NEUTRALISMO EN LA GUERRA DEL PELOPONESO (431-404 A. C.)
Ediciones de la Universidad Autonoma de Madrid 1987 8474770890 / 9788474770896 Softcover Very Good- Signed by Author
Inscribed by author to Christian Habicht on title, else unmarked. Covers creased. Backstrip sunned. First few pages have mild corner crease. ; 606pp. ; Colección De Estudios; 606 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 28.00 USD
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15 Amit, M. GREAT AND SMALL POLEIS A Study in the Relations between the Great Powers and the Small Cities in Ancient Greece
Latomus 1973 Softcover Near Fine 
Pages unopened. Very light shelfwear else fine. ; Collection Latomus Volume 134; 194 pages 
Price: 60.00 USD
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16 Anderson, J. K. MILITARY THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE AGE OF XENOPHON
University of California Press 1970 0520015649 / 9780520015647 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (E. Badian). Top corners bumped. DJ has a couple of tiny chips along top edge. DJ has light creasing along top edge. ; 419 pages; This book examines the equipment, training, drill and tactical handling of Greek heavy infantry in the Classical period. 
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17 Anderson, J. K. MILITARY THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE AGE OF XENOPHON
University of California Press 1970 0520015649 / 9780520015647 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Dust-soiling to top of textblock else book is fine. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and very light edgewear. Rubbing in a couple of places to DJ. ; 419 pages; This book examines the equipment, training, drill and tactical handling of Greek heavy infantry in the Classical period. 
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18 Ando, Clifford IMPERIAL IDEOLOGY AND PROVINCIAL LOYALTY IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
University of California Press 2000 0520220676 / 9780520220676 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
One small chip to DJ else Fine. ; Classics and Contemporary Thought; 1.57 x 9.37 x 6.31 Inches; 494 pages; The Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that stretched from the Tyne to the Euphrates. Moreover, the empire created this culture with a bureaucracy smaller than that of a typical late-twentieth-century research university. In approaching this problem, Clifford Ando does not ask the ever-fashionable question, Why did the Roman empire fall? Rather, he asks, Why did the empire last so long? Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire argues that the longevity of the empire rested not on Roman military power but on a gradually realized consensus that Roman rule was justified. This consensus was itself the product of a complex conversation between the central government and its far-flung peripheries. Ando investigates the mechanisms that sustained this conversation, explores its contribution to the legitimation of Roman power, and reveals as its product the provincial absorption of the forms and content of Roman political and legal discourse. Throughout, his sophisticated and subtle reading is informed by current thinking on social formation by theorists such as Max Weber, Jrgen Habermas, and Pierre Bourdieu. 
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19 Appian; J. S. Richardon APPIAN: WARS OF THE ROMANS IN IBERIA Iberike. with an Introduction, Translation and Commentary
Warminster Aris & Phillips 2000 0856687200 / 9780856687204 Softcover Very Good+ 
Faint yellowing to wraps. Very light crease to 1 corner of wraps. ; Viii, 184pp. Appian wrote his Roman History in the second century AD as a series of books arranged geographically to chronicle the rise of the Roman empire. His Iberike, of which this is the first translation with historical commentary in English, deals with the Romans' wars in the Iberian peninsula from the third to the first centuries BC. It is only continuous source for much of the history of this crucial period in one of the earliest regions of Rome's imperial expansion and so fills in the gap made by the loss of Livy's later books. He describes the major campaigns of the conquest from the defeat of the Cathaginians by Scipio Africanus, the wars against the Celtiberiansm the war against the Lusitanians under Virathus and the siege of Numantia. But its value is more than that of mere chronicler of otherwise obscure events, he was an historian who deserves to be studied in his own right. This is the first English translation of the book, presented facing the Greek text, and is accompanied by a historical commentary and copious notes. ; 184 pages 
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20 Aricescu, Andei; (Nubar Hampartumian, translator) THE ARMY IN ROMAN DOBRUDJA
British Archaeological Reports 1980 0860540995 / 9780860540991 Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear. ; Contents: I. Military History of Roman Dobrudja; II. Roman Army in the Principate; III. Roman Army during the Dominate: Fortifications and Roads; Aspects of Military Life; Role of the Army in the process of Romanisation in Dobrudja....List of Fortified sites on strategic roads. ; British Archaeological Reports BAR International Series 86; 225 pages 
Price: 240.00 USD
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21 Arnold, Thomas THE LIFE OF HANNIBAL With an Introduction and Notes by Henry Ketcham. with Illustrations
A. L. Burt Company 1903 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Former owner's name on ffep. One small bump to top of back board. Very minor discoloration. Minor browning to ffep. ; 293 pages 
Price: 32.00 USD
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22 Arnould, Dominique GUERRE ET PAIX DANS LA POESIE GRECQUE De Callinos a Pindare
Arno Press 1981 0405140274 / 9780405140273 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Scholar's initials to ffep (E. Badian). Else Fine. ; Revision of thesis (doctoral) - University of Paris, 1977. ; Monographs in Classical Studies; 395 pages 
Price: 125.00 USD
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23 Arrian; Fr. Dübner & Carolus Müller ARRIANI: ANABASIS ET INDICA & RELIQUA ARRIANI Ex Optimo Codice Parisino Emendavit Varietatem Ejus Libri Retulit...et Scriptorum De Rebus Alexandri M. Collegit Pseudo-Callisthenis Historiam Fabulosam.
Editore Ambrosio Fermin-Didot 1846 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
1/4 buckram boards with gilt lettering. 1 1/2" piece missing from top of spine. Front board detached but present. Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Minor edgewear to boards. Endpapers browned. Light foxing throughout. First two front endpapers have top corner missing. Fair to good condition. ; Ex Optimo Codice Parisino Emendavit et Varietatem Ejus Libri Retulit. Fr. Dübner. Reliqua Arriani, Et Scriptorum de Rebus Alexandri M. Fragmenta Collegit, Pseudo-Callisthenis Historiam Fabulosam. Ex Tribus Codicibus Nunc Primum edidit, itinerarium alexandri et indices adjecit, Carolus Müller. Greek and Latin Text. ; Scriptorum de Rebus Alexandri M. Pseudo-Callisthenes; Xxxii,327, vi,162, xxxii,180 
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24 Austin, Michel, Jill Harries and Christopher Smith (Eds. ) & (Geoffrey Rickman) MODUS OPERANDI Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Rickman
Institute of Classical Studies, University of London 1998 0900587822 / 9780900587825 Softcover Very Good 
Light bump to top of spine. Minor shelfwear. ; Collection of essays covering a range of topics, including the administration of Delphi, Roman law, the Roman economy and army, art and literature. ; Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplement 71; 256 pages 
Price: 120.00 USD
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25 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 
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26 Austin, N. J. E., & N. B. Rankov EXPLORATIO Military & Political Intelligence in the Roman World from the Second Punic War to the Battle of Adrianople
London Routledge 1996 0415049458 / 9780415049450 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Former owner's embossed circular name stamp on title, thin strips of clear tape attached to pastedowns and dustjacket, else minor shelfwear. ; Xiii, 292pp, illustrated. ; 292 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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27 Bachrach, Bernard S. THE ANATOMY OF A LITTLE WAR A Diplomatic and Military History of the Gundovald Affair (568-586)
Westview Press 1994 0813314925 / 9780813314921 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; History and Warfare; 192 pages; The study covers the efforts of the Byzantine Empire to establish a Merovingian price on the path toward the throne of Gaul after setting him up in southern France, against the wishes of King Chlotar I and his other son Guntram. 
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28 Bachrach, Bernard S. & Clifford J. Rogers & Kelly Devries (Eds. ) JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL MILITARY HISTORY Volumes I, II, III
Boydell Press 2002-5 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
3 Volumes -- minor shelfwear. ; Three Volumes--Journal of Medieval Military History; Vol. 123; 0.81 x 9.74 x 6.26 Inches; Warfare is one of the central themes of medieval history. Until now, however, there has been no journal dedicated specifically to this area. The Journal of Medieval Military History, the new annual journal of De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History will remedy this situation by publishing top-quality scholarly articles on topics across the full thematic and chronological ranges of the study of war in the middle ages. Medieval society was dominated by men who considered themselves more as soldiers than landlords, judges or administrators. More of society's resources went into fortifications than cathedrals; deeds of arms were a topic rivalled in literature only by love; and in many times and places the common people dreaded war far more than famine or plague. War was the greatest force in determining the evolution of medieval governments. Although the study of war, its conduct and its impact, has never been absent from medieval historiography, the past few decades have seen this field rise to new prominence. Contributors to this first issue: EMILIE AMT, BERNARD BACHRACH, DOUGLAS BIGGS, CHARLES BOWLUS, JOHN FRANCE, STEPHEN MORILLO, CLIFFORD ROGERS, and J. F. VERBRUGGEN. The second issue of this new undertaking broadens its geographical and practical range, widening its focus to draw in the amateur specialist in addition to military historians: the study of the origins of the crossbow industry in England is a case in point. Other papers include studies of campaigns (Henry II in Wales and Henry of Lancaster in France) , articles on weaponry and Spanish fortifications in the Mediterranean, a brief life of the mercenary Armengol VI of Urgel, and case studies of the interpretation of chronicles in reconstructing battles and military action. Taken together, the articles reinforce the centrality of fighting and warfare in the middle ages, adding valuable detail to an understanding of medieval society. Contributors: DAVID S. BACHRACH, ROBERT J. BURNS, KELLY DEVRIES, JOHN B. GILLINGHAM, JOHN HOSLER, DONALD KAGAY, BERNARD F. REILLY, CLIFFORD J. ROGERS, THERESA M. VANN, J. F. VERBRUGGEN. Volume III of De Re Militari's annual journal once again ranges broadly in its chronological and geographic scope, from John France's article on the evidence which early medieval Saints' Lives provide concerning warfare to Sergio Mantovani's examination of the letters of an Italian captain at the very end of the middle ages, and from Spain (Nicolas Agrait's study of early-fourteenth-century Castilian military structures) to the eastern Danube (Carroll Gillmor's surprising explanation for one of Charlemagne's greatest setbacks). Thematic approaches range from 'traditional', though revisionist in content, campaign analyses (of Sir Thomas Dagworth, by Clifford J. Rogers, and of Matilda of Tuscany, by Valerie Eads) , to tightly focused studies of a single document (Kelly DeVries on militia logistics in the fifteenth century) , to controversial, must-read assessments of the broadest topics in medieval military history (Stephen Morillo and Richard Abels on change vs. Continuity from Roman times; J. F. Verbruggen on the importance of cavalry. ) CONTRIBUTORS: RICHARD ABELS, NICOLAS AGRAIT, KELLY DEVRIES, VALERIE EADS, JOHN FRANCE, CARROLL GILLMOR, SERGIO MANTOVANI, STEPHEN MORILLO, CLIFFORD J. ROGERS. 
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29 Badian, E. ROMAN IMPERIALISM IN THE LATE REPUBLIC
Cornell University Press 1981 0801491096 / 9780801491092 Second Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. ; The motives and the various aspects of Roman imperialism in the second century are briefly analysed, and the changes in Roman attitudes due to the gradual progress of the 'Roman Revolution' are traced from that point to Caesar. The aim has been to follow the ancient sources and to eliminate prejudices imported by modern social and economic conditions and theories. ; 117 pages 
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30 Badian, E. ROMAN IMPERIALISM IN THE LATE REPUBLIC
Communications of the University of South Africa 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Gift inscription from Badian to G. P. Goold on ffep. Very minor bumping to lower corners. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). ; The motives and the various aspects of Roman imperialism in the second century are briefly analysed, and the changes in Roman attitudes due to the gradual progress of the 'Roman Revolution' are traced from that point to Caesar. The aim has been to follow the ancient sources and to eliminate prejudices imported by modern social and economic conditions and theories. ; 83 pages; Signed by Author 
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31 Baker, Patricia Anne MEDICAL CARE FOR THE ROMAN ARMY ON THE RHINE, DANUBE AND BRITISH FRONTIERS IN THE FIRST, SECOND AND EARLY THIRD CENTURIES AD
British Archaeological Reports 2004 1841713783 / 9781841713786 Softcover Near Fine 
A couple of minor creases to spine else fine. ; British Archaeological Reports BAR International Series 1286; 204 pages; This detailed study of military medical practice on the western frontiers of the Roman army aims to discover whether legionary and auxilliary units were treated differently, whether local civilians were also treated by military doctors and if the soldier's location impacted on his medical treatment. At the heart of this wide-ranging study is an analysis of medical instruments discovered at frontier sites, such as Housesteads, Wallsend, Carnuntum, Caerleon, Xanten, Mainz and many others. Patricia Anne Baker examines the scientific function and production of these implements whilst also discussing what they (and written sources) reveal about Roman attitudes towards illness and the nature of physical examinations and medical care, especially among soldiers at the edges of Roman influence. The impact on local populations of the Roman presence and living on a frontier is also considered. Includes a catalogue of forts, sites and implements. 
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32 Baker, Patricia Anne MEDICAL CARE FOR THE ROMAN ARMY ON THE RHINE, DANUBE AND BRITISH FRONTIERS IN THE FIRST, SECOND AND EARLY THIRD CENTURIES AD
British Archaeological Reports 2004 1841713783 / 9781841713786 Softcover Fine 
British Archaeological Reports BAR International Series 1286; 204 pages; This detailed study of military medical practice on the western frontiers of the Roman army aims to discover whether legionary and auxilliary units were treated differently, whether local civilians were also treated by military doctors and if the soldier's location impacted on his medical treatment. At the heart of this wide-ranging study is an analysis of medical instruments discovered at frontier sites, such as Housesteads, Wallsend, Carnuntum, Caerleon, Xanten, Mainz and many others. Patricia Anne Baker examines the scientific function and production of these implements whilst also discussing what they (and written sources) reveal about Roman attitudes towards illness and the nature of physical examinations and medical care, especially among soldiers at the edges of Roman influence. The impact on local populations of the Roman presence and living on a frontier is also considered. Includes a catalogue of forts, sites and implements. 
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33 Bar-Kochva, Bezalel THE SELEUCID ARMY Organization and Tactics in the Great Campaigns
Cambridge University Press 1976 0521206677 / 9780521206679 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Slight browning to DJ. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Very minor bumping to top corners of book. ; Cambridge Classical Studies; 318 pages; This is a study of the organization and tactics of the Seleucid armies from 312 to 129 BC. In the first part of the book Dr Bar-Kochva discusses the numerical strength of the armies, their sources of man-power, the contingents of the regular army, their equipment and historical development, the chain of command, training and discipline. In the second part he reconstructs the great campaigns (Ipsus, Cyrrhestica, Porphyrion, Molon, Raphia, the Elburz, Panion, Thermopylae, Magnesia, Beith Zacharia and Elasa) in order to examine and illustrate in detail the Seleucid tactics. The book provides a lesson in Hellenistic and military history and discusses a number of questions: How did the Hellenistic armies develop after Alexander? What distinguished the Seleucid army from its Hellenistic contemporaries and assured its superiority? The answers illuminate the expansion of Hellenism as we learn how the Seleucid army was used as a military, social and cultural instrument to impose the rule of the dynasty over the vast regions of the Empire and how it helped to shape Hellenistic society in the East. 
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34 Barré, Michael L. (Barre) THE GOD-LIST IN THE TREATY BETWEEN HANNIBAL AND PHILIP V OF MACEDONIA A Study in Light of the Ancient Near Eastern Treaty Tradition
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1983 0801827876 / 9780801827877 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Bumping to top corners and textblock. Minor edgewear to extremities. Former owner's name on ffep. ; In 215 BC in the second Punic War, Philip V of Macedonia sent an emissary to Hannibal in order to form an alliance with the Carthaginian general. This alliance was formalized in a treaty, the document which provides the corpus for this study. In this treaty is a list of "divine witnesses", which comprise the "official pantheon" of Carthage. The organization of the material and the presentation of the god-lists of all the treaties in a series of charts in Appendix I as well as the extensive indexes and bibliography make the book a useful reference work. Any further treatment of West Semitic pantheons will have to take this study seriously and all who are interested in Near Eastern religion will consult this work with great profit. ; The Johns Hopkins Near Eastern Studies; 10.5 x 0.75 x 7.25 Inches; 236 pages 
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35 Batstone, William W. & Cynthia Damon CAESAR'S CIVIL WAR
Oxford University Press 2006 019516511X / 9780195165111 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to half-title (Robert Brown). Minor crease to spine. Light shelfwear. ; Caesar's Civil War, the story of the general's contest with the Pompeian party through nineteen months of civil war, is an unfinished masterpiece. The author abandoned it when he found himself living in a different world than that which saw its commencement. The narrative ends after Pompey's death, amidst the preliminaries to the Alexandrian war that initiated the next phase of the fight for primacy of Rome. The work shows the brilliance for which Caesar's oratory, like his generalship, was known: it was a political judgment, not a literary one, that relegated the Civil War to the file drawer. The primary topics covered in this introductory book are the generic background of Caesar's commentarii or notebooks; his selection of material; the contemporary context of the civil war; the literary techniques that carry the story; and the work's characterization and structure. General aids to the reader include maps to accompany the particular narrative events discussed, a timeline of Caesar's life and the civil war, explanations of technical terms of Roman history, and a section on Roman names and prominent persons of Caesar's time. ; Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature; 240 pages 
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36 Beard, Mary THE ROMAN TRIUMPH
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2007 0674026136 / 9780674026131 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has very light edgewear. ; It followed every major military victory in ancient Rome: the successful general drove through the streets to the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill; behind him streamed his raucous soldiers; in front were his most glamorous prisoners, as well as the booty he'd captured, from enemy ships and precious statues to plants and animals from the conquered territory. Occasionally there was so much on display that the show lasted two or three days. A radical reexamination of this most extraordinary of ancient ceremonies, this book explores the magnificence of the Roman triumph--but also its darker side. What did it mean when the axle broke under Julius Caesar's chariot? Or when Pompey's elephants got stuck trying to squeeze through an arch? Or when exotic or pathetic prisoners stole the general's show? And what are the implications of the Roman triumph, as a celebration of imperialism and military might, for questions about military power and "victory" in our own day? The triumph, Mary Beard contends, prompted the Romans to question as well as celebrate military glory. Her richly illustrated work is a testament to the profound importance of the triumph in Roman culture--and for monarchs, dynasts and generals ever since. But how can we re-create the ceremony as it was celebrated in Rome? How can we piece together its elusive traces in art and literature? Beard addresses these questions, opening a window on the intriguing process of sifting through and making sense of what constitutes "history." ; 448 pages 
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37 Birley, Anthony HADRIAN The Restless Emperor
Routledge 1997 041516544X / 9780415165440 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; Roman Imperial Biographies; 1.23 x 9.54 x 6.45 Inches; 399 pages; In Hadrian, Anthony R. Birley brilliantly uses new evidence to chronicle the fascinating life of a man who, while broken and hated at his death, nevertheless left an indelible stamp on the Roman Empire. Birley shows how Hadrian brazenly abandoned his predecessor Trajan's eastern conquests, constructed new demarcation lines in Germany, North Africa, and most famously Hadrian's Wall in Britain, to limit the expansion of the Empire. Hadrian portrayed himself as a second Augustus, and, unlike most Roman emperors, acted rather than reacted. He promoted the "Greek Renaissance" extravagantly, but his attempt to Hellenize the Jews had disastrous consequences. Birley also explores Hadrian's dramatic personal life, including his tragic love affair with the young Antinous, whose death in the Nile caused speculation of suicide and even sacrifice. 
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38 Bishop, Mike JOURNAL OF ROMAN MILITARY EQUIPMENT STUDIES. VOLUME 4 1993 Dedicated to the Study of the Weapons, Armour, Andmilitary Fittings of the Armies and Enemies of Rome and Byzantium
Oxbow Books 1994 0946897956 / 9780946897957 Softcover Very Good+ 
Minor shelfwear. Light rubbing to back wrap. ; Jrmes 4; Vol. 4; 103 pages; Fragments of an Iorica hamata from a barrow at Fluitenberg, Netherlands (W. A. B. Van der Sanden) ; A bronze spearhead from Insula 22, and its significance for the urban history of Augusta Rauricorum (Augst BL, Switzerland) (Eckhard Deschler-Erb and Peter-Andrew Schwarz) ; Roman tents 'replicated' in stone-built barracks of the 2nd century BC in Spain (John Pamment Salvatore) ; The de munitonibus castrorum: Text and translation (Catherine M. Gilliver) ; Hedgehogs, caltrops and palisade stakes (Catherine M. Gilliver) ; The ownership and disposal of military equipment in the Late Roman army (David Woods) ; A third-century collection of decorative objects from a Roman villa at Wange (Central Belgium) : first interdiscipliary report (Marc Lodwijckz, Louis Wouters, Willy Viaene, Jan Salemink, Harry Kucha, Martine Wevers, and Ria Wouters (with a contribution by Simone Scheers and Franz Steenhoudt) ; Two dolphin scabbard runers from Carlisle (T. G. Padley) 
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39 Bishop, Mike JOURNAL OF ROMAN MILITARY EQUIPMENT STUDIES. VOLUME 7 1996 Dedicated to the Study of the Weapons, Armour, Andmilitary Fittings of the Armies and Enemies of Rome and Byzantium
Oxbow Books 1999 1900188856 / 9781900188852 Softcover Near Fine 
Light bump to base of spine else Fine. ; Jrmes 7; Vol. 7; 153 pages; The seventh volume of this authoritative specialist journal contains six papers: A Third Century collection of decorative objects from a Roman villa at Wange (Central Belgium): second interdisciplinary report (Marc Lodewijckx, Louis Wouters, and Els Scheurman); Equipamiento militar del campamento romano de Aquae Querquennae (Portoquintela, Ourense, Espana) (Antonio Rodriguez Colmenero and Tomas Vega Avelaira); The Scholae Palatinae and the Notitia Dignitatum (David Woods); Reconstructing the iron core from the Deurne helmet (Aitor Iriarte); Some Roman military equipment of the first three centuries AD in Belgian museums (.V.Berghe); Bronze studs from Roman Spain (Joaquin Aurrecoechea Fernandez); Roman ships' fittings from Richborough (Malcolm Lyne). 
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40 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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41 Bohec, Yann Le THE IMPERIAL ROMAN ARMY
Hippocrene Books 1994 0781802598 / 9780781802598 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Bumping to lower corners. Book and Dustjacket have minor shelfwear. ; The Emperor Augustus believed that the Roman army occupied a crucial place at the heart of the empire and it was he who made it a fully professional force. This book looks at the structure and development of the army between the Republic and the Late Empire, examining why the army has always been accorded such a prominent position in the history of the Roman Empire, and whether that view is justified. The book is divided into three sections. The author first examines the major divisions of army organization - the legions, the auxiliary units, the fleet - and how the men were recruited. Secondly he looks at what the army did - the training, tactics and strategy. Finally he considers the historical role of the army - how it fitted into Roman society, of which it was only part, and what influence it had economically and politically. In exploring these themes, the author gives equal weight to epigraphic, documentary and archaeological evidence. With tables summarizing detailed information, Yann Le Bohec provides a synthesis of current knowledge of the Roman army from the first to the third century AD, putting it in its context as part of the state structure of the Roman Empire. ; 9.75 x 1.25 x 6.75 Inches; 304 pages 
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42 Bohec, Yann Le THE IMPERIAL ROMAN ARMY
B. T. Batsford 1994 0713471662 / 9780713471663 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ is price-clipped. ; The Emperor Augustus believed that the Roman army occupied a crucial place at the heart of the empire and it was he who made it a fully professional force. This book looks at the structure and development of the army between the Republic and the Late Empire, examining why the army has always been accorded such a prominent position in the history of the Roman Empire, and whether that view is justified. The book is divided into three sections. The author first examines the major divisions of army organization - the legions, the auxiliary units, the fleet - and how the men were recruited. Secondly he looks at what the army did - the training, tactics and strategy. Finally he considers the historical role of the army - how it fitted into Roman society, of which it was only part, and what influence it had economically and politically. In exploring these themes, the author gives equal weight to epigraphic, documentary and archaeological evidence. With tables summarizing detailed information, Yann Le Bohec provides a synthesis of current knowledge of the Roman army from the first to the third century AD, putting it in its context as part of the state structure of the Roman Empire. ; 9.75 x 1.25 x 6.75 Inches; 304 pages 
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43 Bonus, Arthur Rivers WHERE HANNIBAL PASSED
Methuen & Company 1925 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Book has shelfwear.. Former owner's name to ffep. Foxing passim. ; With twelve ill. And a map. ; 87 pages 
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44 Bookman, John T. & Stephen T. Powers THE MARCH TO VICTORY A Guide to World War II Battles and Battlefields from London to the Rhine
Boulder, CO, U.S.A. University Press of Colorado 1994 0870813277 / 9780870813276 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very faint rubbing to wraps. Else fine. ; 293pp, illustrated. Revised ed. 
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45 Bosworth, A. B. ALEXANDER AND THE EAST The Tragedy of Triumph
Oxford University Press 1996 0198149913 / 9780198149910 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
2 Small tears to DJ at spine (1cm) (repaired with cellotape). Former bookseller's plate on inner cover. ; 0.54 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 218 pages; In this study, Bosworth looks at Alexander the Great's activities in Central Asia and Pakistan, drawing a bleak picture of massacre and repression comparable to the Spanish conquest of Mexico. He investigates the evolution of Alexander's views of empire and concept of universal monarch, and documents the representation of Alexander by historians of antiquity. The book is directed to specialists and general readers alike. 
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46 Bosworth, A. B. CONQUEST AND EMPIRE The Reign of Alexander the Great
Cambridge University Press 1989 0521348234 / 9780521348232 Softcover Very Good 
Dustsoiling to top of textblock. Minor shelfwear. ; This book is an exploration of the process and consequences of the campaigns of Alexander the Great of Macedon (who reigned from 336 to 323 BC) , focusing on the effect of his monarchy upon the world of his day. A detailed running narrative of the actual campaigns from the Danube to the Indus is complemented and enlarged upon by thematic studies on the reaction in Greece to Macedonian suzerainty, the administration of the empire, the evolution of the Macedonian army and its role as the instrument of conquest, and on the origins of the ruler cult. ; Canto Series; 330 pages 
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47 Bouchier, Edmund Spenser SPAIN UNDER THE ROMAN EMPIRE With a Map
B.H. Blackwell 1914 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light foxing to ffeps. Minor edgewear to extremities. ; A history of Spain which following the fall of Carthage came under Roman control, the author examines the history of the Roman period, as well as the antiquities and remains of Roman influence and the effect of Rome on Spanish language and literature. Includes a single fold-out map. ; 200 pages 
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48 Bowman, Alan K. & Edward Champlin & Andrew Lintott (Eds. ) THE CAMBRIDGE ANCIENT HISTORY Volume X: the Augustan Empire 43 B. C. - A. D. 69
Cambridge University Press 1996 0521264308 / 9780521264303 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
1 page untrimmed else book is fine. DJ has some tears and chipping. ; The period described in this volume begins in the year after the death of Julius Caesar and ends in the year after the fall of Nero. Its main theme is the transformation of the political configuration of the state to a dynastic monarchy and the establishment of the Roman Empire. Central to the period is the achievement of the first emperor, Augustus. ; Cambridge Ancient History Series; Vol. 10; 1193 pages 
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49 Bradford, Alfred S. LEONIDAS AND THE KINGS OF SPARTA Mightiest Warriors, Fairest Kingdom
Praeger 2011 031338598X / 9780313385988 Softcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Gift inscription in pen to ffep (likely from author) "In memory of the Sparta conference". Else book is fine. DJ flaps are creased. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Organized in a logical and chronological order, Leonidas and the Kings of Sparta: Mightiest Warriors, Fairest Kingdom describes the legendary origins of the dual kingship in Sparta, documents the many reigning eras of the kings, and then concludes with the time when the kingship was abolished six centuries later. The book examines the kings' roles in war and battle, in religion, in the social life of the city, and in formulating Spartan policy both at home and abroad. No other book on Sparta has concentrated on describing the role of the kings—and their absolutely essential contributions to Spartan society in general. ; 251 pages 
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50 Bradford, Ernie THERMOPYLAE The Battle for the West
New York, New York, U.S.A. Da Capo Press 2004 0306813602 / 9780306813603 Softcover Very Good 
Minor edgewear where laminate is lifting in places. Else fine. ; Reprint of the 1980 ed. 255pp. An impressively accessible narrative depicting the three-day battle for the pass at Thermopylae (the Hot Gates) --a critical contest in Xerxes's massive invasion of Greece. The bloody stand made there by Leonidas and his small Spartan army in 480 B. C. Has been hailed ever since as an outstanding example of patriotism, courage, and sacrifice.; 255 pages 
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