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1 Alexiou, Margaret THE RITUAL LAMENT IN GREEK TRADITION
Cambridge University Press 1974 0521202264 / 9780521202268 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's plate to front pastedown (Steve A. Demakopoulos) else Minor shelfwear to book. DJ is price-clipped. DJ has very light chipping and edgewear. ; A study of the Greek tradition in the oral and literary lament and in the rituals associated with it. Traces the history of the lement as a poetic form from Homeric through the classical and Byzantine periods to modern times, where it remains part of a living folk tradition. ; 288 pages 
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2 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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3 Avianus; Léon Herrmann (Ed. ) AVIANUS: OEUVRES Éditées Et Traduites Par Léon Herrmann
Latomus 1968 Softcover Near Fine 
Pages unopened. Very light shelfwear else fine. ; En français and Latin; Collection Latomus Volume XCVI; 177 pages 
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4 Badian, E. (Ed. ) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ANCIENT HISTORY Volume 1, Number 2. May 1976
1976 Softcover Very Good 
Minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Contents: Frank J. Frost: Tribal Politics and the Civic State; Susan Treggiari: Jobs for Women; E. Badian: Rome, Athens and Mithridates. ; 63 pages 
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5 Baer, Jr. , Richard A. PHILO'S USE OF THE CATEGORIES MALE AND FEMALE
E. J. Brill 1970 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Stamped "DUPL" to titlepage. Light foxing to top of textblock and part of spine. Small minor stain to back board. Appears to have been publisher's copy. ; Arbeiten Zur Literatur Und Geschichte Des Hellenistischen Judentums; 116 pages 
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6 Balsdon, J. P. V. D. ROMAN WOMEN Their History and Habits
Barnes & Noble 1983 0064640620 / 9780064640626 Paperback Very Good 
Scholar's blindstamp and name to ffep (Robert Brown). Pages tanned. Creasing to spine. ; 351 pages 
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7 Barrett, Anthony A. AGRIPPINA Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire
New Haven, CT, U.S.A. Yale University Press 1996 0300065981 / 9780300065985 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Very faint shelfwear to book else fine. DJ has light shelfwear now in mylar ; 330pp, 19 illustrations. Agrippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a woman. According to ancient sources, she achieved her success by plotting against her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, by sleeping with him. Modern scholars tend to accept this verdict. But in his dynamic biography-the first on Agrippina in English-Anthony Barrett paints a startling new picture of this influential woman. Drawing on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence, Barrett argues that Agrippina has been misjudged. Although she was ambitious, says Barrett, she made her way through ability and determination rather than by sexual allure, and her political contributions to her time seem to have been positive. After Agrippina's marriage to Claudius there was a marked decline in the number of judicial executions and there was close cooperation between the Senate and the emperor; the settlement of Cologne, founded under her aegis, was a model of social harmony; and the first five years of Nero's reign, while she was still alive, were the most enlightened of his rule. According to Barrett, Agrippina's one real failing was her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making who had her murdered in horrific and violent circumstances. Agrippina's impact was so lasting, however, that for some 150 years after her death no woman in the imperial family dared assume an assertive political role. ; 330 pages 
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8 Barrett, Anthony A. AGRIPPINA Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire
New Haven, CT, U.S.A. Yale University Press 1996 0300065981 / 9780300065985 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. Light shelfwear to DJ. ; 330pp, 19 illustrations. Agrippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a woman. According to ancient sources, she achieved her success by plotting against her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, by sleeping with him. Modern scholars tend to accept this verdict. But in his dynamic biography-the first on Agrippina in English-Anthony Barrett paints a startling new picture of this influential woman. Drawing on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence, Barrett argues that Agrippina has been misjudged. Although she was ambitious, says Barrett, she made her way through ability and determination rather than by sexual allure, and her political contributions to her time seem to have been positive. After Agrippina's marriage to Claudius there was a marked decline in the number of judicial executions and there was close cooperation between the Senate and the emperor; the settlement of Cologne, founded under her aegis, was a model of social harmony; and the first five years of Nero's reign, while she was still alive, were the most enlightened of his rule. According to Barrett, Agrippina's one real failing was her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making who had her murdered in horrific and violent circumstances. Agrippina's impact was so lasting, however, that for some 150 years after her death no woman in the imperial family dared assume an assertive political role. ; 330 pages 
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9 Barrett, Anthony A. AGRIPPINA Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire
New Haven, CT, U.S.A. Yale University Press 1999 0300078560 / 9780300078565 Softcover Very Good+ 
Book is fine. Light shelfwear to DJ. ; 330pp, 19 illustrations. Agrippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a woman. According to ancient sources, she achieved her success by plotting against her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, by sleeping with him. Modern scholars tend to accept this verdict. But in his dynamic biography-the first on Agrippina in English-Anthony Barrett paints a startling new picture of this influential woman. Drawing on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence, Barrett argues that Agrippina has been misjudged. Although she was ambitious, says Barrett, she made her way through ability and determination rather than by sexual allure, and her political contributions to her time seem to have been positive. After Agrippina's marriage to Claudius there was a marked decline in the number of judicial executions and there was close cooperation between the Senate and the emperor; the settlement of Cologne, founded under her aegis, was a model of social harmony; and the first five years of Nero's reign, while she was still alive, were the most enlightened of his rule. According to Barrett, Agrippina's one real failing was her relationship with her son, the monster of her own making who had her murdered in horrific and violent circumstances. Agrippina's impact was so lasting, however, that for some 150 years after her death no woman in the imperial family dared assume an assertive political role. ; 330 pages 
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10 Barrett, Anthony A. LIVIA First Lady of Imperial Rome
Yale University Press 2002 0300091966 / 9780300091960 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has 1 small closed tear now in mylar. ; 1.23 x 9.46 x 6.36 Inches; 464 pages; Livia (58 B.C.-A.D. 29)-the wife of the first Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, and mother of the second, Tiberius-wielded power at the center of Roman politics for most of her long life. Livia has been portrayed as a cunning and sinister schemer, but in this biography (the first in English devoted to her) Livia emerges as a much more complex individual. Achieving influence unprecedented for a woman, she won support and even affection from her contemporaries and was widely revered after her death.

Anthony A. Barrett, author of acclaimed biographies of Caligula and Agrippina, here examines Livia's life and her role in Roman politics. He recounts the events of her life, from her early days as a member of the wealthy and powerful Claudian family through her final conflicts with the new Emperor Tiberius. Barrett also considers how Livia helped shape the pattern of Roman government that prevailed for the next four centuries. 
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11 Barrett, Anthony A. LIVIA First Lady of Imperial Rome
Yale University Press 2002 0300091966 / 9780300091960 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book has minor bump to 1 corner. DJ now in mylar. ; 1.23 x 9.46 x 6.36 Inches; 464 pages; Livia (58 B.C.-A.D. 29)-the wife of the first Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, and mother of the second, Tiberius-wielded power at the center of Roman politics for most of her long life. Livia has been portrayed as a cunning and sinister schemer, but in this biography (the first in English devoted to her) Livia emerges as a much more complex individual. Achieving influence unprecedented for a woman, she won support and even affection from her contemporaries and was widely revered after her death.

Anthony A. Barrett, author of acclaimed biographies of Caligula and Agrippina, here examines Livia's life and her role in Roman politics. He recounts the events of her life, from her early days as a member of the wealthy and powerful Claudian family through her final conflicts with the new Emperor Tiberius. Barrett also considers how Livia helped shape the pattern of Roman government that prevailed for the next four centuries. 
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12 Bauman, Richard A. WOMEN AND POLITICS IN ANCIENT ROME
Routledge 1994 0415115221 / 9780415115223 Paperback Very Good 
Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Light shelfwear. ; Bauman delineates not only the influential and manipulative role of Roman women in the business of government, law and public affairs in general, but also the emergence of women's political and liberationist movements. ; 312 pages 
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13 Benecke, E. F. M ANTIMACHUS OF COLOPHON AND THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN GREEK POETRY A Fragment Printed for the Use of Scholars
Bouma's Boekhuis 1970 9060880285 / 9789060880289 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Spine cover is split on one side and half of the other but still attached. Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Rubbing to boards. Edgewear to corners. ; 256 pages; Antimachus of Colophon, Greek poet and grammarian, flourished about 400 BC. Scarcely anything is known of his life. His poetical efforts were not generally appreciated, although he received encouragement from his younger contemporary Plato (Plutarch, Lysander, 18). His chief works were: an epic Thebais, an account of the expedition of the Seven against Thebes and the war of the Epigoni; and an elegiac poem Lyde, so called from the poet's mistress, for whose death he endeavoured to find consolation telling stories from mythology of heroic disasters (Plutarch, Consul, ad Apoll. 9; Athenaeus xiii. 597). Antimachus was the founder of "learned" epic poetry, and the forerunner of the Alexandrian school, whose critics allotted him the next place to Homer. He also prepared a critical recension of the Homeric poems 
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14 Bennett, Florence Mary RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS
Aristide D. Caratzas, Publisher 1987 0892412046 / 9780892412044 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Originally published in 1912. Contents: The Amazons in Greek Legend; The Great Mother; Ephesian Artemis; Artemis Astrateia and Apollo Amazonius; Ares; conclusion; Bibliography ; 84 pages 
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15 Brosius, Maria WOMEN IN ANCIENT PERSIA (559-331 BC)
Oxford Clarendon Press 1996 0198150091 / 9780198150091 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to DJ else Fine. ; Oxford Classical Monographs; 280 pages; Xerxes' exploits are famous, but what about Irdabama, a successful landowner who controlled her own wine and grain business? Or the ruthless queen Parysatis who murdered her enemy after a game of dice? By approaching the subject from a near eastern perspective, and thoroughly re-examining the Greek sources, This book is the first to reveal the fascinating picture of women and their economic and political importance in the Persian empire. 
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16 Brosius, Maria WOMEN IN ANCIENT PERSIA (559-331 BC)
Oxford Clarendon Press 1996 0198150091 / 9780198150091 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light bump to 1 corner. Else book is fine. Very minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Oxford Classical Monographs; 280 pages; Xerxes' exploits are famous, but what about Irdabama, a successful landowner who controlled her own wine and grain business? Or the ruthless queen Parysatis who murdered her enemy after a game of dice? By approaching the subject from a near eastern perspective, and thoroughly re-examining the Greek sources, This book is the first to reveal the fascinating picture of women and their economic and political importance in the Persian empire. 
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17 Burns, Jasper GREAT WOMEN OF IMPERIAL ROME Mothers and Wives of the Caesars
Routledge 2006 0415408989 / 9780415408981 Softcover Very Good+ 
Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Else fine. ; Drawing from a broad range of documentation this book vividly characterizes eleven royal women who are brought visually to life through photographs of over 300 ancient coins and through the author's own illustrations. Spanning the period from the death of Julius Caesar in 44BC to the third century AD, and with an epilogue surveying empresses of later eras, the author's compelling biographies reveal their remarkable contributions towards the legacy of Imperial Rome. Examining the wives, daughters, sisters and mothers of emperors, the study includes: a pregnant Roman princess who saves a Roman army through an act of personal heroism three third-century empresses who rule the most powerful state on Earth, presiding over unprecedented social and political reform an empress, though revered by her husband, is immortalized in history for infidelity and corruption by students of her greatest enemy. Jasper Burns paints portraits of these exceptional women that are colourful, sympathetic, and above all profoundly human. This book will be highly valuable to numismatists, students and scholars of Roman history or women’s studies. ; 376 pages 
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18 Chapman, Ann THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE IN PLUTARCH'S MORALIA
University College Dublin Press 2011 1906359644 / 9781906359645 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has very minor shelfwear. ; Plutarch, whose works have remained immensely popular through the years, has shaped our ideas about much of the ancient world. His humane sensibilities, his skill in storytelling, and not least his humor have combined to charm readers throughout the centuries, persuading them that he is like them. In the twentieth century he was declared a feminist. In this study Chapman argues that his attitudes towards women were in fact those of his time, and that while he opted for persuasion instead of force in controlling women, his views are nonetheless chauvinistic. This book breaks new ground in scholarly terms, but is also accessible to the general reader who wants to learn more about Plutarch and women in antiquity. ; 210 pages 
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19 Chauveau, Michel & (David Lorton, translator) CLEOPATRA Beyond the Myth
Cornell University Press 2002 0801438675 / 9780801438677 Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Small faint stain to front board else book is fine. DJ in mylar with very minor shelfwear. ; Cleopatra: kohl and vipers, barges and thrones, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. We have long been schooled in the myth of the Egyptian ruler. In his new book Michel Chauveau brings us a picture of her firmly based in reality. Cleopatra VII reigned in Egypt between 51 and 30 B. C. E. Her primary goal as a ruler was to restore over the eastern Mediterranean the supremacy of the Lagides, the dynasty of Macedonian origin of which she herself was a descendant. We know the queen best from Greek and Latin sources, though these must be used with caution because of their bias. Understandably enough, they reflect not only matters of interest to Romans, but also the propaganda that Octavian used against the queen during his struggles with Mark Antony. Chauveau combines his knowledge of Egyptian sources with judicious use of classical materials to produce an authoritative biography of Cleopatra, the woman and queen, seen in the light of the turbulent era in which she lived.; 128 pages 
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20 Clark, Gillian WOMEN IN LATE ANTIQUITY Pagan and Christian Life-Styles
Oxford Clarendon Press 1993 0198146752 / 9780198146759 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light bump to top of spine. Light creasing to DJ. Else Minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; This book bridges a gap between two traditional disciplines. Since the 1970s, there has been a remarkable outpouring of work on women in antiquity, but women in late antiquity (3rd-6th centuries A. D. ) have been far less studied. Classicists have been more concerned with the first two centuries A. D. , and theologians have been interested in New Testament, rather than patristic, teaching about women or its social and cultural setting. In this book, Clark offers an introduction to the basic conditions of life for women: marriage, divorce, celibacy and prostitution; legal constraints and protection; child-bearing, health care, and medical theories; housing, housework, and clothes; and the general assumptions about female nature which were discarded at need. Christian and non-Christian literature, art, and archaeology are used to exemplify both the practicalities of life and the prevailing "discourses" of the ancient world. ; 158 pages 
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