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1 Anderson, William S. THE ART OF THE AENEID
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 1989 0865162379 / 9780865162372 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light edgewear else Fine. Former owner's name on ffep. ; 129 pages; Anderson's narrative in The Art of the Aeneid provides the modern reader fresh insights into Vergil, into the Aeneid. His analysis illuminates the literary and historical context and covers each of the twelve books of one of the greatest and most enduring works of Latin literature. 
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2 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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3 Antonescu, Dinu & edited by Monica Margineanu Carstoiu. COLUMNA LUI TRAIAN / TRAJAN'S COLUMN Arhitectura De Pe Friza Sculptata / the Architecture on the Sculpted Frieze
Editura A. R. A. 2009 9738846528 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket has very minor shelfwear else Fine. Very light bumping to spine ends else fine. ; 289 pages; Text and captions in Romanian and English. 
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4 Ayto, John & Alexandra Barratt (Eds) AELRED OF RIEVAULX'S DE INSTITUTIONE INCLUSARUM Two English Versions
Early English Text Society 1984 0197222897 / 9780197222898 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Early English Text Society No. 287; 233 pages; Two English versions of Aelred of Rievaulx's treatise on the ordering of the external and inner life of an anchoress, De Instututione Inclusarum, edited by John Ayto and Alexandra Barratt; includes critical introduction, select bibliography, note on the texts, notes, glossary. 
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5 Baker, Donald C. & John L. Murphy & Louis B. Hall Jr. THE LATE MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS PLAYS [THE DIGBY PLAYS] Of Bodleian MSS Digby 133 and E Museo 160
Early English Text Society 1982 0197222854 / 9780197222850 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light bumping to bottom corners else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 283; 394 pages; Once owned by the Catholic and Royalist bibliophile Sir Kenelm Digby (1603–1665) , this manuscript was among those Digby gave to Oxford University's Bodleian Library in 1634. Hence Bodleian Library MS Digby 133 lends its name to an eclectic group of religious plays that makes up one of two important late medieval dramatic anthologies (the other is the Macro Plays). 
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6 Balsdon, J. P. V. D. ROMANS AND ALIENS
Duckworth 1980 0715610430 / 9780715610435 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Book has minor edgewear and rubbing. Rubber stamps to ffep and textblock (Queen's University Department of Classics) with former owner's name stamped to ffep. Minor shelfwear otherwise. ; This book brings together a wealth of out-of-the-way information both on the national peculiarities of the Romans and on their views of the peculiarities of others; the topics range from food and sex habits to astrology and the seven day week, from slavery, snobbery and the problems of exile to ritual murder, euthanasia and suicide. ; 10.25 x 1.25 x 6.5 Inches; 310 pages 
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7 Balsdon, J. P. V. D. THE EMPEROR GAIUS (Caligula)
Oxford Clarendon Press 1966 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Scholar's name on ffep (A. J. Marshall). Light shelfwear to book. Top edge of DJ has been crudely reinforced with cellotape with a few small tears. ; 1964 reprint of 1934 edition. Contents: Tiberius and his Successor; The first Three years at Rome; Gaius in Germany and Gaul; Conspiracies, Murder- -and the Succession; Gaius and the Jews; The Government of Gaius; The Character of Gaius. ; 184 pages 
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8 Balsdon, J. P. V. D. THE EMPEROR GAIUS (Caligula)
Oxford Clarendon Press 1964 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to ffep (Mary E. White). Light dust-soiling to top of textblock. Chipping and small tears to spine ends with one small piece missing to bottom edge. Light chipping to DJ corners. ; 1964 reprint of 1934 edition. Contents: Tiberius and his Successor; The first Three years at Rome; Gaius in Germany and Gaul; Conspiracies, Murder- -and the Succession; Gaius and the Jews; The Government of Gaius; The Character of Gaius. ; 184 pages 
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9 Barnum, Patricia Heath DIVES AND PAUPER [3 VOLUME SET] Volume I, Part 1; Volume I, Part 2 & Volume II
Early English Text Society 1980 0197222773 / 9780197222775 Hardcover Near Fine 
Vol I.1: light rubbing to DJ has caused some colour loss. Small tear to top of DJ (1 cm). Light edgewear. VG. Book has very light shelfwear NF. Vol I.2: very light shelfwear NF. No DJ. Vol. II: Fine in Fine DJ. ; Vol I.1: ISBN: 0197222773, 1976, 359 pp. Vol I.2: ISBN: 019722282x, 1980, 331 pp & Volume II: ISBN: 0197223265, 2004, 451 pp; Early English Text Society No. 275, No. 280 & No. 323; 337 pages; Dives and Pauper is an encyclopaedic prose commentary on the ten commandments, cast as a dialogue between a wealthy layman and his instructor, a poor priest, perhaps a mendicant friar. It was composed in the early fifteenth century and addresses theological debates of the turbulent period of English church history with unusual directness and compendiousness. It has long attracted attention from historians of the period and often been quoted. This concluding volume presents a full historical discussion of its context and authorship, while the extensive explanatory notes and glossary make the many references in the text to church authorities, canon law and language accessible. The first two volumes were published by the Early English Text Society as Original Series 275 (1976) and 288 (1980). This final volume has been long- and eagerly-awaited. 
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10 Barratt, Alexandra (Ed. ) & (Dame Eleanor Hull) THE SEVEN PSALMS: A COMMENTARY ON THE PENITENTIAL PSALMS Translated from French Into English by Dame Eleanor Hull
Early English Text Society 1995 0197223095 / 9780197223093 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light bump to top of spine else Fine. DJ has very light shelfwear. ; Early English Text Society No. 307; 368 pages; This is the first edition of a translation into English of an Old French Commentary on the Penitential Psalms, made in the fifteenth century by Dame Eleanor Hull, wife of Sir John Hull, a retainer of John of Gaunt. Eleanor Hull was a devout laywoman, lady-in-waiting to the second wife of Henry IV, who spent some of her life in Sopwell Priory, a house of Benedictine nuns attached to St. Albans Abbey. She is the first woman to have made translations into English whose name is known, and about whom there is any information. In addition to the commentary on the penitential psalms, she translated a collection of prayers and meditations. Dame Hull is a significant figure in English literary history, who has remained virtually unknown until now. 
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11 Biggs, B. J. H. (Ed. ) THE IMITATION OF CHRIST The First English Translation of the 'Imitatio Christi'
Early English Text Society 1997 0197223125 / 9780197223123 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 309; 338 pages; The Imitatio Christi, probably written by Thomas a Kempis in the 1420s, has become one of the most popular texts of Christian devotion. This new edition of its first English translation, made in the mid-fifteenth century, includes an introduction, explanatory notes, and a glossary. 
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12 Blayney, M S A FAMILIAR DIALOGUE OF THE FRIEND AND THE FELLOW
Early English Text Society 1989 0197222978 / 9780197222973 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Early English Text Society No. 295; 68 pages; This is a new critical edition of A Famylyer Dyaloge of the Freende and the Felaw, a late 15th-century translation of the Latin work Dialogus familiaris amici et sodalis (c. 1425) by Alain Chartier. The prose work forcefully laments the ruinous conditions in France brought about by the corruption and vices of the rulers, army, and common people in the early 15th century. 
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13 Blayney, Margaret S. (Ed. ) FIFTEENTH CENTURY TRANSLATIONS OF ALAIN CHARTIER'S LE TRAITÉ DE L'ESPERANCE AND LE QUADRILOGUE INVECTIF [TWO VOLUME SET] Volume I: Text & Volume II: Introduction, Notes and Glossary
Early English Text Society 1973 0197222838 / 9780197222836 Hardcover Near Fine 
Vol. I: book has Bump to base of spine NF. DJ spine is lightly discolored with rubbing (with colour loss) VG. Vol; Vol I: 1973, 264 pp ISBN: 019722722; Vol II: 1980, 260 pp ISBN: 0197222838 ; Early English Text Society No. 270 & No. 281; Three Fifteenth-century English translations of the prose works of Alain Chartier honoured by the rhetoricians as the 'father of French eloquence' are edited here for the first time. 
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14 Bonanno, Anthony PORTRAITS AND OTHER HEADS ON ROMAN HISTORICAL RELIEF UP TO THE AGE OF SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS [Roman Relief Portraiture to Septimius Severus]
British Archaeological Reports 1976 0904531384 / 9780904531381 Softcover Very Good+ 
Small tear at bottom of backstrip. Minor shelfwear otherwise. ; British Archaeological Reports (B. A. R. ) Supplementary Series 6; 248 pages 
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15 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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16 Bradley, Keith R. SLAVERY AND REBELLION IN THE ROMAN WORLD, 140 B.C. - 70 B.C.
Indiana University Press / B. T. Batsford 1989 0253312590 / 9780253312594 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing to top of textblock. DJ has minor shelfwear. ; 202 pages; In the seventy years between 140 B. C. And 70 B. C. , Rome was confronted with three major slave rebellions. Two of the uprisings occurred in the province of Sicily. The third and most memorable, led by the gladiator Spartacus, took place in Italy and posed a serious threat to the city of Rome. Bradley's work carefully describes and analyzes these rebellions in their respective contexts. In addition to examining the immediate historical context of each rebellion and the relationship of the uprisings to the overall development of Roman slavery in the second century, B. C. , Bradley offers an original analysis of the rebellions against the broad background of resistance in modern slave societies. Emphasizing the material conditions that led slaves to resist and the practical means by which their resistance was maintained, Bradley demonstrates the relationship of the Roman slave wars to other types of slave resistance. 
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17 Brook, G. L. & R. F. Leslie (Eds. ) LAYAMON [lazamon]: BRUT Volume II: Text (Lines 8021-End). Edited from British Museum MS. Cotton Caligula A. IX and British Museum MS. Cotton Otho C. XIII
Early English Text Society 1978 019722279X / 9780197222799 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Light bump to top corners. Very light shelfwear. ; Brut (ca. 1190) is a Middle English poem compiled and recast by the English priest Layamon. It is named for Britain's mythical founder, Brutus of Troy. It is contained in the MS. Cotton Caligula A ix, written in the first quarter of the 13th century, and in the Cotton Otho C xiii, about fifty years later (though in this edition it is shorter). Both exist in the British Museum. The Brut is 16,095 lines long and narrates the history of Britain. It is largely based on the Anglo-Norman Roman de Brut by Wace, which is in turn inspired by Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, though is longer than both and includes an enlarged section on the life and exploits of King Arthur. The rhyming style is the alliterative verse line style commonly used in Middle English poetry. ; Early English Text Society No. 277; Vol. 2; 436 pages 
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18 Burton, T. L. (Ed. ) SIDRAK AND BOKKUS [2 VOLUME SET] A Parallel-Text Edition from Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 559, and British Library, MS Lansdowne 793. Volume I: Introduction, Prologue, and Books I-II; Volume II: Books III-IV Commentary, Appendices, Glossary, Index.
Early English Text Society 1998 019722315X / 9780197223154 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Vol I: Fine in NF DJ. Vol II: one corner bumped else Fine. NF in NF DJ. ; Vol 1: ISBN: 019722315X, 1998, 443 pp & Vol 2: ISBN: 0197223168, 1999, 444-941 pp. ; Early English Text Society No. 311 & No. 312; 941 pages; This is a previously unpublished fifteenth-century book of knowledge, written in verse in question-and-answer form and enclosed in a framing adventure story. The English version is adopted from an Old French source. It covers a wide range of topics and is of interest as an index of popular beliefs in the Middle Ages. Volume I includes an introduction. Volume II contains the remainder of the text, explanatory notes, and a glossary. 
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19 Bühler, Curt F (Ed. ) THE EPISTLE OF OTHEA Translated from the French Text of Christine De Pisan by Stephen Scrope
Early English Text Society 1970 0197222633 / 9780197222638 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Hard bump to front bottom corner that has extended to first few pages. DJ has some edgewear with a couple of small closed tears. DJ has rubbing in places (with some colour loss). ; Early English Text Society No. 264; 273 pages 
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20 Camps, W. A. AN INTRODUCTION TO VIRGIL'S AENEID
Oxford University Press 1969 0198720246 / 9780198720249 Softcover Good+ 
Corners edgeworn with creasing. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (Robert Brown). Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Wraps are rubbed, creased and a bit worn. ; 176 pages; This book is geared primarily to students approaching the Aeneid for the first time. It attempts, through discussion of a wide variety of topics, to convey a balanced impression of the nature of the poem as a whole. An appendix includes a version of and ancient Life of Virgil and information about the ancient commentary on him. 
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21 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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22 Ceram, C. -W. & (Gilberte Lambrichs & Allan Kosko) DES DIEUX, DES TOMBEAUX, DES SAVANTS Le Roman Vrai De L'Archéologie
France Loisirs 1986 2268010503 / 9782268010502 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Small sticker stain to front board. Minor shelfwear ; 528 pages 
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23 Cigman, Gloria (Ed. ) LOLLARD SERMONS British Library MS Additional 41321, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson C 751, John Rylands Library MS Eng 412. Description of the Manuscripts by Jeremy Griffiths ; Analysis of the Language by Jeremy Smith.
Early English Text Society 1989 019722296X / 9780197222966 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Early English Text Society No. 294; 392 pages; This book brings together a wide range of late Middle English sermons distinctively "Lollard" in their intense preoccupation with the role of the preacher and the exposition of the scriptures. The work encompasses sixteen gospel sermons, an optional expansion, and the Sermon of Dead Men--a funeral sermon with a lengthy discourse on the Four Last Things (Death, Judgement, the Pains of Hell, and the Joys of Heaven)--in addition to introductory sections, a glossary, notes, and a two-part Index of Scriptural Texts, one sermon-by-sermon, the other alphabetical. 
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24 Clopper, Lawrence M. CHESTER
University of Toronto Press 1979 0802054609 / 9780802054609 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Book has shelfwear and rubbing. Bottom corners are bumped. Light edgewear ; Records of Early English Drama; 10.5 x 2.25 x 7.5 Inches; 590 pages; The Records of Early English Drama volumes make available historical transcripts that provide evidence of early English drama, music, ceremonial dance, and other forms of communal public entertainment in Britain from the Middle Ages to 1642, when the Puritans closed the London theatres. 
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25 Croix, G. E. M. De Ste. THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD From the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests
Duckworth 1981 0715607383 / 9780715607381 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (R. Develin). Mild bump to one corner. Light shelfwear ; De Ste Croix has always been controversial and this book is no exception. Using evidence that most scholars would agree on, de Ste Croix gives some new twists to previous, standard interpretations. A good start to anyone wanting to investigate social history either in the ancient world or common themes/trends in human history. ; 1.79 x 9.31 x 6.07 Inches; 732 pages 
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26 Easterling, P. E. & B. M. W. Knox (Eds. ) THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE Volume I Part 1: Early Greek Poetry
Cambridge University Press 1989 0521359813 / 9780521359818 Softcover Very Good+ 
Former owner's name on ffep. Light shelfwear. ; The Cambridge History of Classical Literature; 264 pages; The period from the eight to the fifth centuries B. C. Was one of extraordinary creativity in the Greek-speaking world. Poetry was apublic and popular medium, and its production was closely related to developments in contemporary society. At the time when the city states were acquiring their distinctive institutions epic found the greatest of all its exponents in Homer, and lyric poetry for both solo and choral performance became a genre which attracted poets of the first rank, writers of the quality of Sappho, Alcaeus and Pindar, whose influence on later literature was to be profound. This volume covers the epic tradition, the didactic poems of Hesiod and his imitators, and the wide-ranging work of the iambic, elegiac and lyric poets of what is loosely called the archaic age. 
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27 Easterling, P. E. & B. M. W. Knox (Eds. ) THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE Volume I Part 2: Greek Drama
Cambridge University Press 1989 0521359821 / 9780521359825 Softcover Very Good- 
Light shelfwear. Small remainder mark to bottom textblock (black dot). Former owner's name on ffep. ; The Cambridge History of Classical Literature; 232 pages; The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Volume 1 offers a comprehensive survey of Greek literature from Homer to end of the period of stable Graeco-Roman civilation in the third century A. D. It embodies the advances made by recent classical scholarship and pays particular attention to texts that have become known in modern times. 
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28 Erbse, Hartmut SCHOLIA GRAECA IN HOMERI ILIADEM (SCHOLIA VETERA) Volume Primum: Praefationem Et Scholia Ad Libros A-D [Delta] Continens
Walter De Gruyter & Co. 1969 3110025582 / 9783110025583 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very slight shelfwear. ; Vol. 1; 1.2 x 9.6 x 6.4 Inches; 545 pages 
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29 Euripides; Denys L. Page (Ed. ) EURIPIDES: MEDEA The Text Edited with Introduction and Commentary
Oxford Clarendon Press 1967 Hardcover Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
17 pages of Greek text have extensive pencil notes. Small bump to top edge of front board. Dustjacket has edgewear with chipping and small tears now protected in mylar. ; Greek text with Extensive English commentary. Corrected reprint of 1938 edition. ; The Plays of Euripides 
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30 Fornara, Charles W. (edited and translated by) ARCHAIC TIMES TO THE END OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
The John Hopkins University Press 1977 080181880X / 9780801818806 Softcover Good 
Some shelfwear with creasing and scuffing. Some staining. ; Translated Documents of Greece and Rome 1; 231 pages; The first volume is devoted to the period which begins with the era of Greek colonization and ends with the close of the Peloponnesian War in 404 B. C. Charles Fornara has gathered together material compiled from inscriptions, ancient encyclopedias, scholia, and similar sources. The material, much of it translated by him for the first time, covers not only events of national significance - wars and treaties, the founding of towns and colonies, the dedication of temples - but also presents such records of daily life as ration lists, wine trade regulations, inventories of treasure, drinking songs, and financial records. The documents are accompanied by a brief commentary, which is basically intended to clarify obscurities in the text. An extensive glossary and indexes explain obscure terms of Greek social and governmental structure and permit detailed prosopographical analysis. 
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31 Fornara, Charles W. (edited and translated by) ARCHAIC TIMES TO THE END OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
The John Hopkins University Press 1977 080181880X / 9780801818806 Softcover Very Good 
Light shelfwear with minor creasing and scuffing. ; Translated Documents of Greece and Rome 1; 231 pages; The first volume is devoted to the period which begins with the era of Greek colonization and ends with the close of the Peloponnesian War in 404 B. C. Charles Fornara has gathered together material compiled from inscriptions, ancient encyclopedias, scholia, and similar sources. The material, much of it translated by him for the first time, covers not only events of national significance - wars and treaties, the founding of towns and colonies, the dedication of temples - but also presents such records of daily life as ration lists, wine trade regulations, inventories of treasure, drinking songs, and financial records. The documents are accompanied by a brief commentary, which is basically intended to clarify obscurities in the text. An extensive glossary and indexes explain obscure terms of Greek social and governmental structure and permit detailed prosopographical analysis. 
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32 Fowler, Roger (Ed. ) WULFSTAN'S CANONS OF EDGAR
Early English Text Society 1972 0197222668 / 9780197222669 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Light edgewear to book. ; This is the first critical edition of a set of regulations for the secular clergy prepared by Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester and Archbishop of York, in the early years of the eleventh century. ; Early English Text Society No. 266; 118 pages 
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33 Fowler, Roger (Ed. ) WULFSTAN'S CANONS OF EDGAR
Early English Text Society 1972 0197222668 / 9780197222669 Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to book else Fine. Dustjacket is rubbed causing some colour loss. DJ has one small tear to upper front corner (1cm) . Light edgewear. ; This is the first critical edition of a set of regulations for the secular clergy prepared by Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester and Archbishop of York, in the early years of the eleventh century. ; Early English Text Society No. 266; 118 pages 
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34 Furnivall, F. J. THE DIGBY PLAYS WITH an INCOMPLETE 'MORALITY' of WISDOM, WHO is CHRIST (PART ONE of the MacRo Moralities)
Oxford University Press 1967 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light discoloration to spine. Book has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Light staining to top of textblock. ; Early English Text Society 
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35 Godden, Malcolm AELFRIC'S CATHOLIC HOMILIES Introduction, Commentary and Glossary
Early English Text Society 2000 0197224199 / 9780197224199 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ else Fine. ; Early English Text Society S. S. 18; 856 pages; This is the third and final volume in the Early English Text Society's edition of AElfric's Catholic Homilies, a set of preaching texts in two series composed in Old English around 900 for the use of preachers throughout England. This final volume gives an account of the origin, function, and dating of the Catholic Homilies and their Latin sources; a detailed commentary on all eighty homilies; and a glossary of all words occurring in the text. 
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36 Godden, Malcolm (Ed. ) AELFRIC'S CATHOLIC HOMILIES: THE SECOND SERIES Text
Early English Text Society 1979 0197224059 / 9780197224052 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light bump to base of spine. Minor shelfwear. ; This edition is based on the same manuscripts as Thorpe's but the text here is improved in a number of ways; it includes the passages of Gospel translation which Thorpe omitted; it retains the manuscript punctuation, which is clear and helpful once its principles are mastered; it introduces a number of emendations based on collations of all the other manuscripts; it corrects Thorpe's errors of transcription; and an effort is made to assure that the arrangement of the homilies is closer to Aelfric's intentions. ; Early English Text Society S. S. 5; 486 pages 
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37 Gould, John HERODOTUS
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1989 0297794965 / 9780297794967 Softcover Very Good 
Mild creasing to wraps. Light shelfwear. ; Historians on Historians; 176 pages; This text brings new approaches to Herodotus' sources and to his methods of collecting information, to the logic of his narrative and to his understanding of human behaviour. Drawing on recent advances in the understanding or oral tradition, the author takes issue with a number of theories about Herodotus' historical thinking. Herodotus as a story teller, he argues, does not preclude Herodotus as a historian; reciprocity is central to his method; Herodotos' declared subject, the Persian Wars, is itself Herodotus' own construct, embodied in the form of continuous narrative derived from a mass of local and family traditions that reach back far into the past and encompass most of the known world. The book concludes that only a rejection of modern historiographical values that will bring us to the realisation of Herodotus' historiographical importance: we must see him as enacting in narrative the social memory of his own generation. 
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38 Gradon, Pamela & (Dan Michel) DAN MICHEL'S AYENBITE OF INWYT Vol II: Introduction, Notes and Glossary
Early English Text Society 1979 0197222803 / 9780197222805 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear. Light knock to top of spine. ; The Ayenbite of Inwyt (literally Prick (or Remorse) of Conscience) is a confessional prose work written in a Kentish dialect of Middle English. ; Early English Text Society No. 278; Vol. 2; 338 pages 
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39 Grant, Michael READINGS IN THE CLASSICAL HISTORIANS
Charles Scribner's Sons 1992 0684192454 / 9780684192451 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Crease to DJ flap. One corner of book bumped. ; 698 pages; An anthology of the great chroniclers of the ancient world includes selections from such early Greek and Roman historians as Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Julius Caesar, Livy, Plutarch, Tacitus, and others. 
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40 Grant, Michael THE ARMY OF THE CAESARS
Charles Scribner's Sons 1974 0684138212 / 9780684138213 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Small chip missing from bottom back edge of DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Bottom corners slight bumped. Ffep has corner clipped (probably to remove former owner's name). ; Thorough description and assessment of the Roman army, its organization, staffing, management, finance, and relationship with Roman leaders from Julius onward. ; 364 pages 
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41 Grant, Michael THE ARMY OF THE CAESARS
Charles Scribner's Sons 1974 0684138212 / 9780684138213 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Former owner's bookplate on inner cover. Minor shelfwear to book. DJ has 1 tear (2 cm) and some chipping. ; Thorough description and assessment of the Roman army, its organization, staffing, management, finance, and relationship with Roman leaders from Julius onward. ; 364 pages 
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42 Hamer, Richard & Vida Russell (Eds. ) SUPPLEMENTARY LIVES IN SOME MANUSCRIPTS OF THE GILTE LEGENDE
Early English Text Society 2000 0197223184 / 9780197223185 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear to DJ else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 315; 604 pages; Gilte Legende is mostly a close translation 'drawen out of Frensshe into Englisshe' in 1438, of Jean de Vignay's Légende Dorée of about 1333-40, itself a close translation of Jacobus de Voragine's Legenda Aurea, completed about 1267. Of its eight surviving manuscripts, three contain additions, mostly of Lives of saints from or related to Britain, many of them deversified from the South English Legendary, but with some use of other sources. The twenty-six lives include Thomas Becket, Edmund of Abingdon, Frideswide, Edward the Confessor, Erkenwald, Augustine of Canterbury, Brendan, and Winifred. Also edited are an incomplete tract on 'What the church betokenith,' explaining some of the symbolism of the church and its services; and another detailing what indulgences were available to pilgrims in each of the churches in Rome. 
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43 Hanna, Ralph & David Lawton (Ed. ) THE SIEGE OF JERUSALEM
Early English Text Society 2003 0197223230 / 9780197223239 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light creasing/edgewear along top edge of DJ else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 320; 324 pages; The historical romance of The Siege of Jerusalem was the most widely dispersed and popular Middle English alliterative poem in the medieval period apart from Piers Plowman. It was previously edited for the Society by Eugen Kölbing and Mabel Day (O. S. 188 (1932). This new edition offers a critical text based upon all the surviving manuscripts, some unavailable to Kölbing and Day. All extant manuscripts are fully described, and the editors discuss the sources and authorship, as well as the editorial methods best suited for presenting this text, which survives in many copies. 
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44 Hansen, Mogens Herman; (translated by J. A. Crook) THE ATHENIAN DEMOCRACY IN THE AGE OF DEMOSTHENES Structure, Principles, and Ideology
Blackwell Publishers 1992 0631180176 / 9780631180173 Softcover Very Good 
Creasing to spine. Light creasing to wraps. Minor shelfwear. ; The Ancient World; 410 pages; When democratic rule was ended by the conquering Macedonians in 322, the Athenians had evolved principles and practice of democratic ideology that became the direct inspiration of those liberal ideas cherished by the Western world in the 19th and 20th centuries. Mogens Hansen examines Athenian democracy both as a political system and as an ideology. In describing the former he distinguished between the three major decision-making organs - the Assembly, the Legislators and the Peoples Courts, and the magistrates who were responsible both for preparing the agenda for the legislature and for carrying its decisions into effect. In discussing Athenian democratic ideology Dr Hansen also makes the important distinction between the ideals held by the democrats themselves and those imputed to them by the critics of democracy, principally (and ironically, given that they would barely have survived under any other system) the philosophers. The Athenians conceived liberty both as the ability to participate in the decision-making process, and as the right to live without oppression from the state or other citizens. Equality was conceived not as an equality of nature, but as an equality of opportunity. "The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes" is based on more than 30 years sustained research. 
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45 Hanson, Victor Davis; John Keegan (Intro. ) THE WESTERN WAY OF WAR Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
University of California Press 2000 0520219112 / 9780520219113 Second Revised Edition Softcover Fine 
271 pages; Second Edition. The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics--that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens--but also the central act of Western warfare, the decisive infantry battle. Instead of ambush, skirmish, maneuver, or combat between individual heroes, the Greeks of the fifth century b. C. Devised a ferocious, brief, and destructive head-on clash between armed men of all ages. In this bold, original study, Victor Davis Hanson shows how this brutal enterprise was dedicated to the same outcome as consensual government--an unequivocal, instant resolution to dispute. The Western Way of War draws from an extraordinary range of sources--Greek poetry, drama, and vase painting, as well as historical records--to describe what actually took place on the battlefield. It is the first study to explore the actual mechanics of classical Greek battle from the vantage point of the infantryman--the brutal spear-thrusting, the difficulty of fighting in heavy bronze armor which made it hard to see, hear and move, and the fear. Hanson also discusses the physical condition and age of the men, weaponry, wounds, and morale. This compelling account of what happened on the killing fields of the ancient Greeks ultimately shows that their style of armament and battle was contrived to minimize time and life lost by making the battle experience as decisive and appalling as possible. Linking this new style of fighting to the rise of constitutional government, Hanson raises new issues and questions old assumptions about the history of war. 
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46 Hanson, Victor Davis; John Keegan (Intro. ) THE WESTERN WAY OF WAR Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
University of California Press 2000 0520219112 / 9780520219113 Second Revised Edition Softcover Near Fine 
271 pages; Second Edition. The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics--that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens--but also the central act of Western warfare, the decisive infantry battle. Instead of ambush, skirmish, maneuver, or combat between individual heroes, the Greeks of the fifth century b. C. Devised a ferocious, brief, and destructive head-on clash between armed men of all ages. In this bold, original study, Victor Davis Hanson shows how this brutal enterprise was dedicated to the same outcome as consensual government--an unequivocal, instant resolution to dispute. The Western Way of War draws from an extraordinary range of sources--Greek poetry, drama, and vase painting, as well as historical records--to describe what actually took place on the battlefield. It is the first study to explore the actual mechanics of classical Greek battle from the vantage point of the infantryman--the brutal spear-thrusting, the difficulty of fighting in heavy bronze armor which made it hard to see, hear and move, and the fear. Hanson also discusses the physical condition and age of the men, weaponry, wounds, and morale. This compelling account of what happened on the killing fields of the ancient Greeks ultimately shows that their style of armament and battle was contrived to minimize time and life lost by making the battle experience as decisive and appalling as possible. Linking this new style of fighting to the rise of constitutional government, Hanson raises new issues and questions old assumptions about the history of war. 
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47 Hanson, Victor Davis; John Keegan (Intro. ) THE WESTERN WAY OF WAR Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
Oxford University Press 1989 0195065883 / 9780195065886 Softcover Very Good 
Scholar's name to half-title (Robert Brown). Pages tanned. Foxing to top of textblock.. ; 244 pages; Second Edition. The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics--that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens--but also the central act of Western warfare, the decisive infantry battle. Instead of ambush, skirmish, maneuver, or combat between individual heroes, the Greeks of the fifth century b. C. Devised a ferocious, brief, and destructive head-on clash between armed men of all ages. In this bold, original study, Victor Davis Hanson shows how this brutal enterprise was dedicated to the same outcome as consensual government--an unequivocal, instant resolution to dispute. The Western Way of War draws from an extraordinary range of sources--Greek poetry, drama, and vase painting, as well as historical records--to describe what actually took place on the battlefield. It is the first study to explore the actual mechanics of classical Greek battle from the vantage point of the infantryman--the brutal spear-thrusting, the difficulty of fighting in heavy bronze armor which made it hard to see, hear and move, and the fear. Hanson also discusses the physical condition and age of the men, weaponry, wounds, and morale. This compelling account of what happened on the killing fields of the ancient Greeks ultimately shows that their style of armament and battle was contrived to minimize time and life lost by making the battle experience as decisive and appalling as possible. Linking this new style of fighting to the rise of constitutional government, Hanson raises new issues and questions old assumptions about the history of war. 
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48 Henry, Avril (Ed. ) THE PILGRIMAGE OF THE LYFE OF THE MANHODE [2 VOLUMES] Translated Anonymously Into Prose from the First Recension of Guillaume De Deguileville's Poem Le Pèlerinage De La Vie Humaine. Vol. I: Introduction and Text & Vol. II: Explanatory Notes, Bibliography, and Glossary
Early English Text Society 1985 0197222900 / 9780197222904 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Vol 1: very light shelfwear NF- no DJ. Vol 2: very minor shelfwear NF- no DJ. ; Vol 1: ISBN: 0197222900, 1985, xcv & 356 pp & Vol 2: ISBN: 0197222943, 1988, 357-615 pp. ; Early English Text Society No. 288 & No. 292; 451 pages; This book presents the first full account and critical edition of The Pilgrimage of the Life of Manhode based on the anonymous Middle English prose translation, of the First Recension of the long vision poem, Le P`elerinage de la Vie humaine. Once thought to be diffuse, Henry shows that this lively allegory is an intricate and effective structure stemming from the same theological foundation as works by Chaucer, Langland, and the Gawain-poet. 
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49 Hill, H. THE ROMAN MIDDLE CLASS IN THE REPUBLICAN PERIOD
Basil Blackwell 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
DJ has been crudely to top and bottom of spine with cellotape. DJ spine has long tear running along one edge. DJ is tanned and scuffed. Scholar's name to ffep (Anthony J. Marshall) with review reference below. ; Contents: Cavalry; Eighteen centuries of Equites Equo Publico; Growth of the Middle Class; Middle Class in Politics I. To the Gracchi; II. After the Gracchi; Appendix: Sex Suffragia; Lex Aurelia; Equestrian Insignia. ; 226 pages 
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50 Hirsh, John C. BARLAM AND IOSAPHAT A Middle English Life of Buddha. Edited from MS Peterhouse 257
Early English Text Society 1986 0197222927 / 9780197222928 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Top corners slightly bumped else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 290; 264 pages; Barlam and Iosaphat is a 15th-century Middle English prose version of the popular Latin vita of Barlaam et Josaphat, a Christianized account of an idolatrous Latin king who was led to the faith by his mentor, Barlam. In addition to the traditional accounts associated with Buddha's life--the prediction at birth, the four encounters, the temptation by women, the great renunciation--this Middle English text includes the ten apologues generally associated with the Western versions. 
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