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251 Shanzer, Danuta A PHILOSOPHICAL AND LITERARY COMMENTARY ON MARTIANUS CAPELLA'S DE NUPTIIS PHILOLOGIAE ET MERCURII BOOK 1
University of California Press 1986 0520097165 / 9780520097162 Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Errata page taped to rear inner cover. Gift inscription from Shanzer to G. P. Goold on titlepage. Faint browning to wraps. ; University of California Publications in Classical Studies 32; 246 pages; Signed by Author 
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252 Shelton, Kathleen J. THE ESQUILINE TREASURE
British Museum Publications 1981 0714113565 / 9780714113562 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
DJ spine slightly discolored. Minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; 104 pages; 104 pp. With 48 plates detailing the magnificent works of art uncovered at the foot of the Esquiline Hill in 1793. Presents for the first time a complete catalogue of the Esquiline Treasure, details its modern career, and discusses its relations to the arts of Late Antiquity. All sixty-one pieces are included, and there is brief discussion of four items missing since the early nineteenth century. She examines questions of style, workshop production, patronage, private and public imagery, and ultimately, the position of the treasure within the larger context of Roman society in the late empire. 
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253 Shelton, Kathleen J. THE ESQUILINE TREASURE
British Museum Publications 1981 0714113565 / 9780714113562 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very Minor shelfwear to book else fine. DJ is price-clipped with very light rubbing. ; 104 pages; 104 pp. With 48 plates detailing the magnificent works of art uncovered at the foot of the Esquiline Hill in 1793. Presents for the first time a complete catalogue of the Esquiline Treasure, details its modern career, and discusses its relations to the arts of Late Antiquity. All sixty-one pieces are included, and there is brief discussion of four items missing since the early nineteenth century. She examines questions of style, workshop production, patronage, private and public imagery, and ultimately, the position of the treasure within the larger context of Roman society in the late empire. 
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254 Silber, Manfred THE GALLIC ROYALTY OF THE MEROVINGIANS IN ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE ORBIS TERRARUM ROMANUM DURING THE 5TH AND THE 6TH CENTURIES A.D
Herbert Lang 1970 Softcover Very Good+ 
Minor discoloration to wraps. Back lower corner has slightly creased corner. ; Contents: Chapter I. The Situation de Jure; I. The Imperial Condominium; II. Kingdoms within the Roman Empire; III. Client kings as Officials of the Res Publica; IV. The Economic Situation; V. Roman Law in Barbarian Power Structures; Chapter II. The Frank Kings within the political Reality of the Roman Empire. ; Geist Und Werk Der Zeiten. Arbeiten Aus Dem Historischen Seminar Der Universität Zürich, Nr. 25; 133 pages 
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255 Smith, John Holland THE DEATH OF CLASSICAL PAGANISM
Geoffrey Chapman Publishers 1976 0225660970 / 9780225660975 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Shelfwear book and dustjacket. Rounding to top of spine. Light pencil underlining on a few pages. ; It is a study of the Roman world in the first five centuries after Christ, and it tells the story of the historically improbable oddity of how a religious cult centered on an obscure construction worker living in the backwaters of a great Empire supplants the sophisticated Classical European religious worldview that had been embraced for thousands of years. Of particular interest to me was the story of Julian the Apostate, the last Roman emperor to openly embrace paganism. The author generously devotes an entire chapter to this remarkable personage. Although Julian was a nephew of Emperor Constantine and was raised as a Christian, he renounced the "new" religion when he became an adult and embraced the gods of his fathers. Because Julian ruled the Empire for a scant three years, he had insufficient time to turn back the tide of religious history, and we are left to wonder how things might have been different if he had ruled for 30 years instead. The author's sympathetic portrayal of this little-known Emperor lent a touching air of wistfulness to the sad story of the clash of Christianity with Paganism. ; 280 pages 
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256 Soler, Emmanuel & Françoise Thelamon LES JEUX ET LES SPECTACLES Dans L'Empire Romain Tardif Et Dans Les Royaumes Barbares
Publications Des Universités De Rouen Et Du Havre 2008 2877754537 / 9782877754538 Paperback Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear else fine. ; Les Cahiers du GRHis, 19; 219 pages 
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257 Stahl, William Harris & Richard Johnson with E. L. Burge MARTIANUS CAPELLA AND THE SEVEN LIBERAL ARTS Volume I: the Quadrivium of Martianus Capella. Latin Traditions in the Mathematical Sciences 50 B. C. - A. D. 1250. with a Study of the Allegory and the Verbal Disciplines
Columbia University Press 1971 0231032544 / 9780231032544 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). ; Part of a detailed compendium of late-Roman learning in each of the seven liberal arts, set within an amusing mythological-allegorical tale of courtship and marriage among the pagan gods. The text provides an understanding of medieval allegory and the components of a medieval education. ; Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies; Vol. 1; 274 pages 
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258 Statius; K. M. Coleman (Ed. ) STATIUS: SILVAE IV Edited with an English Translation and Commentary
Oxford Clarendon Press 1988 0198140312 / 9780198140313 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Scholars' bookplate to inner cover. Very light shelfwear. DJ has very light shelfwear. ; This edition, including the Latin text with full apparatus criticus and a prose translation, contains the first commentary on Statius' Silvae IV since Vollmer's 1898 edition. Of interest as a social document from the early Roman Empire and because it was published despite criticism of the preceding three volumes, Silvae IV contains a preface and nine poems. ; 244 pages 
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259 Statius; K. M. Coleman (Ed. ) STATIUS: SILVAE IV Edited with an English Translation and Commentary
Oxford Clarendon Press 1988 0198140312 / 9780198140313 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing to textblock. DJ has light sunning to spine and light foxing to DJ flaps. ; This edition, including the Latin text with full apparatus criticus and a prose translation, contains the first commentary on Statius' Silvae IV since Vollmer's 1898 edition. Of interest as a social document from the early Roman Empire and because it was published despite criticism of the preceding three volumes, Silvae IV contains a preface and nine poems. ; 244 pages 
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260 Stevens, C. E. (Courtenay Edward ) SIDONIUS APOLLINARIS AND HIS AGE
Oxford Clarendon Press 1933 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Obit. Of author tipped in. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Light bumping to 1 corner. Spine a bit sunned with minor edgewear. ; The author looks at the latter half of the Fifth Century A. D. , considered by many to be the transition period between the end of the Empire and the beginnings of the Middle Ages, through the letters of Sidonius Apollinaris, a most faithful observer of his age. Sidonius witnessed the laying of the foundations of European nationalism. Gaius Sollius Modestus Sidonius Apollinaris (c.430 - after 489) , poet, diplomat, bishop, is "the single most important surviving author from fifth-century Gaul" ; 224 pages 
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261 Stock, Brian AUGUSTINE'S INNER DIALOGUE The Philosophical Soliloquy in Late Antiquity
Cambridge University Press 2010 0521190312 / 9780521190312 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Xiii, 240pp. Augustine's philosophy of life involves mediation, reviewing one's past and exercises for self-improvement. Centuries after Plato and before Freud he invented a 'spiritual exercise' in which every man and woman is able, through memory, to reconstruct and reinterpret life's aims. Brian Stock examines Augustine's unique way of blending literary and philosophical themes. He proposes a new interpretation of Augustine's early writings, establishing how the philosophical soliloquy (soliloquium) has emerged as a mode of inquiry and how it relates to problems of self-existence and self-history. The book also provides clear analysis of inner dialogue and discourse and how, as inner dialogue complements and finally replaces outer dialogue, a style of thinking emerges, arising from ancient sources and a religious attitude indebted to Judeo-Christian tradition. ; 240 pages 
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262 Sullivan, Richard E. HEIRS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Cornell University Press 1967 Softcover Very Good 
Former owner's name to titlepage. Some rubbing to wraps. ; Development of Western Civilization; 178 pages 
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263 Symmachus; R. H. Barrow PREFECT AND EMPEROR The Relationes of Symmachus A. D. 384. with Translation, Introduction and Notes.
Oxford Clarendon Press 1973 0198144431 / 9780198144434 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to book else fine. DJ is price-clipped. Very light edgewear to DJ. ; English introduction with Latin text and translation. ; 258 pages; Contains two introductory essays on the Prefecture of Rome and on the life of Symmachus. The Latin text is that of Seeck and on the opposite side is an English Translation; Includes glossary that interprets Latin official terms not rendered in the translation, and there is a select general index. 
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264 Symmachus; R. H. Barrow PREFECT AND EMPEROR The Relationes of Symmachus A. D. 384. with Translation, Introduction and Notes.
Oxford Clarendon Press 1973 0198144431 / 9780198144434 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Else minor shelfwear to book. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ has minor shelfwear. DJ is price-clipped. ; English introduction with Latin text and translation. ; 258 pages; Contains two introductory essays on the Prefecture of Rome and on the life of Symmachus. The Latin text is that of Seeck and on the opposite side is an English Translation; Includes glossary that interprets Latin official terms not rendered in the translation, and there is a select general index. 
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265 Szidat, Joachim URSUPATOR TANTI NOMINIS Kaiser Und Ursupator in Der Spatantike (337-476 N. Chr. )
Franz Steiner Verlag 2010 3515096361 / 9783515096362 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Historia - Einzelschriften 210; 458 pages; English summary: The Roman Empire knew no institutionalized process that governed the transfer of power at the head of the empire. A change of government thus often led to crisis situations. Joachim Szidat examines elevations and usurpations of emperors in late antiquity after 337 through to the end of the western Empire in 476. Moreover, he illuminates the time of the tetrarchy and the early Byzantine era up through the middle of the 6th Century. Starting from the analysis of individual cases of exemplary transfers of power, the author works out the general processes in the seizure of power and their political and social circumstances and conditions. As crucial for the transfer and assurance of rule appears to be the role of the new political leadership, particularly emphasizing the great importance of civilian dignitaries that developed during the rule of Constantine. The usurpation therefore constituted a political rather than military problem: the new claimant to power had to be recognized. German text. German description: Die romische Kaiserzeit kannte kein institutionalisiertes Verfahren, das die Ubergabe der Macht an der Spitze des Reiches regelte. Ein Wechsel der Herrschaft fuhrte daher haufig zu Krisensituationen. Joachim Szidat untersucht Kaisererhebungen und Usurpationen in der Spatantike nach 337 bis zum Ende des Kaisertums im Westen 476. Ausserdem beleuchtet er die Zeit der Tetrarchie und die fruhbyzantische Epoche bis in die Mitte des 6. Jahrhunderts. Ausgehend von der Analyse exemplarischer Einzelfalle arbeitet der Autor die generellen Ablaufe bei der Machtubernahme sowie ihre politischen und gesellschaftlichen Voraussetzungen und Bedingungen heraus. Als entscheidend fur die Weitergabe und Sicherung der Herrschaft erscheint dabei die Rolle der sich seit Konstantin bildenden neuen Fuhrungsschicht mit der grossen Bedeutung der zivilen Wurdentrager. Die Usurpation stellte daher eher ein politisches als ein militarisches Problem dar: Der Pratendent musste Anerkennung finden. 
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266 Taylor, Thomas THE ARGUMENTS OF THE EMPEROR JULIAN AGAINST THE CHRISTIANS Translated from the Greek Fragments Preserved by Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria; to Which Are Added Extracts from the Other Works of Julian Relative to the Christians
Ares Publishers, Inc. 1980 0890053014 / 9780890053010 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Exact Reprint of the Tetypeset original (1809) Chicago 1930 ARES PUBLISHERS INC. In his school edict Julian prohibits Christian teachers from using pagan scripts e. G. The Illias, that formed the core of Roman education. This was an attempt to remove some of the power of Christian schools by alienating their students from Roman society, not to mention a satirical attack at what Julian may have viewed as a hypocrisy: Christian schools teaching the Bible as the sole source of knowledge while simultaneously teaching classical pagan texts as well, knowledge of which was needed for success in Roman society. In his tolerance edict of 362, Julian decreed the reopening of pagan temples, the restitution of alienated temple properties, and called back Christian bishops that were exiled by church edicts. The latter was an instance of tolerance of different religious views, but may also have been an attempt by Julian to widen a schism between different Christian sects, further weakening the Christian movement as a whole. ; 8.25 x 0.5 x 5.5 Inches; 119 pages 
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267 Taylor, Thomas TWO ORATIONS OF THE EMPEROR JULIAN: ONE TO THE SOVEREIGN SUN AND THE OTHER TO THE MOTHER OF THE GODS Translated from the Greek with Notes & a Copious Introduction in Which Some of the Greatest Arcana of the Grecian Theology Are Unfolded.
Hermetic Publishing Company 1932 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Title page has some rubbing that has erased some of the publishing details. Light soiling to boards. Minor bump to bottom corner. ; 0.34 x 10.58 x 7.94 Inches; 148 pages; The Emperor Julian's Oration to the Sovereign Sun and The Emperor Julian's Oration to the Mother of the Gods. With a copious introduction, in which some of the greatest arcana of the Grecian theology are unfolded. "The Emperor Julian, the author of the two following Orations, is well known in the character of a Sovereign and an Apostate which he once sustained, but very few are acquainted with him in the characters of a Theologist and Philosopher, which he displays through the whole of his works, in a manner by no means contemptible or weak." "Julian, however, appears to have possessed as much of the philosophical genius as could possibly be the portion of an Emperor of Rome, and was doubtless as much superior to any other Emperor, either prior or posterior to him, as the philosophy and theology which he zealously professed transcend all others in dignity and worth. 
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268 Tengström, Emin BREAD FOR THE PEOPLE Studies of the Corn-Supply of Rome During the Late Empire
Paul Aströms Förlag 1974 9170420505 / 9789170420504 Softcover Very Good+ 
Light edgewear else Fine. Pages unopened. ; Looks at the corn supply for Rome from 350-400 AD. ; Skrifter Utgivna Av Svenska Institutet I Rom, (Acta Instituti Romani Regni Sueciae) , 8°, XII; 105 pages 
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269 Theodoret Of Cyrus; Konstantin Gutberlet & Andreas Seider DES BISCHOFS THEODORET VON CYRUS I: MÖNCHSGESCHICHTE II: KIRCHENGESCHICHTE. [2 VOLUME SET] I: Aus Dem Griechischen Übersetzt Von Dr. Konstantin Gutberlet. II: Aus Dem Griechischen Übersetzt Und Mit Einleitung Und Anmerkungen Versehen Von Dr. Andreas Seider.
Munich Jos. Kösel & Friedr. Pustet 1926 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Scholar's names to ffeps (Christian Habicht) else unmarked. Nicely bound in a light sand colored boards with orange leather labels. Some scattered light foxing in upper margin of a few pages of V1. V2 has some pencil marginalia and underlining to a few pages. Spines a bit darkened. ; Bibliothek der Kirchenväter, 50 & 51 V1: Ic, 197pp. V2: xxxi, 331pp. No dates likely 1926-1927. ; Bibliothek Der Kirchenväter, 50 & 51 [2 Volumes] 
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270 Theophylact Simocatta; Joseph Zanetto (Ed. ) THEOPHYLACTI SIMOCATAE [THEOPHYLACT SIMOCATTA] EPISTULAE Edidit Ioseph Zanetto
B. G. Teubner 1985 Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Book is fine. ; Greek Text with Latin introduction and apparatus. Xxxiii, 71 pp; Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum Et Romanorum Teubneriana TEUBNER; 71 pages 
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271 Thompson, E. A. ROMANS AND BARBARIANS The Decline of the Western Empire
University of Wisconsin Press 1982 029908700X / 9780299087005 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has edgewear with light chipping to extremities. Dustjacket is now protected in mylar. ; Wisconsin Studies in Classics; 1 x 9.75 x 6.5 Inches; 329 pages; This text examines the fall of the Roman Empire in the West from the barbarians perspective and experience. Aimed at students of the late Roman Empire, of early Germanic history and society and of the early medieval history of the Mediterranean area, the book is an attempt to penetrate the minds and attitudes of the barbarians. 
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272 Thompson, E. A. THE GOTHS IN SPAIN
Oxford Clarendon Press 1969 0198142714 / 9780198142713 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Textblock has light soiling. Former owner's stamp to title page. Dustjacket has shelfwear and rubbing. Browning to spine of DJ. Light chipping to DJ's spine and corners. ; On the death of Theodosius in 395, the Visigoths renounced their allegiance to Rome and chose Alaric I as their ruler. Alaric invaded Greece and then Italy, and in 410 he captured and pillaged the city of Rome. In that same year he was succeeded by Ataulf, who led the Visigoths across the Pyrenees mountain range into Spain. From 415 to 418, under the next ruler, Wallia, the Visigoths extended their realm over a great part of Spain and southern Gaul, with Toulouse as their capital. Wallia was succeeded by the reputed son of Alaric, Theodoric I, who died fighting as an ally of Rome against the Huns at the Battle of Châlons. The most notable of the Spanish Visigothic kings was Euric, who reigned from about 420 to 484. He was a son of Theodoric I. Under Euric, who declared his rule to be independent of any federation with Rome, the kingdom of Toulouse included almost all of Spain and most of Gaul west of the Rhône River and south of the Loire River. Euric introduced many aspects of Roman civilization and drew up a code of law combining Roman and German elements. The kingdom was, however, continually beset by both internal and external difficulties. The kingship was nominally elective, and the powerful Visigothic nobles stood against attempts to found a hereditary royal house. Externally, the Byzantine Empire and the Franks menaced the Visigothic lands. In order to instill greater loyalty in his rebellious Roman and Christian subjects, Alaric II in 506 introduced the collection of laws known as the Breviary of Alaric. A year later, Clovis I, king of the Franks, defeated the Visigoths at the Battle of Vouillé, in which Alaric II was killed. Most of Provence was separated from the Gothic lands, and the Visigothic kingdom was confined almost entirely to Spain. Despite the attempts of a long line of Gothic kings to hold the kingdom together, the power of the Visigoths steadily declined. The last king, Roderick, was defeated and probably killed by the Muslims in the Battle of Río Barbate in 711. By 713 Spain was partially conquered by the Moors, and the Visigothic power survived in the independent Christian kingdom of Asturias. Looks at the Chronicle of 754 to address questions as: what were the political and military achievements of the Gothic Kings? How much of the Roman administrative machinery did they preserve a civil service of their own? How did they, as Christian heretics, relate to their catholic subjects? And what was the character of the councils of Toledo? ; 376 pages 
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273 Thompson, E. A. THE HISTORICAL WORK OF AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS
Bouma's Boekhuis 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Very light soiling to back board. Minor rubbing. ; Contents: Biography; Sources; Ursicinus; Gallus; Julian; Theodosius and Maximinus; Composition of the Last Six Books; Ammianus as an Historian. Appendices: Zosimus and Julian's Persian Expedition; Chronological Note on xxviii, I. ; 145 pages; Unchanged reprint of 1947 Edition. 
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274 Turcan, Robert OURANOPOLIS. LA VOCATION UNIVERSALISTE DE ROME Contributions Aux Séminaires Internationaux « Da Roma Alla Terza Roma »
CNR-Publisud 2011 2866006151 / 9782866006150 Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very light edgewear else fine. ; De Rome à La Troisième Rome. Documents Et Études 1; 196 pages 
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275 Valantasis, Richard RELIGIONS OF LATE ANTIQUITY IN PRACTICE
Princeton University Press 2000 0691057508 / 9780691057507 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Bottom corners are lightly bumped, otherwise Fine condition. ; This is an unprecedented collection of nearly seventy Late Antique primary religious texts. These texts--all in new English translation and many appearing in English for the first time--represent every major religious current from the late first century until the rise of Islam. Produced through the efforts of thirty-six leading scholars in the field, they constitute a comprehensive view of religious practice in Late Antiquity. Religious life and performance during this period comprised diverse, often unusual practices. Philosophical ascent, magic, legal pronouncement, hymnography, dietary and sexual restriction, and rhetoric were all part of this deeply fascinating world. Religious and political identity often intertwined, as reflected in the Roman persecution of Christians. And a fluid boundary between religion and superstition was contested in daily life. Many practices, including ascetic training, crossed religious boundaries. Others, such as "incubation" at specific temples and certain divination rites, were distinctive practices of individual groups and orders. Intrinsically interesting, the practice of religion in the Late Antique also edifies modern-day religious life. As this volume shows, the origins of the contemporary Western religious terrain can be gleaned in this period. Rabbinic Judaism flourished and spread. Christianity developed still-important theological categories and structures. And even movements that did not survive intact--such as Neoplatonism and the once-powerful Manichaean churches--continue to influence religion today. This rich sourcebook includes discussions of asceticism, religious organization, ritual, martyrdom, religion's social implications, law, and theology. Its unique emphasis on practice and its inclusion of texts translated from lesser-known languages advance the study of religious history in several directions. A strong interdisciplinary orientation will reward scholars and students of religion, theology, gender studies, classical literatures, and history. Each text is accompanied by an introduction and a bibliography for further reading and research, making the book appropriate for use in any university or seminary classroom. ; 1.32 x 9.56 x 6.54 Inches; 527 pages 
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276 Vogt, Joseph CONSTANTIN DER GROSSE Und Sein Jahrhundert
Munich Verlag F. Bruckmann 1960 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Christian Habicht). Light dustsoiling to top of textblock. ; 303 pages 
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277 Vogt, Joseph & (Janet Sondheimer, Trans. ) THE DECLINE OF ROME
NY New American Library 1967 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Richard A. Lafleur). Dustjacket has a few tears with chipping and a bit of edgewear. ; Xii+340pp + plates with 90 b+w illustrations. ; 340 pages 
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278 Walbank, F.W. THE AWFUL REVOLUTION The Decline of the Roman Empire in the West
University of Toronto Press 1969 0802060935 / 9780802060938 Softcover Very Good 
Light rubbing to wraps. Minor edgewear to foreedges of last few pages and rear wrap. ; 139 pages 
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279 Ward-Perkins, Bryan FROM CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY TO THE MIDDLE AGES Urban Public Building in Northern and Central Italy, AD 300-850
Oxford University Press 1987 0198218982 / 9780198218982 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
DJ spine slightly discolored. ; Oxford Historical Monographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages; Examines the patterns and causes of the transformation of towns in the passage from classical to medieval times. The history of public building in late Roman and early medieval Italy is one of dramatic changes, which left traditional classical monuments in ruins but also saw a profusion of new buildings. 
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280 Weitzmann, Kurt LATE ANTIQUE AND EARLY CHRISTIAN BOOK ILLUMINATION
George Braziller 1977 0807608300 / 9780807608302 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Former owner's bookplate on inner cover else book is fine. Small tear to DJ at bottom back corner (1/2 cm). ; Includes artwork from famous manuscripts from the Late Antique and EArly Christian era including The Cotton Genesis, the Vienna Genesis, and the Rossano Gospels et al. ; 126 pages 
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281 Welsby, Derek A. THE ROMAN MILITARY DEFENCE OF THE BRITISH PROVINCE IN ITS LATER PHASES
British Archaeological Reports 1982 0860541789 / 9780860541783 Softcover Very Good 
Creasing to bottom portion of spine. Minor shelfwear. Light creasing to wraps. ; B. A. R. - British Archaeological Reports. British Series 101; 311 pages; Contents: Roman Frontier Development; Third Century; Archaeological Evidence for the History of Forts in the Later Third Century; Forts without Angle-Towers, Artillery and the Provision of Projecting towers; Britain under Constantius Chlorus, AD 296-306; AD 367, The 'Barbarica Conspiratio' and Count Theodosius; Last Four Decades of Military occupation; notitia Dignitatum; Function of Towns in the Military Defence of the British Diocese; Evidence for the Presence of Laeti and Foederati in Later Roman Britain; Appendixes: Chronology of the Stone Forts and Vici at Chesterholm; A note on Pottery Supplies to Northern Military Sites in the Fourth Century. 
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282 Welsby, Derek A. THE ROMAN MILITARY DEFENCE OF THE BRITISH PROVINCE IN ITS LATER PHASES
British Archaeological Reports 1982 0860541789 / 9780860541783 Softcover Very Good- 
Creasing to bottom portion of spine. Light creasing to wraps. Top corner bumped. Small stains to front wrap. Former owner's initials on ffep. Spine slightly browned. ; B. A. R. - British Archaeological Reports. British Series 101; 311 pages; Contents: Roman Frontier Development; Third Century; Archaeological Evidence for the History of Forts in the Later Third Century; Forts without Angle-Towers, Artillery and the Provision of Projecting towers; Britain under Constantius Chlorus, AD 296-306; AD 367, The 'Barbarica Conspiratio' and Count Theodosius; Last Four Decades of Military occupation; notitia Dignitatum; Function of Towns in the Military Defence of the British Diocese; Evidence for the Presence of Laeti and Foederati in Later Roman Britain; Appendixes: Chronology of the Stone Forts and Vici at Chesterholm; A note on Pottery Supplies to Northern Military Sites in the Fourth Century. 
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283 Wightman, Edith Mary ROMAN TRIER AND THE TREVERI
NY Praeger 1971 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear and scuffing to boards. ; Surveys the development under the Roman Empire of the tribal territory of the Treveri.. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 320 pages 
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284 Williams, Stephen DIOCLETIAN AND THE ROMAN RECOVERY
Methuen & Company 1985 0416011519 / 9780416011517 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Light foxing to top of textblock. A few scratches to DJ panel. Small chip along upper edge of DJ. ; 8vo; 264 pages; During the third century the Roman Empire almost foundered in prolonged convulsions of barbarian invasions, incessant civil wars, and worsening economic crisis. It was saved by a succession of Balkan soldier-emperors, of whom the dominant figure was Diocletian. A superb administrator, innovator and reformer, he ended the anarchy by the novel experiment of fourfold sharing of imperial power-- the Tetrarchy --which succeeded in crushing every revolt and stabilising the frontiers. 
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285 Williams, Stephen & Gerard Friell THE ROME THAT DID NOT FALL The Survival of the East in the Fifth Century
Routledge 1999 0415154030 / 9780415154031 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Small chip along top edge of DJ else Fine. ; 1.02 x 9.21 x 6.22 Inches; 304 pages; Why did the Western Roman empire collapse in the fifth century and the Eastern Roman empire survive for another thousand years? The Rome That Did Not Fall examines the two halves of the Roman empire in the fifth century the Latin West and the Greek East. Stephen Williams and Gerard Friell explore how, despite similar military and political turmoils, the western empire all but collapsed and the eastern empire survived and consolidated its power in the face of the invading barbarians, weak and immature emperors and intrigues around the throne. The Rome That Did Not Fall analyzes the remarkable recovery of the eastern empire, comparing the parallel and diverging developments in east and west, and tracing the evolution of new skills and strategies in the east diplomatic, military, political and fiscal. This well-illustrated and well-documented book provides a stimulating exploration of the fifth century Roman empire. 
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286 Willis, Jacobus DE MARTIANO CAPELLA [MARTIANUS CAPELLA] EMENDANO Scripsit Jacobus Willis
E. J. Brill 1971 Softcover Very Good 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). 1 line written in Latin in ink to front wrap. Else minor shelfwear. ; Mnemosyne. Bibliotheca Classica Batava. Supplementum; 94 pages 
Price: 38.00 USD
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287 Winkler, John J. & Gordon Williams LATER GREEK LITERATURE Yale Classical Studies - Volume XXVII
Cambridge University Press 1982 0521239478 / 9780521239479 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
Light rippling to edges of about 10 pages [moisture? ]. Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Edgewear with minor chipping along top edge of DJ. ; Theme, structure and narrative in Chariton B. P. Reardon; The importance of sophists By E. L. Bowie; Lucian: a sophist's sophist By Graham Anderson; The mendacity of Kalasiris and the narrative strategy of Heliodoros' Aithiopika By John J. Winkler; The Emperor Julian on his predecessors By G. W. Bowersock; Greek translations of Latin literature in the fourth century A. D. By Elizabeth Fisher; The empress and the poet: paganism and politics at the court of Theodosius II By Alan Cameron; Pastiche, pleasantry, prudish eroticism: the letters of ‘Aristaenetus’ By W. Geoffrey Arnott; The date and purpose of the Philopatris By Barry Baldwin; Yale Classical Studies Volume XXVII; 344 pages; During the 1980s papyrology celebrates its centenary as a branch of classical studies. Today's state of the art is reflected in the volume's contents which include editions and reeditions of texts, and papers in the many areas of classical antiquity in which our knowledge has been so immeasurably enriched by the discovery and decipherment of Greek and Latin papyri, viz. Language, government, social and economic history, law, private life. Some of the papers also have interdisciplinary ramifications, and the international cooperation that has characterised papyrology from its inception is here readily apparent in the names, languages and affiliations of the contributors. 
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288 Wirth, Gerhard ATTILA Das Hunnenreich Und Europa
Stuttgart Kohlhammer 1999 3170142321 / 9783170142329 Softcover Near Fine 
Slight crease to spine. ; 208pp.; 208 pages 
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289 Wolfram, Herwig; Thomas Dunlap (Tr. ) THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND ITS GERMANIC PEOPLES
University of California Press 1997 0520085116 / 9780520085114 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Minor scuffing to boards. ; 1.1 x 9.2 x 6.2 Inches; 379 pages; The names of early Germanic warrior tribes and leaders resound in songs and legends; the real story of the part they played in reshaping the ancient world is no less gripping. Herwig Wolfram's panoramic history spans the great migrations of the Germanic peoples and the rise and fall of their kingdoms between the third and eighth centuries, as they invaded, settled in, and ultimately transformed the Roman Empire. As Germanic military kings and their fighting bands created kingdoms, and won political and military recognition from imperial governments through alternating confrontation and accommodation, the "tribes" lost their shared culture and social structure, and became sharply differentiated. They acquired their own regions and their own histories, which blended with the history of the empire. In Wolfram's words, "the Germanic peoples neither destroyed the Roman world nor restored it; instead, they made a home for themselves within it. " This story is far from the "decline and fall" interpretation that held sway until recent decades. Wolfram's narrative, based on his sweeping grasp of documentary and archaeological evidence, brings new clarity to a poorly understood period of Western history. 
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290 Wright, F. A. & T. A. Sinclair A HISTORY OF LATER LATIN LITERATURE From the Middle of the Fourth to the End of the Seventeenth Century
George Routledge & Sons 1931 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
2 tears to head of spine. Some fraying to spine ends. Scholar's name to ffep (A. M. Dale). Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing to endpapers. Good + to VG-; 418 pages 
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291 Zosimus; Ludovicus [Ludwig] Mendelssohn ZOSIMI [ZOSIMUS] COMITIS ET EXADVOCATI FISCI HISTORIA NOVA Edidit Ludovicus Mendelssohn
Georg Olms Verlag 1963 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Spine sunned with small sticker stain. Pen markings to ffep (lines and old price). Text is clean. ; Reprint of 1887 edition. ; 306 pages 
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292 Zosimus; Ronald T. Ridley ZOSIMUS: NEW HISTORY A New Translation with Commentary
Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 1982 0959362606 / 9780959362602 Softcover Fine 
Still wrapped in plastic. ; Australian Association for Byzantine Studies. Byzantina Australiensia 2; 263 pages 
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