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351 Ladewig, Marco ROM - DIE ANTIKE SEEREPUBLIK Untersuchungen Zur Thalassokratie Der Res Publica Populi Romani Von Den Anfängen Bis Zur Begrundung Des Principat
Franz Steiner Verlag 2014 3515107304 / 9783515107303 Paperback Fine 
"Mare nostrum" - unser Meer. So betiteln die Romer spatestens seit dem ersten vorchristlichen Jahrhundert das Mittelmeer. Das besitzanzeigende nostrum verdeutlicht ihren maritimen Machtanspruch. In einem beinahe zweihundertjahrigen Prozess wuchs die Stadt am Tiber zur mittelmeerumspannenden Supermacht des Altertums heran. Wie keine andere antike Kustenkultur zuvor verstand es Rom, seine Hegemonie uber das Mittelmeer aufzubauen und systematisch maritime Kontrahenten auszuschalten. Marco Ladewig zeichnet in diesem Band die Genese der romischen Seeherrschaft nach. Zugleich spurt er in den romischen Kulten, der Architektur, der Wirtschaft und der Innenpolitik Belegen fur eine romische Thalassokratie nach, um mit dem Zerrbild der res publica populi romani als Landmacht aufzuraumen und sie - wie alle anderen antiken Kulturen ebenso - als Kustenkultur darzustellen. Rom und das Mittelmeer sind untrennbar miteinander verbunden, denn nur uber die Beherrschung des Meeres wurde die Stadt Rom zum Imperium Romanum. ; Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge (Pawb) Band 48; 373 pages 
Price: 65.00 USD
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352 Laiou, Angeliki E. CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE LATINS The Foreign Policy of Andronicus II, 1282-1328
Harvard University Press 1972 0674165357 / 9780674165359 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Remainder mark to bottom of textblock. Minor shelfwear. DJ has creasing along top edge now in plastic sleeve. ; Harvard Historical Studies, V. 88; 390 pages; At the age of twenty-two, Andronicus II became sole ruler of Byzantium. His father, Michael VIII, had been a dashing figure--a good soldier, brilliant diplomat, and the liberator of Constantinople from its fifty-seven-year Latin occupation. By contrast Andronicus seemed colorless and ineffectual. His problems were immense--partly as a result of his father's policies--and his reign proved to be a series of frustrations and disasters. For forty-six years he fought to preserve the empire against constant encroachments. When he was finally deposed in 1328 by his grandson and co-emperor, Andronicus III, almost all of Asia Minor had been lost to the Turks, Westerners had taken over the defense of the Aegean, and the Catalan army he had invited to help him fight the Turks remained to fight the emperor. In this penetrating account of Andronicus' foreign policy, Angeliki E. Laiou focuses on Byzantium's relations with the Latin West, the far-reaching domestic implications of the hostility of western Europe, and the critical decision that faced Andronicus: whether to follow his father's lead and allow Byzantium to become a European state or to keep it an Eastern, orthodox power. The author, who argues that foreign policy cannot be understood without examining the domestic factors that influence, indeed create, it, devotes a large part of her study to domestic developments in Byzantium during Andronicus' reign-the decline of the power of the central government; the spread of semi-independent regional authorities; the state of finances, of the army, of the church. She concludes that, contrary to common opinion, Andronicus II sincerely desired the union of the Greek and Latin churches, when, in the last years of his reign, he realized that the political situation made such a union necessary. Maintaining also that the conquest of Asia Minor by the Turks was not a foregone conclusion when Andronicus II came to the throne, she discusses at length the errors of policy and the manifold circumstances which combined to precipitate that loss. 
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353 Laistner, M. L. W. A HISTORY OF THE GREEK WORLD FROM 479 TO 323 B.C
Methuen & Co., Ltd 1936 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Former classics scholar's name on ffep (Mary E. White). Spine cover is split along one side but still holding. Chipping to top of spine. Spine is faded. Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. ; Survey of Greek history from the end of the Persian wars to the death of Alexander the Great. ; Methuen's History of the Greek and Roman World; 492 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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354 Lampela, Anssi ROME AND THE PTOLEMIES OF EGYPT The Development of their Political Relations, 273-80 B.C.
Societas Scientiarum Fennica 1998 9516532950 / 9789516532953 Softcover Near Fine 
Light scuffing else fine. ; Study of the political relations between two ancient great powers in the Mediterranean, Rome and Ptolemaic Egypt. The period of time concerned was characterized by the expansion of Roman power and, from the end of the third century onwards, the decay of the great Hellenistic states. ; Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 111; 301 pages 
Price: 68.00 USD
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355 Larsen, J. A. O. REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN GREEK AND ROMAN HISTORY
University of California Press 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by author on ffep. Else book is fine. DJ spine browned. DJ now in mylar. ; Vi, 249pp. Sather Lecture. ; Sather Classical Lectures 28; 249 pages; Signed by Author 
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356 Leach, John POMPEY THE GREAT
Croom Helm / Rowman and Littlefield 1978 0847660354 / 9780847660353 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
One closed tear to top of DJ spine else Minor shelfwear to DJ. Minor shelfwear to book. Scholar's name to ffep (A. J. Marshall). Light pencil marginalia on about 4-5 pages. ; Alternate ISBN: 0847660354 ; 256 pages 
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357 Leach, John POMPEY THE GREAT
London Croom Helm 1986 0709941277 / 9780709941279 Softcover Very Good 
Very light edgewear. ; Reprint of the 1978 ed. 265pp.; 265 pages 
Price: 28.00 USD
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358 Lemerle, Paul ESSAIS SUR LE MONDE BYZANTIN
Variorum Reprints 1980 0860780600 / 9780860780601 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear to boards. Dustsoiling to top of textblock. Foxing to foreedges. Scholar's name to ffep (G. L. Huxley). ; Contents: Invasions et migrations dans les Balkans depuis la fin de l'époque romaine jusqu'au VIIIe siècle; La chronique improprement dite de Monemvasie: le context historique et légendaire; Tomas le Slave; L'histoire des Pauliciens d'Asia Mineure d'après les sources grecques; la publication des fouilles de la Basilique Vaticane et la question du tombeau de saint Pierre; Un bois sculpté de L'annonciation; Psychologie de l'art byzantin; L'orthodoxie byzantine et l'oecuménisme médiéval: les origins du "schisme" des Eglises. ; Collected Studies 115; 370 pages 
Price: 175.00 USD
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359 Lendon, J. E. EMPIRE OF HONOUR The Art of Government in the Roman World
Oxford University Press 1997 0198150792 / 9780198150794 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has a couple of small chips. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; Jon Lendon offers a bold new analysis of how Roman government worked in the first four centuries AD. He contends that a despotism rooted in force and fear enjoyed widespread support among the ruling classes of the provinces on the basis of an aristocratic culture of honor shared by rulers and ruled. ; 336 pages 
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360 Lendon, J. E. EMPIRE OF HONOUR The Art of Government in the Roman World
Oxford University Press 1997 0198150792 / 9780198150794 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light bumping to upper corners. Foxing to top of textblock. DJ has shelfwear and rubbing. ; Jon Lendon offers a bold new analysis of how Roman government worked in the first four centuries AD. He contends that a despotism rooted in force and fear enjoyed widespread support among the ruling classes of the provinces on the basis of an aristocratic culture of honor shared by rulers and ruled. ; 336 pages 
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361 Lenski, Noel Emmanuel FAILURE OF EMPIRE Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.
University of California Press 2003 0520233328 / 9780520233324 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (a. D. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great losers. By the time he was killed, his empire had been coming unglued for several years: the Goths had overrun the Balkans; Persians, Isaurians, and Saracens were threatening the east; the economy was in disarray; and pagans and Christians alike had been exiled, tortured, and executed in his religious persecutions. Valens had not, however, entirely failed in his job as emperor. He was an admirable administrator, a committed defender of the frontiers, and a ruler who showed remarkable sympathy for the needs of his subjects. In lively style and rich detail, Lenski incorporates a broad range of new material, from archaeology to Gothic and Armenian sources, in a study that illuminates the social, cultural, religious, economic, administrative, and military complexities of Valens's realm. Failure of Empire offers a nuanced reconsideration of Valens the man and shows both how he applied his strengths to meet the expectations of his world and how he ultimately failed in his efforts to match limited capacities to limitless demands. ; 1.35 x 9.86 x 6.24 Inches; 454 pages 
Price: 78.00 USD
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362 Levick, Barbara GOVERNMENT OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE A Source Book
Croom Helm 1985 070991668X / 9780709916680 Softcover Very Good 
Spine a bit discolored. Creasing to 1 corner. Scholars' name to ffep (Mark Golden). ; This book reveals how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt could be ruled from a single city and still survive more than a thousand years. The Government of the Roman Empire is the only sourcebook to concentrate on the administration of the empire, using the evidence of contemporary writers and historians. ; 272 pages 
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363 Levick, Barbara THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE A Sourcebook
Totowa Barnes & Noble Books 1985 0389205729 / 9780389205722 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has faint creasing and shelfwear. ; This book reveals how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt could be ruled from a single city and still survive more than a thousand years. The Government of the Roman Empire is the only sourcebook to concentrate on the administration of the empire, using the evidence of contemporary writers and historians. ; 260 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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364 Levick, Barbara TIBERIUS THE POLITICIAN
Croom Helm 1986 0709941323 / 9780709941323 Softcover Very Good 
Light edgewear to corners of wraps. Creasing to spine. Light pencil marginalia to a few pages. ; Classical Lives; 328 pages; Tiberius has always been one of the most enigmatic of the Roman emperors. At the same time, his career is uniquely important for the understanding of the Empire's development on the foundations laid by Augustus. Barbara Levick offers a comprehensive and engaging portrait of the life and times of Tiberius, including an exploration of his ancestry and his education, an analysis of his provincial and foreign policy and an examination of his debauched final years and his posthumous reputation. 
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365 Levick, Barbara TIBERIUS THE POLITICIAN
Thames & Hudson Ltd 1976 0500400296 / 9780500400296 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Small pen mark to textblock. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Dustjacket has minor yellowing. ; Aspects of Greek & Roman Life; 328 pages; Tiberius has always been one of the most enigmatic of the Roman emperors. At the same time, his career is uniquely important for the understanding of the Empire's development on the foundations laid by Augustus. Barbara Levick offers a comprehensive and engaging portrait of the life and times of Tiberius, including an exploration of his ancestry and his education, an analysis of his provincial and foreign policy and an examination of his debauched final years and his posthumous reputation. 
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366 Lewis, D. M. SPARTA AND PERSIA Lectures Delivered At the University of Cincinnati, Autumn 1976 in Memory of Donald W. Bradeen.
E. J. Brill 1977 9004054278 / 9789004054271 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Former classics scholar's name on ffep (Christian Habicht). Very light bump to top corner of book. ; Cincinnati Classical Studies New Series Volume I. ; 168 pages 
Price: 175.00 USD
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367 Lewis, D. M. SPARTA AND PERSIA Lectures Delivered At the University of Cincinnati, Autumn 1976 in Memory of Donald W. Bradeen.
E. J. Brill 1977 9004054278 / 9789004054271 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Very light stains to front board. Very light shelfwear. ; Cincinnati Classical Studies New Series Volume I. ; 168 pages 
Price: 175.00 USD
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368 Lewis, D. M. SPARTA AND PERSIA Lectures Delivered At the University of Cincinnati, Autumn 1976 in Memory of Donald W. Bradeen.
E. J. Brill 1977 9004054278 / 9789004054271 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Cincinnati Classical Studies New Series Volume I. ; 168 pages 
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369 Lewis, Martha W. Hoffman THE OFFICIAL PRIESTS OF ROME UNDER THE JULIO-CLAUDIANS A Study of the Nobility from 44 B.C. to 68 A.D.
American Academy in Rome 1955 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Scholar's name to ffep (E Badian) . Pages uncut. Front wraps have Creasing to top corner along with a first pages. Wraps have edgewear with chipping and small tears. Spine is slightly browned. ; American Academy in Rome: Papers & Monographs XVI; 186 pages 
Price: 165.00 USD
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370 Liebeschuetz, J. H. W. G. ANTIOCH City and Imperial Administration in the Later Roman Empire
Oxford University Press 1972 0198142951 / 9780198142959 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Former owner's name on ffep. Light knocking to boards else Fine. DJ has edgewear with light chipping and a couple of small closed tears. ; Oxford Scholarly Classics; 8.5 x 0.75 x 5.75 Inches; 314 pages; The writings of Libanius are used to illustrate trends in the public life of the great eastern metropolis in the fourth century. The study begins with a social survey of the city. Attention is then concentrated on government. 
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371 Linke, Bernhard & Mischa Meier & Meret Strothmann (Hg. ) ZWISCHEN MONARCHIE UND REPUBLIK Gesellschaftliche Stabilisierungsleistungen Und Politische Transformationspotentiale in Den Antiken Stadtstaaten
Franz Steiner Verlag 2010 3515097821 / 9783515097826 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Historia - Einzelschriften 217; 236 pages; English summary: The contrast between monarchical and republican constitution is one of the key factors of political processes and discourses in ancient communities. However, the sharp dichotomy between republic and monarchy, at least according to present published research, seems to more closely back the needs of those groups backing Republican orders than was actually the case in reality. The aim of this volume is to develop an interpretive model that takes the openness of dynamics and development of such processes seriously. It is not enough to purely reconstruct historical causalities. Instead, individual examples from Greek and Roman history are used to study the risk posed by the respective populations' steps toward stabilization in close connection with their potential for political transformation. German text. German description: Der Gegensatz zwischen monarchischer und burgerstaatlich-republikanischer Verfasstheit gehort zu den zentralen Faktoren politischer Prozesse und Diskurse in den antiken Gemeinwesen. Allerdings scheint die in den Quellen fassbare scharfe Dichotomie zwischen Republik und Monarchie eher dem Bedurfnis der Tragergruppen republikanischer Ordnungen als den tatsachlichen Verhaltnissen entsprochen zu haben. Letztere sind vielmehr durch fliessende Ubergange von der Monarchie zur Republik und umgekehrt gekennzeichnet, die erklarungsbedurftig sind.Ziel des Bandes ist, ein Interpretationsmodell zu entwickeln, das die Dynamik und Entwicklungsoffenheit solcher Prozesse ernst nimmt; dazu reicht eine reine Rekonstruktion historischer Kausalitaten nicht aus. Stattdessen werden an Einzelbeispielen aus der griechischen und romischen Geschichte die von den jeweiligen Gesellschaften ausgehenden Stabilisierungsleistungen in enger Verknupfung mit ihren politischen Transformationspotentialen untersucht. 
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372 Lintott, Andrew CICERO AS EVIDENCE A Historian's Companion
Oxford University Press 2008 0199216444 / 9780199216444 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has faint shelfwear along top edge. ; Cicero, one of the greatest orators of all time and an important politician at the time of the downfall of the Roman Republic, has left in his writings a first-hand view of the age of Caesar and Pompey. However, readers need to learn how to interpret these writings and, as with any politician or orator, not to believe too easily what he says. This book is a guide to reading Cicero and a companion to anyone who is prepared to take the long but rewarding journey through his works. It is not in itself a biography, but may help readers to construct their own biographies of Cicero or histories of his age. ; 480 pages 
Price: 150.00 USD
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373 Lintott, Andrew VIOLENCE, CIVIL STRIFE AND REVOLUTION IN THE CLASSICAL CITY 750-330 BC
Croom Helm 1987 0709941706 / 9780709941705 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear. ; Gives a conspectus of violence and civil strife in classical society during the most exciting period of its development. Examines first the extent and function of violence in this form of society and then traces the development of civil strife as the cities become more powerful and politically more sophisticated. Major themes are aristocratic rivalry, the tensions between rich and poor, the link between imperialism and civil strife and the causes of constitutional revolution. ; 289 pages 
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374 Lintott, Andrew VIOLENCE, CIVIL STRIFE AND REVOLUTION IN THE CLASSICAL CITY 750-330 BC
Croom Helm 1987 0709941706 / 9780709941705 Softcover Very Good+ 
Spine very lightly sunned. Else fine. ; Gives a conspectus of violence and civil strife in classical society during the most exciting period of its development. Examines first the extent and function of violence in this form of society and then traces the development of civil strife as the cities become more powerful and politically more sophisticated. Major themes are aristocratic rivalry, the tensions between rich and poor, the link between imperialism and civil strife and the causes of constitutional revolution. ; 289 pages 
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375 Lintott, Andrew VIOLENCE, CIVIL STRIFE AND REVOLUTION IN THE CLASSICAL CITY 750-330 BC
Croom Helm 1987 0709941706 / 9780709941705 Softcover Very Good+ 
Spine very lightly sunned. ; Gives a conspectus of violence and civil strife in classical society during the most exciting period of its development. Examines first the extent and function of violence in this form of society and then traces the development of civil strife as the cities become more powerful and politically more sophisticated. Major themes are aristocratic rivalry, the tensions between rich and poor, the link between imperialism and civil strife and the causes of constitutional revolution. ; 289 pages 
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376 Lomas, Kathryn & Tim Cornell 'BREAD AND CIRCUSES' Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy
Routledge 2003 0415146895 / 9780415146890 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
0.65 x 9.76 x 6.28 Inches; 192 pages; Cities in the ancient world relied on private generosity to provide many basic amenities, as well as expecting leading citizens to pay for 'bread and circuses' - free food and public entertainment. This collection of essays by leading scholars from the UK and USA explores the important phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy. Ranging from the late republican period to the later Roman Empire, the contributions cover a wide range of topics, including the impact of benefactions and benefactors on the urban development of Roman Italy, on cultural and economic activity, and on the changing role of games and festivals in Roman society. They also explore the relationship between communities and their benefactors, whether these were local notables, senators, or the emperor himself, and examine how the nature of benefaction changed under the Empire. 
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377 Lopez, Robert S. BYZANTIUM AND THE WORLD AROUND IT: ECONOMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
Variorum Reprints 1978 0860780309 / 9780860780304 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Former owner's Embossed seal on title-page. Bookplate on inner cover. Light bumping to bottom corners. ; Contents: Beati Monoculi: the byzantine Culture in the Early Middle Ages; Byzantine Law in the Seventh Century and its reception by the Germans and the Arabs; Silk industry in the Byzantine Empire; Le problème des relations anglo-byzantines du septième au dixième siècle; Du marché temporaire à la colonie permanente: l'évolution de la politique commerciale au moyen age; La crise du besant au Xe siècle et la date du Livre du Préfet; Dollar of the Middle Ages; Origin of the Merino Sheep; Les influences orientales et l'éveil économique de l'Occident; Role of Trade in the Economic Readjustment of Byzantium in the Seventh Century; l'importanza del mondo islamico nella vita economica europea; Marquis et monostratèges; Il problema della bilancia dei pagamenti nel commercio di Levante; Foreigners in Byzantium. ; Collected Studies Series: CS85; 318 pages 
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378 Loraux, Nicole & (translated by Alan Sheridan) THE INVENTION OF ATHENS The Funeral Oration in the Classical City
Harvard University Press 1986 0674463625 / 9780674463622 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A couple of Corners are lightly bumped. Very light pen notes to ffep and 1 page (word crossed out) with pencil notes and underlining to a couple of pages. Dustsoiling to top of textblock. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear. DJ spine is a little browned. ; 512 pages; How does the funeral oration relate to democracy in ancient Greece? How did the death of an individual citizen-soldier become the occasion to praise the city of Athens? In The Invention of Athens, Nicole Loraux traces the different rhetoric, politics, and ideology of funeral orations--epitaphioi--from Thucydides, Gorgias, Lysias, and Demosthenes to Plato. Arguing that the ceremony of public burial began circa 508-460 BCE, Loraux demonstrates that the institution of the funeral oration developed under Athenian democracy. A secular, not a religious phenomenon, a literary genre with fixed rhetoric effects, the funeral oration was inextricably linked to the epainos--praise of the city--rather than to a ritualized lament for the dead as is commonly assumed. Above all, the funeral oration celebrated the city of Athens and the Athenian citizen. Loraux interprets the speeches from literary, anthropological, and political perspectives. She explains how these acts of secular speech invented an image of Athens often at odds with the presumed ideals of democracy. To die in battle for the city was presented as an act of civic choice--the "fine" death that defined the citizen-soldier's noble, aristocratic ethos. At the same time, the funeral oration cultivated an image of democracy at a time when there was, for example, no formal theory of a respect for law and liberty, the supremacy of the collective and public over the individual and the private, or freedom of speech. 
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379 Lossmann, Friedrich CICERO UND CAESAR IM JAHRE 54 Studien Zur Theorie Und Praxis Der Römischen Freundschaft
Franz Steiner Verlag 1962 Softcover Good 
Front wrap has chipping and creasing with scuffing and a small pen mark. Wraps a little tatty and browned. ; Hermes. Einzelschriften, Heft 17; 172 pages 
Price: 42.00 USD
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380 Lott, J. Bert THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF AUGUSTAN ROME
Cambridge University Press 2004 0521828279 / 9780521828277 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light sticker stain to back of DJ. DJ in mylar. ; Xiii, 262pp, some illustrations. This volume investigates the neighborhoods of ancient Rome during the reign of the first Roman Emperor, Caesar Augustus (27 BCE-14 CE). Focusing on a group of neighborhood-based voluntary associations that were important political and social communities for the city's diverse population of slaves and ex-slaves, it locates the Augustan neighborhoods within the broader context of the history of Rome. John Bert Lott stresses their importance as physical and cultural divisions of the city and investigates the distinctive relationship between local neighborhoods and Augustus himself. ; 262 pages 
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381 Lounacharsky, Anatoly; Vangeles Sakkatos (Ed. ) EISAGOGE STEN HISTORIA TON THRESKEUMATON (He Katagoge Ton Threskeion)
Athens Ekdoseis Astrape 1959 Softcover Very Good- 
Wraps browned along edges and to spine. Light chipping and creasing along foreedges of wraps. Pages yellowed. ; Frontispiece, 125pp. ; 125 pages 
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382 Lucas, Joseph LES OBSESSIONS DE TACITE
E. J. Brill 1974 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Isbn: 9004039686; Roma Aeterna 8; 254 pages 
Price: 55.00 USD
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383 Luce, T. J. LIVY The Composition of His History
Princeton University Press 1977 0691035520 / 9780691035529 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book. Spine ends very slightly discolored. DJ has chipping to spine ends with small piece chipped off to heel. DJ has 1 small tear to upper corner. Edgewear to extremities. ; Luce Considers to what extent Livy may be said to have been in control of his historical material. What is the significance, the author asks, of the units by which Livy structured his history? How did he go about preparing himself to write, and what methods did he use in the course of actual composition? Did he have an interpretation of his own concerning the overall course of Roman History, and, if so, how did it affect his selection and arrangement of material? ; 322 pages 
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384 Luce, T. J. LIVY The Composition of His History
Princeton University Press 1977 0691035520 / 9780691035529 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book has minor shelfwear. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing to top of textblock. DJ has minor edgewear. ; Luce Considers to what extent Livy may be said to have been in control of his historical material. What is the significance, the author asks, of the units by which Livy structured his history? How did he go about preparing himself to write, and what methods did he use in the course of actual composition? Did he have an interpretation of his own concerning the overall course of Roman History, and, if so, how did it affect his selection and arrangement of material? ; 322 pages 
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385 Luce, T. J. LIVY The Composition of His History
Princeton University Press 1977 0691035520 / 9780691035529 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book. Spine ends sunned and a bit discolored. Scholar's blindstamp and name to ffep (Robert Brown). DJ has chipping and a few tears with 2 cm torn strip at top of spine. Rubbing to DJ spine with a bit of colour loss. ; Luce Considers to what extent Livy may be said to have been in control of his historical material. What is the significance, the author asks, of the units by which Livy structured his history? How did he go about preparing himself to write, and what methods did he use in the course of actual composition? Did he have an interpretation of his own concerning the overall course of Roman History, and, if so, how did it affect his selection and arrangement of material? ; 322 pages 
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386 Lucretius; Russel M. Geer (translator) LUCRETIUS: ON NATURE
Bobbs-Merrill Company 1978 0672603551 / 9780672603556 Softcover Very Good 
Slight creasing to spine. Minor shelfwear to wraps. Small Tiny stains to stains of textblock. ; English translation. ; The Library of Liberal Arts; 296 pages; A modern English translation of lucretius' de natura. 
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387 Lucretius; Russel M. Geer (translator) LUCRETIUS: ON NATURE
Bobbs-Merrill Company 1978 0672603551 / 9780672603556 Softcover Very Good 
Slight creasing to spine. Small sticker stain and small round stain to front wrap. Light foxing to textblock. ; English translation. ; The Library of Liberal Arts; 296 pages; A modern English translation of lucretius' de natura. 
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388 Lutz, Mark J. DIVINE LAW AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY IN PLATO'S LAWS
Northern Illinois University Press 2012 0875804454 / 9780875804453 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
200pp. All over the world secular rationalist governments and judicial authorities have been challenged by increasingly forceful claims made on behalf of divine law. For those who believe that reason—not faith—should be the basis of politics and the law, proponents of divine law raise theoretical and practical concerns that must be addressed seriously and respectfully. As Mark J. Lutz makes plain in this illuminating book, they have an important ally in Plato, whose long neglected Laws provides an eye-opening analysis of the relation between political philosophy and religion and a powerful defense of political rationalism. Plato mounts his case, Lutz reveals, through a productive dialogue between his Athenian Stranger and various devout citizens that begins by exploring the common ground between them, but ultimately establishes the authority of rational political philosophy to guide the law. The result will fascinate not only political theorists but also scholars at all levels with an interest in the intersection of religion and politics or in the questions that surround ethics and civic education. ; 210 pages 
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389 Lyasse, Emmanuel LE PRINCIPAT ET SON FONDATEUR L'Utilisation De La Référence à Auguste De Tibère à Trajan
Éditions Latomus 2008 2870312520 / 9782870312520 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear with faint crease to front wrap else fine. ; Première partie TIBÈRE : L’INVENTION ET L’ÉCHEC D’UN MODÈLE – p. 35Chapitre I : Succéder à Auguste – p. 39 Chapitre II : Diviniser Auguste – p. 66 Chapitre III : Imiter Auguste ? – p. 116. Deuxième partie UN HÉRITAGE IMPOSSIBLE À ASSUMER ? – p. 167Chapitre IV : Caligula, ou la jeunesse d’Auguste – p. 171 Chapitre V : Claude, ou les ambiguïtés d’un prince imprévu – p. 207 Chapitre VI : Néron, la fin de la maison d’Auguste – p. 244. Troisième partie SUCCÉDER À AUGUSTE SANS DESCENDRE D’AUGUSTE – p. 279 Chapitre VII : Trois échecs rapides : Galba, Othon, Vitellius – p. 285 Chapitre VIII : Les Flaviens, nouvelle maison auguste, de l’affirmation à l’échec – p. 301 Chapitre IX : Trajan, melior Augusto ? – p. 329 ; Collection Latomus Volume 311; 388 pages 
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390 Lyne, R. O. A. M. HORACE Beyond the Public Poetry
Yale University Press 1995 0300063229 / 9780300063226 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to book and DJ. Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Creasing along upper edge of DJ. ; Horace's career as a public poet, as a client of Maecenas and as a spokesaman for the Augustan Age, is examined in this book. By putting Horace in his historical context and examining his life, the author tries to illuminate the motivations and stresses which shaped his poetry. Far from being glib propaganda, argues Lyne, much of Horace's work reveals barely veiled resentment at the public, moral role his position forced him to adopt. A subtle study of the man behind the masks which sheds new light on this fascinating poet. ; 238 pages 
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391 Maas, Michael JOHN LYDUS AND THE ROMAN PAST Antiquarianism and Politics in the Age of Justinian
Routledge 1992 0415060214 / 9780415060219 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light spotting to top of textblock. Very light shelfwear to DJ. Small knock to middle of foreedge of front board else Fine. ; 220 pages; John Lydus, a retired official at Justinian's court in the mid-6th century, is an important, neglected source for the study of the fate of the classical legacy in the newly Christianized Roman empire, Byzantium.

Examining his work On Portents, On the Months and On Magistracies, Michael Maas establishes Lydus as a credible witness to the political and cultural milieu in the age of Justinian--at the moment when the state re-historicized itself and its Roman legacy in Christian terms. Within a few generations, addressing antiquity from a non-Christian viewpoint would have been unthinkable. From his place on the edge of this shifting paradigm, Lydus' writings help us to see the emergence of medieval Byzantium through Roman eyes. 
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392 Maas, Michael JOHN LYDUS AND THE ROMAN PAST Antiquarianism and Politics in the Age of Justinian
Routledge 1992 0415060214 / 9780415060219 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to book. DJ has minor creasing and shelfwear. ; 220 pages; John Lydus, a retired official at Justinian's court in the mid-6th century, is an important, neglected source for the study of the fate of the classical legacy in the newly Christianized Roman empire, Byzantium.

Examining his work On Portents, On the Months and On Magistracies, Michael Maas establishes Lydus as a credible witness to the political and cultural milieu in the age of Justinian--at the moment when the state re-historicized itself and its Roman legacy in Christian terms. Within a few generations, addressing antiquity from a non-Christian viewpoint would have been unthinkable. From his place on the edge of this shifting paradigm, Lydus' writings help us to see the emergence of medieval Byzantium through Roman eyes. 
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393 MacBain, Bruce PRODIGY AND EXPIATION A Study in Religion and Politics in Republican Rome
Latomus 1982 2870311176 / 9782870311172 Softcover Near Fine 
Collection Latomus Volume 177; 140 pages 
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394 Mackay, Christopher S. THE BREAKDOWN OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC From Oligarchy to Empire
Cambridge University Press 2009 0521518199 / 9780521518192 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Bump to top of spine else Fine. ; 462 pages; In this book, Christopher Mackay recounts the last century of the Roman Republic in a readable, narrative treatment. Within this narrative he analyzes the breakdown of the traditional Republican form of government as a result of the administrative and political crises brought about by the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean basin in the Middle Republic. He also shows how the many reforms instituted by Augustus, which effectively created the new imperial form of government, were a reaction to the failings of the Republic. Illustrated with an extensive collection of coin images that document the changes in contemporary political ideology, this volume also focuses on the political significance of the key personalities, including Marius, Sulla, and Caesar, who played a large role in the events that lead to the demise of the Roman Republic. 
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395 MacMullen, Ramsay CHANGES IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE Essays in the Ordinary
Princeton University Press 1990 0691036012 / 9780691036014 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear. ; 1.25 x 9.75 x 6.75 Inches; 416 pages; Written by one of the foremost historians of the Roman Empire, this collection of both new and previously published essays forms a colorful picture of daily life in the Mediterranean world between A.D. 50 and 450. Here, for example, the author applies statistical analysis to broad groups of people on matters ranging from justice through medicine to language. In so doing he is able to substantiate general statements about routines in ordinary people's behavior and to detect within these routines the very changes that constitute history. Such analysis also shows how this era benefits from the same historiographical approaches that have so successfully elucidated sociocultural phenomena in other periods. Drawing from statistical analysis and many other historical approaches, these essays on popular mores in the Roman Empire cover such topics as language and art, acculturation, thought and religion, sex and gender, cruelty and slavery, and aspects of class and power relations. The author introduces the collection with several essays on historical method, as it pertains to the richness of documentation and variety to be found in the region and period chosen. 
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396 MacMullen, Ramsay ROMANIZATION IN THE TIME OF AUGUSTUS
Yale University Press 2000 0300082541 / 9780300082548 Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Upper corners bumped else book is fine. DJ is in mylar. ; Xi, 222pp. During the lifetime of Augustus (from 63 B. C. To A. D. 14) , Roman civilization spread at a remarkable rate throughout the ancient world, influencing such areas as art and architecture, religion, law, local speech, city design, clothing, and leisure and family activities. In his newest book, Ramsay MacMullen investigates why the adoption of Roman ways was so prevalent during this period. Drawing largely on archaeological sources, MacMullen discovers that during this period more than half a million Roman veterans were resettled in colonies overseas, and an additional hundred or more urban centers in the provinces took on normal Italian-Roman town constitutions. Great sums of expendable wealth came into the hands of ambitious Roman and local notables, some of which was spent in establishing and advertising Roman ways. MacMullen argues that acculturation of the ancient world was due not to cultural imperialism on the part of the conquerors but to eagerness of imitation among the conquered, and that the Romans were able to respond with surprisingly effective techniques of mass production and standardization. ; 222 pages 
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397 Madison, James & Jonathan Elliot (Rev. by) DEBATES ON THE ADOPTION OF THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION In the Convention Held At Philadelphia in 1787 with a Diary of the Debates of the Congress of Confederation; As Reported by James Madison, Revised and Newly Arranged by Jonathan Elliot
Ayer Company, Publishers, Inc. 1987 0881430625 / 9780881430622 Hardcover Fine 
Reprint of the 1888 ed. (published as Volume V, Supplementary to Elliot's Debates).; 641 pages 
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398 Major, Wilfred E. THE COURT OF COMEDY Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens
Ohio State University Press 2013 0814212247 / 9780814212240 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens, by Wilfred E. Major, analyzes how writers of comedy in Classical Greece satirized the emerging art of rhetoric and its role in political life. In the fifth century BCE, the development of rhetoric proceeded hand in hand with the growth of democracy both on Sicily and at Athens. In turn, comic playwrights in Athens, most notably Aristophanes, lampooned oratory as part of their commentary on the successes and failures of the young democracy. This innovative study is the first book to survey all the surviving comedy from the fifth century BCE on these important topics. The evidence reveals that Greek comedy provides a revealing commentary on the incipient craft of rhetoric before its formal conventions were stabilized. Furthermore, Aristophanes’ depiction of rhetoric and of Athenian democratic institutions indicates that he fundamentally supports the Athenian democracy and not, as is often argued, oligarchic opposition to it. ; 288 pages 
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399 Maksimovic, Ljubomir THE BYZANTINE PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE PALAIOLOGOI
Adolf M. Hakkert 1988 9025609686 / 9789025609689 Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Some creasing along edges of rear wrap and light foxing. Else fine. ; Contents: The Feudal Character of the Administration; The Administrative Units; Regional Administrators; Subordinate Officials in the Provinces; The Fiscal Apparatus; The Judiciary; The Privileges of Towns. ; 308 pages 
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400 Manni, Eugenio LUCIO SERGIO CATILINA
La Nuova Italia Editrice 1939 Softcover Good 
Wraps are tattered with chipping and tears. Pages unopened. Browning to wraps and to edges of pages. ; Biblioteca Di Cultura 16; 265 pages 
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