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51 Cameron, Alan PORPHYRIUS THE CHARIOTEER
Oxford Clarendon Press 1973 0198148054 / 9780198148050 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear. ; 298 pages; Porphyrius Calliopas was the greatest hero of the 6th century Byzantine hippodrome, celebrated in the Anthology and in monumental reliefs. Only two bases of monuments to Porphyrius survive, the second found in 1963. Cameron presents a full study of this second base, elucidating the iconography, explaining the inscriptions and also reassessing the first base. From the evidence of the bases and epigrams, he is able to reconstruct the careers of Porphyrius and fellow charioteers, exploring their fame and material rewards. 
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52 Cameron, Alan THE LAST PAGANS OF ROME
Oxford University Press 2010 019974727X / 9780199747276 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has a bit of shelfwear and light creasing. ; Rufinus' vivid account of the battle between the Eastern Emperor Theodosius and the Western usurper Eugenius by the River Frigidus in 394 represents it as the final confrontation between paganism and Christianity. It is indeed widely believed that a largely pagan aristocracy remained a powerful and active force well into the fifth century, sponsoring pagan literary circles, patronage of the classics, and propaganda for the old cults in art and literature. The main focus of much modern scholarship on the end of paganism in the West has been on its supposed stubborn resistance to Christianity. The dismantling of this romantic myth is one of the main goals of Alan Cameron's book. Actually, the book argues, Western paganism petered out much earlier and more rapidly than hitherto assumed. The subject of this book is not the conversion of the last pagans but rather the duration, nature, and consequences of their survival. By re-examining the abundant textual evidence, both Christian (Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Paulinus, Prudentius) and "pagan" (Claudian, Macrobius, and Ammianus Marcellinus) , as well as the visual evidence (ivory diptychs, illuminated manuscripts, silverware) , Cameron shows that most of the activities and artifacts previously identified as hallmarks of a pagan revival were in fact just as important to the life of cultivated Christians. Far from being a subversive activity designed to rally pagans, the acceptance of classical literature, learning, and art by most elite Christians may actually have helped the last reluctant pagans to finally abandon the old cults and adopt Christianity. The culmination of decades of research, The Last Pagans of Rome overturns many long-held assumptions about pagan and Christian culture in the late antique West. ; 896 pages 
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53 Cameron, Alan & Jacqueline Long BARBARIANS AND POLITICS AT THE COURT OF ARCADIUS
University of California Press 1993 0520065506 / 9780520065505 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ. ; With a contribution by Lee Sherry. ; Transformation of the Classical Heritage; 441 pages; The chaotic events of A. D. 395-400 marked a momentous turning point for the Roman Empire and its relationship to the barbarian peoples under and beyond its command. In this masterly study, Alan Cameron proposes a complete rewriting of received wisdom concerning the social and political history of these years. Our knowledge of the period comes to us in part through Synesius of Cyrene, who recorded his view of events in his De regno and De providentia. By redating these works, Cameron offers a vital, new interpretation of the interactions of pagans and Christians, Goths and Romans. In 394/95, during the last four months of his life, the emperor Theodosius I ruled as sole Augustus over a united Roman empire that had been divided between at least two emperors for most of the preceding one hundred years. Not only did the death of Theodosius set off a struggle between Roman officeholders of the two empires, but it also set off renewed efforts by the barbarian Goths to sieze both territory and office. Theodosius had encouraged high-ranking Goths to enter Roman military service; thus well placed, their efforts would lead to Alaric's sack of Rome in 410. Though Cameron's interest is in the particularities of events, the book conveys a wonderful sense of the general time and place. Cameron's rebuttal of modern scholarship, which pervades the narrative, enhances the reader's engagement with the complexities of interpretation. The result is a sophisticated recounting of a period of crucial change in the Roman Empire's relationship to the non-Roman world. 
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54 Cameron, Alan & Jacqueline Long BARBARIANS AND POLITICS AT THE COURT OF ARCADIUS
University of California Press 1993 0520065506 / 9780520065505 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
With a contribution by Lee Sherry. ; Transformation of the Classical Heritage; 441 pages; The chaotic events of A. D. 395-400 marked a momentous turning point for the Roman Empire and its relationship to the barbarian peoples under and beyond its command. In this masterly study, Alan Cameron proposes a complete rewriting of received wisdom concerning the social and political history of these years. Our knowledge of the period comes to us in part through Synesius of Cyrene, who recorded his view of events in his De regno and De providentia. By redating these works, Cameron offers a vital, new interpretation of the interactions of pagans and Christians, Goths and Romans. In 394/95, during the last four months of his life, the emperor Theodosius I ruled as sole Augustus over a united Roman empire that had been divided between at least two emperors for most of the preceding one hundred years. Not only did the death of Theodosius set off a struggle between Roman officeholders of the two empires, but it also set off renewed efforts by the barbarian Goths to sieze both territory and office. Theodosius had encouraged high-ranking Goths to enter Roman military service; thus well placed, their efforts would lead to Alaric's sack of Rome in 410. Though Cameron's interest is in the particularities of events, the book conveys a wonderful sense of the general time and place. Cameron's rebuttal of modern scholarship, which pervades the narrative, enhances the reader's engagement with the complexities of interpretation. The result is a sophisticated recounting of a period of crucial change in the Roman Empire's relationship to the non-Roman world. 
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55 Cameron, Alan & Jacqueline Long BARBARIANS AND POLITICS AT THE COURT OF ARCADIUS
University of California Press 1993 0520065506 / 9780520065505 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Upper corner slightly bumped. ; With a contribution by Lee Sherry. Signed by one author on inner cover: "For Dirk from Alan" ; Transformation of the Classical Heritage; 441 pages; The chaotic events of A. D. 395-400 marked a momentous turning point for the Roman Empire and its relationship to the barbarian peoples under and beyond its command. In this masterly study, Alan Cameron proposes a complete rewriting of received wisdom concerning the social and political history of these years. Our knowledge of the period comes to us in part through Synesius of Cyrene, who recorded his view of events in his De regno and De providentia. By redating these works, Cameron offers a vital, new interpretation of the interactions of pagans and Christians, Goths and Romans. In 394/95, during the last four months of his life, the emperor Theodosius I ruled as sole Augustus over a united Roman empire that had been divided between at least two emperors for most of the preceding one hundred years. Not only did the death of Theodosius set off a struggle between Roman officeholders of the two empires, but it also set off renewed efforts by the barbarian Goths to sieze both territory and office. Theodosius had encouraged high-ranking Goths to enter Roman military service; thus well placed, their efforts would lead to Alaric's sack of Rome in 410. Though Cameron's interest is in the particularities of events, the book conveys a wonderful sense of the general time and place. Cameron's rebuttal of modern scholarship, which pervades the narrative, enhances the reader's engagement with the complexities of interpretation. The result is a sophisticated recounting of a period of crucial change in the Roman Empire's relationship to the non-Roman world. ; Signed by One Author 
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56 Cameron, Averil PROCOPIUS And the Sixth Century
Duckworth 1985 0715620029 / 9780715620021 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. DJ has chipping to upper corners and minor edgewear. ; A magisterial assessment of the major historian of early Byzantium, by one of today's leading historians of late antiquity. Most of our understanding of the age of Justinian is based on the works of Procopius of Caesarea, the most important Greek historian of late antiquity. Many modern histories of the period virtually paraphrase his major work, the Wars. Today, questions of how we are to reconcile the Wars with Procopius' two minor works-the panegyrical Building and the sensational Secret History, still dominates current scholarship. ; 310 pages 
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57 Cameron, Averil PROCOPIUS AND THE SIXTH CENTURY
University of California Press 1985 0520055179 / 9780520055179 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Bumping to head of spine has caused slight warping to cloth covering spine. Former owner's signature on ffep. ; A magisterial assessment of the major historian of early Byzantium, by one of today's leading historians of late antiquity. Most of our understanding of the age of Justinian is based on the works of Procopius of Caesarea, the most important Greek historian of late antiquity. Many modern histories of the period virtually paraphrase his major work, the Wars. Today, questions of how we are to reconcile the Wars with Procopius' two minor works-the panegyrical Building and the sensational Secret History, still dominates current scholarship. ; The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, Vol X; 310 pages 
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58 Cameron, Averil PROCOPIUS And the Sixth Century
Duckworth 1985 0520055179 / 9780520055179 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Former owner's bookplate on inner cover else book is fine. Very light shelfwear to DJ. ; A magisterial assessment of the major historian of early Byzantium, by one of today's leading historians of late antiquity. Most of our understanding of the age of Justinian is based on the works of Procopius of Caesarea, the most important Greek historian of late antiquity. Many modern histories of the period virtually paraphrase his major work, the Wars. Today, questions of how we are to reconcile the Wars with Procopius' two minor works-the panegyrical Building and the sensational Secret History, still dominates current scholarship. ; 310 pages 
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59 Cameron, Averil PROCOPIUS AND THE SIXTH CENTURY
University of California Press 1985 0520055179 / 9780520055179 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Bumping to lower corners. Else minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; A magisterial assessment of the major historian of early Byzantium, by one of today's leading historians of late antiquity. Most of our understanding of the age of Justinian is based on the works of Procopius of Caesarea, the most important Greek historian of late antiquity. Many modern histories of the period virtually paraphrase his major work, the Wars. Today, questions of how we are to reconcile the Wars with Procopius' two minor works-the panegyrical Building and the sensational Secret History, still dominates current scholarship. ; The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, Vol X; 310 pages 
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60 Cameron, Averil THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD IN LATE ANTIQUITY AD 395-600
Routledge 1993 0415014204 / 9780415014205 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Minor bump to top corner. Dustjacket has minor rubbing. ; "The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: AD 395-600" deals with the period commonly known as "late antiquity" - the fifth and sixth centuries. The Roman Empire in the west was splitting into separate Germanic kingdoms, while the Near East, still under Roman or Byzantine rule from Constantinople, maintained a dense population and flourishing urban culture until the Persian and Arab invasions of the early seventh century. The book is intended for teachers and students in both ancient and medieval history. Averil Cameron places her emphasis on the material and literary evidence for cultural change and offers a new and original challenge to traditional assumptions of "decline and fall" and "the end of antiquity". The book draws on the recent spate of scholarship on this period to discuss in detail controversial issues such as the capacity of the late Roman army, the late antique city and the nature of economic exchange and cultural life. With its extensive annotation, it provides a lively, and often critical introduction to earler approaches to the period. Contents: 1. Constantinople and the eastern empire in the fifth century 2. The empire, the barbarians and the late Roman army 3. Church and society 4. Late Roman social structures and the late Roman economy. 5. Justinian and reconquest 6. Culture and mentality 7. Urban change and the end of Antiquity 8. The Eastern Mediterranean-- settlement and change. ; Routledge History of the Ancient World; 1 x 1 x 5.75 Inches; 251 pages 
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61 Cameron, Averil THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD IN LATE ANTIQUITY AD 395-600
Routledge 1993 0415014204 / 9780415014205 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to DJ. Light shelfwear to book. ; "The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: AD 395-600" deals with the period commonly known as "late antiquity" - the fifth and sixth centuries. The Roman Empire in the west was splitting into separate Germanic kingdoms, while the Near East, still under Roman or Byzantine rule from Constantinople, maintained a dense population and flourishing urban culture until the Persian and Arab invasions of the early seventh century. The book is intended for teachers and students in both ancient and medieval history. Averil Cameron places her emphasis on the material and literary evidence for cultural change and offers a new and original challenge to traditional assumptions of "decline and fall" and "the end of antiquity". The book draws on the recent spate of scholarship on this period to discuss in detail controversial issues such as the capacity of the late Roman army, the late antique city and the nature of economic exchange and cultural life. With its extensive annotation, it provides a lively, and often critical introduction to earler approaches to the period. Contents: 1. Constantinople and the eastern empire in the fifth century 2. The empire, the barbarians and the late Roman army 3. Church and society 4. Late Roman social structures and the late Roman economy. 5. Justinian and reconquest 6. Culture and mentality 7. Urban change and the end of Antiquity 8. The Eastern Mediterranean-- settlement and change. ; Routledge History of the Ancient World; 1 x 1 x 5.75 Inches; 251 pages 
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62 Carlà, Filippo L'ORO NELLA TARDA ANTICHITÀ: ASPETTI ECONOMICI E SOCIALI
Silvio Zamorani Editore 2009 8871581644 / 9788871581644 Softcover Very Good 
Light edgewear to wraps. Minor shelfwear. Some scuffing to textblock. ; La tarda antichità è spesso descritta come una "età dell'oro", intendendo con questa espressione che il sistema monetario dei secoli IV-VII si sarebbe strutturato soprattutto sulle coniazioni nel metallo più prezioso, attraverso cioè un vero e proprio "ancoramento all'oro" dell'intera struttura economica e dei prezzi. Il solido, moneta introdotta da Costantino, diventa così uno dei simboli per eccellenza del tardo Impero romano. Questo volume mira ad analizzare e approfondire in maniera sistematica gli aspetti sociali, economici e amministrativi legati alla produzione, alla diffusione e alla circolazione della valuta aurea, il suo statuto legale, il rapporto con le altre specie monetali, in riferimento alle attività finanziarie e alle tecniche contabili. Lo studio della moneta fornisce una serie di dati essenziali per una più ampia comprensione della struttura della società tardoantica e del potere d'acquisto dei diversi strati sociali e suggerisce importanti riflessioni sul trapasso istituzionale dall'Impero romano a quello bizantino e ai regni romano-germanici dell'Europa occidentale. ; Collana Del Dipartimento Di Storia Dell'università Di Torino; 558 pages 
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63 Casey, P. J. (Ed. ) THE END OF ROMAN BRITAIN Papers Arising from a Conference, Durham 1978.
British Archaeological Reports (B. A. R. ) 1979 Softcover Very Good 
Small tear to spine cover at bottom of spine else Near Fine. ; British Archaeological Reports (B. A. R. ) British Series 71; 270 pages 
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64 Champion, Michael W. EXPLAINING THE COSMOS Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza
Oxford University Press 2014 0199337489 / 9780199337484 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Explaining the Cosmos analyzes the writings of three thinkers associated with Gaza: Aeneas, Zacharias and Procopius. Together, they offer a case study for the appropriation, adaptation, and transformation of classical philosophy in late antiquity, and for cultural transitions more generally in Gaza. Aeneas claimed that the "Academy and Lyceum" had been transferred to Gaza. This book asks what the cultural and intellectual characteristics of the Gazan "Academies" were, and how members of the schools mixed with local cultures of Christians, philosophers, rhetoricians and monks from the local monasteries. Aeneas, Zacharias and Procopius each contributed to debates about the creation and eternity of the world, which ran from the Neoplatonist Proclus into the sixth-century disputes between Philoponus, Simplicius and Cosmas Indicopleustes. The Gazan contribution is significant in its own right, highlighting distinctive aspects of late-antique Christianity, and it throws the later philosophical debates into sharper relief. Focusing on the creation debates also allows for exploration of the local cultures that constituted Gazan society in the late-fifth and early-sixth centuries. Explaining the Cosmos further explores cultural dynamics in the Gazan schools and monasteries and the wider cultural history of the city. The Gazans adapt and transform aspects of Classical and Neoplatonic culture while rejecting Neoplatonic religious claims. The study also analyses the Gazans' intellectual contributions in the context of Neoplatonism and early Christianity. The Gaza which emerges from this study is a set of cultures in transition, mutually constituting and transforming each other through a fugal pattern of exchange, adaptation, conflict and collaboration. ; Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity; 256 pages 
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65 Chance, Jane & Jane Chance Nitzsche THE GENIUS FIGURE IN ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE AGES
Columbia University Press 1975 0231038526 / 9780231038522 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light Fading to letters on spine. Top corner is lightly bumped. ; Genius, appears in major Latin and vernacular works of the late Middle Ages. Originally a spirit or god that survived in Roman religion for at least seven centuries, its history and significance - religious, philosophical, and literary - have not previously been examined in detail; 0.79 x 9.23 x 6.23 Inches; 201 pages 
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66 Chaves, María José & Rafael Chaves ACUÑACIONES PREVISIGODAS Y VISIGODAS EN HISPANIA Desde Honorio a Achila II
Madrid Editorial Vico-Segarra 1984 8485711122 / 9788485711123 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear else fine. ; 186pp, well illustrated.; Catalogo General De Las Monedas Españolas II; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 186 pages 
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67 Christensen, Torben CHRISTUS ODER JUPITER Der Kampf Um Die Geistigen Grundlagen Des Römischen Reiches
Gottingen Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1981 3525016123 / 9783525016121 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear. ; Sammlung Vandenhoeck; 295 pages 
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68 Christides, Vassilios BYZANTINE LIBYA AND THE MARCH OF THE ARABS TOWARDS THE WEST OF NORTH AFRICA
British Archaeological Reports 2000 1841711330 / 9781841711331 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light knocking to bottom front corner else Fine. ; British Archaeological Reports BAR International Series 851; 112 pages; A detailed study of Byzantine Africa and its conquest by the Arabs beginning in 641/642. Professor Christides assesses the political situation on the eve of the first Arab raid, the raids themselves and the sources available for studying them, as well as the causes and consequences of the Byzantine loss of North Africa and the integration of Arabic and Islamic cultures. The study focuses primarily on the regions of Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan (roughly modern-day Libya). 
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69 Christides, Vassilios BYZANTINE LIBYA AND THE MARCH OF THE ARABS TOWARDS THE WEST OF NORTH AFRICA
British Archaeological Reports 2000 1841711330 / 9781841711331 Softcover Very Good 
Very light wear to bottom front corner. ; British Archaeological Reports BAR International Series 851; 112 pages; A detailed study of Byzantine Africa and its conquest by the Arabs beginning in 641/642. Professor Christides assesses the political situation on the eve of the first Arab raid, the raids themselves and the sources available for studying them, as well as the causes and consequences of the Byzantine loss of North Africa and the integration of Arabic and Islamic cultures. The study focuses primarily on the regions of Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan (roughly modern-day Libya). 
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70 Chrysos, Euangelos K. & Ian Wood (eds.) EAST AND WEST: MODES OF COMMUNICATION Proceedings of the First Plenary Conference At Merida
Brill Academic Publishers 1999 9004109293 / 9789004109292 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Small chip to upper back corner of DJ. ; The Transformation of the Roman World, 5; 1.1 x 9.5 x 6.3 Inches; 288 pages; The End of Antiquity saw an increase in the divide between East and West. This crucial development in the history of the Late and Post-Roman World was addressed in a series of linked papers delivered at the first plenary conference of the European Science Foundation's scientific programme on the Transformation of the Roman World, held in 1995. A group of leading scholars (Beat Brenk, Peter Brown, Averil Cameron, Christian Hannick, N. Oikonomedes, Lennard Ryden) addressed questions of social, cultural, artistic and linguistic change, concentrating largely on developments within the East, while changes in the West were explored in a series of responses (from Michel Banniard, Mayke de Jong, Alain Dierkens, Niels Hannestad, Walter Pohl, Ian Wood). In addition, the history of Late Roman and Visigothic Merida, the setting for the conference, was set out by Javier Arce. Together these papers constitute a major exploration of the social and cultural changes in East and West in the period of the Transformation of the Roman World. To this collection are added two papers, by Paolo Delogu and Thomas F. X. Noble, delivered in the course of the third and final plenary congress of the programme, held in Isernia in 1997, assessing the achievement of the whole project at the end of five years of conferences and workshops. 
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71 Clark, Gillian LATE ANTIQUITY A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press 2011 0199546207 / 9780199546206 Paperback Very Good+ 
Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Else book is fine. ; Late antiquity saw the barbarian invasions overrun the western Roman empire and Persian and Arab armies end Roman rule over the eastern and southern coasts of the Mediterranean. Was late antiquity therefore merely a time of decline? In this vibrant and compact introduction, Gillian Clark sheds light on the concept of late antiquity and the events of its time, showing that this was in fact a period of great transformation. Late antiquity saw Roman law codified, Christian creeds formulated, the Talmud compiled, and the Qur'an composed. If the Goths sacked the city of Rome, the Vandals built churches in Africa and Attila the Hun received an embassy from Constantinople. Anthony of Egypt and Simeon Stylites offered spectacular new models of holiness, while Augustine and Basil and Benedict devised rules for monastic communities. Late antique artists produced the mosaics of Ravenna and the first dome of Hagia Sophia. And it was also the period when emperors Diocletian in the third century and Justinian in the sixth enacted extensive and much-needed reforms of government. ; 152 pages 
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72 Clark, Gillian WOMEN IN LATE ANTIQUITY Pagan and Christian Life-Styles
Oxford Clarendon Press 1993 0198146752 / 9780198146759 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light bump to top of spine. Light creasing to DJ. Else Minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; This book bridges a gap between two traditional disciplines. Since the 1970s, there has been a remarkable outpouring of work on women in antiquity, but women in late antiquity (3rd-6th centuries A. D. ) have been far less studied. Classicists have been more concerned with the first two centuries A. D. , and theologians have been interested in New Testament, rather than patristic, teaching about women or its social and cultural setting. In this book, Clark offers an introduction to the basic conditions of life for women: marriage, divorce, celibacy and prostitution; legal constraints and protection; child-bearing, health care, and medical theories; housing, housework, and clothes; and the general assumptions about female nature which were discarded at need. Christian and non-Christian literature, art, and archaeology are used to exemplify both the practicalities of life and the prevailing "discourses" of the ancient world. ; 158 pages 
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73 Classen, Peter ROM UND BYZANZ VON DIOKLETIAN BIS ZU KARL DEM GROSSEN
Stuttgart Ernst Klett Verlag Softcover Very Good 
Wraps are a bit tanned. Minor shelfwear. Laid is in a short note from the author. ; C. 1965. 56pp. ; Quellen- Und Arbeitshefte Zur Geschichte Und Gemeinschaftskunde. ; 56 pages 
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74 Claudian; Maurice Platnauer CLAUDIAN Volume I
William Heinemann & Harvard University Press 1963 0674991508 / 9780674991507 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ has chipping with a bit of loss and teaer to spine. DJ ends taped. ; Loeb Classical Library; Vol. 1; 393 pages; Claudius Claudianus, Latin poet of great affairs, flourished during the joint reigns (394–5 CE onwards) of the brothers Honorius (Emperor in the West) and Arcadius (in the East). Apparently a native of Greek Alexandria in Egypt, he was, to judge by his name, of Roman descent, though his first writings were in Greek, and his pure Latin may have been learned by him as a foreign language. About 395 CE he moved to Italy (Milan and Rome) and though really a pagan, became a professional court-poet composing for Christian rulers works which give us important knowledge of Honorius's time. A panegyric on the brothers Probinus and Olybrius (consuls together in 395) was followed during ten years by other poems (mostly epics in hexameters) : in praise of consulships of Honorius (395, 398, 404 CE) ; against the Byzantine ministers Rufinus (396) and Eutropius (399) ; in praise of the consulship (400) of Stilicho (Honorius's guardian, general, and minister) ; in praise of Stilicho's wife Serena; mixed metres on the marriage of Honorius to their daughter Maria; on the war with the rebel Gildo in Africa (398) ; on the Getic or Gothic war (402) ; on Stilicho's success against the Goth Alaric (403) ; on the consulship of Manlius Theodorus (399) ; and on the wedding of Palladius and Celerina. Less important are non-official poems such as the three books of a mythological epic on the Rape of Proserpina, unfinished as was also a Battle of Giants (in Greek). Noteworthy are Phoenix, Senex Veronensis, elegiac prefaces, and the epistles, epigrams, and idylls. Through the patronage of Stilicho or through Serena, Claudius in 404 married well in Africa and was granted a statue in Rome. Nothing is known of him after 404. In his poetry are true poetic as well as rhetorical skill, command of language, polished style, diversity, vigour, satire, dignity, bombast, artificiality, flattery, and other virtues and faults of the earlier 'silver' age in Latin. 
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75 Claudian; Maurice Platnauer CLAUDIAN Volume I
William Heinemann & Harvard University Press 1956 0674991508 / 9780674991507 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light pencilling to a few pages. Corners a bit rounded. ; Loeb Classical Library; Vol. 1; 393 pages; Claudius Claudianus, Latin poet of great affairs, flourished during the joint reigns (394–5 CE onwards) of the brothers Honorius (Emperor in the West) and Arcadius (in the East). Apparently a native of Greek Alexandria in Egypt, he was, to judge by his name, of Roman descent, though his first writings were in Greek, and his pure Latin may have been learned by him as a foreign language. About 395 CE he moved to Italy (Milan and Rome) and though really a pagan, became a professional court-poet composing for Christian rulers works which give us important knowledge of Honorius's time. A panegyric on the brothers Probinus and Olybrius (consuls together in 395) was followed during ten years by other poems (mostly epics in hexameters) : in praise of consulships of Honorius (395, 398, 404 CE) ; against the Byzantine ministers Rufinus (396) and Eutropius (399) ; in praise of the consulship (400) of Stilicho (Honorius's guardian, general, and minister) ; in praise of Stilicho's wife Serena; mixed metres on the marriage of Honorius to their daughter Maria; on the war with the rebel Gildo in Africa (398) ; on the Getic or Gothic war (402) ; on Stilicho's success against the Goth Alaric (403) ; on the consulship of Manlius Theodorus (399) ; and on the wedding of Palladius and Celerina. Less important are non-official poems such as the three books of a mythological epic on the Rape of Proserpina, unfinished as was also a Battle of Giants (in Greek). Noteworthy are Phoenix, Senex Veronensis, elegiac prefaces, and the epistles, epigrams, and idylls. Through the patronage of Stilicho or through Serena, Claudius in 404 married well in Africa and was granted a statue in Rome. Nothing is known of him after 404. In his poetry are true poetic as well as rhetorical skill, command of language, polished style, diversity, vigour, satire, dignity, bombast, artificiality, flattery, and other virtues and faults of the earlier 'silver' age in Latin. 
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76 Claudian; Maurice Platnauer CLAUDIAN Volume II
William Heinemann & Harvard University Press 1963 0674991516 / 9780674991514 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ has chipping with a bit of loss to top of spine. ; Loeb Classical Library No. 136; Vol. 2; 413 pages; Claudius Claudianus, Latin poet of great affairs, flourished during the joint reigns (394–5 CE onwards) of the brothers Honorius (Emperor in the West) and Arcadius (in the East). Apparently a native of Greek Alexandria in Egypt, he was, to judge by his name, of Roman descent, though his first writings were in Greek, and his pure Latin may have been learned by him as a foreign language. About 395 CE he moved to Italy (Milan and Rome) and though really a pagan, became a professional court-poet composing for Christian rulers works which give us important knowledge of Honorius's time. A panegyric on the brothers Probinus and Olybrius (consuls together in 395) was followed during ten years by other poems (mostly epics in hexameters) : in praise of consulships of Honorius (395, 398, 404 CE) ; against the Byzantine ministers Rufinus (396) and Eutropius (399) ; in praise of the consulship (400) of Stilicho (Honorius's guardian, general, and minister) ; in praise of Stilicho's wife Serena; mixed metres on the marriage of Honorius to their daughter Maria; on the war with the rebel Gildo in Africa (398) ; on the Getic or Gothic war (402) ; on Stilicho's success against the Goth Alaric (403) ; on the consulship of Manlius Theodorus (399) ; and on the wedding of Palladius and Celerina. Less important are non-official poems such as the three books of a mythological epic on the Rape of Proserpina, unfinished as was also a Battle of Giants (in Greek). Noteworthy are Phoenix, Senex Veronensis, elegiac prefaces, and the epistles, epigrams, and idylls. Through the patronage of Stilicho or through Serena, Claudius in 404 married well in Africa and was granted a statue in Rome. Nothing is known of him after 404. In his poetry are true poetic as well as rhetorical skill, command of language, polished style, diversity, vigour, satire, dignity, bombast, artificiality, flattery, and other virtues and faults of the earlier 'silver' age in Latin. 
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77 Claudianus, Claudius; Elzbieta M. Olechowska CLAUDII CLAUDIANI DE BELLO GILDONICO Texte Établi, Traduit Et Commenté
E. J. Brill 1978 9004056076 / 9789004056077 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Roma Aeterna 10; 212 pages 
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78 Claudius Mamertinus; Giuseppina Barabino CLAUDIO MAMERTINO: IL PANEGIRICO DELL'IMPERATORE GIULIANO Saggio Introduttivo, Traduzione Con Testo a Fronte Di Giuseppina Barabino
Istituto Di Filologia Classica E Medioevale 1965 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Some browning to rear wrap. Mild creasing along edges of wraps. Minor shelfwear. ; Università Di Genova - Facoltà Di Lettere; 117 pages 
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79 Cohen, Jeffrey M. A SAMARITAN CHRONICLE A Source-Critical Analysis of the Life and Times of the Great Samaritan Reformer, Baba Rabbah
E. J. Brill 1981 9004062157 / 9789004062153 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, and pocket. Cover shows evidence of removed call-numbers. ; The present study constitutes a critical edition, with commentary of a hitherto unpublished section of the fullest extant Chronicle of Samaritan history. This Chronicle -- Chronicle II -- commences with the period of the biblical historical books (Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings/II Chronicles) and continues the Samaritan saga down until the beginning of the 20th century. The publication of this section of the Chronicle fills an important gap in Samaritan studies, in that it treats of one of the most charismatic personalities in Samaritan tradition and of a period (3rd--4th cent. AD) which constitutes a high-water mark in Samaritan history. Baba Rabba, literally "The Great Gate", was one of the greatest of the Samaritan high priests. He is believed to have lived during the late third and early fourth century CE. The son of the Samaritan high priest Nethanel, Baba Rabba was probably born in Shechem. Little is known about his life. According to later Samaritan works, he was a religious reformer and together with the scholar Marqah helped codify Samaritan liturgy and worship. He appears to have had connections with the Roman authorities, and may have exercised some temporal authority over the Samaritan community, which appears to have been relatively autonomous during this period. One chronicle places his death at 362 in Constantinople. Baba Rabba's reign is remembered as a golden age by Samaritans to this day. Tales of his piety and miracle-working are a mainstay of Samaritan folklore. ; Studia Post Biblica; 250 pages 
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80 Collins, Roger VISIGOTHIC SPAIN 409 - 711
Blackwell Publishers 2004 0631181857 / 9780631181859 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor bumping to top corners. ; Between the end of Roman rule in the early fifth century and the Arab conquest in the eighth, Spain's destiny lay with the Visigoths, a confederacy of different ethnic groups formed in the Balkans in the later fourth century. Taking account of important new documentary evidence and of the latest archaeological findings, the author presents a wealth of original theories, challenging many traditional assumptions about Visigothic Spain about how the Visigothic kingdom was governed, law in the kingdom, the nature and methods of the Arab conquest, and the rise of Spain as an intellectual force in the West. The book falls into two parts: the first providing a chronological overview of political and military events; the second reviewing the evidence for social life and organization in Visigothic Spain. A historiographical introduction summarizes the current state of research on the history and archaeology of the period. ; A History of Spain; 272 pages 
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81 Corcoran, Simon THE EMPIRE OF THE TETRARCHS Imperial Pronouncements and Government AD 284-324
Oxford University Press 1996 0198149840 / 9780198149842 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
1 small chip to DJ at head of spine. Small red dot taped to DJ spine. Else Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. Inner cover has two institution plates from School of History and Archaeology--Ancient History Library-- No other markings. Minor shelfwear to book. ; Oxford Classical Monographs; 1.11 x 8.74 x 5.7 Inches; 424 pages; The era of Diocletan and Constantine is a significant period for the Roman empire, with far-reaching administrative changes that established the structure of government for three hundred years - a time when the Christian church passed from persecution to imperial favour. It is also a complex period of co-operation and rivalry between a number of co-emperors, the result of Diocletian's experiment of government by four rulers (the tetrarchs). This book examines imperial government at this crucial but often neglected period of transition, through a study of the the pronouncement that the emperors and their officials produced, drawing together material from a wide variety of sources: the law codes, Christian authors, inscritpions, and papyri. The study covers the format, composition, and promulgation of documents, and includes chronological catalogues of imperial letters and edicts, as well as extended discussions of the Gregorian and Hermogenian Codes, and the ambitious Prices Edict. Much of this has had little detailed coverage in English before. There is also a chapter that elucidates the relative powers of the members of the imperial college. Finally, Dr Corcoran assesses how effectively the machinery of government really matched the ambitions of the emperors. 
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82 Corcoran, Simon THE EMPIRE OF THE TETRARCHS Imperial Pronouncements and Government AD 284-324. Revised Edition.
Oxford University Press 2000 019815304X / 9780198153047 Softcover Very Good 
Creasing to spine. Minor rubbing to wraps. Light lifting of corners. ; Revised Paperback Edition. ; Oxford Classical Monographs; 1.11 x 8.74 x 5.7 Inches; 424 pages; The era of Diocletan and Constantine is a significant period for the Roman empire, with far-reaching administrative changes that established the structure of government for three hundred years - a time when the Christian church passed from persecution to imperial favour. It is also a complex period of co-operation and rivalry between a number of co-emperors, the result of Diocletian's experiment of government by four rulers (the tetrarchs). This book examines imperial government at this crucial but often neglected period of transition, through a study of the the pronouncement that the emperors and their officials produced, drawing together material from a wide variety of sources: the law codes, Christian authors, inscritpions, and papyri. The study covers the format, composition, and promulgation of documents, and includes chronological catalogues of imperial letters and edicts, as well as extended discussions of the Gregorian and Hermogenian Codes, and the ambitious Prices Edict. Much of this has had little detailed coverage in English before. There is also a chapter that elucidates the relative powers of the members of the imperial college. Finally, Dr Corcoran assesses how effectively the machinery of government really matched the ambitions of the emperors. 
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83 Coster, Charles Henry LATE ROMAN STUDIES
Harvard University Press 1968 0674512006 / 9780674512009 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Light discoloration to spine; Contents include: The Iudicium Quinquevirale in Constantinople; Iudicium Quinquevirale Reconsidered; Procopius and Boethius; Fall of Boethius: his Character; Economic Position of Cyrenaica in Classical Times; Synesius, a Curialis of the Time of the Emperor Arcadius; Christianity and the Invasions: Paulinus of Nola, Rutilius Namatianus, Synesius of Cyrene. ; 308 pages 
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84 Courtois, Christian LES VANDALES ET L'AFRIQUE
Arts Et Métiers Graphiques 1955 Softcover Very Good 
Wraps browned on spine and along top edge of front wrap. Else minor shelfwear. One of 2500 numbered copies. ; 455 pages 
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85 Cox, Patricia BIOGRAPHY IN LATE ANTIQUITY A Quest for the Holy Man
University of California Press 1983 0520046129 / 9780520046122 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Faint foxing else book has very minor shelfwear. DJ spine sunned with minor shelfwear. ; Xvi, 166pp. ; Transformation of the Classical Heritage 5; 166 pages 
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86 Craig, J. D. JOVIALIS AND THE CALLIOPIAN TEXT OF TERENCE
Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press 1927 Softcover Good 
Front wrap detached but present. Former owner's name on ffep. Tanning to pages. ; An attempt to elucidate the history of the text of Terence from about the fourth century AD to the Carolingian Age. ; St. Andrews University Publications. No. XXII; 51 pages 
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87 Crees, James Harold Edward CLAUDIAN AS AN HISTORICAL AUTHORITY
L'Erma Di Bretschneider 1968 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light foxing to ffeps. In red cloth with gilt letters on spine. Interior clean and tight. ; Unchanged Reprint of 1908 Edition. ; Studia Historica 62; 259 pages; Estimates the value of Claudian's poems as historical authorities, chiefly for the years 395-404 AD. 
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88 De Ley, Herman MACROBIUS AND NUMENIUS A Study of Macrobius, in Somn. , I, c. 12
Latomus 1972 Softcover Near Fine 
Pages unopened. Light crease near top of spine. Very light shelfwear else fine. ; Collection Latomus Volume 125; 74 pages 
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89 De Sismondi, J. C. L. A HISTORY OF THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, COMPRISING A VIEW OF THE INVASION AND SETTLEMENT OF THE BARBARIANS In Two Volumes.
Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans N.D. Hardcover Very Good 
Former owner's name on ffeps (A. G. Moore - Jan 7th 1857). Frontispieces are foxed. Brown boards are rubbed. Gilt lettering on spine is faded. Light bumping to boards. Vol 1: back board is starting. Vol 2: back fep has strip torn (no loss of text). Still solid set. ; No date (1834? ) ; 2 Volume Set. COMPLETE. Cabinet Cyclopaedia 
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90 Delougaz, Pinhas & Richard C. Haines A BYZANTINE CHURCH AT KHIRBAT AL-KARAK
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1960 Softcover Very Good- 
Former owner's name to half-title. Faint creasing to wraps. Minor bump to lower corner. Covers smudged/soiled, else VG. ; Oriental Institute Publications, LXXXV. Xi, 68pp + 62pls and 2 folding tables. ; University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications Volume LXXXV 
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91 Demandt, Alexander GESCHICHTE DER SPÄTANTIKE Das Römische Reich Von Diocletian Bus Justinian
Munich C. H. Beck 1998 3406441076 / 9783406441073 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Faint rounding to corners. Else book is fine. DJ in glassine wrapper. ; xxv, 515pp, 3 folding maps.; Beck's Historische Bibliothek; 515 pages 
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92 Den Boeft, J. & J. W. Drijvers, D. Den Hengst, H. C. Teitler PHILOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL COMMENTARY ON AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS XXIV
Leiden Brill 2002 9004123350 / 9789004123359 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Very faint shelfwear else fine. ; Xxvii, 279pp. In XXIV the Persian expedition of Julian is described, from its successful start until the failure to take the capital Ctesiphon. The commentary deals both with the philological, literary and linguistic problems in the Latin text and with the historical and geographical details that are necessary for an understanding of the course of events. Special attention is given to the author's highly personal involvement as a participant in the expedition. ; 279 pages 
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93 Dill, Samuel ROMAN SOCIETY IN THE LAST CENTURY OF THE WESTERN EMPIRE
Meridian Books, Inc. 1960 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Some wear to wraps with light creasing and edgewear. ; 0.37 x 8.25 x 5.55 Inches; 459 pages 
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94 Dill, Sir Samuel ROMAN SOCIETY IN GAUL IN THE MEROVINGIAN AGE
MacMillan and Co. 1926 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Foxing To textblock. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold) with additional plate to ffep. DJ has chipping and small tears. ; 0.37 x 8.25 x 5.55 Inches; 566 pages 
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95 Dillon, John Noël THE JUSTICE OF CONSTANTINE Law, Communication, and Control
University of Michigan Press 2012 0472118293 / 9780472118298 Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Very faint bump to 1 corner of book. Else fine. ; As the first Christian emperor of Rome, Constantine the Great has long interested those studying the establishment of Christianity. But Constantine is also notable for his ability to control a sprawling empire and effect major changes. The Justice of Constantineexamines Constantine's judicial and administrative legislation and his efforts to maintain control over the imperial bureaucracy, to guarantee the working of Roman justice, and to keep the will of his subjects throughout the Roman Empire. John Dillon first analyzes the record of Constantine's legislation and its relationship to prior legislation. His initial chapters also serve as an introduction to Roman law and administration in later antiquity. Dillon then considers Constantine's public edicts and internal communications about access to law, trials and procedure, corruption, and punishment for administrative abuses. How imperial officials relied on correspondence with Constantine to resolve legal questions is also considered. A study of Constantine's expedited appellate system, to ensure provincial justice, concludes the book. Constantine's constitutions reveal much about the Theodosian Code and the laws included in it. Constantine consistently seeks direct sources of reliable information in order to enforce his will. In official correspondence, meanwhile, Constantine strives to maintain control over his officials through punishment; trusted agents; and the cultivation of accountability, rivalry, and suspicion among them. ; Law And Society In The Ancient World; 310 pages 
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96 Dirlmeier, Camilla & Gunther Gottlieb QUELLEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DER ALAMANNEN Von Libanios Bis Gregor Von Tours
Jan Thorbecke Verlag 1978 3799563032 / 9783799563031 Softcover Very Good 
Spine and part of wraps are sunfaded. Light wear to corners. ; 119pp. Greek and Latin texts with German translation. ; Heidelberger Akademie Der Wissenschaften Bd. 3. Quellen Zur Geschichte Der Alamannen II; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 119 pages 
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97 Domaszewski, Alfred Von DIE PERSONENNAMEN BEI DEN SCRIPTORES HISTORIAE AUGUSTAE
Heidelberg Carl Winter Universitätsverlag 1918 Softcover Fair 
Paper Wraps tattered and torn. Rear wrap detached. Suitable for binding. Creasing to lower edge of book. A few pages have small tears and chipping. ; bottom corner bumped, else Very Good, a sound working copy. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 165 pages 
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98 Downey, Glanville A HISTORY OF ANTIOCH IN SYRIA From Seleucus to the Arab Conquest
Princeton University Press 1961 0691035202 / 9780691035208 Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
In original fragile chipped glassine wrapper which has been taped down to boards. ; Looks at the history of Antioch from Seleucus I through the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire to Heraclius. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 752 pages 
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99 Drinkwater, John & Hugh Elton (Eds. ) FIFTH-CENTURY GAUL A Crisis of Identity?
Cambridge University Press 1992 0521414857 / 9780521414852 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Small tears at bottom of spine panel of DJ. Former owner's bookplate on inner cover. ; 398 pages; The papers presented in this book take as their subject the military, political and economic changes forced upon the inhabitants of Gaul during the fifth century AD. They seek to describe and explain how Gallo-Romans of all orders of society reacted to barbarian invasion and the growing debilitation of the western imperial government. The unusually wide range of topics dealt with allows the Gallic experience to be viewed and interpreted from many different directions. Much is made of the problematic, because highly subjective, nature of the literary sources; but close attention is also given to modern advances in our understanding of the archaeological and numismatic data. The whole presents a picture of a society under immense stress, as the people of the Gallic provinces abandoned, perforce, their allegiance to Roman emperors and yielded to the rule of Germanic kings, while yet preserving a significant element of their late antique culture. 
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100 Dörries, Hermann; Roland H. Bainton (Trans. ) CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
NY Harper & Row 1972 Softcover Good 
Large bookstore ink-stamp on ffep. Highlighting to about 4 pages. ; Xi, 250pp. ; 250 pages 
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