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51 Carpenter, Rhys FOLK TALE, FICTION AND SAGA IN THE HOMERIC EPICS
University of California Press 1962 Softcover Very Good 
Some rubbing to wraps. Spine a little discolored. Former owner's name to ffep. ; Looks at the oral tradition of Homeric epic and its origins. ; 198 pages 
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52 Chaudhuri, Pramit THE WAR WITH GOD Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry
Oxford University Press 2014 0199993386 / 9780199993383 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Epic and tragedy, from Homer's Achilles and Euripides' Pentheus to Marlowe's Tamburlaine and Milton's Satan, are filled with characters challenging and warring against the gods. Nowhere is the theme of theomachy more frequently and powerfully represented, however, than in the poetry of early imperial Rome, from Ovid's Metamorphoses at the beginning of the first century AD to Statius' Thebaid near its end. This book -- the first full-length study of human-divine conflict in Roman literature -- asks why the war against god was so important to the poets of the time and how this understudied period of literary history influenced a larger tradition in Western literature. Drawing on a variety of contexts -- politics, religion, philosophy, and aesthetics -- Pramit Chaudhuri argues for the fundamental importance of battles between humans and gods in representing the Roman world. A cast of tyrants, emperors, rebels, iconoclasts, philosophers, and ambitious poets brings to life some of the most extraordinary artistic products of classical antiquity. Based on close readings of the major extant epics and selected tragedies, the book replaces a traditionally Aeneid-centric view of imperial epic with a richer dialogue between Greek and Roman texts, contemporary authors, and diverse genres. The renewed sense of a tradition reveals how the conflicts these works represent constitute a distinctive theology informed by other discourses yet peculiar to epic and tragedy. Beginning with the Greek background and ending with a look ahead to developments in the Renaissance, this book charts the history of a theme that would find its richest expression in a time when men became gods and impiety threatened the very order of the world. ; 416 pages 
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53 Citti, Francesco & Alessandro Iannucci (A Cura Di) EDIPO CLASSICO E CONTEMPORANEO
Georg Olms Verlag 2012 3487148722 / 9783487148724 Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Book is fine. ; Classici sono quei testi capaci di originare riscritture e riconoscibili come modelli di altre espressioni letterarie o artistiche. Questo fenomeno di geminazione è particolarmente vistoso per l’Edipo re di Sofocle e l’Edipo di Seneca la cui ricezione è un labirinto fitto e mutevole, ricco di contaminazioni e di reticoli intertestuali in cui lo stesso esercizio critico entra a far parte del processo di riscrittura. Il volume comprende 19 contributi: un ampio saggio introduttivo su alcuni particolari temi e morfemi del mito, lungo tutta la sua tradizione; 6 contributi dedicati ai due testi antichi, fondativi della tradizione edipica; ed infine 12 capitoli incentrati sull'analisi - senza pretese di esaustività - delle diverse tradizioni letterarie, teatrali, visive e cinematografiche della fortuna di Edipo, lungo una dimensione cronologica e geografica che muove dalle prime riprese nella cultura europea dei secoli XVI e XVII, fino alla contemporaneità. In chiusura la testimonianza di Edoardo Sanguineti, straordinario interprete del teatro classico, e dei classici più in generale, che ha tradotto a suo modo un Edipo tiranno, messo in scena nel 1980 da Benno Besson. ; Spudasmata Band 149; 450 pages 
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54 Claudian; Claire Gruzelier CLAUDIAN: DE RAPTU PROSERPINAE Edited with Translation, Introduction, and Commentary
Oxford University Press 1993 0198147775 / 9780198147770 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket has very minor shelfwear. ; Oxford Classical Monographs; 344 pages; Claudian was one of the last great Latin poets of the classical tradition, writing in the fourth century A.D. This simplified text of his poem, De Raptu Prosperpinae, has a facing-page translation to make the work more accessible to non-specialists. This book sets Claudian in his rightful place as a distinctive creative writer of late antiquity with the roots of the whole classical tradition before him. In addition to an incisive commentary, the book includes a text designed to simplify Hall's apparatus. 
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55 Claudian; Hall, J. B. CLAUDIAN: DE RAPTU PROSERPINAE Edited with an Introduction and Commentary
Cambridge University Press 1970 0521074428 / 9780521074421 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ is price-clipped else Fine. Dustjacket is protected in plastic. ; Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries 11; 262 pages; An exhaustive study of Claudian's unfinished mythological epic, with a text, apparatus criticus, and commentary. The long introduction begins with a catalogue of manuscripts; and this leads to an investigation into the manuscript tradition and the history of the poem's transmission. Dr Hall then surveys the most important printed editions of the poem. He examines various theories of dating and discusses the sources of the story. He concludes the introduction with a brief critical assessment of the form and style of the poem. Dr Hall establishes his text after an examination of all the extant manuscripts. The apparatus, though very full, is selective in that it records readings of younger manuscripts only when they offer something new. It also ignores trifling corruptions. The commentary is similarly selective. In general, it discusses everything relevant to the establishing of the text and ignores points of purely mythological and literary interest. 
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56 Claudian; Hall, J. B. CLAUDIAN: DE RAPTU PROSERPINAE Edited with an Introduction and Commentary
Cambridge University Press 1969 0521074428 / 9780521074421 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Scholars' bookplate to inner cover. Scholar's name to ffep. Small 'j's stamped to feps and inner covers. Corners lightly bumped. DJ has tears to base of spine with small section lifting. ; Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries 11; 262 pages; An exhaustive study of Claudian's unfinished mythological epic, with a text, apparatus criticus, and commentary. The long introduction begins with a catalogue of manuscripts; and this leads to an investigation into the manuscript tradition and the history of the poem's transmission. Dr Hall then surveys the most important printed editions of the poem. He examines various theories of dating and discusses the sources of the story. He concludes the introduction with a brief critical assessment of the form and style of the poem. Dr Hall establishes his text after an examination of all the extant manuscripts. The apparatus, though very full, is selective in that it records readings of younger manuscripts only when they offer something new. It also ignores trifling corruptions. The commentary is similarly selective. In general, it discusses everything relevant to the establishing of the text and ignores points of purely mythological and literary interest. 
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57 Coffin, Tristram Potter THE PROPER BOOK OF SEXUAL FOLKLORE
Seabury Press 1978 0816493375 / 9780816493371 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book and DJ. Small stains to DJ. ; A Continuum book; 145 pages 
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58 Compton, Todd Merlin VICTIM OF THE MUSES Poet As Scapegoat, Warrior and Hero in Greco-Roman and Indo-European Myth and History
Center for Hellenic Studies 2006 067401958X / 9780674019584 Softcover Very Good 
Light shelfwear. Light foxing to top of textblock. ; This book probes the narratives of poets who are exiled, tried or executed for their satire. Aesop, fabulist and riddle warrior, is assimilated to the pharmakos--the wretched human scapegoat who is expelled from the city or killed in response to a crisis--after satirizing the Delphians. In much the same way, Dumezil's Indo-European heroes, Starkathr and Suibhne, are both warrior-poets persecuted by patron deities. This book views the scapegoat as a group's dominant warrior, sent out to confront predators or besieging forces. Both poets and warriors specialize in madness and aggression, are necessary to society, yet dangerous to society. ; Hellenic Studies 11; 432 pages 
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59 Conacher, D. J. AESCHYLUS' PROMETHEUS BOUND A Literary Commentary
University of Toronto Press 1980 0802064167 / 9780802064165 Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Minor shelfwear. ; Signed by Conacher: "For Robert, with kindest regards, Desmond" ; Canadian University Paperbooks; 0.38 x 7.84 x 5.06 Inches; 198 pages; Provides a throrough analysis of the literary and non-literary aspects of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound essential for an understanding of the play. ; Signed by Author 
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60 Conacher, D. J. AESCHYLUS' PROMETHEUS BOUND A Literary Commentary
University of Toronto Press 1980 0802064167 / 9780802064165 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Gift inscription from D. J. Conacher to Emmet Robbins in pen to half-title. Creasing to 1 corner of wraps. Minor shelfwear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 198 pages; Provides a throrough analysis of the literary and non-literary aspects of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound essential for an understanding of the play. ; Signed by Author 
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61 Corti, Lillian THE MYTH OF MEDEA AND THE MURDER OF CHILDREN
Greenwood Press 1998 0313305366 / 9780313305368 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
One corner is bumped. Light shelfwear. ; Signed by author: "To Lillian Feder-- who helped me find the path that would lead to this book and guided my first steps along the way. With warm regards, Lillian" ; Contributions to the Study of World Literature; 0.95 x 9.56 x 6.38 Inches; 264 pages; Corti focuses on the meaning and importance of the act of child murder in literary treatments of the ancient myth. She insists on the connection between the structure of tragedy and the psychology of abuse, arguing that the tragedy of Medea dramatizes the violent hostility toward children, which is always potentially present in patriarchal culture despite the conspicuous emphasis on positive descriptions of parental love in officially sanctioned discourse. ; Signed by Author 
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62 Crielaard, Jan Paul HOMERIC QUESTIONS Essays in Philology, Ancient History and Archaeology, Including the Papers of a Conference Organized by the Netherlands Institute At Athens, Athens, May 15, 1993
J. C. Gieben 1995 9050630952 / 9789050630955 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Unwrapped in Plastic. ; Publications of the Netherlands Institute At Athens; 1 x 10 x 6.75 Inches; 328 pages; Contents: Ruijgh, C. J. : D’Homère aux origines proto-mycéniennes de la tradition épique. Analyse dialectologique du lange homérique, avec un excursus sur la création de l’alphabet grec. Bakker, E. J. : Noun-epithet Formulas, Milman Parry, and the Grammar of Poetry. Jong, I. J. F. De: Homer as Literature: Some Current Areas of Research. Wees, H. Van: Princes at Dinner: Social Event and Social Structure in Homer. Singor, H. W. : Eni Prôtoisi Machesthai: Some Remarks on the Iliadic Image of the Battlefield. Crielaard, J. P. : Homer, History and Archaeology: Some Remarks on the Date of the Homeric World. Stampolidis, N. C. : Homer and the Cremation Burials of Eleutherna. Crouwel, J. H. : Chariots in Homer and in Early Iron Age Greece. Crielaard, J. P. : A ‘Dutch’ Discoverer of Homer’s Tomb. 
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63 Crossley-Holland, Kevin KING HORN
Macmillan 1965 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Charles Keeping 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Dustjacket is protected in archival sleeve and taped to book. Dustjacket is worn at spine ends. ; Juvenile version of the classic tale. Romance of Horn is an Anglo-Norman literature romans d'aventure ("romance and adventure") tale written around 1170 by an anonymous author named "Thomas". The hero, named Horn, is the son of the king Aälof of Suddene (probably somewhere near Devon). Horn becomes orphaned when he is set adrift in a boat from the shores of southern England and reaches Brittany, where he grows to manhood and falls in love with the king's daughter Rigmel. There he defends the kingdom from invading Saracens, but the king banishes him to Ireland. In Ireland he falls in love once more with the king's daughter, but then finally returns to Brittany and, after a series of adventures, marries Rigmel, and eventually assumes the throne there. The story became the base for one of the earliest Middle English romances King Horn, written around 1225.; 8vo; 215 pages 
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64 Davidson, James & (Foreword by Mary Beard) THE GREEK MYTHS: THE ODYSSEY
The Guardian 2008 Softcover Very Good 
Stapled booklet. Light shelfwear with creasing along spine. ; The Greek Myths. No. 6 in a Series of 6; 22 pages 
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65 Davis, F. Hadland MYTHS & LEGENDS OF JAPAN With Thirty-Two Full-Page Illustrations by Evelyn Paul
George G. Harrap & Company 1913 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Foxing to pages and textblock. Moderate shelfwear. Light soiling to boards. ; 432 pages 
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66 De Carolis, Ernesto GODS AND HEROES IN POMPEII
Los Angeles J. Paul Getty Museum 2001 0892366303 / 9780892366309 Hardcover Fine 
78pp, nicely illustrated. The deities and heroes of the ancient Romans were popular subject matter for the frescoes that decorated the elaborate villas of Pompeii's wealthy citizens. This richly illustrated volume highlights various depictions of the heavenly and heroic pantheon of ancient Rome, while the text explores both the general characteristics of Pompeiian painting and their specific treatment of gods and heroes. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 78 pages 
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67 Donaldson, Ian THE RAPES OF LUCRETIA A Myth and Its Transformations
Oxford Clarendon Press 1982 0198126387 / 9780198126386 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
DJ is protected in plastic sleeve that has been taped down to boards. ; Donaldson examines the possible origins of the story, and the many ways in which, over the centuries, it has been interpreted, criticized, elaborated and transformed. The changing fortunes of the story reflect changing attitudes to suicide, republicanism, and the concept of heroism ; 216 pages 
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68 Dowden, Ken ZEUS
Routledge 2006 0415305020 / 9780415305020 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Foxing to top of textblock and edges else book is fine. ; The first book to capture a complete picture of the most important of Greek gods in one reliable volume for almost seventy years, this masterly and comprehensive study brings a new-millennium examination of the fascinating god Zeus. Broad in scope, the book looks at myth, art, cult, philosophy, drama, theology and European painting amongst much more, and allows us to take seriously what it was to worship and respect the greatest of Greek gods, and to live through the aftershock of the Middle Ages and modern times. Showing the evidence along the way, Zeus is student-friendly and includes: a range of illustrations and maps translated passages from ancient authors a chronology and excellent indexing. Looking at the ancient Greeks their predecessor and their successors – the Romans and beyond – the book is engagingly written and speaks to a modern audience: this is Zeus from our remote ancestors to Wagner, and into the computer age. ; Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World; 192 pages 
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69 Dugas, Charles RECUEIL CHARLES DUGAS
Paris De Boccard 1960 Hardcover Very Good- 
Upper corners and top of spine bumped. Small tear to rear pastedown. ; 207pp + 44pp of b+w plates. ; Publications De La Bibliothèque Salomon Reinach I; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 207 pages 
Price: 42.00 USD
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70 Dumézil, Georges (Tr. Alf Hiltebeitel) THE DESTINY OF A KING
University of Chicago Press 1973 0226169758 / 9780226169750 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
The preeminent scholar of comparative studies of Indo-European society, Georges Dumézil theorized that ancient and prehistoric Indo-European culture and literature revolved around three major functions: sovereignty, force, and fertility. This work treats these functions as they are articulated through "first king" legends found in Indian, Iranian, and Celtic epics, particularly the Mahabharata. Dumézil, drawing on an extraordinarily broad range of Indo-European sources from Scandinavia to India and offering an original and provocative analytic method, set a new agenda for studies in comparative oral literature, historical linguistics, comparative mythology, and history of religions. The Destiny of a King examines one of the "little" epics within the Mahabharata—the legend of King Yayati, a distant ancestor of the Pandavas, the heroes of the larger epic. Dumézil compares Yayati's attributes and actions with those of the legendary Celtic king Eochaid Feidlech and also finds striking similarities in the stories surrounding the daughters of these two kings, the Indian Madhavi and the Celtic Medb. When he compares these two traditions with the "first king" legends from Iran, he finds such common themes as the apportionment of the earth and the "sin of the sovereign. " Contents: Yayati and his Sons; Yayati and his Daughter's Sons; Vasu Uparicara; Madhavi; Eochaid Feidlech, His Daughers and his sons; Perspectives. ; 6.89 x 0.81 x 4.18 Inches; 170 pages 
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71 Edmunds, Lowell (Ed. ) APPROACHES TO GREEK MYTH
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 0801838630 / 9780801838637 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. ; Contributions by H. S. Versnel, Carlo Brillante, Robert Mondi, Joseph Falaky Nagy, William F. Hansen, Claude Calame, Richard Caldwell, and Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood. Four categories: first is historical methodologies; second is comparatives ones; third: Greimasian semiotics and Freudian psychoanalysis; fourth is iconography. ; 456 pages; "Well organized, edited and arranged, this text is of unquestioned value to all teachers of mythology, to the advanced student of the classics and to the research scholar, a welcome resource volume." --Classical World. 
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72 Edmunds, Lowell (Ed. ) APPROACHES TO GREEK MYTH
The Johns Hopkins University Press 2014 1421414198 / 9781421414195 Second Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear else fine. ; Since the first edition of Approaches to Greek Myth was published in 1990, interest in Greek mythology has surged. There was no simple agreement on the subject of "myth" in classical antiquity, and there remains none today. Is myth a narrative or a performance? Can myth be separated from its context? What did myths mean to ancient Greeks and what do they mean today? Here, Lowell Edmunds brings together practitioners of eight of the most important contemporary approaches to the subject. Whether exploring myth from a historical, comparative, or theoretical perspective, each contributor lucidly describes a particular approach, applies it to one or more myths, and reflects on what the approach yields that others do not. Edmunds's new general and chapter-level introductions recontextualize these essays and also touch on recent developments in scholarship in the interpretation of Greek myth. Contributors are Jordi Pàmias, on the reception of Greek myth through history; H. S. Versnel, on the intersections of myth and ritual; Carolina López-Ruiz, on the near Eastern contexts; Joseph Falaky Nagy, on Indo-European structure in Greek myth; William Hansen, on myth and folklore; Claude Calame, on the application of semiotic theory of narrative; Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, on reading visual sources such as vase paintings; and Robert A. Segal, on psychoanalytic interpretations. ; 470 pages 
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73 Édouard Des Places, S. J. LA RELIGION GRECQUE Dieux, Cultes, Rites Et Sentiment Religieux Dans La Grèce Antique.
Editions A. Et J. Picard 1969 Softcover Very Good 
Spine mildly sunned. Light edgewear to wraps with a few small chips. Light Creasing to top corners of wraps. ; En Francais. ; 396 pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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74 Edwards, Ruth B. KADMOS THE PHOENICIAN A Study in Greek Legends and the Mycenaean Age
Adolf M. Hakkert 1979 9025607969 / 9789025607968 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very light shelfwear else Fine. Textblock is foxed. ; 265 pages; What relationship, if any, do the stories preserved in ancient Greek legendary traditions have to real events and circumstances of the periods and places to which they ostensibly refer? A wide range of answers to this question is to be found in the works of both popular and scholarly writers, not only where it has been debated explicitly but also -and more frequently- where some kind of answer seems to be presupposed in the course of their general discussions of Greek literature and history. The present book sets out to study the development and interpretation of a substantial group of Greek legends associated with one well-known figure, who was said to have originated in the East. 
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75 Eich, Peter GOTTESBILD UND WAHRNEHMUNG Studien Zu Ambivalenzen Früher Griechischer Götterdarstellungen (Ca. 800 V. Chr. - Ca. 400 V. Chr.)
Franz Steiner Verlag 2011 3515098550 / 9783515098557 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear else Fine. ; Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beitrage (Pawb) Band 34; 532 pages; English summary: The ability to translate the inner world of ideas into image displays is one of the original human characteristics. The figments of imagination translated into the communicative sphere as images represent not only external forms, but also memories, conveyed fears, hopes, or other emotions. This is especially true as it pertains to religion. But what image of God did the majority of Greeks of the ancient world hold, and what were their godly images? The book by Peter Eich focuses on the prevailing ideas that religious image production held in Greece, as well as on the community-building function of religious images over the course of time. Contemporary testimonies are fully investigated and reinterpreted in their idiom and their contexts of meaning. German text. German description: Die Fahigkeit, die innere Vorstellungswelt in Bilddarstellungen umzusetzen, gehort zu den ursprunglichen menschlichen Eigenschaften. Die aus der Vorstellung in die kommunikative Sphare ubersetzten Bilder reproduzieren nicht nur aussere Formen, sondern verankern auch Erinnerungen oder transportieren Angste, Hoffnungen oder andere Emotionen. Dies gilt besonders auf dem Gebiet der Religion. Doch welches Gottesbild hatte die Mehrheit der Griechen der Antike, und was waren Gotterbilder fur sie?Das Buch von Peter Eich konzentriert sich auf die in Hellas vorherrschenden Vorstellungen, die die religiose Bildproduktion bedingten, und die gemeinschaftsstiftende Funktion sakraler Bilder im Wandel der Zeit. Dazu werden die Aussagen der Zeitgenossen in ihrem Idiom und in ihren Sinnzusammenhangen umfassend untersucht und mit Hilfe eines verbreiterten Methodenkanons neu gedeutet. 
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76 Eliade, Mircea & (Willard R. Trask, Trans. ) THE MYTH OF THE ETERNAL RETURN Or, Cosmos and History
Princeton University Press 1974 0691017778 / 9780691017778 Paperback Very Good 
Small tear to 1 corner of wraps. Scholar's blindstamp to ffep (Robert Brown). Minor creasing to wraps. ; Bollingen Series XLIV; 195 pages 
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77 Ellis, Robinson THE FABLES OF AVIANUS Edited with Prolegomena, Critical Apparatus, Commentary, Excursus, and Index
Georg Olms Verlag 1966 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). ; Xlii, 151 pp. Unchanged Reprint of 1887 ed. ; 151 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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78 Eratosthenes; Carolus [Carl] Robert [ERATOSTHENES] ERATOSTHENIS CATASTERISMORUM RELIQUIAE Accedunt Prolegomena Et Epimetra Tria. Editio Altera Ex Editione Anni MDCCCLXXVIII Lucis Ope Expressa
Berlin Weidman / Apud Weidmannos 1963 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light bump to head of spine. Light scratches to front board. Endpapers slightly tanned. ; Parallel text in Greek and Latin; prolegomena and epimetra in Latin. ; 254 pages 
Price: 62.00 USD
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79 Erskine, Andrew TROY BETWEEN GREECE AND ROME Local Tradition and Imperial Power
Oxford University Press 2003 0199265801 / 9780199265800 Paperback Near Fine 
In this book Andrew Erskine examines the role and meaning of Troy in the changing relationship between Greeks and Romans, as Rome is transformed from a minor Italian city into a Mediterranean superpower. The book seeks to understand the significance of Rome's Trojan origins for the Greeks by considering the place of Troy and Trojans in Greek culture. It moves beyond the more familiar spheres of art and literature to explore the countless, overlapping, local traditions, the stories that cities told about themselves, a world often neglected by scholars. ; 336 pages 
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80 Erskine, Andrew TROY BETWEEN GREECE AND ROME Local Tradition and Imperial Power
Oxford University Press 2003 0199240337 / 9780199240333 Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Very faint spotting to top of textblock. Else book is fine. Dustjacket is protected in plastic sleeve. ; In this book Andrew Erskine examines the role and meaning of Troy in the changing relationship between Greeks and Romans, as Rome is transformed from a minor Italian city into a Mediterranean superpower. The book seeks to understand the significance of Rome's Trojan origins for the Greeks by considering the place of Troy and Trojans in Greek culture. It moves beyond the more familiar spheres of art and literature to explore the countless, overlapping, local traditions, the stories that cities told about themselves, a world often neglected by scholars. ; 336 pages 
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81 Every, George CHRISTIAN MYTHOLOGY
London Hamlyn Publishing Group 1970 0600316017 / 9780600316015 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Inscription on first page. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Includes many b/w and colour photographs and illustrations. Protected in mylar covering. Includes chapters covering: The creation, flood and fall; the two cities; the skull; harrowing of hell; Lives of the virgin Mary; the Lives of the Saints; and the visions of the afterlife; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 141 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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82 Farnell, Lewis R. OUTLINE HISTORY OF GREEK RELIGION
Ares Publishers Inc. 1974 0890050252 / 9780890050255 Softcover Very Good 
Light soiling to covers. Light general wear. ; Unchanged Reprint of 1921. Looks at the Origin of ancient Greek religion, its rites, its influence on society and culture as well as the origins of the gods and myths From Prehistoric Times until after the death of Alexander the Great ; 9 x 0.5 x 6 Inches; 160 pages 
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83 Farnell, Lewis Richard GREEK HERO CULTS AND IDEAS OF IMMORTALITY
Oxford Clarendon Press 1970 0198142927 / 9780198142928 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Book has minor shelfwear. DJ has edgewear and soiling. Dustjacket has small nicks and tears. DJ has an ink stain to front panel. ; 1970 Reprint of 1921 edition. ; The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of St. Andrews in the Year 1920; 434 pages 
Price: 37.00 USD
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84 Farnell, Lewis Richard GREEK HERO CULTS AND IDEAS OF IMMORTALITY
Oxford Clarendon Press 1970 0198142927 / 9780198142928 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Book has minor shelfwear. Scholar's name to ffep (Martin Cropp) with deleted name (John A. Cable). Light rubbing to boards. ; 1970 Reprint of 1921 edition. ; The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of St. Andrews in the Year 1920; 434 pages 
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85 Farnell, Lewis Richard GREEK HERO CULTS AND IDEAS OF IMMORTALITY
Ares Publishers Inc. 1995 0890050236 / 9780890050231 Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book has minor foxing to textblock else book is fine. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; Reprint of 1921 edition. ; The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of St. Andrews in the Year 1920; 434 pages 
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86 Farnell, Lewis Richard THE CULTS OF THE GREEK STATES [5 VOLUME SET]
Caratzas Brothers, Publishers 1977 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
All 5 volumes have former owner's name and address stamped to ffeps and titlepages. Very light markings to intro and table fo contents otherwise Near Fine. Light scuffing to boards. Very minor foxing to textblocks. ; Originally published between 1896 and 1909. This major work is still used extensively as the major source for information on the record left by Greek literature and monuments of the popular and public religion. Includes cult monuments and ideal types. Volume I: Cronos, Zeus, Hera and Athena. Volume II: Artemis, Hekate, Eileithyia, Aphrodite. Volume III: Demeter, Kore-Persephone, Hades-Plouton. Volume IV: Poseidon, Apollo. Volume V: Hermes, Dionysos, Hestia, Hephaistos, Ares and minor cults. ; 5 Volume Set COMPLETE 
Price: 300.00 USD
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87 Feder, Lillian ANCIENT MYTH IN MODERN POETRY
Princeton University Press 1977 0691013365 / 9780691013367 Softcover Very Good 
Light edgewear to wraps. Scholar's blindstamp and name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; 432 pages 
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88 Felson, Nancy REGARDING PENELOPE From Character to Poetics
University of Oklahoma Press 1994 0806129611 / 9780806129617 Softcover Very Good+ 
Scholars' name to titlepage (Mark Golden). Very light shelfwear else fine. ; This book explores Homer's construction of the charcter of Penelope, and his more general theory of poetic production and reception. ; 215 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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89 Fenik, Bernard ILIAD X AND THE RHESUS The Myth
Latomus 1964 Softcover Near Fine 
Pages unopened. Very light shelfwear else fine. ; Collection Latomus Volume 73; 63 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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90 Fenik, Bernard ILIAD X AND THE RHESUS The Myth
Latomus 1964 Softcover Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear else fine. ; Collection Latomus Volume 73; 63 pages 
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91 Fenik, Bernard ILIAD X AND THE RHESUS The Myth
Latomus 1964 Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by author to ffep "with best wishes, Bernie". Wraps a bit browned. Faint creasing. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). ; Collection Latomus Volume 73; 63 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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92 Fiske, N. W. SUPPLEMENTAL PLATES TO THE MANUAL OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE
Philadelphia Edward C. Biddle 1844 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Bound in 1/2 leather, marbled boards. Binding rubbed and worn esp. To extremities, tears in spine cover, contents sound & tight, marred only by a good bit of foxing. ; Vii + 32pls. ; 32 pages 
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93 Flasch, Kurt EVA UND ADAM Wandlungen Eines Mythos
Munich C.H. Beck 2004 3406527639 / 9783406527630 Softcover Fine 
112pp, illustrated.; 112 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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94 Fontenrose, Joseph PYTHON A Study of the Delphic Myth and Its Origin
University of California Press 1980 0520040910 / 9780520040915 Softcover Very Good- 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Heavy Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. A few glue stains to spine. ; California Library Reprint; 637 pages 
Price: 60.00 USD
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95 Force, William M. (Ed. ) ORESTES AND ELECTRA Myth and Dramatic Form
Houghton and Mifflin 1968 Softcover Very Good 
Minor creasing and some rubbing to wraps. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). ; 329 pages 
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96 Foucart, Paul LES MYSTÈRES D'ÉLEUSIS
Pardès 1999 2867141184 / 9782867141188 Softcover Very Good 
Minor edgewear. Small closed tear to spine along joint (1 cm). Scholar's name stamped to ffep (P. Stork). ; Unchanged reprint of 1914 edition. ; 508 pages 
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97 Fox, Robin Lane TRAVELLING HEROES Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer
Allen Lane 2008 0713999802 / 9780713999808 Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
One bumped corner else Fine. Very minor shelfwear to DJ. ; 528 pages; Oxford classicist [Robin Lane] Fox explores the 700s BCE, the century to which he imputes the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Explaining that this was an era of cultural contact between Greeks—specifically, those from the island Euboea—and residents of the eastern littoral of the Mediterranean Sea, he delves deeply into the nature of that exchange. Aiming to evoke the Euboeans' mind-set, he springs from the archaeological traces of their settlements to the gods and heroes of the Near East they adapted into their own myths. While there is considerable textual explication of Homer and Hesiod involved in Fox's procedure, he pulls the mythical characters from the pages and places them in the physical landscapes with which the Euboeans not only associated them but believed they actively inhabited. So doing lends the appealing impetus of travel writing to Fox's account that aids readers in absorbing the world of pagan belief 
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98 Frazer, James George THE GORGON'S HEAD AND OTHER LITERARY PIECES With a Preface by Anatole France
Books for Libraries Press 1967 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
There is separation along the inner hinge exposing the webbing but the book is still intact. Former owner has blacked out the publisher on the title page with felt marker but no other markings in the text. ; 458 pages 
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99 Frazer, Sir James G. & Theodor H. Gaster THE GOLDEN BOUGH A New Abridgement of the Classic Work by Sir James George Frazer. Edited, and with Notes and Foreword
Criterion Books 1959 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ has been repaired with cellotape along edges and which has not yellowed. Some yellowing to DJ. ; 738 pages; The Golden Bough describes our ancestors' primitive methods of worship, sex practices, strange rituals and festivals. Disproving the popular thought that primitive life was simple, this monumental survey shows that savage man was enmeshed in a tangle of magic, taboos, and superstitions. Revealed here is the evolution of man from savagery to civilization, from the modification of his weird and often bloodthirsty customs to the entry of lasting moral, ethical, and spiritual values. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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100 Frazer, Sir James George THE GOLDEN BOUGH A Study in Magic and Religion. Abridged Edition
MacMillan Company 1954 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear to book. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). DJ has been repaired with cellotape along edges and which has not yellowed. Some browning to DJ. ; 756 pages; The Golden Bough describes our ancestors' primitive methods of worship, sex practices, strange rituals and festivals. Disproving the popular thought that primitive life was simple, this monumental survey shows that savage man was enmeshed in a tangle of magic, taboos, and superstitions. Revealed here is the evolution of man from savagery to civilization, from the modification of his weird and often bloodthirsty customs to the entry of lasting moral, ethical, and spiritual values. 
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