Here are the 37 books catalogued as of January 2, 2011, in this area of Ancient History. You may also wish to browse the books on the archeaology page also. And remember, ordering is easy from Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire. Thank you, RAY

1. Bloch, Raymond, THE ETRUSCANS - ANCIENT PEOPLES AND PLACES SERIES, Frederick A. Praeger, New York, (1958), color frontis, B&W ill., 260pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 52915 ), $6.00

2. Bowra, C. M., THE GREEK EXPERIENCE, The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, OH, (1957) 1st ed, 64 B&W ill., 213pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), A brillant survey of classical culture and history from the time of Homer to the fall of Athens in 404 B.C., (Order No: 22303 ), $5.00

3. Boyer, Sophia A. and Lubell, Winifred, GIFTS FROM THE GREEKS: ALPHA TO OMEGA, Rand McNally & Company, Chicago, IL, (1970) 1st ptg, illustrations, 144pp, good+ w/lightly edgeworn dustjacket (hardcover), Sophia Boyer has chosen twenty-four key words, each beginning with a different letter of the Greek alphabet, and skillfully uses these words as launching pads to take the reader into the areas of Greek life that have enriched our own way of life., (Order No: 43182 ), $9.50

4. Branigan, Keith & Vickers, Michael, HELLAS: THE CIVILIZATIONS OF ANCIENT GREECE, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, (1980), B&W and color illustrations, 224pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0070072299, (Order No: 5142 ), $14.50

5. Brilliant, Richard, POMPEII AD 79: THE TREASURE OF REDISCOVERY, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, (1979), B&W and color illustrations, 305pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517538598, (Order No: 37611 ), $14.50

6. Cicero (selected from the correspondence of) and McKinlay, Arthur Patch (translated by), LETTERS OF A ROMAN GENTLEMAN, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, (1926), B&W illustrations, 249pp, good++, black cloth spine (hardcover) (no dustjacket), Contents include: Introduction; Reader's Guide; The Chronology; Rising and Falling; Mending Political Fences; Marking Time in Cilicia; Watching and Waiting; Finding Consolation in Work; Carrying On; Conclusion., (Order No: 45643 ), $75.00

7. Cunliffe, Barry, FISHBOURNE: A ROMAN PALACE AND ITS GARDEN, Thames and Hudson, London, (1971), B&W and color illustrations, 228pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 050039007X Barry Cunliffe, Professor of Archaeology at Southampton University, describes the whole story of the excavation which he himself directed, unfolding the history of the site from the early military beginnings up to the final destruction of the palace by fire., (Order No: 44851 ), $20.00

8. D'Arms, John H., COMMERCE AND SOCIAL STANDING IN ANCIENT ROME, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1981, 201pp, very good++, brown cloth spine (hardcover) no dustjacket, ISBN 0674144759, (Order No: 58950 ), $50.00

9. Diffie, Bailey W. and Noland, Aaron (editors), SELECTED READINGS IN THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION, City College of New York, New York, (1964) 2nd ptg, 364pp, good, gray cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 11594 ), $8.50

10. Falco, Giorgio (translated by K. V. Kent), THE HOLY ROMAN REPUBLIC: A HISTORIC PROFILE OF THE MIDDLE AGES, A. S. Barnes and Co., New York, (1964), 336pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 55194 ), $5.00

11. Ferguson, Adam, THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRESS AND TERMINATION OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC - A NEW EDITION IN THREE VOLUMES (COMPLETE), Printed for T. & J. Allman, Edinburgh - London, 1828, all 6 maps present, very good, 3/4 leather, marbled boards (hardcover) light rubbing, Volume I, 533pp; Volume II, 596pp; and Volume III, 532pp. An exceptionally nice clean and tight set with light rubbing only to the extemities of the leather., (Order No: 49255 ), $300.00

12. Grant, Michael, THE ARMY OF THE CAESARS, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1974) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 365pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684138212 The author shows how the rise and decline of imperial Rome was intimately connected with the balance of political and military power., (Order No: 33678 ), $5.00

13. Guhl, E. and Koner, W. (translated from the Third German Edition by F. Hueffer), THE LIFE OF THE GREEKS AND ROMANS DESCRIBED FROM ANTIQUE MONUMENTS, Chatto and Windus, London, [1896], B&W illustrations, 620pp, ads, very good, decorated brown cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 57668 ), $25.00

14. Hardy, W. G., THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD, Schenkman Publishing Company, Cambridge, MA, (1970) rev ed, B&W illustrations, 124pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This book vividly reconstructs the day-to-day life of the Greeks and Romans--how they worked and amused themselves, what they ate and wore, and, above all, how they thought and how they reacted to the world about them., (Order No: 15388 ), $5.00

15. Hawthorn, J. R., THE REPUBLICAN EMPIRE, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., London, 1963, B&W maps, 298pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover), This book is an attempt to assess the nature of the Republican empire., (Order No: 38483 ), $25.00

16. Hodgdon, Jeannette Rector, THE ENCHANTED PAST: TRUE STORIES OF THE LANDS WHERE CIVILIZATION BEGAN, Ginn and Company, Boston, MA, (1922), B&W illustrations, 230pp, very good, decorated blue cloth (hardcover) inscribed by author, A childrens text, probably for elementary school.Contents include: The Hindus; The Egyptians; The Chinese; The Babylonians, Assyrians, And Chaldeans; The Persians; The Hebrews; The Greeks; The Romans; Glossary., (Order No: 53332 ), $10.00

17. Hopper, R. J.; photographs by Werner Forman, THE ACROPOLIS, The Macmillan Company, New York, (1971) 1st Amer, photographs by Werner Forman, 240pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The Acropolis or "upper city" of Athens is the most important surviving example of Greek architecture--the seat of Greek civilization and culture., (Order No: 31392 ), $6.50

18. Hornyak, William F., A PORTRAIT HISTORY OF THE ROMAN EMPERORS BASED ON COINS AND MEDALLIONS, Morris Publishing, Kearney, NE, (1998), B&W illustrations, 168pp, index, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1575028239 Portraits are presented for over 150 Roman emperors and prominent historical figures in the period from 60 B.C. to A.D. 425. These portraits are based on coins and medallions of the highest quality., (Order No: 50287 ), $60.00

19. Lau, Robert Julius, OLD BABYLONIAN TEMPLE RECORDS, Columbia University Press, New York, 1906 1st ed, B&W ill., 35 plates, 89pp of text, very good+, light brown cloth (hardcover) nice clean/tight copy, Columbia University Oriental Studies Vol. III. A study of a series of documents coming from one of the oldest of the temples, dealing chiefly with the manner in which its priests handled the revenues in kind and money which represented the offerings of the faithful. Includes "Sign-List and Glossary.", (Order No: 8658 ), $85.00

20. Maranon, Gregorio (forword by Ronald Syme), TIBERIUS: THE RESENTFUL CAESAR, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, (1956) 1st ed, 234pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), Dr. Maranon presents with rare brilliance the personalities, the forces, the motives which shaped the Emperor's character and guided his acts., (Order No: 16645 ), $7.50

21. Mattingly, Harold (introduction by Thomas Ollive Mabbott), THE MAN IN THE ROMAN STREET, Numismatic Review, New York, 1947 1st ed, 116pp, fine, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 41755 ), $20.00

22. Miller, Helen Hill, GREEK HORIZONS, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1961), B&W illustrations, 255pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) couple closed tears dj, For anyone planning a trip to Greece this is an ideal and stimulating introduction, since it provides a quick view of the Greek mainland and islands as the traveler today sees them-the landscape, the people, and the prehistoric, classical and Byzantine remains., (Order No: 11839 ), $4.00

23. Milton, Joyce (preface by William Kelly Simpson), SUNRISE OF POWER: ANCIENT EGYPT, ALEXANDER AND THE WORLD OF HELLENISM, Boston Publishing Company, Boston, MA, (1986), over 300 color ill., 174pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0150040425 Part of EMPIRES: THEIR RISE AND FALL series. Through pictures and words, this book brings the reader face to face with one of the world's greatest empires., (Order No: 16413 ), $4.50

24. Moore, Frank Gardner, THE ROMAN'S WORLD, Columbia University Press, New York, 1936 1st ed, B&W ill., maps, plans, 502pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 9823 ), $10.00

25. Phillips, Jonathan, THE FOURTH CRUSADE AND THE SACK OF CONSTANTINOPLE, Viking, New York, (2004) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 374pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670033502 In April 1204, the armies of Western Christendom wrote another bloodstained chapter in the history of holy war., (Order No: 57251 ), $7.50

26. Piggott, Stuart, ANCIENT EUROPE FROM THE BEGINNINGS OF AGRICULTURE TO CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY, Aldine Publishing Company, Chicago, IL, (1965), B&W illustrations, 340pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This book is an interpretation of the main lines of European prehistory from the first agricultural communities in the sixth or even seventh millennium B.C. until the incorporation of much of barbarian Europe within the Roman Empire., (Order No: 53774 ), $5.00

27. Rand, Christopher, GRECIAN CALENDAR, Oxford University Press, New York, 1962 2nd ptg, B&W maps, 203pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The unifying theme of this book is a narrative of the author's movements as time unfolds and as the seasons change., (Order No: 33975 ), $10.00

28. Rodenwaldt, Gerhart (text by); Hege, Walter (photographs by), DIE AKROPOLIS AUFGENOMMEN VON WALTER HEGE BESCHRIEBEN VON GERHART RODENWALDT - [THE ACROPOLIS: RECORDED AND DESCRIBED], Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin, 1930 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 104pp, good, tan cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, light edgewear, Text in German., (Order No: 59979 ), $15.00

29. Rollin, Charles, THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE EGYPTIANS, CARTHAGINIANS, ASSYRIANS, BABYLONIANS, MEDES AND PERSIANS, MACEDONIANS AND GRECIANS, Samuel Walker, Boston, MA, 1823, plates and maps complete, 2 volume set, good+, full calf binding (hardcover) some light foxing, "A New and Improved Edition, Translated from the French in Two Volumes." Volume I, 624 pages, index; Volume II, 630 pages, index. Two frontis plates, 6 maps (some folding) and 15 full plates are all bound in as called for in binding instructions. A nice clean and tight set., (Order No: 48435 ), $225.00

30. Sagan, Eli, THE HONEY AND THE HEMLOCK: DEMOCRACY AND PARANOIA IN ANCIENT ATHENS AND MODERN AMERICA, Basic Books, New York, (1991) 1st ptg, 429pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 0465030580 "Democracy is a miracle," Eli Sagan writes, "considering human psychological disabilities." To shed light on this "miracle," Sagan focuses on the world's first democratic society, Athens, and mounts a compelling argument that Athens and the modern American republic, although separated by more than two thousand years, share the same fundamental moral and psychological dilemmas., (Order No: 9021 ), $6.00

31. Samivel, THE GLORY OF GREECE, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, (1962), 5 color plates, 110 B&W ill., 266pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The world of the Ancient Greeks, whose civilization was at once the fountain-head and the inspiration of our own Western culture., (Order No: 15414 ), $10.00

32. Soisson, Pierre; Soisson, Janine & Macrae, David (translated by), BYZANTIUM, Minerva, Geneve, (1977), B&W illustrations, 143pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), The text and the illustrations of this book bring alive again the wonders of Constantinople, the astonishing court of the Basileus, and of the whole of Byzantine society, with special chapters on the role of women and of the inmense body of clergy whose influence so permeated the life of Byzantium., (Order No: 14047 ), $4.50

33. Thucydides; Smith, William (translated by), HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR. TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK OF THUCYDIDES - VOLUME TWO ONLY - THE FAMILY LIBRARY NO. 23, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1844, 385pp, good+, brown cloth (hardcover), Offered is Volume Two of two ONLY., (Order No: 48890 ), $20.00

34. Vermaseren, M. J., THE LEGEND OF ATTIS IN GREEK AND ROMAN ART, E. J. Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, 1966, B&W plates, 60pp, plates, very good+, wraps (softcover) small note page 31, owners name, Contents include: Attis' Birth; Attis' Childhood; Cybele's Passion for Attis; Attis sese mutilans et moriens; Attis tristis et hilaris., (Order No: 47160 ), $75.00

35. Whiting, Lilian, ATHENS: THE VIOLET-CROWNED, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1913 1st ed, 36 B&W ill., 361pp, very good, pictorial gray cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 11595 ), $15.00

36. Williams, J. (Rev.), THE LIFE AND ACTIONS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT - THE FAMILY LIBRARY NO. 7, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1843, fold-out map, 351pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 48889 ), $20.00

37. Woodcock, P. G. (editor), DICTIONARY OF ANCIENT HISTORY, Philosophical Library, New York, (1981), 465pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A concise and comprehensive volume on most of the important people and events of classical antiquity. Emphasis has been placed upon Greek and Roman history, however, many entries pertaining to other early civilizations are included, particularly from the Judaic, Egyptian and Persian cultures., (Order No: 15413 ), $10.00

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