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Plays of the Greek Dramatists

By: AESCHYLUS, SOPHOCLES, EURIPIDES and ARISTOPHANES

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Puritan Publishing Company: [c.1940s-50s]

Stock No.: 82502

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A representative selection from plays by four of the more noted Greek dramatists in an edition possibly produced for a book club. Includes an introduction by Arthur Ziegler. --- In very dark blue cloth-covered boards mostly missing gilt spine titling. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A Good only copy, with soiling to cloth and nearly complete loss of spine titling. Interior remains tightly-bound and quite bright, though a few leaves with creases.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 360 pages View more info

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Seven Famous Greek Plays (Modern Library #158.2)

By: AESCHYLUS, SOPOCLES, EURIPIDES, ARISTOPHANES (authors); OATES, Whitney J.; O'NEILL Jr., Eugene (editors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1953]

Stock No.: 83114

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


A selection of seven notable plays from ancient Greece. Includes Agamemnon and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus; Oedipus the King and Antigone by Sophocles; Medea and Alcestis by Euripides and The Frogs by Aristophanes. Edited, with introductions and notes by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O'Neill, Jr. Wrapped in grey and tan variant dust jacket. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 365 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1953 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #158.2. --... View more info

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Aristotle's Politics: Complete and Unabridged, in the Jowett Translation (Modern Library #228.1)

By: ARISTOTLE

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1950]

Stock No.: 82953

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


The Greek philosopher's foundational writings on politics and government have guided the peoples of the world for centuries. This Modern Library edition with the complete and unabridged translation from the Greek by Benjamin Jowett, and with an introduction by Max Lerner. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises titles in ML catalog, but total number is missing. Likely published c.1950 (though 1943 date appears in book). ML #228.1. --- A sound copy but with underlinings & margina... View more info

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Greek Literature for the Modern Reader

By: BALDRY, H. C.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1951

Stock No.: 73888

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


In this work, the author paints a picture of everyday life in ancient Greece in order to help the modern reader understand the context in which such classicists as Homer or Aristophanes wrote their enduring works. With maps of Greece and the Aegean Sea at endpapers. With snippets of translated sections of various works scattered throughout. --- In maroon cloth-covered boards with spine titling and decorations in gilt. Jacket in lavender with image of seated lyre player to front panel. --- Interior with discreet pencilings to several leaves, else a clean, tightly-bound copy. Unclipped jacket wi... View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne (Modern Library Giant #G14.1)

By: BULFINCH, Thomas

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1954]

Stock No.: 83446

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Thomas Bulfinch made it his life's work to present classical fables and myths from the ancient world to the modern world. Includes 16 photos of famed artworks depicting the subjects herein. --- In Toledano spine G5 / green cloth / gilt titling on black cover & spine blocks / black topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Gd, verso advertises 370 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1954 (no publication date appears in book). ML #G14.1. --- A partial split near front of volume has been carefully repaired prior to this listing, and with prior owner's signature to front paste-down, ... View more info

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Récits tirés du théâtre grec (Stories of Greek Theatre)

By: CHANDON, G. (adaptor)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Paris, Fernand Nathan, Éditeur: 1963

Stock No.: 83435

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A collection of stories from Greek theatre, in an illustrated French language edition. The stories are adapted by G. Chandon from notable Greek authors such as Sophocles, Euripedes, and Aristophanes. Includes color and black & white illustrations by Clifton Dey. --- In pictorial hardcovers, with color Dey image of a Greek soldier confronting a woman. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A sound copy, unmarked and tightly bound, but with some separation of cover's clear outer skin from underlying paper and a little soiling to covers.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; 256 pages View more info

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A Day in Old Athens: A Picture of Athenian Life

By: DAVIS, William Stearns

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Biblo and Tannen: 1960

Stock No.: 83419

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


In this reprint edition, University of Minnesota professor William Davis attempts to describe everyday life in ancient Athens. With numerous drawings and photos, as well as a couple of maps. --- In full light blue cloth-covered boards with spine titling in black. Pink and yellow jacket with images of armored soldiers to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and sturdy, though some age-toning to cloth and endpapers. Somewhat brittle jacket with tears and chips; now protected in removable archival mylar protector.; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; xii, 242 pages View more info

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The Discourses of Epictetus

By: EPICTETUS; MATHESON, P. E. (transator and prefatory material); ERNI, Hans (illustrations)

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1968

Stock No.: 83299

Condition: Very Good+


A deluxe Heritage Press reprint edition offering the philosophical principles of Epictetus, a Greek Stoic philosopher who lived in Rome. His Discourses were recorded by Arrian, a pupil, in about 108 A.D. His advice is relevant in the modern world because of his practical observations about living a happy, successful life. Translated by P. E. Matheson, who also offers considerable prefatory information about Epictetus and his philosophy. Includes illustrations by the noted Swiss artist Hans Erni. Sandglass flyer not present. --- In green floral print paper-covered boards backed in green cloth,... View more info

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The Latin Poets: The Poems of Catullus, Lucretius, Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Ovid, Seneca, Lucan, Juvenal, Martial and others (Modern Library #217.2)

By: GODOLPHIN, Francis R. B. (editor)

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1962]

Stock No.: 83461

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A collection of poems by noted Latin poets such as Catullus, Lucretius, Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Ovid, Seneca, Lucan, Juvenal, Martial and others. Poems rendered into English by a variety of translators. Edited, and with an introduction by Francis R. B. Godolphin. With index of first lines at rear of volume. --- In Toledano spine 11 / rust cloth / ML hex torchbearer logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso lists 408 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1962 (though 1949 date appears in book). ML #217.2. --- A clean, tigh... View more info

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Goldsmith's Roman History, Abridged by Himself for the Use of Schools: Ninth American Edition

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Poughkeepsie, Paraclete Potter: 1816

Stock No.: 82447

Condition: Fair


A leatherbound relic from the early 19th century, this history of the Roman Empire was later revised by others. --- In brown leather, with spine titling in gilt. Minimal publication details provided. With prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, and rubberstamping to front endpaper, age-toning and some foxing to leaves, chafing to cover edges. Though somewhat battered and soiled, this copy is holding together rather well and remains tightly bound.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 263 pages View more info

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

By: HARVEY, Sir Paul (compiler and editor)

Price: $20.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press / At the Clarendon Press: 1951

Stock No.: 83418

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An alphabetical listing of important literature produced by the ancient Greeks and Romans, as well as a guide to references therein; ideal for the student of classical literature. The editor has included modern literature which makes allusion to the ancients. With maps, drawings and building layouts from the eastern Mediterranean and the Roman Empire. --- A 1951 revised reprint of the original 1937 edition, in full navy cloth-covered boards with titling and Oxford University Press device to spine in gilt. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and sturdy, t... View more info

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The Persian Wars (Modern Library First Edition, ML #255.1)

By: HERODOTUS

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1947

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 82829

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Stated First Modern Library Edition, 1947 (confirmed). The ancient Greek author's account of the Persian Wars is among the earliest historical accounts ever recorded. Herodotus has been called 'The Father of History.' This English language edition, with footnotes, translated by George Rawlinson, and with an introduction by Francis R.B. Godolphin. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 379 titles in ML catalog. ML #255.1. --- With a little yellowing to leaves & dulling to cover ... View more info

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The Satyricon (Modern Library Spine 5, ML #156.1)

By: PETRONIUS (Petronius Arbiter)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1929-1930]

Stock No.: 83469

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A Modern Library edition of the ribald novel attributed to Petronius, a member of the court of Roman Emperor Nero. In the translation of William Burnaby, with an introduction by C. K. Scott Moncrieff. --- In Toledano spine #5 / full blue balloon cloth-covered limp boards / gilt titling and grapevine decorations on spine / gilt-stamped torchbearer logo to front cover / faded blue topstain / blue Kent endpapers. Lacks the dust jacket. Likely published c.1929-1930 (no publication date appears in book). ML #156.1. --- With severe sunning to spine, neatly-printed prior owners' names to half title, ... View more info

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The Republic of Plato: In the Lindsay translation (Everyman's Library #64)

By: PLATO

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1945

Stock No.: 83434

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Plato's Republic, presented in ten Books, has provided mankind with guidance for the organization of political societies for centuries. In it, he advises the people who administer laws and institutions to do so with the right spirit of philosophy and reverence. This Everyman's Library reprint edition translated from the Greek by A. D. Lindsay, who supplies a lengthy introduction. An entry in Everyman's Library Classical series. --- A 1945 printing of the 1935 edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full green cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling; blindstamped Eric Ravilious-designe... View more info

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The Philosophy of Plato/The Works of Plato: The Jowett Translation (Modern Library #181.1)

By: PLATO; EDMAN, Irwin (editor & Introduction)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1953]

Stock No.: 83454

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering the principal works of the great philosopher of ancient Greece. Selected and edited by Irwin Edman. Translated from the Greek by Benjamin Jowett. --- In Toledano spine 8 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks / faded olive topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 367 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1953 (though 1928 date appears in book). ML #181.1. --- With prior owner's rubberstamping to front free endpaper, bookseller label to verso of ffep, friendly gift inscription to half title page, otherwise a ... View more info

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The Trial and Death of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo (Everyman's Library #457)

By: PLATO; WARRINGTON, John (translation)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1977

Stock No.: 83131

ISBN: 0460004573

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


An Everyman's Library edition featuring the four dialogues of Plato concerning the trial, imprisonment and death of Socrates in ancient Greece. Includes the Euthyphro (holiness), Apology (speeches of Socrates in his own defense), Crito (post-sentencing strategies) and Phaedo (death by hemlock poisoning). Translated from the Greek, and with an introduction, by John Warrington. Entry 457 in Everyman's Library series. --- A 1977 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 5. Full light blue paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and gilt anchor-and-dolphin dev... View more info

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Thucydides I: The History of the Peloponnesian War (Loeb Classical Library #108)

By: THUCYDIDES; SMITH, Charles Forster (translator)

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts / London, Loeb Classical Library - Harvard University Press / William Heinemann Ltd.: 1991

Stock No.: 83440

ISBN: 0674991206

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Books I and II of the famed account of the 5th and 4th Century B.C. war between Sparta and Athens. Thucydides was an Athenian historian and general; his work is notable for impartiality and resistance to the interference of deities. With side-by-side text in both Greek and English, in a translation by Charles Forster Smith; also with unattributed introduction. Includes three maps of ancient Greece to rear of volume. Entry 108 in the Loeb Classical Library series, edited by G. P. Goold. --- In full olive cloth-covered boards with publisher's device to cover, titling and classical decorations to... View more info

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Poems of François Villon (Modern Library Spine 5, ML #58.1)

By: VILLON, François

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1929-1930]

Stock No.: 83471

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


An ex-library Modern Library edition offering a selection of poems by the 15th century French poet François Villon (c.1431-c.1463). Per Wikipedia, Villon was a ". . .ne'er-do-well who was involved in criminal behavior and had multiple encounters with law enforcement authorities. . .". Translated, with lengthy introduction, by John Payne. --- In Toledano spine #5 / full green balloon cloth-covered limp boards / gilt titling and grapevine decorations on spine / blindstamped torchbearer logo to front cover / faded green topstain / green Kent endpapers. Lacks the dust jacket. Likely publi... View more info

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Virgil I: Eclogues, Georgics, Aeneid I - VI, Revised Edition (Loeb Classical Library #63)

By: VIRGIL; FAIRCLOUGH, H. Rushton (translator)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts / London, Loeb Classical Library - Harvard University Press / William Heinemann Ltd.: 1950

Stock No.: 83441

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Volume I of a collection of enduring poems by the ancient Roman poet Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro), presented side-by-side in both Latin and English. Includes "Eclogues", "Georgics" and the "Aeneid I - VI". Translated by H. Rushton Fairclough, who has supplied a brief preface to this revised edition, and with biographical sketch of Virgil. Appendix with explanatory notes and further references to the poems. Entry no. 63 in the Loeb Classical Library series, edited by T. E. Page and others. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with publisher's device to cover, titling ... View more info