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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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The Transformation of Lucius Otherwise Known as The Golden Ass: A New Translation by Robert Graves from Apuleius

By: APULEIUS, Robert GRAVES (translator)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1983

Stock No.: 83627

ISBN: 0374165246

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated eighteenth printing, 1983. This novel of ancient Rome, managed to survive intact to the modern era. The leading character, Lucius, is infatuated with the practice of magic and somehow is accidentally transformed into an ass, and later back into human form. The often bawdy tale has amused such notable authors as Boccaccio, Cervantes and T. E. Lawrence. This edition offers the tale in a new translation by the noted poet and novelist Robert Graves, from the Latin of Apuleius. Includes an introduction by Mr. Graves. --- In full black paper-covered boards with gold-toned spine titling. Simpl... 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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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 Odyssey (Quarter leather Franklin Library edition)

By: HOMER

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Stock No.: 83838

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A Franklin Library edition of the epic Greek poem. Translated from the Greek into contemporary English verse by Robert Fitzgerald, with illustrations by W. T. Mars. Map of Greece and vicinity at rear of volume. --- A handsome copy in brown cloth backed in quarter leather with decorations in gilt to covers and spine, gilt-stamped spine titling and four raised spine bands. All edges gilt, with sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark and brown faux marbled endpapers. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- With light scratching to textblock edge gilding and two small scuffs to rear joint, otherwise a bright, ... View more info

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The History of Early Rome

By: LIVY [Titus Livius Patavinus]

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1972

Stock No.: 83565

Condition: Fine


An attractive condensed edition of the ancient Roman historian's famous history of Rome, which originally consisted of 142 separate books. Includes index of principal names at rear of volume. With illustrations by Raffaele Scorzelli; translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt. --- In tan cloth-covered boards backed in brown leatherette, with gilt-stamped spine titling on red block, and in tan paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, No. VIII:36). --- About Fine: a bright, clean, unmarked copy lacking obvious damages. Slipcase with slight sunning and soiling, remains structurally soun... View more info

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The Satyricon of Petronius

By: PETRONIUS

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1964

Stock No.: 83822

Condition: Near Fine


A handsome Heritage Press reprint edition in slipcase of the ribald novel attributed to Petronius, a member of the court of Roman Emperor Nero. In the translation of William Burnaby, which has been revised for this edition by Gilbert Bagnani, who also provides an introduction. With illustrations by Antonio Sotomayor. Sandglass flyer not present. --- In red cloth-covered boards with Sotomayor drawings to covers and gilt titling to spine, both on black blocks; red topstain. Slipcase covered in black paper. --- A bright, clean copy but with prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Sli... 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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Lysis, or, Friendship; The Symposium; Phaedrus (Dialogues on Love and Friendship)

By: PLATO

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1968

Stock No.: 83719

Condition: Very Good+


Three essays by the ancient Greek philosopher on the topic of love and friendship in a deluxe Heritage Press edition in slipcase. Translated from the Greek, and with introductory analyses by Benjamin Jowett, line drawing illustrations by Eugene Karlin and a preface by Whitney J. Oates. --- In full beige cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt and black to cover and spine (both of which identify the title as simply "Symposium"). Volume housed in tan paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, no number). --- With small smudge and some dulling to spine titling, otherwise ... 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