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    Below is our latest listing of new and used books on ancient history. Each book will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Just email me at
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      Below is our latest listing of new and used books on ancient history.
      Each book will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Just email
      me at antiquestnet@... to let me know what books you would like
      or if you have any questions. Do not respond through the email list
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      A Guide to the Ancient World: A Dictionary of Classical Place Names
      by Michael Grant
      A massive reference volume of nearly 900 places throughout the
      ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Published in 1997. Hardcover
      with dust jacket in brand new, never read condition. 728-pages.
      Price: $23.00 (#459)

      Gladiators by Michael Grant
      An exciting account of the ancient Roman institution of arena combat,
      this book traces the bloody 800-year history of the bustuarii from
      their rise during the 3rd century BC to their eventual abolition at
      the end of the 5th century AD. Published in 1995. Hardcover with
      dust jacket and many photos, in brand new, never read condition. 128-
      pages.
      Price: $15.00 (#438)

      Mummies, Myth and Magic by Christine El Mahdy
      The definitive work on mummies and the Egyptian way of death.
      Published in 1995. Soft cover book with numerous photos. In brand
      new, never read condition. 192-pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#411)

      Uppity Women of Ancient Times by Vicki Leon
      "… poets, princesses and other women in positions of power over the
      centuries are profiled in a series of biographies concentrating on
      unusual women. Uppity Women of influenced history and created lasting
      names for themselves." (Midwest Book Review) Ancient Times is an
      excellent, fun title which is packed with information on women who
      Published in 1995, hardcover with dust jacket in brand new, never
      read condition. 237-pages.
      Price: $16.00 (#460)

      Art Forms and Civic Life in the Late Roman Empire by H.P. L'Orange
      Covers art and architecture, during the time of Diocletian, its
      relationship to religion and civic administration, etc. Softcover,
      very good condition with a small number of pencil marks. 131-pages.
      Price: $12.00 (#244)

      The Discovery of Egypt by Leslie Greener
      A thorough account of the uncovering of ancient Egypt through the
      ages. Published in 1989. Hardcover with dust jacket in virtually
      brand new, never read condition. 216-pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#406)

      Historical Atlas of the Classical World by John Haywood
      A beautiful and fascinating volume covering the period between the
      emergence of the Greek civilization to the emergence of Islam. With
      many timelines and color illustrations. Published in 2001. Hardcover
      with dust jacket in brand new, never read condition.
      Price: $20.00 (#461)


      Augustus & Nero: The Secret of Empire by Gilbert Charles-Picard
      Published in 1966. Hard cover with dust jacket in good overall
      condition, though there are numerous ink underlinings throughout the
      book and the dust jacket is worn. 190-pages.
      Price: $11.00 (#407)

      Roman Art & Architecture by Martin Wheeler
      Considers the subject by geographic region and by type of art or
      architecture (temples, theatres, palaces, sculpture, painting, etc…)
      Soft cover in excellent condition with 215-plates. 250-pages.
      Price: $14.00 (#336)

      Women and Politics in Ancient Rome by Richard Bauman
      Explores the role of women involved in government, law and public
      affairs as well as women's political and liberationist movements.
      Softcover, in brand new, never read condition. Price: $13.00 (#240)

      Ancient Greek Coins by G.K. Jenkins
      A major work in the field of ancient Greek coins with over 650-
      illustrations. This is a copy from the original 1972 printing and
      not a later reprint!!! Hard cover with dust jacket in excellent
      condition, though there are some minor signs of aging. Published in
      1972, 310-pages.
      Price: $60.00 (#391)

      The Roman Commonwealth by R.W.Moore
      An examination of all aspects ancient Roman society, with a number of
      illustations inclusing coins. Published in 1943. Hardcover in
      excellent condition. 267-pages.
      Price: $16.00 (#174)

      Dictionary of Egyptology
      A concise and informative A_Z of the dynasties, kings and queens,
      historic sites and archaeological objects of ancient Egypt. A
      compact volume perfect for the tourist. Published in 1997. 188-pages.
      Price: $17.00

      A History of the Roman World: 30BC to AD 138 by E.T. Salmon
      A comprehensive examination of that period of Roman history during
      which the Principate was established and the Pax Romana consolidated.
      Published in 1977. Soft cover in virtually brand new, never read
      condition. 367-pages.
      Price: $12.00 (#465)


      Roman Britain by John Burke
      A look at the impact of the Roman empire on the England, with many
      photos. Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. Published
      in 1984. 152-pages.
      Price: $14.00 (#451)

      The Dawn of Empire: Rome's Rise to World Power by R. M. Errington
      From 264 BC through the Punic Wars, Hannibal, the Battle of Pydna,
      etc…, argues that Rome was a reluctant imperialist. Soft cover book
      in excellent condition. Price: $12.00 (#250)

      Encyclopedia of Archaeology edited by Glyn Daniel
      A large beautiful volume with over 1,000 entries and many
      illustrations. Published in 1977. Hardcover with dust jacket in
      excellent condition. 224-pages.
      Price: $22.00 (#462)

      Atlas of Ancient Archaeology by Jacquetta Hawkes
      A large, scholarly and hard to find volume describing approximately
      170 important archaeological sites. Published in 1974. Hardcover with
      dust jacket in excellent overall condition. 272-pages.
      Price: $24.00 (#463)

      Papyrological Studies in Dionysiac Literature edited by Dana Ferrin
      Sutton
      A scholarly and detailed translation and examination of two ancient
      literary works (a play and a hymn) dedicated to Dionysos. Published
      in 1987. Soft cover in excellent condition. 106-pages.
      Price: $16.00 (#464)

      The craft of Poetic Speech in Ancient Greece by Claude Calame
      Published in 1995. Soft cover in brand new, never read condition. 20-
      pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#426)


      Caesar: A Politician and Statesman by Matthias Gelzer
      An excellent biography. Publ. in 1968. Hardcover with dust jacket in
      overall good condition though there are pen markings throughout and
      the cover shows signs of wear. 359-pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#439)


      Caligula: The Corruption of Power by Anthony A. Barrett
      The book looks at his life and career through a review of his family
      history, upbringing, illnesses and the question of his sanity.
      Hardcover with dust jacket, in very good condition through with
      underlined passages and notations. Price: $13.00 (#255)

      The Rise of the Greeks by Michael Grant
      This is an out of print volume which surveys the years 1000-490 BC.
      Published in 1987. Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent
      condition. 391-pages.
      Price: $16.00 (#186)

      The Mysteries of Mithra by Franz Cumont
      The definitive account of a crucial historical moment when a colorful
      oriental religion swept over the Roman Empire. Published in 1956.
      Soft cover in excellent condition, though the cover and pages have
      started to yellow. 239-pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#467)


      Tutankhamun: The Untold Story by Thomas Hoving
      A fascinating account of the discovery and excavation of the famous
      Tut. A great read with a number of photos. Published in 1978. Soft
      cover in very good condition. 384-pages.
      Price: $11.00 (#442)

      Early Greece: The Bronze and Archai Ages by M.I. Finley
      A llok at very early Greek history. Published in 1981. Soft cover in
      excellent condition. A small volume with 149-pages.
      Price: $10.00 (#469)

      The Egyptian Kingdoms by A. Rosalie David
      A large volume with many photos highlighting the development of
      ancient Egypt. Published in 1975. Hardcover in excellent condition.
      152-pages.
      Price: $15.00 (#449)

      A History of Ancient Egypt by Nicolas Grimal
      A history of what is arguably the first great civilization from the
      first human settlement in about 12,000 BC to its conquest by
      Alexander the Great in 333 BC. Hardcover with dust jacket in brand
      new, never read condition. Published in 1997. 518-pages.
      Price: $17.00 (#448)

      Caesar – A Sketch by James Anthony Froude
      An antique volume in excellent condition from 1903. Hardcover, 450-
      pages.
      Price: $18.00 (#441)

      Daily Life in Ancient Rome by Jerome Carcopino
      A thorough look at all aspects of life including the city's
      population, houses and streets, marriage, woman and family education
      and religion, the daily routine, etc… Published in 1969. Soft cover
      in good condition, though with signs of wear. Some passages have
      been underlined in pencil. 342-pages.
      Price: $9.00 (#434)

      Gods, Graves and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology by C.W. Ceram
      Published in 1954 with a number of photos, drawings and maps.
      Hardcover in very good condition. 428-pages.
      Price: $12.00 (#417)

      Ancient Greece: A Concise History by Peter Green
      Published in 1995. Soft cover in brand new, never read condition with
      many photos. 192-pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#423)

      The Cities of Ancient Mexico: Reconstructing a Lost World by Jeremy
      A. Sabloff
      A detailed look at what it would have been like to live during the
      heyday of Mexico's greatest ancient cities, with many photos.
      Published in 1997. Soft cover in brand new, never read condition. 224-
      pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#424)


      Love in Ancient Rome by Pierre Grimal
      A complete view of all aspects of romantic and passionate love among
      the Romans. Published in 1967. Hard cover with dust jacket in very
      good condition, though a number of passages are underlined throughout
      the book. 306-pages.
      Price: $14.00 (#390)


      The Visible Past: Recent Archaeological Discoveries of Greek and
      Roman History by Michael Grant
      Published in 1990. Soft cover in excellent condition, with a number
      of photos and coins. 258-pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#393)

      Early Greece by Oswyn Murray
      The book stresses the relations between Greece and the east and some
      important aspects of social history. Topics covered include the end
      of the Dark Age relative to the development of the aristocracy and
      the community, colonization, the economy, the coming of the Persians,
      etc… Soft cover, in brand new never, read condition.
      Price: $13.00 (#284)

      The Rise of Rome to 264 BC by Jacques Heurgon
      A concise introduction to early Roman history in the context of the
      peopling and development of the western Mediterranean. Published in
      1973. Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. 344-pages.
      Price: $14.00 (#130)

      Bradley's Arnold Latin Prose Composition edited and revised by J.F.
      Mountford
      Published in 1992, this up to date edition of the famous primer
      covers all aspects of the rules, phrases and general composition of
      Latin. Soft cover in brand new, never read condition. Price: $10.00
      (#253)

      The Pantheon by William L. MacDonald
      A detailed look at the structure built by Hadrian in 117 along with
      its construction as seen against the background of its time.
      Published in 1976. Soft cover in generally good condition, though
      there are a number of ink markings throughout. Also includes many
      pictures and diagrams. 160-pages.
      Price: $9.00 (#387)

      The Myceneans by Lord William Taylor
      A detailed look at the archaeology and history of this ancient
      culture. Many photos, maps and diagrams. Soft cover and in brand
      new, never read condition. 180-pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#288)

      Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
      A basic and very readable introduction to the region's ancient
      civilizations. Many photos, maps and diagrams. Soft cover, in brand
      new, never read condition. 215-pages.
      Price: $14.00 (#289)


      The World of the Pharaohs: A complete Guide to Ancient Egypt by
      Christine Hobson
      A beautifully illustrated guide to ancient Egypt, (tons of photos).
      Published in 1990. Soft cover book in excellent condition. 192-pages.
      Price: $12.00 (#409)

      The Burden of Egypt: An interpretation of Ancient Egyptian Culture by
      John A. Wilson
      An examination of ancient Egyptian history. Published in 1951.
      Hardcover, in very good condition, though there is a small amount of
      underlining on pages 9-19. With photos. 332-pages.
      Price: $16.00 (#445)

      Marcus Aurelius by Anthony Birley
      A biography describing his life and times. Published in 1966.
      Hardcover in very good condition though the pages have yellowed a bit
      and the dj has a couple of small tears. 354-pages.
      Price: $15.00 (#468)


      The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story by Bob Brier, Ph. D.
      The author uses modern forensic techniques and ancient documents to
      real the crime, identify the killer and bring the tumultuous world of
      ancient Egypt and its young pharaoh alive. Hardcover, with dust
      jacket in brand new, never read condition. 264-pages.
      Price: $16.00 (#290)

      The Ancient Mediterranean by Michael Grant
      The development of the cultures of the Mediterranean basin. Hardcover
      with dust jacket in excellent condition. Published in 1969, 374-
      pages.
      Price: $15.00 (#452)

      The Will of Zeus: A History of Greece from the Origins of Hellenic
      Culture to the Death of Alexander by Stringfellow Barr
      A great hardcover volume providing an in-depth look at the society of
      ancient Greece. In very good overall condition with dust jacket,
      however, the book is showing signs of age and wear. Published in
      1961, 496-pages.
      Price: $18.00 (#453)

      Kourion: The Search for a lost Roman City by David Soren and Jamie
      James
      The story of the discovery and excavations of the city of Kourion
      located on Cyprus, which was destroyed in the great earthquake of
      365AD. Soft cover in excellent condition with many photos. 223-pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#330)

      Eyewitness to Discovery edited by Brian M. Fagan
      First person accounts of more than 50 of the world's greatest
      archaeological discoveries including the Dead Sea scrolls, Thebes,
      Macchu Picchu, etc. Soft cover, in brand new, never read condition.
      493-pages.
      Price: $16.00 (#333)

      The Legacy of Rome edited by Ctril Bailey
      A look at various aspects of Roman society including the concept of
      empire, administration, communications and commerce the science of
      law, family and social life, etc… Published 1951. Hardcover in
      excellent overall condition, though the pages have begun to slightly
      yellow from age. 512-pages.
      Price: $15.00 (#182)

      The Legacy of Greece edited by R.W. Livingston
      The companion to The Legacy of Rome, this book looks at religion,
      philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, natural science, literature,
      history architecture, etc… Hardcover in excellent overall condition,
      though the pages have begun to slightly yellow from age. 424-pages.
      Price: $15.00 (#183)


      The World of Herodotus by Aubrey De Selincourt
      A scholarly and fascinating account of the Greek World from the eigth
      to the fifth centuries. Published in 1962. Softcover with dust jacket
      in excellent condition.392-pages.
      Price: $13.00 (#139)

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