Books about the history of the ancient world before the Tenth Century C.E., and relating to mythical themes, in religion and folk lore, including traditional fairy tales.All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.
Arthurian / Celtic / British/ British Israel related material here.
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Germanic, Indo-European and Norse related material here.
A Study Of Jewish History from the Exile Until the Revolt Of Bar Kocheba. Claims Jews are derived from a mix of races in Palestine and not the tribes of Moses and Abraham's time. Includes more material on the Mushroom cult. ISBN0586038590
G used paperback
Panther 1971, 301pp. [PB1431 ancient history]
The story of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is the chief myth of Britain. But is it something more than myth? Most scholars now regard Arthur's reality as probable and accept 'Arthurian Britain' as a meaningful historical term. Solid facts have emerged through the recent work of archaeologists. The Quest for Arthur's Britain examines the historical foundations of the Arthurian tradition, and then, in five archaeological chapters, presents the results of excavations to date at Cadbury (reputed site of Camelot), Tintagel, Glastonbury and less-known places. An outline of Arthurian Britain takes shape, and several fascinating questions emerge. For example, were the Dark Ages in Britain a transitory, unimportant period? Or did the Celtic resistance against the Anglo-Saxons - a resistance identified with Arthur- have a profound effect on the development of the British Isles? A collection of peices on Arthurian research, literary and archeological.
Paladin 1975-77 paperbacks, 238pp+ plates. [#621/2680/3220]
Here you will find in depth research and documentaion to support the bloodline of Jesus thesis. Priory of Sion, Knights Templar etc. ISBN0224017357
VG hardback but lacks dust jacket.
Cape 1982 reprint, hard cover. [#2169 ancient history]
Reprints articles from various British Israelite sources, interesting material on early British history and christianity.
British Israelite, Aryan, Christianity, Christian Identity, Religion, History
G+ softback, soiled wrappers, name and price stamp to half title.
Association of the Covenant People undated, 158pp.
A refutation of British Israelite theory, particularly as espoused in British Israel Truth (1932).
ancient history, british isles,
VG- softcover with paper wrappers over sewn sheets, bottom of upper joint split, a few owner stamps etc.
Mowbrays 1933 first edition, vii 100pp.
Founded upon Five Hundred Scripture Proofs, Parts 1-4.
Early British-Israelite work claiming that the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic (Aryan) races are the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.
With separate title pages for Flashes of Light being part 2, and Oxford Wrong in Objecting to the English Being Identical with Israel being part 3 and Hine's reply to Canon Rawlinson.
Also England's Coming Glories being part 4, which also contains Piazzi Smyth's The Glory of the Great Pyramid.
All bound into one volume.
Poor stained and worn decorated cloth, sections detached and some damage to bottom margin of first twelve pages.
First two pages are intact but very damaged, a disbound reading copy that may be salvageable for a tidy rebind, ink name and address to front paste down, ink name at head of title page.
S W Partridge undated but the new edition of 1874, x 296pp.
Includes some details of Saxon kingly genealogy and William the Conqueror's heirs. ISBN0006329489VG paperback
European and British / Irish Celtic culture and remains with colour photos and many maps.
First Folio Society edition from the revised 1997 edition by Barry Cunliffe.
Brick red cloth blocked in gilt Celtic designs, brown papered slipcase with gilt celtic sword and torc design.
ancient history, celtic, indo-european, pre-christian
FINE hardback in FINE slipcase.
Folio Society 2001 First Edition, xxvi 317pp + plates
Welsh language edition of the Mabinogian.
Contains; Pwyll, Pendefig Dyfed / Branwen Ferch Llyr / Manawyddan Fab Llyr / Math Fab Mathonwy.
celtic, myth, Wales, history, pagan
VG small cloth hardback with old copperplate ink inscription to fep, lightly rubbed boards.
Hughes A'i Fab, Heol Estyn undated (early twentieth century?), 96pp + plates in line.
A complete anthropological study of fairy-lore in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany.
Taken from first-hand interviews with witnesses, as well as Celtic literature and mythology, the historical and cultural record.
fairies, sidhe, little folk, alfar, pagan, heathen,
Colin Smythe 1988, 524 pages.
A full account with great detail of various British customs, including defunct ones.
social history, countryside customs, pagan, wassailing, furry dance, hobby horse, festivals
G+ paperback, browned pages
Paladin 1978, 349pp.
In this superb collection of tales, the Welsh national epic, Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance come together to form a fascinating, deep-seated and powerful interpretation of British history.
The tales include the story of the shape-shifter, Gwydion, who created a woman out of flowers; a murdered husband turned into an eagle; Math the magician; a magical board, dragons witches and giants.
wales, welsh, myth, pagan, heathen
Dent Everyman Library 1998, xxxi 240pp
Dent Everyman Library 1992, xliv 291pp ISBN 0460870661
VG spine leans
$15 C/B [HST 21]
Bracken Books 1996 facsimile of original 1949 second edition, trade paperback, 386pp. From prehistory, stone and iron ages, and the conversion to christianity. Celtic history and religion. ISBN 1851705368
King Arthur and the Legends of The Round Table, a new rendition by Keith Baines with an introduction by Robert Graves.
King Arthur, British race, romance literature
Mentor Classic 1962 first edition, 512pp
Edited by Greg Waite; Otago Studies in English 3
arthurian, grail, British history, The Matter of Britain
VG- softback, minor insect damage to first page otherwise tidy
English Department (University of Otago) 1993, xxxvii 187pp
Gawain was once the most important knight at Arthur's court, a shining example of all that was best in chivalry at the time.
But as the popularity of the Arthurian romances grew the character of Gawain diminished, leaving him represented as a villain rather than as Champion of the Goddess.
This result of more than 20 years research into Arthurian and Celtic texts presents a unique view of the mythology of Britain, and the historical changes over a period of many hundreds of years in the religious and mystical traditions of the British.
celtic, british, arthurian, myth, Matter of Britain, grail, grail quest, goddess
VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
The Aquarian Press 1990 first edition, 208pp
Profusely illustrated account of the Grail legend and myth throughout history. Covers the exoteric and esoteric doctrines, the theme in literature and it's relation to Alchemy and Celtic myth.
VG softback, name blacked out to title page.
Thames and Hudson 1999, 96pp.
A Celtic Shaman's Sourcebook.
Contains many new translations of seminal Celtic texts, including stories, poems, and prose pieces, some dating from as far back as the seventh century.
Includes sections on The Shamanic Memory of the Earth, of the Trees, of Animals, and The Memory of Ancestors.
Vision Poets, Druids, and Shamanic Guardians, Initiations, Shapeshifting.
The Bright Knowledge of Prophecy and Divination, Healing and Soul Restoration, Dreams and Visions.
Otherworldly Journeys and Quests, The House of the Sidhe.
These ancient tales are accompanied by detailed commentaries, comprehensive background material, and practical shamanic insights.
By respected Celtic scholars.
shamanism, initiation, shape shifting, prophecy, divination, sidhe, pagan, wiccan
Element 1994 irst edition, 456pp
Revised edition with Prose and Verse Texts and glossary.
A comprehensive introduction to Old English, combining simple, clear philology with the best literary works to provide a compelling and accessible beginners guide.
Uses a practical approach suited to the needs of the beginning student.
Features selections from the greatest works of Old English literature. Includes a discussion of Anglo-Saxon literature, history, and culture, and a bibliography directing readers to useful publications on the subject.
Basil Blackwell 1988, 354pp. [#2763 ancient history, anglo-saxon, old english literature ]
Ancient British historical literature from the founding of Britain by Brutus the Trojan, Roman and Saxon invasions, much on Arthur and Merlin, includes The Prophecies of Merlin.
Ceases with the crowning of Athelstan.
england, saxon, british, celtic
VG- paperback with bookseller stamp and name to first page, stamp to closed fore edge, some bookworming to page margins.
Penguin Classics 1984 paperback,373pp.
Celtic origins, heroes, and stories.
A facsimile of the original 1911 book on the Myths and Legends of the Ancient Irish and Welsh.
Ulster, Red Branch, Ossian, Cymry
Myths and Legends Series.
VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Bracken Books 1992, 457pp
Includes introduction, bibliography, glossary.
grail king arthur celtic myth romance
G+ softback, archival taped spine, light staining to prelims, worn wraps.
Dent Everymans 1988, xxvi 526pp
The Unpublished Conclusion to The Once and Future King, the last days of King Arthur, his faithful magician and his animal teachers.
Unpublished in 1941 the text was found in the University of Texas archives in 1975 and is first published here.
A literary work that deals with the end of Arthur, Guenever and Lancelot.
Illustrated by Trevor Stubley.
King Arthur, Modern English Literature, Fiction, Matter of Britain
VG+ hardback in VG- dust jacket.
Jacket is unclipped and tidy but has a completely sunned spine showing as white with black author name and publisher but title illegible.
University of Texas Press and Collins 1977 first edition, xx 137pp
In the 780s northern Britain was dominated by Pictavia, centred in north-eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo-Scottish border.
Within a hundred years both of these kingdoms had been thrown into chaos by the onslaught of the Vikings and within two hundred years they had disappeared.
In this period occured the destruction of the Picts and the rise of the Scottish kingdom based on contemporary accounts from fragmentary sources which survive from this darkest period in Scottish history.
These important sources are presented in full and their value as evidence is thoroughly explored and evaluated.
britain, scottish, celtic, history, pagan, anglo saxon, primary source, norse
Edinburgh University Press 2011, xv 384pp.
Is the account given by Plato historically true?
Castleden first considers the location of Atlantis, re-examining two suggestions put forward in the early twentieth century; Minoan Crete and Minoan Thera.
He outlines the latest research findings on Knossos and Bronze Age Thera, discussing the material culture, trade empire and agricultural system, writing and wall paintings, art, religion and society of the Minoan civilization.
He demonstrates the many parallels between Plato's narrative and the Minoan Civilization in the Aegean.
Castleden discusses how the recent idea of Atlantis as a lost utopia has become confused with Plato's genuine account.
ancient history, atlantean, utopia, earth changes, lost civilisations, classical studies, mediterranean
Routledge 2001 first softcover edition, 225pp.
An investigation of the ancient and sometimes legendary civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean as well as Atlantis etc, with some way-out excursions into strange places!
Mu, Lemuria, Europa, Aryan Prehistory, Ancient Mysteries, Grail, Ancient technology, cataclysms, megalithic construction, lost civilisations
VG softback (sewn binding)
Adventures Unlimited Press 1996 First Edition, 488pp.
Unearthed Iron Age corpses preserved in peat bogs, many as sacrifices or possibly executed criminals.
Good information on early European culture and clothing.
prehistory, iron age, europe, bog sacrficies, heathen, pagan
G+ softback but covers are sunfaded.
Faber 1977 first soft covered edition, sewn sheets in wrappers, 200pp.
Translations of Hen-Thorir, The Vapnfjord Men, Thorstein Staff-struck, Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey, Eirik the Red, Thidrandi whom the Goddesses Slew, Authun and the Bear, Gunnlaug Wormtongue and King Hrolf and his Champions.
G+ paperback with sunned spine
Oxford University Press World's Classics 1980, 318 pages.
ISBN0192815288 [PB1421 ancient history mythology ]
The history of the Earls of Orkney. The only Norse Saga concerned with the British Isles, and the Viking conquest of Northern Scotland.
G+ paperback $8 A/A Penguin 1981. 251 pages plus maps at rear. ISBN0140443835 [PB1414 ancient history british norse ]
Traces the pagan roots of all things christmassy, back to the Northern European shamanic roots.
Historical and Neo-pagan sourcebook.
Woden, Odin, Wild Hunt, Christmas, Yule, Santa Claus, Pagan traditions, Hooded Man, Herne
Llewellyn 1995 first edition, 184pp.
An illustrated collection of more than 300 fables first told by the Greek slave Aesop.
23 colour illustrations.
VG quarter-cloth hardback in VG- dust jacket.
Gramercy 1994 (reprints 1909 original), 174pp.
Edited by Svend Larsen, translated by R P Keigwin, with illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen.
Nice 14x10 cm format, being the first volume of a 4 vol set.
Hans Christian Andersen, original fairy tales
VG- cloth hardback, some surface rubbing.
Edmund Ward 1950 (British edition), 394pp + col. frontis. port. of Andersen
Edited by Svend Larsen, translated by R P Keigwin, with illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen and Lorenz Froelich.
Nice 14x10 cm format, being 1 vol of a 4 vol set.
Hans Christian Andersen, original fairy tales
G+ cloth hardback, some surface rubbing, closed edges soiled.
Flensted 1962 (reprint of 1950 original edition), 394pp.
Juvenile retelling of Andersens tales with illustrations.
Illustrated Childrens Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen 1950s
VG- hardback in G+ dust jacket
Red cloth spine, pictorial papered boards
Gift inscription to fep, jacket clipped with chipping and loss to tail of spine, closed tears etc.
Corners of book boards rubbed back to the card, small red paint splash at head, still tidy copy
Collins, London, undated but about 1950s.
144pp + colour plates, line illustrations in text.
illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
VG- hardback, cloth slightly faded in VG unclipped dust jacket
OUP 1961 first thus cloth, 327pp + plates. Line illustrations within the text. [#1876 fairy tales]
Unsure of edition used for the stories.
G+ hardback with no jacket.
The contents pages have minor edge tears to margin, title starting to detach at top.
Thomas Nelson undated hardcover 364pp + col frontis.
Behind the haloed and pure figure of the Holy Mother of God in Christian theology lies an altogether more pagan goddess, an Eternal Woman. In conflict with the Immaculate Virginity is a Queen of Heaven, an Earth Mother and a Symbol of Fertility. For many Catholic and non-Catholic Christians the deity to whom they plead for intercession is Mary and not the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Is this because, asks Geoffrey Ashe, Mary is no less than a reappearance of that earliest of all supernatural beings- the Earth Goddess? The New Testament provides remarkably little information about Mary - how did the Immaculate Conception really take place, did Mary have a sexual relationship with Joseph, why did Mary never see the Risen Christ, when and how did she die, how many Marys in fact were there ? The beliefs of the Church seem to have sprung up despite the biblical evidence and separate again are the traditions of Mary-worship that have evolved all over the Mediterranean and beyond. The myth and cult of Mary leads not only to a redefinition of fundamental religious impulse but to a reappraisal of femininity itself. ISBN0586082697
Paladin 1976 paperback 268pp + plates. [#620 anc hst]
Twenty Egyptian texts dating from circa 2400 BCE to 250 BCE on historical, religious, funereal, and other topics printed in hieroglyphics together with transliterations and a complete vocabulary. Includes full English translations of 8 of the texts.
ancient egypt, hieroglyphs, texts
G+ softback, has crease to the front cover.
Dover 1993, liv 593pp.
The complete war diaries of Caesar, includes the Gallic Wars and the Civil War.
roman empire, war, julius caesar, gaul, celts
G+ paperback with light reading crease to spine, edges dyed red by publisher, aged.
Mentor 1960 first edition thus, 335pp.
Ancient Roman history of the conquest of Gaul by Caesar.
G+ paperback, spine light wear, minor stain to lower corner of some pages.
Penguin 1951 first edition paperback, 283pp. [Item# 333 ANCLT]
Ancient Roman history of the conquest of Gaul by Caesar. ISBN0140440216
VG paperback with name at front.
Penguin 1974 paperback, 283pp [Item # 335 ANCLT]
A wide ranging selection of world mythology.
Grouped into; The Far East, The Middle East, The West, Africa and the Americas, The Pacific
Illustrated by Eric Fraser.
myth, sacred stories, religion, pre-christian, pagan
VG hardback in VG dust jacket
Orbis 1982, 433pp
Intended to be used to interpret the symbology encountered in dreams, this relies heavily on Jungian symbolism.
VG- softback with crease to cover corner.
Granada Paladin 1982, xv 459pp.
English translation by J. Sage of a classic text on symbols and symbolism.
symbology, signs, dream interpretation, archetypes
VG- softback with sewn binding, creased corner
Routledge 1983, lv +419 pages
Much on Osiris and Esoteric Osiris as well as mythological symbology, illustrated in line. ISBN0500271127
VG softback with minor tape stain to half title, sunned spine
Thames & Hudson 1978 softcover 292 pages. [RM70]
Reprints 'A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art (1876) ISBN1858911354
Bracken Books 1994 trade paper x 510pp. [#528 ancient history]
Hundreds of alphabetical entries, many illustrated, document the history and evolution of symbols from prehistory to our own day.
The entries explain an enormous variety of symbols extending from the Arctic to Dahomey, from the Iroquios to Oceania, and coming from systems as diverse as Tao, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Tantra, the cult of Cybele and the Great Goddess, the Pre-Columbian religions of the Western Hemisphere and the Voodoo cults of Brazil and West Africa.
anthropology, sociology, signs
VG softback with light fade to covers, light pencil marking to frontis.
Thames and Hudson 1982, 207pp.
Cunliffe, the celebrated archaeologist, seeks a "rapprochement" between the traditionally conflicting methodologies of the classical archaeologist and the prehistorian.
He examines the social and economic systems of barbarian Europe in relation to Greco-Roman civilization and chronicles its development from 600 BC to the fifth century.
New research includes the results of the author's own excavations at sites such as Hengistbury.
ancient history, europe, rome, roman empire, celtic, germanic
VG hardback in VG dust jacket
Guild Publishing 1988,243pp.
Greek history and civilization during the 6th and 5th centuries BCE.
The dual purpose of this book is to describe the greatest period of Greek history in all its aspects, political and military as well as economic and cultural, and to take into account the uncertainties of modern scholarship.
ancient greece, greek, history, sources
VG- softback with name to first page.
Methuen 1981 second edition, 505pp.
"Technical progress, economic growth, productivity, even efficiency have not been significant goals since the beginning of time."
The ancient Mediterranean world had no recognizable real-property market, never fought a commercially inspired war, witnessed no drive to capital formation, and assigned the management of many substantial enterprises to slaves and ex-slaves.
Therefore, to study the economies of the ancient world, one must begin by discarding many premises that seemed self-evident before Finley showed that they were useless or misleading.
Second revised edition.
Hogarth 1985, 262pp.
An epic history of Greece and Rome, from the foundation of Greek democracy to the expansion of the Roman Empire.
VG paperback with minor cup ring to cover
$8 A/ B
Penguin Books 2008, 704 pages.[PB1429]
Second part of a 2 volume abridgement.
This volume includes Dying Gods, Corn Spirits, Scapegoats, Balder, Fire festivals.
mythology, fertility, indo-european
MacMillan in the St Martins Librray 1957 first thus, viii 485-971.
VG G chipped with loss
$7 A/A [RM 64]
Watts & Co (Thinker's Library #100) 1945 hardcover vii 184pp being ch 1-7 of the abridged Golden Bough viz 'The King of the Wood''Priestly Kings' 'Sympathetic Magic''Magic & Religion''The Magical Control of the Weather''Magicians as Kings''Incarnate Human Gods'
VG dulled cloth
$25 C/C [RM 156]
MacMillan 1940 cloth, xiv 752pp. Top edge dusted red, very clean but mild ageing showing to paper stock. Abridged from the unwieldy 12 volume edition cutting out superfluous references etc.
Gibbon's monumental history of the Roman Empire, from the beginning up to the end of the Byzantines.
Introduction by Hugh Trevor-Roper.
A landmark in its time for classical and historiographical scholarship, its fame rests more on the scope and force of Gibbon’s argument and the brilliance of his style.
The first part, being volumes 1-3 (of 6) of The Millenium Library edition, which uses the Everyman Edition of 1910.
Part 1 includes chapters 1-36 (upto 490 C.E.)
part one, gibbon's rome
VG+ hardbacks in VG+ dust jackets (no slipcase present).
Everymans Library 1993, cxxv 567pp xx 592pp xix 556pp
Amended and enlarged edition
The outcome of Robert Graves's vast reading and curious research into strange territories of folklore, mythology, religion, and magic. Erudite and impassioned, it is a scholar-poet's quest for the meaning of European myths, a polemic about the relations between man and woman, and also an intensely personal document in which Graves explores the sources of his own inspiration and, as he believed, all true poetry. Perhaps the finest of Robert Graves's works on the psychological and mythological sources of poetry. Graves explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities the White Goddess of Birth, Love, and Death, who was worshipped under countless titles. He also uncovers the obscure and mysterious power of "pure poetry" and its peculiar and mythic language. A foundation work for modern neo-paganism and wiccan witchcraft.
Farrar, Straux, Giroux 1978 eleventh printing, 511pp. [#2817]
VG softback, sunned spine
Farrar, Straux, Giroux 1979 eleventh printing, 511pp. [#172]
Facsimile of the 1907 book on the Myths and Legends of Ancient and Classical Greece and Rome.
mythology, religion, cultural history, europe, mediterranean, pagan
VG- paperback, some age browning to page edges etc.
Senate 1995 xiii 395pp
'A psychological interpretation of the feminine principle as portrayed in myth, Story and Dreams.'
Concentrates on Egyptian, Classical and Near Eastern Moon worship.
Introduction by C G Jung.
mysteries, feminism, wicca
G+ paperback, covers worn to edges
Bantam 1973 paperback, xvii 299pp, illustrated in the text.
Aspects of Greek and Roman Life series.
classical history, europe, greek, roman, games, athletes, competition
VG hardback with VG dust jacket under plastic sleeve.
Name and address to free end paper.
Thames and Hudson 1972 first edition, 288pp + plates.
VG VG- light chipping to spine ends of DW. $8 C/B [Item# 380 RM] Readers Union 1963 first thus hardcover, 280pp + plates. Illustrated within text. Philosophical and religious history of the sun in the cultures of the past, as well as a look into the science as well. Good overview of Egyptian and Graeco-Roman sun worship.
Information on all the areas of the Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C., such as Cyrene, Egypt, Sparta and other great city-states.
Greece, history, hellenic, hellenes, hellenismos
VG- softback, pencil to inside cover, top corner first two leaves clipped
Methuen 1983, 354pp.
Extracts from ancient sources, grouped together under topics related to the governing of the Empire.
rome, latin, latium, roman empire, classical history, sources
Croom Helm 1985 first edition, xvii 260pp + maps.
The first five books of Livy's History of Rome from the founding of Rome to the Gallic invasion in 386 BC, an era that witnessed the establishment of the Republic, unrest and brutal conflict.
Translated by Aubrey De Selincourt , Introduction by R M Ogilvie , Preface by Stephen Oakley
ancient history, Roman, Rome, pagan
VG- paperback with minor cover wear
Penguin 2002, vii 488pp
Includes in depth study of the Inspiration of Death in Folk-Poetry, Nature in folk-songs, Armenian, Venetian, Sicilian folk-songs, Greek folk-songs of Calabria, Folk-Songs of Provence, The White Paternoster, the Diffusion of Ballads, Songs for the rite of May, The idea of Fate in Southern Traditions, Folk Lullabies, Folk Dirges.
european culture, traditional, ethnicity, folk memory
VG+ hardback with no jacket, gilt to spine.
Dent Everyman Library nd circa 1920, cloth, x 295pp.
An overview of the full field of ancient Greek myths, from the creation stories through to the tales relating to Perseus, Hercules, the Argonauts, Oedipus, Trojan War, Agamemnon, Odysseus,
Facsimile of the original published in the 1930s.
hellenismos, hellenic myth, european, europe
Senate 1994, xvi 440pp.
The Manual of Mythology, Greek and Roman, Norse and Old German, Hindoo and Egyptian Mythology, illustrated with line drawings of statuary etc.
heathen, pagan, aryan, religion, fable
VG softback with name date and price to half title, light wear to wrappers.
Newcastle Publishing 1993, facsimile of 1882 edition. xi 368pp
VG used, one copy has book sale stamp to first page.
$10 C/B [HST 20]
Fontana paperback, 320pp + plates. History of ancient Greece from the age of myth through the Dark Age and upto the Persian War. ISBN 0006861083
A Veteran Newsman in Pursuit of Noah's Ark
Mount Ararat, Noah's ark, Turkey
G- hardback with G- dust jacket, chipped and rubbed.
Pacific Press 1974 first edition hard cover, 207pp + plates.
VG- college library stamp inside cover, light wear.
$10 B/A [RM 182]
Hogarth Press 1986 paperback,135pp + plates. Focuses on years 80 BCE to 69 CE and the Augustan Age. Argues that the Roman religion was an intelligent and dignified interpretation of how the world functions and eminently practical for its adherents. ISBN 0701207310
Textual and historical notes supplement a segment of Plutarch's Lives which covers the rise of Macedonia.
Agesilaus, Pelopidas, Dion, Timoleon, Demosthenes, Phocion, Alexander, Demetrius, Pyrrhus.
hellenic, hellenism, Macedonian empire, classics
VG used paperback with name stamp to first page.
Penguin Classics 1986, 443pp. With maps.
Fifth edition of this classical studies text book from Pearson.
VG softback $35 B/C Pearson Prentice Hall 2007, 732 pages ISBN9780131962941 [#2276 ancient history ]
Introductory but still authoritative study of all forms of Roman art, illustrated with colour and black and white photographs.
Etruscan Forerunners 100-200 BC.; The Roman Republic 509-27 BC.; Augustus and the Imperial Idea 27 BC-AD 14; The Julio-Claudians AD 14-68; The Flavians: Savior to Despot AD 69-98; Trajan; Optimus Princeps AD 98-117; Hadrian and the Classical Revival AD 117-138; The Antonines AD 138-193; The Severans AD 193-235; The Soldier Emperors AD 235-284; The Tetrarchs AD 284-312; Constantine AD 307-337 and the Aftermath.
classical history, classical art, rome, european, culture
Prentice Hall 1996 Second edition, 320pp.
An account of Theseus' life including his encounter in the Minoan Labyrinth on Crete.
Written on the assumption Theseus was an actual Athenian King.
modern first edition, ancient greece, classical mythology, europa
VG hardback with VG dust jacket, some handling soiling.
Longman 1962 first edition, 373pp
First published in 1981, this is the shorter work of the two volume set A History of Greek Art, intended for a general readership.
The abbreviation has been achieved by the selection of fewer objects for discussion rather than by a more summary treatment and the particular qualities of the larger History have been preserved.
classical history, classical art, hellenismos, hellenic, european, culture
Cambridge University Press, 1989, 240pp.
VG name to fep. $10 A/B [Item# 336 ANCLT] Penguin 1983 paperback, 240pp. Roman History ISBN 0140441328
$10 C/B [RM 128]
Senate 1996 paperback, 312pp facsimile reprint on newsprint stock of 1930 book on the history of the unicorn. Well illustrated in b&w. ISBN 0091851351
The Dimensions of a Haida Myth.
American Indian myth and lore.
native american indian, anthropology, myth,
VG softback with light handling soiling to wrapper
Grey Fox Press 1979, xix 133pp.
Aspects of Greek and Roman Life series.
classical history, europe, greece, rome, democracy, politics
VG hardback with VG dust jacket under plastic sleeve.
Name and address to free end paper.
Thames and Hudson 1972 first edition, 271pp + plates.
The history of the Caesars from Julius to Domitian. Covering the Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitian, this remains one of the richest and most fascinating of all Latin histories. Suetonius gathered much of his information from eye-witnesses, checking his facts carefully and quoting conflicting evidence without bias. But his history is also the most vivid and the raciest account we have of scandalous and amusing incidents in the domestic lives of the first Caesars. Penguin Classics. ISBN0140440720
Penguin 1989, 363pp.[PB1433 ancient history rome]
The surviving parts of Tacitus' works on the death of Nero in 68 c.e. and the civil unrest that followed, seeing four emperors struggle to assert their rule. AD 69, the year following Nero's suicide and marking the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome, was one of the most dramatic and dangerous in the city's history. In the surviving books of his Histories, the great barrister-historian Tacitus gives a gripping account of the 'long but single year' that saw the reigns of four emperors: disciplinarian Galba; conspirator and dandy Otho; unambitious hedonist Vitellius; and pragmatic victor Vespasian, who went on to establish the Flavian dynasty. Penguin Classics. ISBN0140441506
Penguin 1991, 336pp [PB1432 ancient history rome]
An investigation of the Oracle of the Dead and the Sibyl's grottoes at Cuma (Cumae) and Baia (Baiae) and the Western tradition of prophesy based on soothsayers and Sibyls, later compared to the Chinese tradition of Yarrow stick oracles.
Author investigates the archaeological remains and reconstructs the Descent into the Underworld from the literary evidence as given in Virgil, Homer and others.
Arrow 2003 paperback, xxv 582pp + plates.
A reconstruction of ancient history from the Exodus to King Akhenaton. Cosmological interpretation of mythological source material, compelling theory, very controversial in its time, now considered at least a plausible possibility.
VG hardback in Good only dust jacket with edge wear, loss to spine ends. Split along joint so front detached from spine. US sheets printed by Doubleday but bound in Sidgwick and Jackson boards. $45 C/C Doubleday/ Sidgwick and Jackson 1952 first edition, 350pp + 9pp of reviews for Worlds in collision. [#2483 ancient history ]