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Ancient Civilization

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1 Butler H. E., Fellow of New College, Translated. The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura.
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1909. 
Small octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 238 pp. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Clottes, Jean and Jean Courtin. The Cave Beneath the Sea: Paleolithic Images at Cosquer.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., (1996). 
Quarto, black cloth (hardcover), slick full color photo. illus. pages, 200 pp. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: In 1991, professional diver Henri Cosquer discovered a wealth of prehistoric art in a cave near Marseilles, France. The opening of the cave, once several miles inland from the Mediterranean, became submerged when the sea began to rise at the end of the last ice age, about 12,000 years ago. Since that time, no human had entered this deep cavern or seen the paintings and engravings of animals, human hands, and signs that cover the walls and ceilings until Cosquer swam cautiously up the flooded entrance passage... This book...provides the first complete photographic documentation of this incredible site, one of the major decorated caves of Europe. The explorers discovered not only the engravings and paintings in amazingly fresh earth colors, but also traces of the ancient humans who made the images... Throughout this fascinating book, which includes notes, a full bibliography, and a glossary of 125 key terms, the Cosquer cave is discussed in relation to other prehistoric decorated caves in Europe. The authors judiciously speculate on the meaning of the ancient images and what they can tell us not only about the lost world of our remote ancestors but about the origins of mythmaking, symboling, and artmaking -- in other words, of being truly human. 191 illustrations, including 108 plates in full color and 12 maps. ***This exceptionally large volume will require additional shipping fees for overseas or priority post. 
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3 Davis, William Stearns. Belshazzar: A Tale of the Fall of Babylon. With Illustrations by Lee Woodward Zigler. Decorations by J. E. Laub.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1902. 
Octavo,burnt sienna cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and illustrations bo spine and upper cover, uncut, vi + 427 pp. Very Good+, with darkened spine and light edgewear. From Note to the Reader: The author has not been unmindful that certain record tablets give a narrative of the capture of Babylon, in some points differing from the Bible account in the Book of Daniel. The reasons for preferring the latter to the profane narrative are too many to be discussed here; but it is not improber to point out that the Chronicle Tablets were written with a political end to serve -- to soothe the feelings of the conquered Babylonians, by representing that Babylon surrendered voluntarily to Cyrus. This is hardly likely; but it is very probable that the city was taken by treachery among the priests and not by assault. I have ventured to give the name of Isaiah to the great Prophet of the Captivity, whose writing are found in the last half of our present Book of Isaiah. It has been well conjectured that his name was also Isaiah, which resulted in the combining of the two independent prophecies into one book... 
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4 Harrison, Richard J. The Beaker Folk: Copper Age Archaeology in Western Europe. With 118 Illustrations.
London: Thames and Hudson Ltd., (1980). First Edition. 
Octavo, olive green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters & decoration to upper cover, 176 pp. Very Good, with light soiling to covers. Illustrated. Contents: Introduction; The Dutch Model, Beakers in the Lower Rhine Valley; The Beakers in the Eastern Province (Central Europe); Britain and Ireland; France, Italy and the West Mediterranean Islands; The Iberian Peninsula and North Africa; Conclusion, Bibliography, List of Illustrations, Index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Kontorlis, Konstantinos P. Graeco-Persian Wars: Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataeae. Based on Herodotus.
Athens: Published by the Author, 1963. 
Signed by the Author. Oblong octavo, softbound (slick, stapled, illus. blue wrappers), 32 pp. Fine. 
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6 Matyszak, Philip. The Sons of Caesar: Imperial Rome's First Dynasty. With 90 Illustrations.
Thames & Hudson, (2006). 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 296 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. 
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7 Russell, Pamela Ceramics & Society: Making and Marketing Ancient Greek Pottery. With Contribution by Kurt T. Luckner, Murray C. McClellan, J. Michael Padgett, Aaron J. Paul and Marjorie N. Russell.
The Tampa Museum of Art, 1994. 
Quarto, softbound (stiff, slick, illus. wrappers), 83 pp. Very Good, with light edgewear. From Preface: Ceramics & Society: Making and Marketing Ancient Greek Pottery is an exhibition of firsts for the Tampa Museum of Art. The Museum's classical collection was inaugurated by the Friends of the Arts in 1981 with the purchase of a magnificent Greek krater. Slowly at first, the Museum beganreceive gifts but it was the purchase of the Joseph Veach Noble collection of 164 pieces in 1986 that established the Museum's collection as one of the leading Greek and Roman collections in the country. The stature of the collection and the reputation of its first curator, Dr. J. Michael Padgett, aided the Museum in securing major loans from institutions as well as significant gifts. Now, for the first time, the Tampa Museum of Art presents an important thematic exhibition built around its own collection and enhanced by significant loaned works from major American museum collections. Ceramics & Society is Dr. Pamela Russell's first comprehensive curatorial effort for the Tampa Museum of Art as its Curator of Classical Art. The exhibition, with its concentration on technique and process, squarely places these objects into the realm of everyday life rather than how contemporary society views them as art. One year in the making, Ceramics & Society is the first in a series of exhibitions planned by Dr. Russell, each organized around a theme to expand our knowledge and appreciation of our own collection. Each will be accompanied by a scholarly catalogue and programs. 
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8 Watkins, Richard. Gladiator.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. 
1st edition. Oblong octavo, blue boards, 80, [vii] pp. Illustrations throughout. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
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