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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. 
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2 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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3 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. 
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4 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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5 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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6 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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