Classical History / Latin

Lindsay, WM. Early Latin Verse.

by Lindsay, WM.

$ 27.00
“Wallace Martin Lindsay FBA (1858 – 1937) was a classical scholar of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a palaeographer.”

Whitehouse, David. Cage Cups : Late Roman Glasses.

by Whitehouse, David.

$ 35.00
Contents include : Two early cage cups and a cage cup of uncertain date, The discovery and study of late Roman cage cups
The characteristics of cage cups, Distribution and date, The manufacture of cage cups, Catalog, Cage cups with inscriptions
Cage cups and colors, Chemical analyses, Datable and approximately datable cage cups, Lost or incorrectly identified cage cups,
A silver and glass cage cup in context, Some hardstone objects with openwork, Recently examined cage cups,
The cutting of cage cups / David Hill.

Harris, CRS. The Heart and Vascular System in Ancient Greek Medicine from Alcmaeon to Galen.

by Harris, CRS.

$ 32.00


“Harris traces the development of the Greeks’ ideas about the physiological function of the heart from the earliest writings 9in 5th century BC) by Alcmaeom of Croton, a pupil of Pythagoras who placed the seat of consciousness in the brain and, in his theory of unbalance of opposite qualities, offered the first rational explanation of disease, to the sphymology of Galen (AD 129-199/216).”


Noble, Duncan.  Dawn of the Horse Warriors

by Noble, Duncan. 

$ 27.00

Noble, Duncan.  Dawn of the Horse Warriors : Chariot and Cavalry Warfare 3000-600 BC Pen and Sword Military 2015  Hardcover in DJ Like New /Like New Unused  Octavo 190 pp

“The domestication of the horse revolutionized warfare, granting unprecedented strategic and tactical mobility, allowing armies to strike with terrifying speed. The horse was first used as the motive force for chariots and then, in a second revolution, as mounts for the first true cavalry. 
The period covered encompasses the development of the first clumsy ass-drawn chariots in Sumer; takes in the golden age of chariot warfare resulting from the arrival of the domesticated horse and the spoked wheel, then continues down through the development of the first regular cavalry force by the Assyrians and on to their eventual overthrow by an alliance of Medes and the Scythians, wild semi-nomadic horsemen from the Eurasian steppe. “

Chrystal, Paul. Women at War in the  Classical World.

by Chrystal, Paul.

$ 27.00

Chrystal, Paul. Women at War in the  Classical World. Pen and Sword 2017 Hardcover in DJ Like New in DJ Unused Octavo 249 pp

“Paul Chrystal has written the first full length study of women and warfare in the Graeco Roman world. Although the conduct of war was generally monopolized by men, there were plenty of exceptions with women directly involved in its direction and even as combatants, Artemisia, Olympias, Cleopatra and Agrippina the Elder being famous examples. And both Greeks and Romans encountered women among their ‘barbarian’ enemies, such as Tomyris, Boudicca and Zenobia. More commonly, of course, women were directly affected by war as noncombatant victims, of rape and enslavement as spoils of war and this makes up an important strand of the author’s discussion. The portrayal of female warriors and goddesses in classical mythology and literature, and the use of war to justify gender roles and hierarchies, are also considered. Overall it is a landmark survey of how war in the Classical world affected and was affected by women.”

Sheldon, Rose. Ambush  Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare.

by Sheldon, Rose.

$ 27.00
Sheldon, Rose. Ambush  Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare. Frontline Books 2012 Hardcover in DJ Like New Unused Octavo 282 pp

“There are two images of warfare that dominate Greek history. The better known is that of Achilles, the Homeric hero skilled in face-to-face combat to the death. He is a warrior who is outraged by deception on the battlefield. The alternative model, equally Greek and also taken from Homeric epic, is Odysseus, ‘the man of twists and turns’ of The Odyssey. To him, winning by stealth, surprise or deceit was acceptable. Greek warfare actually consists of many varieties of fighting. It is common for popular writers to assume that the hoplite phalanx was the only mode of warfare used by the Greeks. The fact is, however, that the use of spies, intelligence gathering, ambush, and surprise attacks at dawn or at night were also a part of Greek warfare, and while not the supreme method of defeating an enemy, such tactics always found their place in warfare when the opportunity or the correct terrain or opportunity presented itself. Ambush will dispel both the modern and ancient prejudices against irregular warfare and provides a fresh look at the tactics of the ancient Greeks.”


English, Stephen. Mercenaries in the Classical World to the Death of Alexander.

by English, Stephen.

$ 27.00
English, Stephen. Mercenaries in the Classical World to the Death of Alexander. Pen & Sword 2012 Hardcover in DJ Like New/Like New Unused Octavo 212 pp

“It will examine the role of the mercenaries and their influence on the wars of the period down to the death of Alexander the Great, who employed them and why, and will also look at the social and economic pressures that drove tens of thousands to make a living of fighting for the highest bidder, despite the intense dangers of the ancient battlefield. “


Alison Keith and Jacqueline Fabre-Serris .  Women and War in Antiquity.

by Alison Keith and Jacqueline Fabre-Serris . 

$ 42.00
Alison Keith and Jacqueline Fabre-Serris .  Women and War in Antiquity. Johns Hopkins University Press 2015  Pictorial hardcover. Like New Unused Octavo 341 pp

“The martial virtues of courage, loyalty, cunning, and strength were central to male identity in the ancient world, and antique literature is replete with depictions of men cultivating and exercising these .”virtues on the battlefield. In Women and War in Antiquity, sixteen scholars reexamine classical sources to uncover the complex but hitherto unexplored


Curtis. Excavations at Qasrij Cliff and Khirbet Qasrij.

by John Curtis.

$ 22.00

John Curtis. Excavations at Qasrij Cliff and Khirbet Qasrij. British Museum Publications. 1989. Soft cover/like new. Quarto. Over 100 pages with maps, illustrations, and photos.


Potter. The Victor’s Crown.

by David Potter.

$ 12.00

David Potter. The Victor’s Crown. Quercus. 2012. Softcover/like new. Octavo. 416pp.

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