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A History of the Ostrogoths, Burns, Thomas S.
1 A History of the Ostrogoths Burns, Thomas S.
0253328314 / 9780253328311 Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket, published 1984 by Indiana University Press. Tiny spatters of white paint on jacket. Text is clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Average wear. Great reading/research copy. 299 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography; black-and-white illustrations; maps. Language: English. 'Combining the latest archaeological findings with information from traditional literary sources, Thomas S. Burns presents the first modern portrait of the Ostrogoths from their initial contacts with the Roman world in the third century through the dissolution of their kingdom in Italy in 554.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: ancient, history, barbarian, pagan, tribal, Europe, European, Ostrogothic, Theodoric, Germanic. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Nero: The End of a Dynasty, Griffin, Miriam T.
2 Nero: The End of a Dynasty Griffin, Miriam T.
Very Good. 
Paperback. 1st U.S. softcover reprint 1985 Yale. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 320 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography; black-and-white photos; map. Language: English. 'Acclaimed as a classic portrait, Griffin's work is widely considered to be the definitive biography of this notorious emperor. Nero's personality and crimes have always intrigued historians, novelists and general readers. The first Princeps to be declared a Public Enemy by the Roman Senate, Nero became one of the canonical tyrants along with Caligula and Domitian, and bears the dubious honor of having essentially brought about the end of the Augustan dynasty. Griffin observes the emperor in the world in which he lived, his intense relationship with the arts, and the factors leading to his final downfall.'--from the publisher. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth As History Lefkowitz, Mary
Like New. 
Hardcover. 5th printing hardcover with dustjacket 1996 Basic Books. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Light shelfwear. Cover art: Malcolm X cap, not Venus De Milo as on other printings. 222pp, Index, Notes. Language: English. 'Expanding on a New Republic piece that generated controversy, a noted classicist offers the first full rebuttal of the myth of Afrocentrism. She demonstrates that there has been no modern conspiracy among scholars to conceal the debt of Greece to Egypt and that some of the misconceptions arise from the ancient Greeks' misunderstanding of Egyptian religions.'--Ingram. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 The Army of the Caesars Grant, Michael
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 2nd printing Scribners 1974. Foxing to side page edges. Average jacket edgewear. Text very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 365 pages; Index; maps; black-and-white photos. Language: English. NOTE: Oversize format; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. Keywords: Rome, Roman, military, politics, government. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Greeks, Kitto, H. D. F.
5 The Greeks Kitto, H. D. F.
Paperback. Softcover reprint 1987 Penguin Books. Moderate age-tanning to pages; still very legible. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. 256 pages; Index; map. Language: English. '[Professor Kitto] will be particularly remembered for The Greeks, his remarkable introduction to Classical Greece, a volume which has had and continues to have, a persuasive influence on students approaching Classical Greek studies for the first time.'--The Times. Keywords: ancient, history, British historian, introductory. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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