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1 (Merwin, W.S.) Persius THE SATIRES OF PERSIUS
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1961. First edition, first printing. With a lengthy introduction and notes by William S. Anderson. Hardcover. Upper corner tips very very lightly bruised, else fine, in dusky rose cloth with white spine lettering; in a faintly age-toned, mildly edgeworn pictorial dust jacket. 
Translation by the American poet of the Roman poet's revolutionary and influential verses. "Persius strikes the highest note that Roman satire reached...he seems a forerunner of the great Christian Apologists."--Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911 edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Anonymous THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS
New York: Hurst & Company Publishers, [undated]. ''A New and Complete Edition.'' Hardcover. Very good: rear hinge has separated and been re-glued, upper corner tips bumped, light wear, insect flecking to covers; in gray cloth with orange, yellow and black lettering and pictorial decoration; no dust jacket. 
19th century issue of an uncredited translation, distinguished, however, by six dandy chromolithographs on inserted plates. 586 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Aristophanes; translated into English verse by Gilbert Murray THE BIRDS
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, (1950). First edition thus, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in green cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a printed dust jacket that shows a small chip to the spine head, light nicking at the corners, mild edgewear, some soiling, dot of abrasion to spine panel. 
English rendering of one of the best known Greek comedies by one of the most eminent of the classical translators. With an introduction and notes by Murray. Lovely little edition! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Green, Peter THE LAUGHTER OF APHRODITE: A Novel about Sappho of Lesbos
Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, (1993). 0520079663 / 9780520079663 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"One of the best novels set in the Classical world; far superior to the agreeable but pedestrian Graves, to the beautiful but sentimental Yourcenar."--Gore Vidal. Highly rated in Grier, THE LESBIAN IN LITERATURE, page 55. 
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5 Janko, Richard ARISTOTLE ON COMEDY: Towards a Reconstruction of POETICS II
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1984). 0520053036 / 9780520053038 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 294 pages; bibliography, indexes. 
Richard Janko's edition of the text is accompanied by a facing translation, interpretive essays, reconstruction and commentary. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Plutarch; translated by John Dryden SELECTED LIVES: From the Parallel Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1982). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full brown faux-leather, with gilt stamping, hubbed spine, all edges gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. Illustrations are facsimiles from the 1676 edition of Plutarch's LIVES published by George Sawbridge, London. 
The biographies included in this selection from Plutarch's classic are of Theseus, Romulus, Lycurgus, Numa Pompilus, Pericles, Fabius Maximus, Alcibiades, Coriolanus, Alexander, Julius Caesar, Demosthenes, Cicero. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Tacitus; translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb THE ANNALS OF TACITUS
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1982). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full blue faux-leather, with gilt stamping, hubbed spine, all edges gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. The prolife of Tacitus on the title-page and the Roman coins appearing intext were rendered by Quentin Fiore for this edition. 
THE REIGN OF TIBERIUS, THE REIGN OF CLAUDIUS and THE REIGN OF NERO by the Roman historian called by Racine "the finest painter of antiquity." The four illustrations are by the 18th century master of etching, Giovanni Battista Piranesi. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Weil, Simone INTIMATIONS OF CHRISTIANITY Among the Ancient Greeks
London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, (1957). First edition in English. Edited and translated by Elisabeth Chase Geissbuhler. Hardcover. Minor bumping to lower corner tips, a hint of wear at the spine heel, thus near fine, in blue cloth with gilt rules and lettering against a maroon spine block, maroon upper-page-edge tint; in a lightly edgeworn and mildly nicked near fine dust jacket. 
Collection of Weil's writings on Greek thought, derived from her posthumously published LA SOURCE GRECQUE (1952) and LES INTUITIONS PRE-CHRETIENNES (1951). 208 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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