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201-Clarke, John R. The Houses of Roman Italy. 100 B.C. — A.D. 250. Ritual, Space and Decoration. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991). ISBN: 0-520-07267-7. Hard cover with dust jacket. Cost:  $30.00

In this richly illustrated book, art historian John R. Clarke helps us see the ancient Roman house "with Roman eyes." Clarke presents a range of houses, from tenements to villas, and shows us how enduring patterns of Roman wall decoration tellingly bear the cultural, religious, and social imprints of the people who lived with them. In case studies of seventeen excavated houses, Clarke guides us through four centuries of Roman wall painting, mosaic, and stucco decoration, from the period of the "Four Styles" (100 B.C. to A.D. 79) to the mid- third century. The First Style Samnite House shows its debt to public architecture in its clear integration of public and private spaces. The Villa of Oplontis asserts the extravagant social and cultural climate of the Second Style. Gemlike Third-Style rooms from the House of Lucretius Fronto reflect the refinement and elegance of Augustan tastes. The Vettii brothers' social climbing helps explain the overburdened Fourth-Style decoration of their famous house. And evidence of remodelling leads Clarke to conclude that the House of Jupiter and Ganymede became a gay hotel in the second century. In his emphasis on social and spiritual dimensions, Clarke offers a contribution to Roman art and architectural history that is both original and accessible to the general reader. The book's superb photographs not only support the author's findings but help to preserve an ancient legacy that is fast succumbing to modern deterioration resulting from pollution and vandalism. Source:

202-Grant, Michael. The Roman Forum. (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1970). LC: 74-119141, Hard cover with dust jacket. Cost:  $30.00

203-Herodotus. The Landmark Herodotus. The Histories. A New Translation by Andrea I. Purvis with maps, Annotations, Appendices and Encyclopedic Index. Edited by Robert B. Strassler. With an Introduction by Rosalind Thomas. (New York: Pantheon Books, 2007). ISBN: 978-0-375-42109-9. Hard cover with dust jacket. New Text (unused) Cost:  $25.00

204-Hibbert, Christopher. Rome. The Biography of a City. (London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985). ISBN: 0-393-01984-5. Hard cover with dust jacket.  Cost:  $30.00

205-Hopper, R.J. The Acropolis. (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1971). LC: 76-134880. Hard cover with dust jacket. Owner's name inscribed inside frontispage; otherwise a clean text. Cost:  $30.00

206-Johnston, Mary. Roman Life. [Successor to Private Life of the Romans.] (Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1957.  Hard cover. Cost:  $20.00

207-Thucydides. The Landmark Thucydides. A Comprehensive Guide to The Peloponnesian War. A Newly Revised Edition of the Richard Crawley Translation with Maps, Annotations, Appendices and Encyclopedic Index, Edited by Robert B. Strassler. With an Introduction by Victor Davis Hanson (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998) ISBN: 0-684-82790-5. Soft Paperback cover. Used book; clean text), Cost:  $15.00

208-Whatmough, Joshua A. The Dialects of Ancient Gaul. Prolegomena and Records of the Dialects. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970). SBN: 674-20280-5, Hard cover with dust jacket. Cost:  $30.00

Joshua Whatmough’s monumental study of the dialects of Ancient Gaul heretofore has been available only in copies made from microfilm at considerable cost. This new edition makes readily accessible a book of first importance to Keltic scholarship. The work is organized by geographic areas and covers the Alpine Regions, Gallia Narbonensis, Aquitania, Lugdunensis, Belgica, Germania Inferior, Germania Superior, and the Agri Decumates with the Upper Rhine and Danube. There are several appendices, and Whatmough’s “Keltika,” originally published in 1944, is included as an introduction. For a review of the book, see:

209-Wills, Garry. Papal Sin. Structures of Deceit. (New York: Doubleday, 2000). ISBN: 0-385-49410-6. Hard cover with dust jacket. New Text (unused). Cost:  $10.00