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Seller: ancientgifts (4,323) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381775722167 Details: TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see almost 800 archaeology/ancient history books and 500 authentic ancient artifacts on our eBay store! Roman Life in Pliny’s Time by Maurice Pellison, Translated from the French by Maud Wilkinson, with an Introduction by Frank Justus Miller. DESCRIPTION: Hardback: 315 pages. Publisher: The Chautauqua-Century Press; (1897). This remarkable, collectible antique book was published in 1897 in New York by The Chautauqua Century Press. From the introduction: “The story of growth from a group of unconnected hill-top settlements upon the Tiber to a political organization of world-wide dominion seems hardly to belong to sober history. Great national development has mostly come from the union of nations already existing, or from the powerful impetus contributed by parent nations to colonial stocks. But the Roman Empire was unique in this respect. It sprung from a single city which, though it extended its sway over the whole known world, never ceased not to be alone the seat of government, but the government itself. Rome was the nation. From her forum radiated to every land those military roads, the highways of commerce and dominion that made her rule a vital thing wherever her conquering legions found their way. This masterful city not only absorbed all real power, but gathered up all the learning, the art, the customs and religions of the nations and made them her own; until to be a Roman came to mean to be a citizen of the world, and Roman citizenship was a coveted prize to be attained at any cost of blood or treasure. This wide dominion was attained by gradual and natural growth, extending over hundreds of years. The separate settlements on the hilltops by the Tiber early joined for self-defense in one community, with common cause and common government. Because of this union they were able to master one by one all of the isolated communities by which they were surrounded, and gradually, after many hard fought wars, their sway extended over all of Italy. Soon Rome had the occasion to champion the cause of Italy over foreign invasions, and Carthage, her nearest and greatest rival, was subdued in three great wars. In the course of these struggles Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, together with Northern Africa and Spain were added to Roman territory, the first extension of dominion beyond the bounds of Italy. In these struggles also for the first time Rome learned and the world learned that Roman arms were the match for the strongest foreign foe. The impetus of conquest extended next to Greece, and that proud land which was full grown in the civilizing arts when was in her infancy became a Roman province. Still further east the roman boundary was pushed until it included Asia Minor and, at least in nominal sway, vast tracts of Asia. Meanwhile in the north and west Gaul, Germany, and Britain were subdued. No land was to barren or too remote to escape Rome’s notice. This vast and heterogeneous domain was welded together into one composite whole by a wise provincial and colonial policy. Each conquered land was organized into a Roman province, with limited home rule, often under the nominal sway of some trusted native prince, but really tributary to Rome. Under Roman governors and Roman fiscal agents golden streams of wealth were kept constantly flowing into the imperial city. Rome’s power was further strengthened at remote points by her colonial system, which planted colonies of her own citizens, largely veteran soldiers. In this way Roman contributed her very self into the newly conquered lands and throughout the world. How was this mighty growth accomplished? What elements in the Roman race predestined her to wide dominion and made her the favored nation of the earth? Right answers to these questions would reveal all that is most vital in the national history. For the history of a nation, as of a man, is but the account of the working out of those forces which lie at the basis of national and individual life…Such is the background for the study of “Roman Life” at the end of the first century of the Christian Era, a picture with its highlights of strength and growth, and with its dark shades of weakness and decay. In a study of the national structure it is difficult to realize that the state was built of men, and that these men had all of the ordinary human interests that absorb so large a part of life in the present day. The book, “Roman Life in Pliny’s Time” assists in this realization as it describes the every day life of the Roman people. Such a study as contained within this book will be of value not only as it increases the reader’s store of facts, but chiefly as it leads to a clearer comprehension of the fact that all history is the history of men, and that the life of a state is the composite of the lives of all its citizens. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Hardcover (315 pages) The Chautauqua-Century Press (1897). Mild edge and corner shelfwear to cover extremities, very slight rubbing, spine is slightly sun-darkened. Otherwise in very good condition. Interior is excellent with clean, unmarked, unmutilated pages,EXCEPT that there's a return address label glued to the front end paper (the underside of the front cover), AND it appears there was once a newspaper clipping between the first two blank pages in the book, as they are both browned by the (missing) clipping. The book is firmly bound, all pages in place, though of course there's a few spots between pages where the binding is slightly loosened. Nonetheles the book is remarkably clean! Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1519b. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Contents (Chapter Headings): Education; Women and Marriage; The Roman House; The Servants; The Transaction of Business; The Bar; Society; Amusements; Traveling; Retirement from Active Life; Death and Burial; Pliny's Correspondence. I usually ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. However due to its susceptibility to damage, this book will ship boxed, and will be shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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