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Seller: ancientgifts (4,323) 100%, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381790664691 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 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The World Of Rome by Michael Grant With More Than 150 Illustrations. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 345pages. Publisher: World Publishing Company; (1960). Grant is justly recognized as an expert and civilized guide to the ancient world. The Romans changed the Western world and theirs became the first golden age. This is their empire of magnificence and corruption; the republic, the dictators and the slaves; the civilization and the Pax Romana, the brutality and the collapse. If you want to get a “feel” for what life in ancient Rome was like, there is no better place to start than the descriptions of authors who actually lived in there. If you love the world of ancient Rome and yearn to know what life felt like in that time and place, the beginning point of your journey back to ancient Rome starts here. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Book seems at worst read once, lightly. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, HOWEVER there is a little blotchy age-tanning to the front and back endpapers (the inside of the front ands back covers, and the facing blank pages of the first and last "free page"). Dustjacket is encapsulated in new mylar cover. However beneath the cover the dustjacket shows modest edge and corner shelfwear, principally at the spine head and heel. There's a neatly repaired one inch closed edge tear to the bottom edge of the back side of the dustjacket. Red cloth covers are exceptionally clean and undamaged, evidencing only very mild edge and corner shelfwear. The top edge of the closed page edges have yellowed with age (dust/light induced), visible only when book is closed, not to individual pages, only to the mass of closed page edges. Despite the superficial cosmetic blemishes (to be expect in a 50 year old book), the inside of the book is very clean, unmarked, unmutilated. If you're looking for a very clean (albeit slightly shelf-worn), unread copy of this classic, you could not go wrong with this copy! Satisfaction guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Michael Grant is a highly successful and renowned historian of the ancient world – certainly one of the most prolific contemporary writers of the ancient world. His material is most lucid, entertaining, and informative. He has held many academic posts including those of Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University; Vice Chancellor of The Queen’s University, Belfast and Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum. He is a Doctor of Letters at Dublin and a Doctor of Laws at Belfast. He has also been President of the Classical Association of England, the Virgil Society and the Royal Numismatic Society, and is a Medallist of the American Numismatic Society. He lives and writes in Italy. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: In this fresh, original interpretation of Roman history and culture, a distinguished classical scholar surveys the people and events that shaped the Roman Empire - the greatest structure of imperial government the world has ever known. Michael Grant re-creates the life and the era with its vital mixture of Italian, Greek, Near Eastern and barbarian influences and its startling incongruities - citizen and slave, art and astrology, circus and senate, decadence and devoted patriotism. He portrays the dynamic culture which generated Roman literature, philosophy, and law, and shows how imperial administration and ideas of citizenship became the basis for the future nation-states in the western provinces. He sums up his fascinating study with a salute to Rome, the paterfamilias of the Western world. Chapters include: Historical Sketch; The Rulers and the Empire; Citizens of Rome; Subjects and Slaves; Fate and the Stars; Religion; Philosophy; The Great Latin Writers; Sculpture and Painting; and finally, Architecture. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: Michael Grant is one of the world's greatest writers on ancient history. Without question Professor Grant has been one of the leading popularizers (in the best sense) of ancient history and archaeology in recent decades and the reviewer gladly acknowledges a debt to the Cities of Vesuvius (1971) and The Etruscans (1980). In this masterful history, Michael Grant reviews the whole Roman society: commerce and agriculture, painting and architecture, the schools, the military – and one of our most valuable inheritances, Roman law. He contrasts Roman literature and philosophy – the lucid writings of such men as Seneca, Epictetus, Virgil, and Catullus – with the mystery cults and superstitions of the time. The world of Rome was both barbaric and brilliant. But in considering both sides of the coin, Grant ably proves his thesis – that, in assessing our achievements, we must render unto Caesar the glory that is Caesar’s. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is 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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