8vo. 280pp. Green cloth w/ gilt lettering, housed in an illustrated jacket. Illustrated throughout. As New. Impeccable condition, no faults to mention. Five of the nine essays in this volume concern the Roman Republic and Empire. Pagan Priests opens with Mary Beard’s “Priesthood in the Roman Republic”, followed by John North’s “Diviners and Divination in Rome” (also Republican in focus). Three pieces by Richard Gordon on Roman Imperial religion close the work: “From Republic to Principate: Priesthood, Religion and Ideology”; “The Veil of Power: Emperors, Sacrificers and Benefactors”; and “Religion in the Roman Empire: The Civic Compromise and its Limits”. Classical Athens, Ptolemaic Memphis, the Babylonian priesthood and Mycenaean Pylos each receive one chapter, sandwiched between the Roman bits.
BEARD, Mary; NORTH, John, Pagan Priests: Religion and Power in the Ancient World, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 1990
BARROW, John, Travels in China, containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, made and collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton. In which it is attempted to appreciate the rank that this extraordinary empire may be considered to hold in the scale of civilized nations. Illustrated with several engravings., Printed by A. Strahan, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804
LEMPRIERE, John., Bibliotheca Classica; or, A Classical Dictionary, containing A Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors: with Tables of coins, weights, and measures, in use among the Greeks and Romans: to which is now prefixed a chronological table. Third edition, greatly enlarged., Printed for T. Cadell, junior, and W. Davies, (successors of Mr. Cadell), 1797