8vo., original cloth binding with gilt, pp. xvi, 204, , 8, with b/w frontispiece and title page vignette, gilt top edge. Spine faded, binding a little faded and very slightly scuffed at extremities, some foxing to endpapers and pastedowns, pages slightly browned, ownership inscription to front endpaper, faint stamp to title page (The Classical Review); otherwise very good. Note to front endpaper (dated 3 June, 1922) stating that the book was formerly owned by William Warde Fowler (1847-1921), historian and ornithologist, and tutor and fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. Fowler was best known for his work on ancient Roman religion, on which he published extensively. His most famous works are Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic (1899) and Roman Ideas of Deity in the Last Century Before the Christian Era (1914). These works – along with his Gifford Lectures collected and published as The Religious Experience of the Roman People, from the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus (1911) – established Fowler’s reputation in Europe and America as an authority in this field. With James Frazer, Fowler was regarded as one of the leading experts of their generation in Roman religion. Some of Fowler’s other works in history and religion include: Julius Caesar and the Foundation of the Roman Imperial System (1892); The City-State of the Greeks and Romans: A Survey, Introductory to the Study of Ancient History (1893); Study of a Typical Mediaeval Village (1895); Social Life at Rome in the Age of Cicero (1908); Rome (1912); and Roman Essays and Interpretations (1920).
THOMPSON, D’Arcy Wentworth., A Glossary of Greek Birds., Clarendon Press, 1895
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