All the books that are listed on this page have one thing in common; they are either rare, out-of-print, 1st editions, first printings or advance reading copies. What makes these materials which contain information about the 300 Spartans, the Spartan militaryand Greek warriors, etc. even more desirable to the collector of fine books, is their condition.
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'The Landmark Thucydides' hardcover by Robert Strassler - $149.99, plus $10.00 shipping and insurance
This listing is for
'The Landmark Thucydides' which is based on the historian Thucydides
account of the Peloponnesian War as edited by Robert Strassler. This
hardcover book is in excellent shape, without any flaws and is a
true rarity due to its condition and availability.
'Thermopylai - Myth & Reality in 480 BC' softcover by Szemler, Cherf & Kraft - $99.99, plus $8.00 shipping and insurance
One of the more interesting books about the Battle of Thermopylae which is in mint condition is
this one co-authored by G.J. Szemler, W.J. Cherf and J.C. Kraft entitled 'Thermopylai - Myth & Reality in 480 BC'. The authors use geographical analyses to arrive at
several interesting conclusions which contradict much about the battle and its aftermath as we know.
'The Great Isthmus Corridor Route' softcover by Kase, Szemler, Wilkie & Wallace - $99.99, plus $10.00 shipping and insurance
A fantastic book in mint condition which provides abundant evidence that the Great Isthmus Corridor Route was the connecting link between northern Greece and the Peloponnese. Included is quite a bit about Thermopylae which was the scene of significant historical activity from ancient times through World War II.
Steven Pressfield's 'Gates of Fire' rare first edition, first printing, plus hoplite - $64.99, plus $10.00 shipping & insurance
This listing is for an extremely difficult-to-find first edition and even rarer yet, a first printing of Steven Pressfield's excellent tale of the Battle of Thermopylae. While on occasion a first edition surfaces, the first printing is a highly prized possession for the collector of books on the story of the 300 Spartans. What makes this book even more attractive is that is in mint condition and without any flaws.
'The Spartan Rhetra' softcover - $44.99, plus $5.00 shipping and insurance
This rare seventy-six page book printed in 1970 entitled 'The Spartan Rhetra' is in mint condition unlike those that appear elsewhere.
This book contains the ordinances of Lycurgus who presumably drew up the laws which gave Sparta her unique character as a city-state.
'The Lion in the Gateway' hardcover by Mary Renault
This hardcover version of Mary Renault's 'Lion in the Gateway' is in flawless condition without any of the library markings which seem to be prevalent in all these versions. This book will make an excellent addition to the library of the 300 Spartans enthusiast and is a great introduction for those wishing to learn about the Battle of Thermopylae.
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'Gates of Fire' Advance Reading Copy by Steven Pressfield - $39.99, plus $8.00 shipping & insurance
This is another extremely rare Advance Reading Copy of Steven Pressfield's 'Gates of Fire'. Advance Reading Copies are released prior to 1st editions, therefore, it can be said that these ARC's are the true first edition.
'The Lion in the Gateway' softcover by Mary Renault - $34.99, plus $8.00 shipping & insurance
This is the softcover version of Mary Renault's 'Lion in the Gateway'. With the exception of a library stamp which can be seen in the thumbnail image on the right, this rare book is in flawless condition. This book will make an excellent addition to the library of the 300 Spartans enthusiast and is a great introduction for those wishing to learn about the Battle of Thermopylae.
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'Spartan' Advance Reading Copy by Valerio Massimo Manfredi $34.99, plus $8.00 shipping & insurance
This is an extremely rare advance reading copy of
Valerio Massimo Manfredi's book 'Spartan' which is an account of twins
separated at birth who eventually reunite at Thermopylae.
'Xerxes' hardcover by Morgan Llyewlyn - $34.99, plus $8.00 shipping & insurance
This is a rare and out-of-print book published in 1987 and written by Morgan Llyewlyn entitled 'Xerxes'. This is an ex-library book which was never read which can be evidenced by the library card image on the right. The words 'Lincoln Media Center' are stamped throughout the book several times, however, without the aforementioned library card markings, this book could be characterized as being in excellent condition.
'Persian Fire' Advance Reading Copy by Tom Holland - $36.99, plus $8.00 shipping & insurance
This is another extremely rare Advance Reading Copy of Tom Holland's 'Persian Fire'. Advance Reading Copies are released prior to 1st editions, therefore, it can be said that these ARC's are the true first edition.
'Greece and Rome at War' hardcover by Peter Connolly - $49.99, plus $10.00 shipping & insurance
Peter Connolly's 'Greece and Rome at War' is perhaps one of the most comprehensive books of the military develpment of Greece and Rome. This 320-page book is superbly illustrated throughout and is the much more earlier and desirable edition than the one that is commonly available with the white cover.
'Warfare in Ancient Greece' 1st edition by Pierre Ducrey
This rare 315 page lavishly illustrated book by Pierre Ducrey which not only discusses the Battle of Thermoylae, it details the military achievements of Greek warriors from Achilles through Alexander the Great. Pierre Ducrey was a historian and archaeologist who drew on diverse literary, epigraphical and archaeological sources to reflect on the daily, human problems of warfare. This book contains invaluable material for those interested in the nuances of hoplite warfare.