[Greek & Latin] HERODIANI HISTOR[IARUM] LIB[RI] VIII. (ED. H. ESTIENNE; TR. A. POLIZIANO)

Herodianus [Herodian]

Published by [Geneva] Henri Estienne 1581
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Estienne's beautiful edition of Herodian, containing the editio princeps of the Roman history, written in Greek, by Zosimus. Greek and Latin printed in parallel columns; Estienne device [Schreiber 18] on title; ornamental initials and headpieces. 4to, 18th-century light brown calf; triple gilt fillet round sides, smooth spine handsomely gilt with two red morocco labels lettered in gilt, edges gilt; at head of title ia an early 3-line ownership inscription of a Canon ("Jacque Desboués") of the Cathedral of Besançon. [4] leaves, 182 pp., [1] leaf; 79. A very fine copy. RARE AND IMPORTANT PRINTING and a very fine copy of Estienne's edition of Herodian, which he dedicates to Sir Philip Sidney. The History of Herodian provides one of our most important historical sources for the period of 58 years extending from the death of Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 180) to the accession of Gordian III (A.D. 238). The second part consists of the editio princeps of the Roman history, written in Greek, by Zosimus, who flourished in the early sixth century, and whose work is our most important source for the period 395-410. Herodian of Syria wrote in Greek this history of the Roman Emperors in eight books. Herodianís authority is considered superior to that of the Historia Augusta. The Greek texts are accompanied by the Latin translations of Angelo Poliziano for Herodian, first published in 1493, and which Estienne has thoroughly revised, indicating his corrections, additions, and textual comments in the margins, and Estienne's own for Zosimus. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: [Greek & Latin] HERODIANI HISTOR[IARUM] LIB[...
Publisher: [Geneva] Henri Estienne 1581

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