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Luciani Samosatensis Colloquia selecta, et Timon. Cebetis: LUCIANUS.
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About this Item: Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Apud S. et J. Luchtmans, 1817., 1817. (VIII),203,(1),111,(1 blank) p. Contemporary boards 14 cm (Ref: Schweiger 1,194; cf. Hoffmann 2, 540/41 for older editions; cf. Graesse 4,279; cf. Ebert 12399) (Details: Engraved frontispiece depicting scenes from the colloquia amidst of which the author with a quill in his hand. The first part consists of the Greek text, the second contains the translation into Latin, the third the valuable notes to the dialogues of Lucian by Hemsterhuis) (Condition: Upper and lower board scuffed. Paper on the back almost completely worn away. Inscription on front flyleaf) (Note: The Greek author of Syrian descent Lucianus, born ca. 120 A.D. in Samosata on the Euphrate, and still alive in 180, was trained as a rhetorician, won wealth and fame, but nevertheless abandoned rhetoric, and turned to philosophy. He then learned to contempt the philosophers of his time, and pursued later in life a carreer as civil servant in Alexandria. His surviving works show that he was a witty and intelligent author, who knew how to entertain his public. He amused his readers with his witty disgust for all forms of supernaturalism, supestition and vanity. He is best known for his works on literary subjects, such as 'How to write history', and for his romances 'A true story' and 'Lucius, or the Ass', for his satirical dialogues, and his quasi-philosophical treatises, such as 'Dialogues of the Dead', which are 'curious and grimly funny little sketches, the moral of which is usually the vanity of human pride and wealth'. (H.J. Rose, A handbook of Greek literature', London 1967, p. 419). Renaissance enthusiasm revived Lucian. He was admired by humanist scholars for his supple style and his pure Attic vocabulary. 'Students of Greek found his colloquial style congenial, and Renaissance wits strove to imitate his humorous vision of the world'. (The Classical Tradition, N.Y. 2010, p. 544) In the early 16th century the Dutch scholar Erasmus 'praised Lucian as a relentless persecutor of all superstition, and many of his Latin Colloquia, such as Charon (1529) draw inspiration from Lucianic dialogue'. (op. cit. 545) Thomas More's Utopia (1515) is also to indebted to the fantastic voyage in Lucian's 'True Story'. 'The Lucianic quest culminated in the philosophical 'conte' of the Enlightenment, of which Voltaire's Candide (1759) is the most celebrated and influential example'. (op. cit. 545) § This anthology of the dialogues of Lucian contains 28 pieces from the 'Dialogi Mortuorum' and 22 other 'Dialogi fabulosi', and the satirical dialogue 'Timon, or the Misanthrope', in which the comic playwright Timon explains that he became a misanthrope 'through the ingratitude of his friends, who took his money and turned their backs upon him. The discovery of a buried treasure enabled him to requite them with poetic justice'. (Loeb, Lucian, ed. Harmon, vol. 2, p. 325) The anthology was first published in 1708 and produced at the request of the publisher by the young Dutch scholar Tiberius Hemsterhuis, 1685-1766, who at 19 became professor at the Athenaeum of Amsterdam. In 1705 Hemsterhuis was promoted to a professorship in Harderwijk, and in 1717 he was appointed professor of Greek at the University of Franeker. In 1740 he was finally called to Leiden. In the preface Hemsterhuis tells that the publisher commissioned a schoolbook with Lucians dialogues, hoping that the schoolboys, raptured by their charm and witty delight, would enjoy the study of Greek more. ('quorum dulcedine & festiva jucunditate pueri capti, libentiorum Graecae linguae operam navarent', p. pi3 recto) He follows for the dialogues, he tells, the Lyonaise edition of Stephanus Moquot (Étienne Moquot), adds the Timon, and repeats the excellent text of the 'Cebetis Tabula' of Gronovius, and adds the 'Sentences' of Menander, which are, according to Hemsterhuis, very useful for learning Greek and the forming of the morals of the young. (p. pi3 verso) He adds a new Latin translation to facilitate the understanding of the Gree. Seller Inventory # 120106

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About this Item: Basilae (Basel): Schweighauser, 1771. Hldr. (brauner Rücken mit bräunlich-rotem Schild u. goldener Schrift) Kl.-8°, 2 Bll., 293 S., 82 S., Zweisprachig griechisch-deutsch. - Nachgebunden: Ad Luciani Dialogos Notae. - Einband stark berieben. Mit mehreren Exlibri auf Vorsatzblatt. Ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Seller Inventory # At9543

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About this Item: Amsterdam. Wetstenios. 1708., 1708. Kl.8°. (4)168, 173(1), 122(8) Seiten mit einem Stahlstich als Frontispiz sowie einer Tafel zum Ausfalten. Ganzpergament der Zeit. Pergamenteinband leicht fleckig mit Gebrauchsspuren. Seiten gering stockfleckig. Sonst guter bis sehr guter Zustand. Texte des Lukianos von Samosata (um 120 - um 180) in griechisch und lateinisch, mit einem Kommentar des niederländischen Philologen Tiberius Hemsterhuis (1685-1766). Seller Inventory # 5951CB

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LUCIANO DI SAMOSATA

Published by Amsteloedami, apud R. & J. Wetstenios & G. Smith, 1732. (1732)

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About this Item: Amsteloedami, apud R. & J. Wetstenios & G. Smith, 1732., 1732. In 12¡ (cm. 12,5) 1 c.b. + 3 cc.n.n. + pp.168 + pp.173 + 1 c.b. + pp.122 + 8 cc.n.n. Ben legato in piena perg. moderna con tit. al dorso. Testo greco e versione latina con note. tagli colorati in rosso. Frontesp. foderato, altrimenti ben conservato. Ediz. mancante al Rahir che riporta nel suo Catalogo (n¡3025, pag.355) l'edizione del 1708, dovuta ai soli fratelli Wetstein di Amsterdam, in tutto corrispondente a questa del ns. esemplare. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 200 euro. Seller Inventory # 82692

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Luciano di Samosata; Cebete Tebano; Menandro, di Atene

Published by Apud Wetstenios,, Amstelaedami, (1708)

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About this Item: Apud Wetstenios,, Amstelaedami, 1708. In 16? (cm 7,7 x 12,7), legatura mezza pergamena con titoli calligrafati al dorso, pp [8], 122, [16] 168 ( testo interamente in greco), 173, [1], [2] incisioni in rame, la prima in antiporta raffigurante allegoria di motivi lucianei, e titolo: "Luciani Dialogi et Cebetis Tabula &c. Gr.et Lat"; la seconda su due pagine, raffigurante recto e verso di monete dell'epoca. Frontespizio con titoli in rosso e nero. Testi greci seguiti da traduzioni latine e note. A cura dell'umanista e filologo olandese Hemsterhuis (1685-1766), "one of the greatest Grecians of his days, fondatore della scuola olandese di critica, un trittico di autori classici in prima edizione: gli animati quadretti lucianei dal tono ora comico-realistico ora satirico-moraleggiante, sempre con una fortissima impronta paradossale (e del paradosso Luciano sar? riconosciuto maestro dalla cultura umanistica, dall'Alberti ad Erasmo); l'opera spuria attribuita al filosofo pitagorico vissuto al tempo di Socrate, di cui era amico, uno dei personaggi del Fedone di Platone, che rappresenta l'unica fonte su di lui. (Gli sono stati attribuiti tre dialoghi, dei quali l'unico pervenuto, la Tavola, ? certamente spurio perch? vi si citano le Leggi di Platone e vi si nominano i filosofi peripatetici). Ed uno squarcio sulla produzione Menandrea, analisi nel quotidiano da cui possiamo individuare i tratti pi? veri e autentici dell?individuo comune, che costituisce la quasi totalit? del genere umano. Esemplari censiti in COPAC. The Nuttall Encyclopaedia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907). Elogium T. Hemsterhusii (with Bentley's letters) by Ruhnken (1789), and "Supplementa annotationis ad elogium T. Hemsterhusii", etc. (Leiden, 1874); JE Sandys, "History of Classical Scholarship", ii. (1908). Seller Inventory # 8863

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About this Item: Basileae [Basel] Johann Schweighauser, 1771. 2 Bll., 293, 82 S. Kl.-8vo. Pp. d. Zt. [Colloquia selecta]. - Berieben, tlw. verblaßt u. mäßig braunfleckig, einige Bll. gebräunt, kl. Stempel verso Titel. - Enthält die "Dialogi mortuorum", die "Dialogi fabulosi" u. den "Timon" des Lukianos von Samosata (um 120 - um 180) in griechisch-lateinischem Paralleltext, im Anhang lateinisch kommentiert von dem niederländischen Altphilologen T. Hemsterhuis (1685-1766), Professor in Amsterdam, Franeker u. Leiden; ferner, ebenfalls griechisch-lateinisch, den moralphilosophischen Dialog "Pinax" des Sokrates-Schülers Kebes von Theben, sowie "Gnomae, seu sententiae", größtenteils Werken des Komödiendichters Menandros (342/41 - 291/90 v. Chr.) entnommen. Seller Inventory # 53035

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About this Item: Apud R. et J. Wetstenios, et G. Smith, Paperback. Condition: ANCIEN. in-16 de 3 fnch.-122 (en réalité 120)-8 fnch.-174-168 p. (texte en grec), front. gravé, 1 pl. gravée h-t. sur double-page, plein vélin époque lég. frotté, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches mouchetées, [exemplaire collationné]. [latin], Seller Inventory # A25311-953

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