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Themistius' Orations.

Themistius ΘΕΜΙΣΤΤΙΟΥ ΕΥΦΡΑΔΟΥΣ ΛΟΓΟΙ ΙΘ: Themistii Cognomento suade Orationes XIX Græce ac Latinè coninunctium editae Dionysius Petavius... Parisensis Apud MICHAELEM Sonnium, via Jacobæa, sun scuto Basilensis, 1618
4to.[24] pp729 (730) [14]. Greek and Latin text. Calf, rebacked ; boards worn.
Edition of Themistius publishing 19 of the Orationswith the translation and scholia of Petavius [ editor of the second edition Synesius 1633]. Recased with new spine, retaining original calf to boards. 4 raised bands.
Numerous handwritten notes by Geoffrey Barrow inserted at front also xerox of french text on Themistius [notes &c attached to front free end paper].
Library stamp to front free endpaper, title & 2 pages of the dedication, and to verso of last page.
Title soiled; some toning throughout.

Themistius : Θεμίστιος, 317– c. 390 AD,
was a statesman, rhetorician, and philosopher. He flourished in the reigns of Constantius II, Julian, Jovian, Valens, Gratian, and Theodosius I; and he enjoyed the favour of all those emperors, notwithstanding their many differences, and the fact that he himself was not a Christian. He was admitted to the senate by Constantius in 355, and he was prefect of Constantinople in 384 on the nomination of Theodosius. Of his many works, thirty-three orations of his have come down to us, as well as various commentaries and epitomes of the works of Aristotle.

Petau, Denis Dionysius Petavius(1583 - 1652) was a Jesuit scholar and editor of 2nd edition of Synesius [1633]


Geoffrey Battiscombe Barrow (1927-2002) was in the antiquarian book trade, having been Cataloguer of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books for bookseller Bernard Quaritch Ltd.
Brunet:5,777; Graesse:6,112. 230 by 185mm (9 by 7¼ inches).   ref: 2996  €1250

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