Laertius, Diogenes

Published by Henri Steph (Henri Estienne II), 1593
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Diogenes Laertius was a biographer of the Greek Philosophers. Nothing is known about his life, but his surviving "Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers" is a principal source for the history of Greek philosophy. The covers are soiled at the edges. The binding is firm. A piece of scrap vellum used in the bnding of the volume appears at either hinge. Ink notations appear on a blank, preliminary page. A few of the pages exhibit occasional very faint foxing at the edges, else the interior is otherwise clean and without markings, The publisher's device is on the title page. pages; 884, (6), 47+(1), 88. This antiquarian volume is bound in full, comtemporary vellum. The author's name is stamped in brown on the spine. The text is in Greek and Latin. This is a revision of the first edition published in 1590. Graesse and Brunet note this editon was "augmented and corrected" with revised textual criticism and with notes by Isaac Casaubon. Translated from Greek to Latin by Ambrogio Traversari. This edition has a dedication to Wolfgang Zundelino, a table of contents and an index. Following the test is Hesychii Milesii, Illustrii Cognomento, translated from Greek to Latin by Junius Hadrianus. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: Henri Steph (Henri Estienne II)
Publication Date: 1593

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