1599 Scarce Italian Vellum Book - EPISTOLE D'OVIDIO - Ovid's Letters
Author : Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso; Remigio Fiorentino)
Title : Epistole d'Ovidio di Remigio Fiorentino : divise in due libri : con le dichiarationi in margine delle favole e dell'historie et con la tavola dell'epistole.
Language : Text in Italian
Publisher : In Venetia : Appresso Lucio Spineda, 1599.
Size : 6 " X 3.5 "
Pages : 311 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining).
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 300)
The book : Scarce 16th century Italian Second edition of the translation of the 21 epistles of Ovid by Domenico Remigio Fiorentino.
The author : Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – 17/18 AD), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature. The Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin love elegists. He enjoyed enormous popularity, but, in one of the mysteries of literary history, was sent by Augustus into exile in a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained until his death. Ovid himself attributes his exile to carmen et error, "a poem and a mistake", but his discretion in discussing the causes has resulted in much speculation among scholars.
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