1660 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Hyginus Gromaticus & Polybius Megapolitanus. On the Formation of the Roman Military Camps.
Author: Hyginus Gromaticus & Polybius Megapolitanus.
Title: Hygini Gromatici et Polybii Megalopolitani, De castris Romanis quae exstant. Cum notis & animadversionibus, quibus accedunt dissertationes aliquot de re eadem militari populi Romani, R.H.S.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Amsterdam, Judocum Pluymer, 1660. First Edition.
Size: 8" X 6 ".
Pages: Frontispiece,XLV,(1 blank); 20,16,15,(1 blank); 328 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the engraved title page depicting depicts a Roman soldier who gives instructions for the building of a castrum and the 4 folding diagrams.
Estimate: (USD 1200 - USD 1700)
The book: This scarce edition of "De castris Romanis quae exstant" stands as a testament to the technical brilliance of the Romans, with an acute focus on their military camps. It's not just a book but a time capsule, offering readers a detailed look into the Roman world, especially their military strategies. With its pristine illustrations and an attractive vellum binding, this is a collector's delight, offering invaluable insights into one of the greatest empires in history..
Scarce & Interesting work of Roman military technique, falsely attributed to Hyginus, a Latin author from the s. I BC, superintendent of the library on the Palatine who had been a slave until Augustus freed him. The other supposed author, the Greek Polybius, lived between the first centuries before Christ and after Christ. It is known that he wrote works of military technique that have not come down to us, and this is falsely attributed to him. The work contains fold-out states that show various plans of military camps. (ref.: Schweiger 2,466; Hoffmann 3,271; Brunet 3,394; Ebert 10139; Graesse 3,404).
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