1670 Scarce Latin vellum Book - Justin's Philippic Histories - Justini Historiarum- History of the kings of Macedonia.
Author : Justinus (Justin). Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus.
Title: Justini historiarum libri xliv. ex recensione Isaaci Vossii. Editio ultima prioribus longe correctior.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher: Lugduni, Sumptibus Claudii Bourgeat, 1670. Scarce edition, unknown in WorldCat.
Size: 4.5 " X 3 ".
Pages: 322 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining).
The book: Attractive and scarce 17th-century edition of Philippic Histories, a history of the kings of Macedonia,
The author: Justin (Latin: Marcus Junianus Justinus Frontinus;[c. second century) was a Latin historian who lived under the Roman Empire.Justin was the author of an epitome of Trogus' expansive Liber Historiarum Philippicarum, or Philippic Histories, a history of the kings of Macedonia, compiled in the time of Augustus. Due to its numerous digressions, this work was retitled by one of its editors, Historia Philippicae et Totius Mundi Origines et Terrae Situs, or Philippic History and Origins of the Entire World and All of its Lands. Justin's preface explains that he aimed to collect the most important and interesting passages of that work, which has since been lost. Some of Trogus' original arguments (prologi) are preserved in various other authors, such as Pliny the Elder. Trogus' main theme was the rise and history of the Macedonian Empire, and like him, Justin permitted himself considerable freedom of digression, producing an idiosyncratic anthology rather than a strict epitome.
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