1700 Scarce French Book - History of the Roman Empire by HERODIANUS - Histoire D'Hérodien.
Author : Herodian (Herodianus).
Title : Histoire D'Hérodien Traduit Du Grec En François Avec Des Remarques Sur La Traduction.
Language : Text in French.
Publisher : A Paris : Chez la Veuve de Claude Barbin, 1700.
Size : 7 " X 4 ".
Pages : 363 pages.
Binding : Very good and attractive original full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining).
Estimate: (USD 175 - USD 225)
The book : Scarce 18th century edition of this book on History of the Roman Empire by HERODIANUS.
The author : Herodian or Herodianus (of Syria, sometimes referred to as "Herodian of Antioch" (c. 170 – c. 240), was a minor Roman civil servant who wrote a colourful history in Greek titled History of the Empire from the Death of Marcus in eight books covering the years 180 to 238. His work is not entirely reliable although his relatively unbiased account of Elagabalus is more useful than that of Cassius Dio. He was a Greek (perhaps from Antioch) who appears to have lived for a considerable period of time in Rome, but possibly without holding any public office. From his extant work, we gather that he was still living at an advanced age during the reign of Gordianus III, who ascended the throne in 238. Beyond this, nothing is known of his life.
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