Themistiou Logoi LG. Themistii Orationes XXXIII. Et Quibus Tredecim Nunc Primum in Lucem Editae Dionysius Petavius Ex Societate Jesu.

By: Themistius; Harduin, Joannis, editor; Petau, Denis

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Folio, measuring 16" x 11". Pagination is [32], 550, [8] pages. Greek and Latin in parallel columns. Bound in 1/2 leather with handsome and unusual marbled boards. Spine has gilt decorations, cracking at the joints with some wear to spine, boards delicate. Some old institutional stamps to the title page. Very occasional light foxing, beautiful and expensive wide margins. A handsome copy of a beautifully printed book, the first Harduin edition, which added 13 orations to the oeuvre and was the first to place the surviving orations into the modern arrangement. Schweiger calls it "still the most complete and best edition" of Themistius. Themistius 317- c. 390 AD, Constantinople) , was astatesman, rhetorician, and philosopher. He flourished in the reigns of Constantius II, Julian, Jovian, Valens, Gratian, and Theodosius I; and he enjoyed the favor of all those emperors, notwithstanding their many differences, and the fact that he himself was not a Christian. Of his many works, thirty-three orations of his have come down to us, as well as various commentaries and epitomes of the works of Aristotle. According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica, Themistius "practically rewrote many of Aristotle's treatises in a more modern language and more readable style." The editor was Jean Hardouin (1646-1729) , a French classical scholar, Jesuit, numismatist and eminent librarian - the Orationes was his first serious work and is still considered the best. Hardouin extended the work of Denis Petau (Dionysius Petavius) , adding 13 new orations. Petau had translated a smaller version of Themistius's works earlier in the century and was known as a brilliant scholar and Jesuit theologian (Petau also has a crater on the moon named in his honor! ). A very desirable edition of an understudied Greek philosopher and orator, in what is considered the best scholarly work on Themistius, with Greek and Latin translations in parallel columns, in a big handsome folio with handsome engravings. Large and heavy for international shipping, almost 5 kgs. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 550 pages

Title: Themistiou Logoi LG. Themistii Orationes XXXIII. Et Quibus Tredecim Nunc Primum in Lucem Editae Dionysius Petavius Ex Societate Jesu.

Author Name: Themistius; Harduin, Joannis, editor; Petau, Denis

Categories: History: Ancient, Classics, Language -- Latin, Language - Ancient Greek,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: Paris, Sebastian Mabre-Cramoisy: 1684

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10685

Keywords: Themistius Constantinople Orations Aristotle Rhetoric,