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RUFUS, Quintus Curtius
1633 Alexander the Great Quintus Curtius Rufus Military Conquest Greece Elzevier
1633 Alexander the Great Quintus Curtius Rufus Military Conquest Greece Elzevier “Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule.” Quintus Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great This famous and important work by Quintus Curtius was inspired by the celebrated Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great and was written, more than likely, during the reign of Caligula in Rome. The style of Quintus Curtius’s writing was a directly in line with Livy, whose work on the people of Rome greatly influenced the writing of “Histories of Alexander the Great.” Curtius describes the strange and mysterious things that Alexander the Great encounters on his military expedition and does so with great historical acumen. This book, along with Livy and Tacitus, should always be considered part of the canon of ancient world texts. This 1633 edition was published by Daniel Elzevier and edited by Daniel Heinsius, and was line-for-line reissue of the first edition. The first edition was immensely popular and the Elzevier’s responded with numerous reprints. This example features the rare and impressive folding map of the expeditions of Alexander the Great. Both Willems and Goldsmid call this edition ‘beautiful’ and ‘fine’; and the fact that this edition was reissued numerous times “adds to the typographic beauty the merit of a great correction” (Willems). Item number: #3747 Price: $550 *Famous Provenance from the George Villiers family RUFUS, Quintus Curtius Q. Curtii Rufi Historiarum libri, acuratissime editi. Lugd. Batavorum, ex officina Elzeviriana, 1633. Details: • Collation complete with all … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
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