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WILLICH (Jodocus). Experimenta P. Virgilii Maronis. Accessit et Commentario 1550
1550. Condition: Buone condizioni. 66632 WILLICH (Jodocus). Experimenta P. Virgilii Maronis. Accessit et Commentario 1550 WILLICH (Jodocus). Experimenta P. Virgilii Maronis. Accessit et Commentariolus de Verborum copia, praesertim ex Aristotele et Cicerone conscriptus. Francofordi, ad Viadrum Joan Eichorn excudebat, 1550. 12mo. 4 leaves. 2 folding tables. 68 numbered leaves (ie 67) and 1 leaf bearing the printer's device on the verso. Modern half-vellum. First Edition. Curious work considering the construction of the language, the logical structure of the discourse, the use of words, their classification and evolutions. Following the example of the pedagogical exercises in antiquity, the author created linguistic "experiments" on excerpts by Virgil, in which he would put some of his theories into practice.German physician and humanist Jodocus Willichius (1501- 1552), professor of rhetoric and specialist in classical Greek authors, wrote an important book on cookery published after his death in 1563 by great naturalist Conrad Gesner, and entitled "Ars Magirica" (cf. Vicaire, 875-76). He also wrote a treatise on farming and farm produce, as a commentary on The Georgics by Virgil published in 1539. This book is based on the latter work. The "experiments" consider some excerpts by Virgil evoking, among others, various natural phenomena such as reflections in water, frost in watercourses, rainbows, seasons (with an interesting evocation of grape harvests in autumn), sunrise, the twelve signs of the zodiac, etc."One of the most learned, accomplished and brilliant men of his time … [Click Below for Full Description]
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