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DIDYMUS of Alexandria.
De trinitate libri tres. Nunc primum ex Passioneiano codice Graece editi, Latine conversi , ac notis illustrati a D. Johanne Aloysio Mingarellio.
Bologna, typis Laelii a Vulpe, 1769. Large folio. LXIV,+ 520 pp. The title with engr. vignette with a wolf. Fine engr. vignettes and initial letters and an engr. facsmile example from the MSS. Minor foxing, spotting pp. 335-337. Contemporary vellum, spine with raised bands and with handwritten title in ink, library paper label at lower compartment, fine marbled edges. Book plate of Bibliotheca Rosales Bername. From the library of Bengt Lassen. OCLC 43192384. Hoffman p. 546. First printing of "De trinitate" written against Arianism in the 4th century. Greek and latin paralleltext. Didymus the Blind from Alexandria (c. 310-395) is one of the Greek fathers. He was a learned student of Origen and an ascetic, blind since the age of four, and one of the principal opponents of Arianism. In 553 the Second Council of Constantinople however condemned his works, along with those of Origen and Evagrius, and many of his works were therefore not copied during the Middle Ages and subsequently lost. The "De trinitate" was also considered lost when Johannes Aloysius Mingarellius found a MSS of it. This is the first printing both of the original Greek text and of the Latin translation by Mingarellli, who also added a life of Didymus.
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