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PEDIANUS (Quintus Asconius)
Asconii Pediana Patavani commentationes in aliquot orations M. Tullii Ciceronis. In treis Verrinas, & quartae initium. In Orationem pro C. Cornelio. In Orationem contra C. Antonium, & L. Catilinam. In Orationem contra L. Pisonem. In Orationem pro M. Scauro. In Orationem pro Milone. Francisci Hotomani stuido & diligetia post omnes omnium editiones quam emendatissimae. Indes rerum & verborum memorabilium multis qua anthac partibus & melior & emedatior. Eiusdem Hotomani expositiones suae in Asconium operae & diligentiae.
Lugduni Lyon Apud Ioan Tornaesium & Gul. Gazeium, 1551. Small 8vo, 160 x 92 mms., pp. [xx], 175 [176 ornamental design with trompe l'oeil tetrahedron within circle and the motto "Nescit Labi Virtus"], woodcut device on title-page with two serpents forming a circle and the motto, "Quod tibi fieri non vis, alteri ne feceris". 18th century panelled calf, neatly rebacked, with spine ornately gilt in compartments and red leather label, ,with the Chatsworth Library bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper. Quintus Asconius Pedianus was a Roman historian who flourished in the period 9 B. C. - 76 A. D. These commentaries on Cicero are his best-known works. This edition was prepared by the French lawyer and writer François Hotman (1524-1590). The commentaries of Asconius on Cicero's works are among the most useful to have been preserved, and they provide information not only about Cicero and his time, but for the Roman Republic as well. They were dedicated to his sons and seem to have been written especially for them. Adams A-2057. Cartier I, 185. Bruce A. Marshall's Historical Commentary on Asconius (1986) casts doubt on the absolute reliability of Asconius's text. This edition of Asconius on Cicero from 1551 was printed by Jean de Tournes (1504-1564), one of the greatest printers of the Renaissance. This edition is sufficiently rare that neither the British Library nor the Library of Congress has it. "Even though Jean de Tournes is little known now in English studies, he was one of the sixteenth century's most important continental printers. Like Aldus before him and Plantin af … [Click Below for Full Description]
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