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Latinius Pacatus Drepanius
Panegyricus Cum Notis Integris Arntzenio
Amsterdam, Apud Viduam and Filium S Schouten , 1753. Disbound. Amsterdam: Apud Viduam and Filium S Schouten , 1753. Disbound. Good Only. 10.5" by 9". None. A very scarce work of Pacatus Drepaius' Panegryricus, an extant speech, considered the best of its kind. With notes from a number of prominent scholars. Very scarce. With the signatures *-3*� 4*² (-4*2) A-Z� Aa-Cc� Dd². Collated complete with title page vignette and head and tail pieces. Latinius Pacatus Drepanius was a Gallo-Roman orator and poet. He was probably a professor of rhetoric at Bordeaux and was awarded the rank of proconsul of Africa. This work, considered his most well known is an extant panegyric addressed to Theodosius I at Rome in 389 after the defeat of Maximus. The work is considered the best of its kind and is famed for its vivid style, whilst maintaining dignity and self restraint. It is uncertain whether Pacatus was pagan or Christian, a point which remains much debated by scholars to this day. This particular edition contains notes from a number of prominent scholars including Francisci Jureti, Jani Gruteri and Joannis Schefferi. A very scarce edition of this highly influential speech by noted orator Drepanius. Disbound. Externally generally smart with chipping to the extremities. The first four leaves are detached but present. Internally generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages generally bright and clean with the occasional tide mark to the extremities. Good Only . Ill.: None. Good Only .
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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