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TOU MAXIMOU TURIOU LOGOI. Maximi Tyrii Dissertationes. (Graece & Latine).
Oxford (Oxoniae), E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1677. 12mo. (XII),514,(2 blank) p. Vellum 14 cm (Ref: Hoffmann 2,586; Schweiger 1,204; Dibdin 2,232; Graesse 4,453; Ebert 13453; Brunet 3,1552: 'jolie édition du texte, avec la version d'Heinsius) (Details: 5 thongs laced through the joints. Woodcut printer's mark on the title, depicting the Sheldonian Theatre. Greek text with facing Latin translation. At the end have been added 14 pages with the Pythagorean similitudines, Greek and Latin, of Demophilus) (Condition: Vellum slightly soiled. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Title dust soiled. Small and faint stamp on the title. Paper yellowing. A few small ink underlinings) (Note: The Greek Platonist Maximus Tyrus, ca. 125-185 A.D., was an itinerant philosopher, who left us 41 lectures (dalexeis) on theological, ethical and philosophical subjects, lectures which are not great literature, nor specimens of great learning. Philosophical originality is not be be looked for in these lectures.The author offers a pleasant prensentation of a theme, and his lectures 'are simply eloquent exhortations to virtue decked out in quotations, chiefly from Plato, and Homer'. (OCD 2nd ed. 658) The themes are for example: 'die Lust (hêdonê, 29-33), sokratische Liebe (18-22), platonische Theologie (11), 'daimones' (8-9), Gebet (5), Weissagung und freier Wille (13), das Böse (41) und Wiedererinnerung (10)'. (Neue Pauly, 7,1074/75) He was widely read by humanists like Ficino, Bessarion and Poliziano. § This edition of 1677 is founded on the authorative editions produced by the Dutch scholar Daniel Heinsius, 1580-1655, his first edition of 1607 and second of 1614. The version and notes are also Heinsius's. Dibdin observes that corrections of Henricus Stephanus (1557) and Heinsius are sometimes admitted in the text) (Provenance: Stamp of 'J.S. van Veen', on the title. Probably the Dutch historian J.S. van Veen, 1858-1934, best known for his 'Geschiedkundige atlas van Nederland. De kerkelijke indeeling omstreeks 1550. Deel 3. De bisdommen Munster, Keulen en Luik. Het bisdom Doornik en de kloosters van Windesheim en de huizen van de Broeders en Zusters des Gemeenen Levens', 1923. Bookplate: 'Ex libris Iosephi van der Ven et amicorum') (Collation: *6, A-2U6 (leaf 2U6 blank) (Photographs on request)
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