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Daretis Phrygii Historicorum Omnium Primi De Bello Trojano Libri Sex
Londini : Impensis Thomae Helder 1675 - 12mo. From the original Latin by Joseph of Exeter, revised and restored by John More. Bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt lettering to spine. Later spine reback. Good binding. Chipping and loss to leather. Wear to extremities. New endpages. Owners bookplate on inside board of Robert Angus Brooks, former philologist and under sectretary to the Smithsonian. . Gift inscription on FEP. Soiling to title page. Pencil notation depicting verse numbers to margins. 3 marks in colored marks to 3 pages. Faint dampstain to corner of pages. Tanning to pages. ESTC R1898. Wing D-254. Daretis Phrygii Ilias De bello Troiano--The Iliad of Dares the Phrygian: On the Trojan War--is an epic poem in Latin, written around 1183 by the English poet Joseph of Exeter. It tells the story of the ten year Trojan War as it was known in medieval western Europe. The ancient Greek epic on the subject, the Iliad, was inaccessible; instead, the sources available included the fictional diaries of Dictys of Crete and Dares of Phrygia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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