1519 RARE Alexander the Great Quintus Curtius Military Post Incunable Florence

RUFUS, Quintus Curtius

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“Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule.”

Quintus Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great

 

This famous and important work by Quintus Curtius was inspired by the celebrated Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great and was written, more than likely, during the reign of Caligula in Rome. The style of Quintus Curtius’s writing was a directly in line with Livy, whose work on the people of Rome greatly influenced the writing of “Histories of Alexander the Great.” Curtius describes the strange and mysterious things that Alexander the Great encounters on his military expedition and does so with great historical acumen. This book, along with Livy and Tacitus, should always be considered part of the canon of ancient world texts.

 

This 1519 Florence edition was published by Philip Giunta, one of the earliest published editions of Curtius.

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1519 RARE Alexander the Great Quintus Curtius Military Post Incunable Florence

 

“Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule.”

Quintus Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great

 

This famous and important work by Quintus Curtius was inspired by the celebrated Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great and was written, more than likely, during the reign of Caligula in Rome. The style of Quintus Curtius’s writing was a directly in line with Livy, whose work on the people of Rome greatly influenced the writing of “Histories of Alexander the Great.” Curtius describes the strange and mysterious things that Alexander the Great encounters on his military expedition and does so with great historical acumen. This book, along with Livy and Tacitus, should always be considered part of the canon of ancient world texts.

 

This 1519 Florence edition was published by Philip Giunta, one of the earliest published editions of Curtius.

 

Item number: #24300

Price: $1250

 

RUFUS, Quintus Curtius

 

Quinto Curtio

 

Florentiae: impresso per li heredi di Philippo di Giunta, Giugno, 1519.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 222 leaves, [2]
    • Signatures: a-z⁸ & ⁸ [con]⁸ [orum]⁸ A-B⁸
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure
  • Size: ~6.75in X 4.25in (17cm x 10.5cm)
  • VERY rare and desirable

 

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24300

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Military & War

Authors

RUFUS, Quintus Curtius

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete