1576 Greek Mythology Lucian Samosata Dialogues + 1570 Nonnus Panopolis RARE 2in1

LUCIAN, of Samosata and NONNUS, of Panopolis

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A rare pairing of ancient Greek literature – Lucian of Samosata and Nonnus of Panopolis – printed in the 16th-century.

 

Lucian of Samosata, a 2nd-century Greek satirist, wrote a variety of works including comedies, dialogues, essays, and commentaries. He discusses mythological figures such as Hercules, Achilles, Zeus, Timon of Athens, Hermes, and others, while also writing what is considered to the be the very first work of science fiction, “True History” – a work about travelling to outer space and alien life-forms.

 

Nonnus of Panopoli was a 4th-century Greek poet who wrote a commentary on the New Testament Gospel of John and an epic on the Greek god Dionysus – the longest surviving poem of antiquity.

 

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1576 Greek Mythology Lucian Samosata Dialogues + 1570 Nonnus Panopolis RARE 2in1

 

A rare pairing of ancient Greek literature – Lucian of Samosata and Nonnus of Panopolis – printed in the 16th-century.

 

Lucian of Samosata, a 2nd-century Greek satirist, wrote a variety of works including comedies, dialogues, essays, and commentaries. He discusses mythological figures such as Hercules, Achilles, Zeus, Timon of Athens, Hermes, and others, while also writing what is considered to the be the very first work of science fiction, “True History” – a work about travelling to outer space and alien life-forms.

 

Nonnus of Panopoli was a 4th-century Greek poet who wrote a commentary on the New Testament Gospel of John and an epic on the Greek god Dionysus – the longest surviving poem of antiquity.

 

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LUCIAN, of Samosata

 

Luciani Samosatensis Dialogi selectiores, coelestes, marini & inferni: Graecè & Latinè editi: in vsum Graecè discentium selecti: Item Prometheus sive Kaukasos, Menippus, seu Nekyomanteia, Timon, uel Misanthrōpos

 

Basileae: Apud Nicol. Brilin, anno MDLXXVI. [1576].

 

…BOUND WITH…

 

NONNUS, of Panopolis

 

Nonnou poiētou Panopolitou metabolē tou kata Iōannou Hagiou Euaggeliou… = Nonni Panopolitani poëtæ, conuersio Evangelij secundum Iounnem, Græcis versibus conscripta.

 

Coloniæ: apud Maternum Cholinum, 1570.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all textual pages: 2 works in 1
    • Lucian – [2], 7-266, [6]
      • Lacking general title page to first work
    • Nonnus – 172
  • References:
    • Lucian – USTC 673724; VD16 ZV 9923
    • Nonnus – USTC 678301; VD16 N 1831
  • Language: Greek / Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm)

 

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8805

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Literature

Authors

LUCIAN, of Samosata and NONNUS, of Panopolis

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Greek

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete