1599 Lycophron Alexandra Greek Poem Byzantine Mythology Scaliger Meursius ELZEVIR

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Lycophron was Greek poet whose poem ‘Alexandra’ one of very few surviving works of the Hellenistic poet. This poem tells the prophetic stories of Cassandra in Greek mythology and the fortunes of city of Troy and Trojan heroes. This poem was one of the earliest written accounts of Alexander the Great with references to his uniting Asia and Europe as a world power.

 

This 1599 Elzevier edition was edited with commentary by Joannes Meursius and his instructor Joseph Scaliger, who was well known for his commentary and critical notes of classic texts such as Aristotle, Julius Caesar, and the New Testament.

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1599 Lycophron Alexandra Greek Poem Byzantine Mythology Scaliger Meursius ELZEVIR

 

Lycophron was Greek poet whose poem ‘Alexandra’ one of very few surviving works of the Hellenistic poet. This poem tells the prophetic stories of Cassandra in Greek mythology and the fortunes of city of Troy and Trojan heroes. This poem was one of the earliest written accounts of Alexander the Great with references to his uniting Asia and Europe as a world power.

 

This 1599 Elzevier edition was edited with commentary by Joannes Meursius and his instructor Joseph Scaliger, who was well known for his commentary and critical notes of classic texts such as Aristotle, Julius Caesar, and the New Testament.

 

Item number: #7650

Price: $950

 

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Lycophronis Chalcidensis Alexandra. Poëma obscurum. J. Meursius recensuit et libro commentario illustravit. Altera editio aucta et innovata. Accessit J. Scaligeri … versio centum locis emendatior

 

Lugduni Batavorum: ex officinâ Ludovici Elzevirii, 1599.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [18], 350, [18]
    • Signatures: A-E⁴
  • References: Willems 39; Rahir 25, Adams L 2112; Goldsmid 2, 119
  • Language: Latin & Greek
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm)
  • Only one other example for sale worldwide at $1500

 

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7650

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Arts & Architecture

Authors

LYCOPHRON

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete