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    Florus, Lucius Annaeus & Valerius Maximus. Der Teutschredende Florus, das ist... Ausszug Romischer Geschichte. In die Hochteutsche Sprache... [with] Valerius Maximus. Von Denckwurdigen Reden und Thaten der Romer und Frembden. G.W. Happel, trans. Frankfurt: Gorlin for Wolff in Hamburg, 1678. Gotha: Christopher Reyher for Solomon Reyher, 1679. Thick 12mo. 2 works in 1 vol. [14], 380.[150]; [14],600,[6]pp. Contemp. vellum, yapp fore-edge; corner of t.p. replaced (no loss), old signature on t.p. 2 Engraved frontis. (ink stain to first). From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $400.00

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    Florus (fl. 2nd century) was the poet friend of the emperor Hadrian. His best work is the Epitome Bellorum Omnium Annotum DCC, a condensation of Roman history with particular on wars prior to the age of Augustus.  Although he is said to have drawn from Livy, Sallust, Caesar, Seneca the Elder, Virgil and Lucan, he differs sometimes.  His work was a very popular school book in the seventeenth century. Valerius Maximus, a Roman historian and contemporary of the emperor Tiberius (42 B.C.-A.D.37), composed the present work as a handbook of illustrations for the rhetors of his day.  It is dedicated to Tiberius and is notable for its denunciation of Sejanus as well as for is moral and philosophical, Roman and foreign (mostly Greek) examples. Florus: VD17 39:122127W. Schweiger I, 365. Valerius: VD17 39:122129M. Schweiger II, 1113.Dunnhaupt 1954. Faber duFaur 857."This translation was Happel's (1647-90) most meritorius contribution to the history of education in his time."  

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