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Sun, Jan 14, 2024 12:00PM EST
Lot 239

ANTIQUE ROMAN HISTORY, 1664, BY VELLEIUS PATERCULUS ELZEVIR VELLUM PRESS

Estimate: $350 - $400

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Year/Century: 17th century
Language: Latin
Subject: History
Binding: Vellum
Description: Opera: Velleius Paterculus, C. What Does Gerardi Vossii Say? G. Vossius edited this. Ex Officina Elzeviriana [L. and D. Elzevier], Amsterdam, 1664two sections in one volume (12),116,(28); 128,(1) p., title page with engraving, original vellum Size 3 by 5 1/4"; slight wear, very nice condition. Text in Latin Marcus Velleius Paterculus was a Roman senator, soldier, and historian who lived from around 19 BC to around AD 31. Written in an extremely rhetorical style, his Roman history spanned the years from the conclusion of the Trojan War to AD 30, although the most important part of it is around the time from 44 BC to AD 14 when Augustus died.

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