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Sun, Jan 14, 2024 12:00PM EST
Lot 41


Estimate: $613 - $700

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Year/Century: 17th century
Language: Latin
Subject: Philosophy
Binding: Vellum
Description: Aphthonii Sophistae Progymnasmata Amsterdam, Elzevier; 1655 Included: Quibus ornari possit, continens omnium transitionum formulae, Medulla Oratoria. Pedersen's Oratio rhetorica Adolph Iver Frankfurt in 1653 3 1/3 by 5 1/3" original vellum with the title of the text attached to the spine. Excellent state Latin text Greek philosophy of Aphthonius of Antioch Progymnasma Rhetorical Attitude Classical Greek rhetorician Aphthonius of Antioch is best known today for his sophist literary movement of Atticism. In his book Progymnasmata, Aphthonius explained and advocated Atticism, or the classical Greek literary style, in contrast to Plutarch and Josephus's more contemporary interpretations of Greek.


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