Velleius Paterculus: Burman’s Edition

£250.00

Quae Supersunt ex Historiae Romanae voluminibus duobus. Cum integris scholiis, notis, variis lectionibus, et animadversionibus doctorum, curante Petro Burmanno. Editio secunda auctior & emendatior. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden], apud Samuelem Luchtmans, 1744

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Soldier, Senator, Historian

Velleius Paterculus covers Roman history from the earliest times to his own, c. AD 30. He was a friend of Sejanus, and may well have shared his fate when Sejanus fell suddenly and fatally from Tiberius’s favour. Dibdin describes both of the editions of Pieter Burman the elder as excellent: the first was published in 1719; ours is the second, ‘a reimpression of the first with considerable improvements’.

Condition & Materials

2 vols. in one, 8vo. pp. [xl], 748, [cxx]. Letterpress title-page printed in red & black; additional allegorical title-page engraved by Frans van Bleyswyk; contemporary sheep, gilt spine, rubbed and worn but sound.

References

Dibdin II, 525.

Title

Velleius Paterculus: Burman’s Edition

Author(s)

Velleius Paterculus

Editor(s)

BURMAN, Pieter [the Elder]

Publisher

LUCHTMANS, Samuel

Place of publication

Leiden

Date of publication

1744

Binding

contemporary sheep