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Basel Edition of Isocrates’ Orations

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Basel Edition of Isocrates’ Orations

Date of publication:

near contemporary pigskin


  • Michael Isingrin
  • Author(s):

  • Isocrates
  • Isocrates: [Greek title: Isokratous logoi apantes, kai epistolai. Arpokrationos kai Suida peri tinon par Isokratei lexeon]. Isocratis Orationes ... quibus iam quoque praeter aliorum aeditionem accesserunt, eiusdem Isocratis epistolae, atque Harpocrationis & Suidae difficiliorum apud eundem dictionum explicatio. Basiliae [Basel]: per Michaelem Isingrinium 1555

    8vo. pp. [xlviii] including blank, 585, [i]. Greek text, some soiling to the first few leaves, occasional light browning, a scattering of marginalia in an early hand. Blindstamped pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, dated 1560, some wear, joints and endpapers renewed, retaining original brass clasps, which have been reattached. Ownership inscription to title in a clear 17th century hand, “Ex bibliotheca M: Dominici Eberi”; we have located a reference to a Dominic Eber, pastor of Priessnitz, in a 1698 pamphlet (Christian Schlegel: Lebens-Beschreibung Hn. Pauli Laurentii, Der Heil. Schrifft weitberühmten ... Dresden, 1698). Faint, earlier inscription beneath the imprint. Isocrates founded the first school of rhetoric, in Athens, and is considered part of the canon of ten Attic orators. Isingrtin’s edition concludes with relvant material from the works of Valerius Harpocration and the Suda (Suidas). Adams I-209.