Hesiod. ΗΣΙΟΔΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΑΣΚΡΑΙΟΥ ΤΑ ΕΥΡΙΣΚΟΜΕΝΑ HESIODI ASCRAEI QUAE SUPERSUNT cum Notis Variorum. Edidit Thomas Robinson, S.T.P. Oxonii E. Theatro Sheldoniano 1737
4to,Frontis  xliii, 496. Greek and Latin text . Beautifully printed Greek text on alternate pages with the Latin translation facing. [1-219]. Homeri & Hesiod Certamen cum Præloquio & Annotationibus Josuæ Barnesii. [221-248] Commentaries of Johannes Georgii Graevius Johannis Georgii Grævii Lectiones Hesiodeæ[pp249-469] and the notes of Fabricus Joh. Albertus Fabricius De scriptis Hesiodi[471-483], plus index . Brunet "Édition très-belle, mais peu correcte," Graesse notes that the beautiful edition is based on those of Graevius and Le Clerc and still has mistakes. Copper engraved portrait of Hesiod; copper engraved illustration of agricultural tools. Speckled calf, rebacked, retaining the original spine and labels; spine gilt, 5 raised bands.
Hesiod active between 750 and 650 BC. was a Greek poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer. He is generally regarded as the first written poet in the Western tradition to regard himself as an individual persona with an active role to play in his subject.[ Ancient authors credited Hesiod and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs.] Modern scholars refer to him as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought (he is sometimes considered history's first economist), archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping.
JOSHUA BARNES,(1654-1712), English scholar, 1695 Cambridge Regius professor of Greek, a language which he wrote and spoke with the utmost facility. One of his first publications was entitled Gerania; a New Discovery of a Little Sort of Peopleanciently discoursed of, called Pygmies (1675), a whimsical sketch to which Swift's Voyage to Lilliput possibly owes something. Among his other works are a History of that Most Victorious Monarch Edward III.(1688), in which he introduces long and elaborate speeches into the narrative; He also published editions of Euripides (1694) and of Homer(1711), also one of Anacreon (1705) which contains titles of Greek verses of his own which he hoped to publish.
Johann Georg Graevius (1632 – 1703) was a German classical scholar and critic. His two most important works are the Thesaurus antiquitatum Romanarum (1694–1699, in 12 volumes), and the Thesaurus antiquitatum et historiarum Italiae published after his death. His editions of the classics, although they marked a distinct advance in scholarship, are now for the most part superseded. They include Hesiod(1667), Lucian, Pseudosophista(1668), Justin, Historiae Philippicae(1669), Suetonius (1672), Catullus, Tibullus et Propertius(1680), and several of the works of Cicero, which are considered his best.
Fabricius, Johann Albert, 1668-1736 Fabricius' most important work is the Bibliotheca Graeca(1705–1728, revised and continued by G. C. Harles, 1790—1812), a work which has been denominated maximus antiquae eruditionis thesaurus (the greatest repository of ancient learning). Its divisions are marked off by Homer, Plato, Jesus, Constantine, and the capture of Constantinople in 1453, while a sixth section is devoted to canon law, jurisprudence and medicine.
Brunet:3,141;Graesse:3,263; 260 by 210mm (10¼ by 8¼ inches).
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