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Valerii Maximi Dictorum Factorumque Memorabilium exempla. Vellum; secure - 1570

by MAXIMUS, Valerius

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  • Hardcover


1570 Valerius Maximus Dictorum Factorum ROME Tiberius Scipio Latin Vellum A rare printing of Valerius's "Dictorum et Factorum" or Historical Anecdotes. This work is a collection of short stories, sayings, and phrases, memorial to Tiberius Caesar, who was reigning during Valerius' lifetime. These anecdotes depict ancient Greek life and philosophy as well as famous kings and Caesars. Many modern historians claim that Valerius's work was taken from Cicero, Livy, and Sallust, as well as other ancient historians and philosophers, rather than creating original works. However, many of the topics he writes about were controversial and unusual for the time – he wrote on homosexuality within the Roman army and the aristocracy of ancient Greece. While homosexually itself was written on, it was only considered tolerable in a 'master-slave' relationship; not within a public and high status sense. Other topics include omens, revenge, superstitious cults, women lawyers, modesty, crimes, and conflicting political views. Notable names mentioned in this famous work include Scipio Africanus, Gaius and Tiberius Gracchus, and Alexander the Great! Item number: #19174 Price: $795 MAXIMUS, Valerius Valerii Maximi Dictorum Factorumque Memorabilium exempla. Parisiis : De Marnef, 1570. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 487, [23] o Signatures: A-Z8, AA-II8 · References: USTC 208051 · Language: Latin · Binding: Vellum; secure · Size: ~4.75in X 3in (12cm x 7.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 19174
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  • Title Valerii Maximi Dictorum Factorumque Memorabilium exempla.
  • Author MAXIMUS, Valerius
  • Binding Vellum; secure
  • Condition Used - Near Fine
  • Publisher De Marnef, Parisiis
  • Date 1570
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 19174