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TWELVE Latin/Greek & French Classics

TWELVE Latin/Greek & French Classics

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A magnificent decorative book stack of twelve antiquarian books dating from 1877 to 1933. Rare and collectible antique books of classic literature, in French. "Aged to perfection" they are a perfect statement piece for home offices/libraries and reading rooms. A stylish mantelpiece accent, a great gift for book lovers the world over.

The twelve books are all hard cover editions, they are distressed from years of genuine use, and some of the pages are delicate and loose. The covers have faded with time to subtle, dusky shades and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots.

The titles are:
Oratio Pro Murena, Cicéron (1903 edition.) Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer who vainly tried to uphold republican principles in the final civil wars that destroyed the Roman Republic. The Pro Murena is a politico-judicial plea pronounced by Cicero, then consul, in November 63 BC. He is remembered in modern times as the greatest Roman orator and the innovator of what became known as Ciceronian rhetoric.

Laelius de Amicitia, Dialogus, Cicéron (1892 edition.) Laelius de Amicitia is a treatise on friendship (amicitia) by Marcus Tullius Cicero, written in 44 BC. This work is written as a dialogue between prominent figures of the Middle Roman Republic.

Morceaux Choisis, Hérodite (1896 edition.) Herodotus (c. 484 – c. 425 BC) was an ancient Greek writer, geographer, and historian. This book has a selection of his works in their original Greek language with notes and commentaries in French.

Extraits du Théatre Latin, Georges Ramain (1897 edition.) This is an amazing book packed full of famous plays by Publius Terentius Afer (Terence). They are Andria (The Girl from Andros) (166 BC), Hecyra (The Mother-in-Law) (165 BC), Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor) (163 BC), Eunuchus (161 BC), and Adelphoe (The Brothers) (160 BC). It also has four plays by Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus). Amphitryon, Aulularia, Captivi and Rudens. It also has three plays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Troades (The Trojan Women), Medea and Phaedra.

Lettre à l'Académie, Fénelon (1899 edition.) François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon (6 August 1651 – 7 January 1715), was a French Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. This book is a study of his famous letter to the French academy. The original work was entitled "Dialogues concerning eloquence: with a letter to the French Academy concerning rhetoric and poetry"

Historiarum, Libri I et II, Publius Cornelius Tacitus (1905 edition.) Tactitus was a Roman historian and politician, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest Roman historians by modern scholars. Histories was written c. 100–110, it covers c. 69–96, a period which includes the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero, as well as the period between the rise of the Flavian dynasty under Vespasian and the death of Domitian.

Morceaux Choisis, Plaute (1877 edition.) more selected works by Plautus, such as "Menaechmi" and "Stichus."

Extraits, Voltaire (1933 edition.) Voltaire (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778) was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit. He was a critic of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church. He advocated freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state. A versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. This book contains a selection of his plays, poems, novels, letters, essays and correspondence.

Ab Urbe Condita, Libri XXIII, XXVI, XXV, Tite-live (1892 edition.) Titus Livius was a Roman historian. He wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, "Ab Urbe Condita"(From the Founding of the City), covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome before the traditional founding in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus into his own lifetime.

Oeuvres d'Horace (1919 edition.) Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 December 65 – 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). This book has the original lyric poems reproduced in Latin, with French commentaries and translations.

Annales, Tacite (1892 edition.) The Annals by Roman historian and senator Tacitus is a history of the Roman Empire from the reign of Tiberius to that of Nero, the years AD 14–68. The Annals are an important source for modern understanding of the history of the Roman Empire during the 1st century AD, it is Tacitus' final work, and modern historians generally consider it his greatest writing.

Extraits des Historiens Français du XIXè Siècle, Camille Jullian (1906 edition.) An enormous tome of selected writings by French historians from the 19th century.

These twelve books have, over their long life, gathered pencilled scholarly notes, remarks, drawings and comments, on the pages, over the years. I've left them exactly as I found them because they're authentic. They are in genuine vintage condition, as you can see from the photos. They have been held and read by many, many people who have "thumbed through" them, studied them, ear marked pages, loved, lost and cherished them and they have finally ended up here - looking for a new home and a new adventure. Most importantly they have that 'old book smell' reminiscent of libraries and bookshops from a by-gone era - fabulously comforting.

To display altogether in a line on a shelf you will need a minimum space of 32cms/ 12½" long x 16cms/ 6¼" high x 11cms/ 4¼" deep.
They weigh 3.8kgs/ 8.4 lbs.

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