CURAE POSTERIORES DE BARBARISMIS ET IDIOTISMIS SERMONIS LATINI..., [Bound with] DE LATINITATE MEDIAE ET INFIMAE AETATIS LIBER, SIVE ANTIBARBARUS, Recognitus Denuo et Innumeris locis Auctus
CURAE POSTERIORES DE BARBARISMIS ET IDIOTISMIS SERMONIS LATINI..., [Bound with] DE LATINITATE MEDIAE ET INFIMAE AETATIS LIBER, SIVE ANTIBARBARUS, Recognitus Denuo et Innumeris locis Auctus
CURAE POSTERIORES DE BARBARISMIS ET IDIOTISMIS SERMONIS LATINI..., [Bound with] DE LATINITATE MEDIAE ET INFIMAE AETATIS LIBER, SIVE ANTIBARBARUS, Recognitus Denuo et Innumeris locis Auctus
CURAE POSTERIORES DE BARBARISMIS ET IDIOTISMIS SERMONIS LATINI..., [Bound with] DE LATINITATE MEDIAE ET INFIMAE AETATIS LIBER, SIVE ANTIBARBARUS, Recognitus Denuo et Innumeris locis Auctus

CURAE POSTERIORES DE BARBARISMIS ET IDIOTISMIS SERMONIS LATINI..., [Bound with] DE LATINITATE MEDIAE ET INFIMAE AETATIS LIBER, SIVE ANTIBARBARUS, Recognitus Denuo et Innumeris locis Auctus

(Ienae (Jena): Io. Bielckii, 1680 [and] 1682).

SCARCE AND IMPORTANT EARLY PRINTING FROM JENA. Two works bound together on the study of Latin by one of the most learned philologists of the 17th century. Christopher Cellarius studied at several German universities, he taught moral philosophy and the Oriental languages at Weissenfels. In 1673, he was made rector of the school at Weimar, and afterwards of the seminaries at Zeitz and Merseburg, and, finally, professor of eloquence and history at Halle, where he died in 1707. He is also noted for being the first person to divide Western history into the Ancient, Medieval and New periods, and in doing so is credited for creating the term “Middle Ages”.
Cellarius published a great number of ancient authors, with learned annotations and very accurate indexes, as, for instance, the letters of Cicero and of Pliny, Cornelius Nepos, Curtius, Eutropius, Sextus Rufus, Velleius Paterculus, the 12 ancient panegyrists, Minucius Felix, Silius Italicus, &c. His own compositions relate to ancient history and geography, Roman antiquities, and the Latin language, as is presented here. The CURAE POSTERIORES is quite rare. Item #21687

Two books bound as one. Second edition of the Curae Posteriores and second edition of the Latinitate Mediae. With the engraved pictorial title dated 1680. 12mo, handsomely bound in contemporary antique vellum with yap edges. [xvi], 317, [25 index]; [xxiv], 280, [24 index] pp. A very fine and proper copy, unusually well preserved. Rare thus.

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