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1700 Alexander the Great Quintus Curtius Rufus Greece ROME Du Ryer French RARE

“Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule.”

― Quintus Curtius Rufus, Histories of Alexander the Great

This famous and important work by Quintus Curtius was inspired by the celebrated Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great and was written, more than likely, during the reign of Caligula in Rome. The style of Quintus Curtius’s writing was directly in line with Livy, whose work on the people of Rome greatly influenced the writing of “Histories of Alexander the Great.” Curtius describes the strange and mysterious things that Alexander the Great encounters on his military expedition and does so with great historical acumen. This book, along with Livy and Tacitus, should always be considered part of the canon of ancient world texts.

This rare 1700 edition includes the French translation and edits of Du Ryer, Vaugelas, and supplemental notes of Johann Freinsheim.

Note: This edition features the engraved title page from the 1696 edition. This edition was published in 1700 and simply retained the 1696 Wetstein frontis.

Item number: #11300

Price: $499

RUFUS, Quintus Curtius

Quinte Curce, De la vie & des actions d'Alexandre le Grand. De la traduction de M. de Vaugelas. Avec les supplemens de J. Freinshemius. Traduits par M. du Ryer.

La Haye : Van Dole, 1700.


Collation: Complete with all pages

[13], 612, [34]

Language: French

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~6.25in X 4in (16cm x 10cm)

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1700 Alexander the Great Quintus Curtius Rufus Greece

Estimate $499 - $1,000Jul 05, 2020
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