The History of Justin, Taken out of the four and forty Books of Trogus Pompeius: Containing The Affairs of all Ages and Countreys, both in Peace and War, from the beginning of the World untill the Time of the Roman Emperors. Together with an Epitomy of the lives and manners of the Roamn Emperors...

The History of Justin, Taken out of the four and forty Books of Trogus Pompeius: Containing The Affairs of all Ages and Countreys, both in Peace and War, from the beginning of the World untill the Time of the Roman Emperors. Together with an Epitomy of the lives and manners of the Roamn Emperors...
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London: Printed for W. Gilbertson, and are to be sold at the Sign of the Bible in Gilt-Spur-Street, without New-Gate, 1664. Small 8vo, full blind-ruled calf antique, backstrip decorated in gilt between five raised bands, red morocco backstrip label lettered & ruled in gilt, edges gilt-rolled. [vi], 498, [14("An Alphabetical Table of those things which are most remarkable in this History")] pp. Copper-engraved allegorical frontispiece. Some age-discoloration of leaves; but a sound copy in an elegant period-style modern binding. Second Edition of this translation, which was first published in 1654; later editions followed in 1671, 1682, & 1688. Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus was a Roman historian active about 20 BC. His major work was a vast universal history in 44 books entitled Historiae Philippicae, of which there survives only the table of contents and the Epitome, a selection of favorite passages made by Marcus Junianus Justinus, a third-century Roman historian about whom nothing is known. The translator, Richard Codrington (1601-1665), was an industrious author who produced numerous translations fo French and Latin writings. [Wing J1272.] (Item Id: 5773)

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