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PUBLILUS SYRUS. Publii syri mimi aucti et ex codice ms. frisingensi; cum notis viri docti, et variis lectionibus.

Patavii [i.e. Padua]. Excudebat Josephus Cominus, 1749.
8vo. 80pp. Later vellum, lettered in gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Occasional light spotting.
A mid eighteenth-century Italian printing of versified aphorisms extracted from the mimes of Latin writer Publilius Syrus (fl. 1st Century BCE). A slave of Syrian origin, Syrus was granted manumission on the strength of his wit and literary talent, becoming a member of the gens Publilia.
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref: 19476