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ACHILLES TATIUS. Erotikon Achilleos Tatiou sive de clitophontis & leucippes amoribus libri VIII ex Editione cl. salmasii.

Lugd. Batavor [i.e. Leiden]. Apud Franciscum Hegerum, 1640. Nova editio [i.e. new edition].
12mo. [24], 752pp, [30]. With an engraved title page. First three words of title transliterated from the Greek. Bound in the style of, and possibly by, Roger Payne in black straight grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Achilles Tatius (fl. 2nd Century AD), Alexandrian writer of the Roman era, remembered solely for this eight-book novel, The adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon. One of only five surviving romances in ancient Greek, the work narrates the tribulations of the eponymous young lovers in Tyre, the Nile delta, and Alexandria. Finely printed in parallel Greek and Latin, this early critical edition includes a veritable wealth of commentary by French classical scholar Claude Saumaise (1588-1653).
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref: 19496