Maximi Tyrii Philosophi Platonici Sermones siue Disputationes XLI. [bound with:] Maximi Tyrii Philosophi Platonici Sermones siue Disputationes XLI.
Maximus of Tyre [Maxime de Tyr.]

[Geneva:] Ex Officina Henrici Stephani Parisiensis typographi [H. Estienne], 1557. A very good, wide-margined copy. Recently rebound by Philip Dusel in full period-style calf. Covers and spine paneled in blind gilt lettering and type ornaments. Two volumes in one. [8], 363; [8], 320 pp. (Item ID: 14719)


Editio Princeps of the 41 Greek dissertations on theological, ethical, and other philosophical subjects, by the itinerant Platonist lecturer, Maximus of Tyre, reputed to have been the tutor of Marcus Aurelius. These lectures were eloquent exhortations to virtue, filled with quotations chiefly from Plato and Homer, their philosophical content deriving from Platonism and Cynicism. At the end are appended 19 pages of critical notes by Henri Estienne” (Schreiber). The second work, issued by Henri Estienne to accompany the Greek text, is the Latin translation by the Florentine Archbishop Cosimo Pazzi, originally printed in 1517, but corrected here by Estienne.

Schreiber 141a, 141b. Schweiger 204. Renouard, p. 115, no 2. Dibdin, 4th edition, Vol. II, p. 232.

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