Book Id: 43456 Bibliotheca; sive, Lectorum a Photio librorum recensio, censura atque excerpta. Saint Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
Bibliotheca; sive, Lectorum a Photio librorum recensio, censura atque excerpta.
Bibliotheca; sive, Lectorum a Photio librorum recensio, censura atque excerpta.

Bibliotheca; sive, Lectorum a Photio librorum recensio, censura atque excerpta.

Publisher Information: Augsburg: Christoph Mang.

Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople (ca. 810 – 893). Bibliotheca; sive, lectorum a Photio librorum recensio, censura atque excerpta. Latin translation with notes by Andreas Schott, S.J. [28], 555, [37] pages, including final blank. Augsburg: Christoph Mang, 1606. 312 x 201 mm. Vellum ca. 1606, spine ends restored, inner hinges cracking, vellum over covers wrinkled. Infrequent light marginal dampstaining, but very good. Booklabel of Frederic Huidekoper on rear pastedown.

First Edition in Latin of the chief work by this 9th-century Byzantine scholar and Eastern Orthodox church leader, consisting of a critical account of 280 works read by him, many of which are now lost. The Greek original text was first published in 1600. “To Photios, we are indebted for almost all we possess of Ctesias, Memnon of Heraclea, Conon, the lost books of Diodorus Siculus, and the lost writings of Arrian. Theology and ecclesiastical history are also very fully represented, but poetry and ancient philosophy are almost entirely ignored. It seems that he did not think it necessary to deal with those authors with whom every well-educated man would naturally be familiar. The literary criticisms, generally distinguished by keen and independent judgment, and the excerpts vary considerably in length. The numerous biographical notes are probably taken from the work of Hesychius of Miletus” (Wikipedia article on Photius). Hoffmann III, 91; Sarton I, 594.

Book Id: 43456

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