Dialogi Tres Graeci et Latine, ad quos accessit quarti Latinum fragmentum. Vertit et notis illustravit Joannes Clericus.

  • Aeschines Socraticus
  • Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Petrum de Coup 1711


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [xvi], 40, 275, [13]. Title-page in red and black. Contemporary red morocco, boards bordered with a triple gilt rule, spine divided by raised bands, second compartment gilt-lettered direct, the others with central and corner tools, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. A touch of light spotting. Front joint just cracking slightly, some old marks to rear board. Modern bookplate to front pastedown.


A finely-bound copy of the first separate printing of these three dialogues printed under the name of to Aeschines of Sphettus, or Aeschines Socraticus (to distinguish him from the Attic orator). Aeschines was a follower of Socrates, reportedly present at his execution, and known to have written Socratic dialogues, though the three edited here do not correspond with the works attributed to him in ancient sources.

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