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PLINY THE YOUNGER. C. Plini Caecili secundi panegyricus, Quem Imp: nervae trajano optimo principi...

Trajecti ad Rhenum [i.e. Utrecht]. Typis Gisberti à Zijll, & Theodori ab Ackersdijck, 1652.
12mo. 263pp, [1]. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities heavily marked and discoloured, a trifle rubbed. Slight staining to fore-edge of final gathering.
Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, (c.61-c113), administrator of part of the Roman Empire. Pliny the Younger, adopted by his uncle Pliny the Elder, studied philosophy and rhetoric under Nicetes Sacerdos and Quintilian, eventually rising to the political court, where he prosecuted provincial governors on charges of corruption and extortion. He achieved the ranks of both Praetor and Consul (in 100 AD). The present work is an oration in praise of Emperor Trajan; with a commentary by Flemish scholar Justus Lipsius (1547-1606).
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 23275