Cassius Dio (in the Epitome of Joannes Xiphilinus the Younger)
DIONIS NICAEI RERUM ROMANARUM A POMPEIO MAGNO AD ALEXANDRUM MAMAEAE EPITOME Authore Ioanne Xiphilino. [and same in Greek above this Latin title]. EX BIBLIOTHECA REGIA.
Robertus Stephanus Cum privilegio Regis
Nice Estienne printer's device on titlepage of basilisk wound round vine and floral headpiece and initial on first page of life of Pompey the Great.
Small quarto (23.5x14mm) half 19th century morocco on 5 bands gilt ruled with Greek title and brown marbled boards, marbled endpapers with neat Greek Athens bookseller's label, 357pp +pp Variae Lectiones & Errata. Beautifully clean and crisp, handsome Greek typography. *Editio princeps of the epitome of Dio's Roman history, abridged in the 11th century by Joannes Xiphilinus, the only source for Dio's lost books 61-80, dealing with events from 47 B.C. to 235 A.D. Robert Estienne issued this epitome to compliment his folio edition of Dio Cassius of 1548. Printed in the gros-romain font of the "grecs du roi", cut by Claude Garamond.
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