Aelian, On animals, 3 vol. / Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library 446, 448, 449, Aelian, On the characteristics of animals (De natura animalium; De la nature des animaux). In three volumes. Translated by A. F. Scholfield.

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  • Condition / Etat: very good, dust jacket with minor shelf wear / très bon état, minimes traces d'usures.
  • Volumes : 3 volumes.
  • Binding / Reliure : original green titled cloth with fine dust jacket, cartonné avec jaquette.
  • Format : In-16 / 17 x 11 cm.
  • Pages : XXIX, 359, 8; 413, 8; V, 445, 8 pp.
  • Editor : Cambridge, Harvard University Press / London, Heinemann.
  • Date : 1971 - 1972.
  • Language / Langue: Ancient Grec and English on opposite pages / Bilingue grec et anglais.

    Aelian (Claudius Aelianus), a Roman born ca. 170 CE at Praeneste, was a pupil of the rhetorician Pausanias of Caesarea, and taught and practised rhetoric. Expert in Attic Greek, he became a serious scholar and studied history under the patronage of the Roman empress Julia Domna. He apparently spent all his life in Italy where he died after 230 CE.
    Aelian’s On the Characteristics of Animals, in 17 books, is a collection of facts and beliefs concerning the habits of animals drawn from Greek authors and some personal observation. Fact, fancy, legend, stories and gossip all play their part in a narrative which is meant to entertain readers. If there is any ethical motive, it is that the virtues of untaught yet reasoning animals can be a lesson to thoughtless and selfish mankind. The Loeb Classical Library edition of the work is in three volumes.

    Translations and commentaries are few, and only three Greek texts had been printed (all in the sixteenth century) before the present one and the one begun by F. Boll and finished by Emilie Boer in 1940.

    The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire classical heritage is represented here in convenient and well-printed pocket volumes in which an up-to-date text and accurate and literate English translation face each other page by page. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies.
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Condition D'occasion - Très bon état
Langue Royaume-Uni
Illustré Non
Publicaton Date 1 janv. 1971
Année 1971
Auteur / Cartographe / Photographe Elien le Sophiste ClaudeClaude
Editeur Harvard University Press
Première édition Non
Edition signée Non
Reliure signée Non
Aux armes Non
Reliure / Format Cartonné
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