[Epictetus, Arrian, and] Simplicius of Cilicia, Cl. Salmasii, and Johanne Elichmanno
Commentarius In Enchiridion Epictetus, Ex Libris veteribus emandatus. Cum Versione Hieronymi Wolfii Animadversionibus, et Notis Quibus Philosophia Stoica passim explicatur, & illustratur [TOGETHER WITH] Notae et Animadversiones in Epictetum et Simplicium
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Four works bound as one (Simplicius' Commentary on Epictetus' Enchiridion, or compilation of practical precepts; Claude Saumaise, Commentary on Epictetus and Simplicius; parallel Greek, Latin, and Arabic texts arranged by Johan Elichman of the Tabula of Cebes (Anon.) together with the Aurea Carmina of Pythagorus). Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Johannis Maire, 1640 ([xviii], 332, index; 329, indices; [xxxii], 88; 15). Quarto (20 cm.) in modern calf, titles to spine, five raised bands; new endpapers, headbands. Epictetus (c. 55- 135) was a late Stoic philosopher and teacher concerned with questions of ethics (as in, how to live one's life), and the Enchiridion, a collection of his teachings and sayings, was recorded and preserved by his student Arrian. Simplicius of Cilicia (c. 490- 560), said to be one of the last neo-Platonists, also wrote commentaries on Aristotle. Claude Saumaise (1588- 1653) was professor at Leiden and something of an academic controversialist for hire, as witness his duel with Milton over the rights of monarchs (and Charles I in particular). Evidently he never was at a loss for words (in any of several languages) and as another description, citing Brunet, notes much given to 'commentaire prolixe'. An attractively copy bound in suitably plain seventeenth century fashion, a few period ms. notes in Greek.
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