Poetae Christiani Veteres.



Poetae Christiani Veteres.


Venice: Aldus Manutius,


January 1501 – June 1502 – June 1504.


In his preface to volume I Aldus declares that he decided to print this collection of Christian poets so that students might learn Greek while studying sound doctrine, instead of relying on “pagan and lascivious poets.” The three volumes of this publication are usually found separately, and, as in this copy, individual texts are often ordered and bound to the specifications of a particular reader. This copy is rubricated throughout with red and blue initials, and heavily annotated in several contemporary hands.


From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.