Herodoti Libri Novem Quibus Musarum Indita Sunt Nomina.

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Creator

Herodotus.

Title

Herodoti Libri Novem Quibus Musarum Indita Sunt Nomina.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius,

Date

September 1502.

Description

This is the editio princeps of the first work that can truly be called history in the modern sense. Rather than a mere chronicle of the events of the Persian Wars, Herodotus’s History attempts to identify cause and effect, while placing the wars into the larger context of Greek history. Each of the chapters is named for one of the nine Muses. In his preface, Aldus claims to have edited and corrected the text from multiple exemplars. Bound in contemporary Roman calf.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Herodotus. , “Herodoti Libri Novem Quibus Musarum Indita Sunt Nomina. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed August 14, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/179.