Bibliotheca Sacra; A Theological Quarterly Volume 6

Bibliotheca Sacra; A Theological Quarterly Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...joined, contributed greatly to his own reputation and that ofthe university. By his essay De Mythologia Grnecorum antiquissima, a correspondence was occasioned between him and Creuzer, which subsequently appeared in print. In consequence of his Review of Biickh's Inscriptions, in I826, a war broke out between these veteran pbilologists, which was maintained with great spirit and sotne animosity on both sides. We are pained, also, to see a notice of the death of the distinguished philologist and classical editor, John Caspar Orelli, professor in the university of Zurich. He was a learned and indefatigable scholar, and his works are well known and highly appreciated throughout the world. His edition of Cicero's Works is regarded by competent judges as the best which has appeared. It was finished in 1838, in eight large octavo volumes, adtnirably primed in all respects. In the lat volumes, Orelli enjoyed the aid of his friend Professor Baiter. It contains all Cicero's works, including those which are spurious, and a most ample apparatus, with a Life of Cicero; indexes geographical, historical, legal, of forms, etc.; the Fasti Consulares, etc. Orelli also published a critical history of the MSS. of Cicero's works; also a valuable " Collectio Inscriptionum Lat. selecta, in 2 vols.; and a careful edition of the entire works of Tacitus. Whether the last was completed, we do not know. Orelli was born at Zurich, Feb. 13, 1787, and was a descendant ofa patrician Italian family, who sought refuge in Switzerland, at the period of the Reformation. He was highly esteemed as a teacher, securing in a high degree the love and confidence of his pupils. In concert with his friends Hirzel, Bremi, Kaiser, Ott, Zschokke, Frey, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770064
  • 9781236770066