The Republican Period

The Republican Period

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...(see the list of citations in Nake, histor. crit. p. 38 sq.) and also abridgments made of them (Fronto ad Antonin. H 5. p. 107 Naber: memini me excerpsisse ex Ciceronis epistulis ea dumtaxat qnibus inesset aliqua de eloquentia vel philosophia vel de rep. disputatio; praeterea si quid elegantius aut verbo notabili dictum videretur excerpsi); but neither to the same extent nor for the same length of time as the greater part of Cicero's other writings. We find, therefore, only isolated traces of the existence of mss. of them and of mentions during the middle ages (Orelli's pref. to his ed. p. VI sq.), espec. from the 10th to the 14th century (ib. p. VII--X1I; for John of Salisbury ib. p. VII sq., for Peter of Blois ib. p. IX sq.) It was Petrarca who recovered them, in 1345 near Verona the letters to Atticus, Q. Cicero, Brutus and Octavius, and somewhat later the letters ad familiares at Vercelli (comp. Orelli l. l. p. XII sq. XXXIX sq. M. Haupt, duo epistolae ineditae de inventione Ciceronis Epp. ad Fam., Berl.1856. 4. F. Hofmann, der kritische Apparat etc. p. l----6. Detlefsen, in Jahn's Jahrb. 87, p. 550 sqq.). The original ms. of the letters ad fam. (saec. XI, the source of all other mss.) is still in existence (Cod. Med. plut. XLIX, Nr. IX), and so is Petrarca's copy (Cod. Medic. pl. XLIX nr. VII); but of the letter ad Atticum etc. the ms. found at Verona has again been lost, only the copy taken by Petrarca being extant (ib. plut.XLD(, cod. XVIII), which also contains numerous corrections by Coluccio Salutato, most of them being conjectures of that scholar, some also emendations derived fromarenewed collation of the original ms. (comp. Hofmann p. 6 sq. and 8-25). The cod. Turnesianus7 however, (z), about which...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679267X
  • 9781236792679