Allegoriae Homericae quae sub Heraclidis nomine feruntur, cum Conr. Gesneri versione Latina. Iterum editae a Nic. Show.

  • (Homer) Heraclitus
  • Goettingae [Gottingen]: Apud Ioh. Christ. Dieterich 1782


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8vo, pp. xxxiv, 293, [1]. Later quarter roan, textured paper boards, corners tipped in parchment, spine divided by wide blind rules, second compartment gilt-lettered direct, others blocked with gilt frames, marbled endpapers. Toned and spotted. Spine and extremities rubbed, boards a touch scuffed. Ownership inscription dated [19]22 to title-page, gift inscription dated 1946 to verso of flyleaf.


The allegorical defence of Homer against charges of immorality by the first-century AD grammarian Heraclitus, sometimes known as 'Homeric Problems' or 'Homeric Allegories'. This edition, by the Danish scholar Niels Schouw (and dedicated to Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, then cabinet secretary and de-facto prime minister of Denmark), includes Conrad Gessner's 1544 Latin translation and notes by Schouw (1754-1830).

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