Second of two Aldine editions of Demosthenes’Orations.
Although the first edition, dated 1504, is regarded as the rarest and most beautiful, this impression, according to the renowned Aldine bibliographer Renouard, is philologically more accurate. Renouard dates this second reprint to 1513, while Fletcher, judging by the guise of the Aldine device, assign it to an even later period (between 1520 and 1527).
Demosthenes is hailed as the greatest of the Greek orators, a pupil of Plato. Cicero acclaimed him as “the perfect orator.” This volume is a collection of oratory, plus commentary by Libanium, plus a biographical piece by Plutarch. The Aldine Dolphin & Anchor device appears on the title page.
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