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Polybius (ca. 200 - ca. 120 a.C.n.)
This manuscript, which was written during the 15th century in Florence, retains its original binding. The humanistic script is the work of a single scribe, with large golden initials and "bianchi girari" (white vine) decorations at the beginning of each book. There are some marginal glosses written in violet ink as well as other, newer additions which were probably made during the 16th century. After Herodotus and Thucydides, Polybius is the third-greatest Greek historian. He concentrated on accounts of the Roman conquest, as characterized in the many conflicts that took place in a variety of different locations.
Online Since: 06/02/2010
- Abbey, John R. (Former possessor) | Barrois, Joseph (Former possessor) | Beatty, Alfred Chester (Former possessor) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle (Former possessor) | Henry Yates Thompson (Former possessor) | Millar, Eric George (Former possessor) | Perottus, Nicolaus (Translator) | Polybius (Author) Found in: Standard description