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Ioannis Zonarae Monachi, qui olim Byzantij Magnus Drungarius excubiaru[m] seu Biglae, & protosecretarius fuit, Compendium historiarum, in tres tomos distinctum : quorum primus agit de rebus Iudaicis, ab exordio mundi usq[ue] ad Hierosolymitanum excidium : secundus, historiam Romanam, ab urbe condita usq[ue] ad Constantinum Magnum, breuiter complectitur : tertius, imperatorum res gestas, à Constantino Magno usq[ue] ad obitum Alexij Commeni, tractat / opus praeclarum, ac diu desideratum, nunc uerò demum liberatitate magnifici & generosi uiri D. Antonii Fuggeri, &c. & labore Hieronimi VVolfii, Graecè ac Latinè, quinq[ue] codicibus inter se collatis, quàm emendatissimè fieri potuit, in lucem editum ; singulis tomis sui additi sunt indices & uariarum lectionum annotationes.

Author/Creator:
Zonaras, Joannes, active 12th century.
Standardized Title:
Epitomē historiōn. Latin & Greek
Other Title:
Compendium historiarum, in tres tomos distinctum
Publication:
Basileae : Per Ioannem Oporinum, 1557.
Format/Description:
Book
3 v. ; 39 cm. (fol.)
Subjects:
History, Ancient -- Early works to 1800.
Byzantine Empire -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
Switzerland Basel.
Language:
Greek text and Latin translation in parallel columns.
Notes:
Tom. 2 has title: Ioannis Zonarae magni Drungarij Biglæ, & primarij à secretis, Tomus secundus, quo Romana historia ab urbe condita usque ad Constantinum magnum, breuiter perstringitur: Hieronymo VVolfio interprete. Cum rerum & uerborum memorabilium indice copiosa.
Tom. 3 has title: Ioannes Zonarae monachi Tomus historiorium tertius, quo Christianorum imperatorum res gestae, à Constantino Magno usque ad Alexii Comneni obitum describuntur: Hieronymo VVolfio interprete. Cum rerum & uerborum memoravilium indice copioso.
Colophon reads: Basileae, ex officina Ioannis Oporini, anno Salutis humanae M.D. LVII. mense Martio.
Signatures: t. 1: [alpha]⁶ a-s⁶ t⁴ u-y⁶ ; t. 2: 2a-2u⁶ 2x⁴ 2y-2z⁶ (2z6 blank) ; t. 3: 3a-3t⁶ 3u⁸ 3x-3y⁶.
Printed marginalia; decorated initials.
Printer's device (Arion riding a dolphin while playing the violin) on each title page and repeated in a different form with motto "In via virtuti nulla est via" on verso of final leaf.
Includes indexes.
Local notes:
Penn Libraries copy bound in 1 vol. with: Choniates, Nicetas. Nicetae Acominati Choniatae, magni logothetae secretorum ... LXXXVI annorum historia. Basilae : Apud Ioannem Oporinum, Idibus Augusti, anno 1557.
Penn Chronology:
1557
Cited in:
Adams, Z180
Contributor:
Wolf, Hieronymus, 1516-1580.
Oporinus, Joannes, 1507-1568, printer.
Henry Charles Lea Library (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
49654234
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