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Greek epic poem of 16th century. STATIUS. Statii Papinii Neapolitani, Syluarum libri quinque.

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Greek epic poem of 16th century. STATIUS. Statii Papinii Neapolitani, Syluarum libri quinque.
 STATIUS, Publius Papinius. Statii Papinii Neapolitani, Syluarum libri quinque. Thebaidos libri duodecim. Achilleidos libri duo. Orthographia et flexus dictionum graecorumomnium apud Statium cum accenti bus et generibus, ex uarij utriusque linguae authoribus Al frontespizio e in fine Basileae: excudebat Henricus Petrus, mense Martio, 1531

8vo, mm 140x100, contemporary vellum binding, title written on the spine; leaves 306, [3]; Printer's mark at the end of the vol., woodcut initials, Italic type. Fine copy.

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First edition of Basel. The title Silva alludes to the variety of 32 poems, The Thebaid regards the battle between the two brothers Eteocles and Polyneices for the succession to the throne of Oedipus in Thebes; the Achilleid, interrupted at the beginning of the second book to the poet's death, would be an epic poem on the life of Achilles.
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