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Anthologia Graeca — Frankfurt 1600


Epigrammatum Graecorum. Annotationibus Ioannis Brodaei Turonensis, nec non Vincentii Obsopoei, et Graecis in pleraque epigrammata scholiis illustratorum libri VII. Accesserunt Henrici Stephani in quosdam Anthologiae epigrammatum locos annotationes. Additi sunt indices tres … — Francofurti, apud Andreae Wecheli heredes Claudium Marnium & Iohannem Aubrium, 1600.


Folio (348 x 218 mm). (4), 632, 30 pp., (15) leaves. Page 215 misnumbered 209. Some old annotations in Greek on p. 169.

Contemporary calf, gilt spine, with label, gilt, rebacked retaining the original backstrip, endpapers and flyleaves. A well-margined copy. The extensive notes are by Jean Brodeau, 1500-1563, and Vincenz Obsopaeus, ? – 1539. Seems to be the first edition to bring these notes together. – Hoffmann I, 169; Adams A 1188 and E 247.

Provenance: bookplate of Richard Prime on paste-down.

¶ This edition has the text of Henri Esitenne’s edition of 1566 with his notes and the commentaries of Brodaeus and Obsopaeus. „Sixteenth-century scholarship could do no more for the anthology, and the century closed with a summation of its work when in 1600 the house of Wechel in Frankfurt put out an edition in which the text of Estienne was accompanied by the commentaries of Obsopaeus and Brodeau, and with some Greek notes apparently derived ultimately from the lectures of Musurus. This remained the standard edition for nearly two hundred years.“ (Hutten, The Greek Anthology in France … p. 7).