16. Thucydides. Historiae (1502).

2° ; [124] leaves; 306 x 205mm.

The 1502 edition of Thucydides is the first Greek edition of the fifth century B.C. historian of the Peloponnesian War. Though Thucydides had been known for half a century through Lorenzo Valla's Latin translation, completed between 1448 and 1452, the Aldine edition introduced Renaissance humanists to Thucydides in his original tongue.

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