Title: Q. Curtii Rufi de Rebus gestis Alexandri Magni libri decem, 1827
Author: Quintus Curtius Rufus; Jean Freinshemius
Publisher: Parisiis, Ex Typis Augusti Delalain
An early 19th century edition of Quinte-Curce’s biographical Life and Actions of Alexander the Great. Through 123 various manuscripts, Quinte-Curce work survived, which was also known as Historiarum Alexandri Magni Libri. The text itself was largely derived from The Story of Alexander by Clitarch of Alexandria and the account of Callisthenes, who was the official biographer of Alexander himself. It was also inspired by the memories of Ptolemy and Aristobulus, contemporaries to the conquests of Alexander. Originally structured in 10 books, the first two have been lost to history, and were meant tell the life of Alexander in the summer of 336 BC, when he acceded to the Macedonian throne, to the winter of 334, when Book III opens. The remaining eight books are also incomplete. This work made Quinte-Curce one of the authors of the Vulgate of Alexander, along with fellow historians Diodorus of Sicily and Justin.
One volume in 32mo, IV+507 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding, namely the corners. There is some foxing throughout.