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Classical Studies: Rare Classics Books

This will feature an array of research tools in Classics to support primarily the research of students and faculty at the University of Florida.

Rare Classics Books

The University of Florida owns hundreds of rare books pertaining to classical studies and houses them in climate-controlled shelving in Smathers Library (Library East). They can be accessed by request at the circulation desk of the Grand Reading Room on the second floor during library hours (see the Special and Area Studies Collections website for more information).

Please feel free to contact  Megan Daly, the Librarian of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion, with any questions about the Classics rare books collection.

A finding aid for the Latin and Greek rare books can be found here.

Several books from the collection have been digitized and can be found here.

Displays of rare classics books are often created for special events, like visits of the Latin Summer Institute. Below please find the bibliographies of our recent rare classics books displays.

Rare Classics Books Displays

Sallust and his Critics

Latin Summer Institute 2019 Rare Books Bibliography

Author: Sallustius Crispus, Caius

Title: C. Crispi Sallvstii De Coniuratione Catilinae Historia.

Published: Basileae, Ex Officina A. Cratandri, 1525.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871S 1525

Contents:

Title Page with printer’s device

Andreas Cratander’s dedicatory Letter

Ex libris Petri Criniti De Historicis ac Oratoribus Latinis

1-55 De Coniuratione Catilinae

55-163 De Bello Iugurthino

163-194 Portii Latronis Declamatio contra Lucium Sergium Catilinam

195-210 M. Tullii Ciceronis Contra Catilinam Oratio Prima

211-226 (printed as 111-126) invectiva secunda

227-141 invectiva tertia

241-255 invectiva quarta

256-259 C. Crispii Sallusti in M. Tullium Ciceronem invectiva

259-268 M. Tullii Ciceronis in C. Crispium Sallustum responsio

268-308 Sequuntur fragmenta quaedam ex libris historiarum C. Crispi Sall.

Errata

 

Author: Sallust

Title: All the works of that famous historian Caius Salustius Crispus. Containing the histories. 1. The conspiracy and war of Catiline undertaken against the government of the Senate of Rome. 2. The war which Jugurth for many years maintained against the same state. With all his historical fragments. Two epistles to Caesar concerning the institution of a common-wealth and one against Cicero, with annotations. To which is prefixt the life of Sallust. Made English according to the present idiom of speech.

Published: London, Printed by T.B., for Richard Wild ... 1687.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871 S.E 1687

Notes: Bound in old calf

 

Author: Sallust

Title: Caius Crispus Sallustius the historian made English. To which are prefix'd the Life and character of the author and his works. By John Rowe, esq.

Published: London, R. Sare, 1709.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- DG207.S4 R7

Notes: Provenance: John Tonkin; Edward Renfrey, 1820.

 

Author: Sallust

Title: The Catiline and Jugurthine wars.

Published: Dublin, Printed by Stewart and Spotswood, 1772.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- DG207.S4 M3

Notes: First edition. Armorial bookplate.

 

Author: Sallust

Title: Opera.C. Crispus Sallustius et L. Annaeus Florus.

Published: Birminghamiae, typis J. Baskerville, 1773.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6653.A2 1773

Contents:

Title Page

1-41 C. Crispi Sallustii Bellum Catilinarum sive Coniuratione Catilinae

42-126 Bellum Jugurth.

127-177 C. Crispi Sallusti Historiarum Fragmenta

178-195 Oratio. ad Caesarem de Republica Ordinanda

196-198 Declamatio ad Ciceronem

199-225 L. Annaei Flori Epitome Rerum Romanarum Liber Primus

226-255 liber secundus

256-289 liber tertius

290-317 liber quartus

 

Author: Sallust

Title: Caii Crispi Sallustii quae integra supersunt opera: quibus accesserunt excerptae aliquot, e deperditis eiusdem libris, illustrium virorum epistolae et orationes ex edition Gottlieb Cortii.

Published: Londini: Sumtibus Rodwell et Martin, ... excudit S. Hamilton, 1818.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6653 .A2 1818

 

Author: Sallust

Title: Der Jugurthinische Krieg von Sallust; aus dem Lateinischen mit Vorwort von Dr. Max Oberbreyer.

Published: Leipzig: Philipp Reclam, 1877.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6516.G4 O2 1877

 

Author: Asconius Pedianus, Quintus

Title: Asconii Paediani Expositio in IIII Orationes M. Tullii Cic. Contra C. Verrem. 

Published: Venetiis, In Aedibus Aldi, 1522.  

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871C7iYal

Notes: Contra Verrem, pro Cornelio, contra Antonium & Catilinam, pro Scavro, contra Pisonem, pro Milone atque harum rerum omnium index. Victorini commentarii in libros de invention & Georgii Trapezuntii in orationem pro Ligario.

 

Author: Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Title: Petri Rami Praelectiones in Ciceronis Orationes octo Consulares.

Published: Basiliae, Per Petrum Pernam, 1580.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871C7rg.r

Notes: Una cum ipsius vita, per Ioannem Thoman Freigium collecta.

 

Author: Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Title: Cicero’s Select Orations.

Published: London, G. Keith, 1756.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6279.A4D8 1756

Notes: translated into English [by W. Duncan]; with the original Latin, from the best editions in the opposite page; and notes historical, critical and explanatory: designed for the use of schools, as well as private gentlemen.

 

Author: Tacitus, Cornelius

Title: The Annales of Cornelius Tacitus.

Published:  London: Printed by J. L. for Richard Whitaker, 1640.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871 Ta.Eg 1640

Annals 3.30: Fine anni concessere vita insignes viri L. Volusius et Sallustius Crispus…Crispum equestri ortum loco C. Sallustius, rerum Romanarum florentissimus auctor, sororis nepotem in nomen adscivit.

 

Author: Quintilian

Title: M. Fabii Quinctiliani De institutione oratoria libri duodecim, cum notis et animadversionibus virorum doctorumm, summa cura recogniti et emendati per Petrum Burmannum.

Published: Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Joannem de Vivie, 1720.

Location:  UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871 Q5i.bu

Institutio Oratoria 10.1.101: At non historia cesserit Graecis, nec opponere Thucydidi Sallustium verear, neque indignetur sibi Herodotus aequari T. Livium…

 

Author: Martial

Title: M. Valerii Martialis Epigrammatum Libri XIV.

Published: Londoni, excudit B. Motte, 1701.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871M4 1701

Notes: Interpretatione et notis illustravit Vincentius Colleso.

Epigrammata 14.191:

Hic erit, ut perhibent doctorum corda virorum,

Primus Romana Crispus in historia.

 

Author: Martial

Title: M. V. Martialis Epigrammata

Published: Amsterdami, Blaeu, 1644.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6501 .A2 1644

 

Author: Suetonius

Title: C. Suetonii Tranquilli opera omnia.

Published: Londini: A.J. Valpy, 1826.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA 6101;.A2 nos.100-102

De Grammaticis 10: L. Ateius Philologus libertinus Athenis est natus. Hunc Capito Ateius notas iuris consultus inter grammaticos rhetorem, inter rhetores grammaticum fuisse ait. De eodem Asinius Pollio in libro, quo Sallustii scripta reprehendit ut nimia priscorum verborum affectatione oblita, ita tradit: In eam rem adiutorium ei fecit maxime quidam Ateius Praetextatus nobilis grammaticus Latinus, declamantium deinde auditor atque praeceptor, ad summam Philologus ab semet nominatus. Ipse ad Laelium Hermam scripsit, se in Graecis litteris magnum processum habere et in Latinis nonnullum, audisse Antonium Gniphonem eiusque * Hermam, postea docuisse. Praecepisse autem multis et claris iuvenibus, in quis Appio quoque et Pulchro Claudiis fratribus, quorum etiam comes in provincia fuerit. Philologi appellationem assumpsisse videtur, quia sic ut Eratosthenes, qui primus hoc cognomen sibi vindicavit, multiplici variague doctrina censebatur. Quod sane ex commentariis eius apparet, quanquam paucissimi extent; de quorum tamen copia sic altera ad eundem Hermam epistola significat: Hylen nostram aliis memento commendare, quam omnis generis coegimus, uti scis, octingentos in libros. Coluit postea familiarissime C. Sallustium et eo defuncto Asinium Pollionem, quos historiam componere aggressos, alterum breviario rerum omnium Romanarum, ex quibus quas vellet eligeret, instruxit, alterum praeceptis de ratione scribendi. Quo magis miror Asinium credidisse, antiqua eum verba et figuras solitum esse colligere Sallustio; cum sibi sciat nihil aliud suadere quam ut noto civilique et proprio sermone utatur, vitetque maxime obscuritatem Sallustii et audaciam in translationibus.

 

Author: Gellius, Aulus

Title: Auli Gellii Noctium Atticarum Libri undeviginti.

Published: Venetiis, In Aedibus Aldi, 1515.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6390.A2 1515b

Notes: Second edition. Edited by J. B. Egnatius [1478-1553]

Noctes Atticae 10.26:

Iscite ab Asinio Pollione reprehensum Sallustium, quod transfretationem “transgressum” dixerit, et “transgressos” qui transfretassent.

 

 

Velleius Paterculus and Roman History - Rare Books

July 19, 2017

1. Author: Velleius Paterculus

Title: M. Velleii Paterculi quae supersunt. What exists of the works of M. Velleius Paterculus.

Published: Oxoniae, e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1693. Oxford, published at the Sheldonian Theatre, 1693.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871V64 1693

 

2. Author: Velleius Paterculus

Title: Abrégé de l’Histoire Grecque et Romain. Abbreviated History of Greece and Rome.

Published: Paris, chez Barbou, 1785. Paris, published by Barbou, 1785.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6798.A2 1785

 

3. Author: Velleius Paterculus

Title: C. Velleii Paterculi Historia Romana

Published: Londini: A.J. Valpy, 1822.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA 6798 A2 1822  

 

4. Author: Tacitus, Cornelius

Title: C. Cornelii Taciti Opera quae exstant. The works of C. Cornelius Tacitus which survive.

Published: Amstelodami, Apud Danielem Elsevirium, 1672. Amsterdam, published by Daniel Elsevirius, 1672.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871T 1672

UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871T 1672 Copy #2

 

5. Author: Tacitus, Cornelius

Title: Cornelius Tacitus.

Published: Lipsiae, Apud Weidmannos, 1831. Leipzig, published by Weidmannos, 1831.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6705.A2 1831

 

6. Author: Livy

Title: T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt Omnes. All the Books which survive of T. Livius Patavinus’ Histories.

Published: Lipsiae, E Libraria Veidmanni Heredd. Et Reichii, 1769. Leipzig, published by Veidmanni, 1769.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6452.A2 1769

 

7. Author: Livy

Title: Titi Livii Historiarum quod extat. What exists of the Histories of Titus Livius.

Published: Amstelodami, Apud Danielem Elsevirium, 1678-79. Amsterdam, published by Daniel Elsevirius, 1678-79.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871L5 1678-79

 

8. Author: Florus, Lucius Annaeus                                                                                                     

Title: Rerum Romanarum Libri IV. Four Books of Roman History.

Published: Amstelaedami, Apud Waesberge, 1736. Amsterdam, published by Waesberge, 1736.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6386.A2 1736

 

9. Author: Florus, Lucius Annaeus

Title: L. A. Florus cum notis integris CL. Salmasii et selectissimis variorum. L. A. Florus with the full notes of Cl. Salmasius and select notes of various men.

Published: Amstelodami, Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1660. Amsterdam, Elzevir Press, 1660.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871F4, 1660

 

10. Author: Historiæ augustæ scriptores VI. The Six Writers of the Augustan History.

Title: Scriptores Historiae Augustae. Writers of the Augustan History.

Published: Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officina F. Hackii, 1661. Leiden, published by Franciscus Hackius, 1661.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871S434h

 

11. Author: Victor, Sextus Aurelius

Title: Sex. Aurelii Victoris Historiae Romanae Breviarium. The Abbreviated History of Rome by Sex. Aurelius Victor.

Published: Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Gaesbequios, 1670. Leiden, published by Daniel, Abraham, and Adrian Gaesbeeck. 1670.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871V8

 

12. Author: Sallust

Title: Opera. C. Crispus Sallustius et L. Annaeus Florus. Works. C. Crispus Sallustius and L. Annaeus Florus.

Published: Birminghamiae, typis J. Baskerville, 1773. Birmingham, published by Joannes Baskerville, 1773.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6653.A2 1773

 

13. Author: Sallustius Crispus, Caius

Title: C. Crispi Sallvstii De Coniuratione Catilinae Historia. The Catilinarian Conspiracy by C. Crispus Sallustius.

Published: Basileae, Ex Officina A. Cratandri, 1525. Basel, published by Andreas Cratander, 1525.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871S 1525

 

14. Author: Eutropius

Title: Eutropii Breviarium historiae Romanae.

Published: Brunsvigae: Ex officina Reichardi, 1822.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6384.A2 1822 

 

15. Author: Curtius Rufus, Quintus

Title: Q. Curtii Rufi Historiarum libri, accuratissime editi. The books of the Histories of Q. Curtius Rufus, edited most accurately (by Daniel Heinsius).

Published: Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1633. Leiden, Elzevir Press, 1633.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6376.A2 1633

 

16. Author: Ammianus Marcellinus

Title: Rerum gestarum quae extant, libri XIV-XXXI. What exists of the Histories, books 14-31.

Published: Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officina Ioannis Maire, 1632. Leiden, published by Joannes Maire, 1632.

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871A2 1632

 

Roman Archaeology (et al.) - Rare Books

July 5, 2016

 

1. Author: Vitruvio

Title: I dieci libri dell'architettura di M. Vitruvio

Published: In Venetia: Appresso Francesco de' Franceschi Senese, 1584

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871V93dIb

 

2. Author: Donati, Alessandro 1584-1640

Title: Roma vetus ac recens utriusque aedificiis ad eruditam cognitionem expositis

Published: Romae: Ex officina Philippi Rubej, 1665

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- DG62.5.D651 1665

 

3. Author: Graevius, Joannes Georgius 1632-1703

Title: Thesaurus antiquitatum Romanarum, in quo continentur lectissimi quique scriptores, qui superiori aut nostro seculo Romanae reipublicae rationem, disciplinam, leges, instituta, sacra, artesque togatas ac sagatas explicarunt & illustrarunt

Published: Apud Franciscum Halmam; Lugd. Batavor.: Petrum van der Aa, MDCXCIV [-MDCXCIX] [1694-1699]

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- DE3.G7a Oversize v.1 & 3

Link: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/rarebook/graevius/graeviushome.htm

 

4. Author: Piranesi, Giovanni Battista 1720-1778

Title: Roman architecture, sculpture and ornament; selected examples from Piranesi's monumental work first published in Rome, 1756

Published: London, E. & F.N. Spon, 1900

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 722.7P667r folio

 

5. Author: Sallengre, Albert Henri de 1694-1723

Title: Novus thesaurus antiquitatum romanarum; congestus ab Alberto Henrico de Sallengre; cum figuris aeneis

Published: Hagae Comitum: Apud Henricum du Sauzet, 1716-19

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- DG77.S28 1716 Oversize

 

6. Author: Gatteschi, Giuseppe 1862-1935

Title: Restauri della Roma imperiale con gli stati attuali ed il testo spiegativo in quattro lingue

Published: Roma, Comitato di azione patriotticca fra il personale postale-telegrafico-telefonico, 1924

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- DG63.G25 Oversize

 

7. Title: Scavi di Ostia

Published: Roma, Libreria dello Stato, 1953

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- DG975.O8S3 Oversize v.6

 

8. Author: Uggeri, Angelo 1754-1837

Title: Journées pittoresques des edifices de Rome ancienne

Published: Romae [Stamperia Pagliarini] 1800

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- NA310.U261 1800 Oversize v.4 sect. 3

 

9. Author: Raguenet, François 1660?-1722

Title: Roma illustrata, or, A description of the most beautiful pieces of painting, sculpture, and architecture, antique and modern, at and near Rome

Published: London: Printed for Dan. Browne Jun., at the Black-Swan without Temple-Bar, and S. Chapman, at the Angel in Pall-mall, 1723

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- DG805.R3 1723

 

10. Title: Inscriptiones Graecae v.1: Inscriptiones Atticae Euclidis anno anteriores

Published: Berolini, Novi Eboraci: Gualterus de Gruyter = Walter de Gruyter, 1981-

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- CN360.I63 v.1 Oversize Reference

 

11. Title: Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum

Published: Berlin, Akademie der Wissenschaften. v.1- 1862-

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- CN520.C6 v.1

 

12. Title: New Testament in Latin

Published: Rome, ca. 1250-60

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 225.52 B5822n

UFDC Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00034789/00001

 

13. Author: Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Title: Selection of essays in fifteenth century manuscript text

Published: Unknown

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871 C7i.x

UFDC Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00034790/00001

 

14. Author: Augustine Saint, Bishop of Hippo

Title: De Civitate Dei Libri XXII

Published: Lugduni, Impensis J. Koburger, 1520. Lyon, published by J. Koburger, 1520

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 871A59cc 1520

UFDC Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00032932/00001/1x

 

15. Author: Caesar, Julius

Title: C. Julii Caesaris, quae extant.

Published: Londini, Ex Officina B. Bensley, 1824

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6235.C5 1824

UFDC Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00032933/00001/7j

 

16. Author: Virgil

Title: Opera Virgiliana

Published: Lyons: Jacques Mareschal, 1527

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA6801.A2 1527 Oversize

 

17. Author: Pausanias

Title: Pavsaniae Graeciae descriptio accvrata

Published: Lipsiae: apud Thomam Fritsch, 1696

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA4264.A2 1696 Oversize

 

18. Author: Strabo

Title: Strabonis illustrissimi scriptoris geographia decem et septem libros cotinens e Greco in Latinu a Gregorio Typhernale ... coversa.

Published: Parisiis, G. Gourmont, 1512

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- 881S7g.Lt  

 

19. Author: Homer

Title: Homeri Opera Graeco-latina, quae quidem nunc extant, omnia. Hoc est: Ilias, Odyssea, Batrachomyomachia, et Hymni

Published: Basileae, Per Nicolaum Brylingerum, 1561

Location: UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Rare Books (Non-Circulating) -- PA4018.A2 1561 Oversize

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