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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

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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