Clementis Alexandrini - Opera - 1566

Clementis Alexandrini - Opera - 1566
History, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Book

Large folio volume containing the works (in a Latin translation) by Clement of Alexandria (circa 150? circa 215) in the edition by Gentiano Herueto Aureliano (Gentian Hervet 1499? 1584);
beautiful brands of Guarino: a palm tree in a frame, among whose branches there is a stone. On the sides of the trunk: Palma Ising. (J147) On the title page and at the end.
It contains "Liber adhortatorius adversus gentes, qui Protrepticus inscribitur; Paeagogi libri tres; e Stromaton sive Commentariorum, de varia multipliciq [ue] literatura, ad instituendum Christianum Philosophum, libri octo.”
Dedication to Cosimo de' Medici.

Large folio volume, full leather binding, gold titles on the spine with 5 raised bands, signs of wear and repairs. Pp. [4], 364, [18]. Papal bookplate, a deer in the centre. In this edition, Isengrin's commentary appears on the title page and on the back of the final sheet. Scholia at the end, notes and an index. Coeval note in pen on the first blank page, stains, signatures and owner’s stamp on the title page. Woodcut drop caps and headpieces.
Side notes printed in italics while the actual text is in Roman lettering.
VD16 C4070; Index Aurel. 104.903; Adams C2106. Vermigli: VD16 B5054; Adams M788.

"Pedagogo" addresses the real problem of the formation of Christians who combine revelation and philosophical culture and who use them to ascend to gnosis.
"Stromata" contains some of the most interesting elements both for the positive evaluation of Greek culture and for the wide exposure of the "Gnostic" ideal of life.

Titus Flavius Clemens, better known as Clement Alexandrine, was an ancient Greek philosopher, saint, apologetic and writer of the second century He is one of the Fathers of the Church.

Full title:
Clementis Alexandrini, viri longe doctissimi, qui Panteni quidem martyris fuit discipulus, praeceptor verò Origenis, omnia, quae quidem extant opera, à paucis iam annis inventa, [et] nunc denuò accuratiùs excusa Gentiano Herueto Aureliano interprete
1566 - Basileae - imp per Thomam Gvarinvm.
364 pages, the index and some pages are not numbered.

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Number of Books
History, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Clementis Alexandrini
Book Title
Publication year oldest item
Original language
Basileae - imp per Thomam Gvarinvm.
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316×254 mm
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