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The liues of the noble Grecians and Romaines, compared together by that graue learned philosopher and historiographer Plutarke of Chæronea: translated out of Greeke into French by Iames Amiot abbot of Bellozane, Bishop of Auxerre, one of the Kings priuie Counsell, and great Almner of France: vvith the liues of Hannibal and Scipio African: translated out of Latine into French by Charles de l'Escluse, and out of French into English, by Sir Thomas North Knight. Hereunto are also added the liues of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon, of Dionysius the elder, tyrant of Sicilia, of Augustus Cæsar, of Plutarke, and of Seneca: with the liues of nine other excellent chieftaines of warre: collected out of Æmylius Probus, by S.G.S. and Englished by the aforesaid translator.

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    SR - OS - 93.1/

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    [16], 1244, [32] p. : ports. (woodcuts) ; 2°.

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General note: A translation of: Vitae parallelae. The lives of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus are attributed to Donato Acciaiuoli. Signatures: A8 B-5O6 5P8. The first leaf is blank. "The liues of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon, of Dionysius the elder, and of Octauius Cæsar Augustus" has separate title page dated 1610. It is a translation by North of a compilation by Simon Goulart of Senlis, partly from the "Vitae excellentium imperatorum" of Cornelius Nepos ("Æmylius Probus"). Pagination and register are continuous. Includes index. Entered 2 March 1607. Lacks A1 blank; MS. ink notes throughout in Greek and English; MS. ink and pencil marks throughout (some by Beisly?); some dampstaining and wormholes throughout, not affecting text UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 20069 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1975. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640: 1391:5). Ownership and custodial history: Beisly bequest 1896 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Contemporary full calf with blind-tooled border, re-backed UK-SuSCL