(Homer). Clarke, Samuel.


Graece et Latine. Ex Recensione et cum Notis. Baldwin & Cradock 1832.
New Ed. 2 vols. [iv] + iv + 508pp. + [iv] + 521pp. 2 folding maps. Latin/Greek text. Some light browning, partially unopened, modern ownership inscription of William Walls Kingston upon Hull, contemporary cloth backed boards, some loss to edges, chipped title labels to spines chipped with loss. Homer’s Iliad in Greek and Latin with annotations by Samuel Clarke. Clarke (1675-1729) was an influential British philosopher and ‘a leading figure in Newton’s circle.’ It was to Clarke that Newton turned when he wished to have his Opticks translated into Latin. Clarke first published his translations of Books 1-12 of the Iliad in 1729. Books 13-24 were published in 1732, three years after Clarke's death. Samuel Clarke junior was responsible for the two indexes at the end of vol. 1. Printed by Duncan Stevenson, the Edinburgh University printer.
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