Sunday, November 27, 2011

Philes: De Animalium Proprietate

De Animalium Proprietate by Philes & Joachim Camerarius (1596)

Philes was a Byzantine Greek poet active in the early 14th century. This book contains the Greek iambic verses, along with a Latin version, also in iambs, describing the characteristics of the animals. Following Philes' verses, you will find an appendix by Camerarius in both Latin and Greek, expanding on Philes' project. There is an index listing the animals in the back of the book.


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