Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Perez: Hortulus Carminum Selectorum

Perez, Josephus. Hortulus Carminum Selectorum (1683).

This is a delightful book, containing all sorts of proverbs and poetry in Latin.


Wright: Anglo-Latin Satirical Poets

Wright, Thomas, editor. The Anglo-Latin Satirical Poets and Epigrammatists of the Twelfth Century (1872).

This book is a marvelous collection containing the poems of Godfrey of Winchester among others.


Adagiorum Maxime Vulgarium Thesaurus

Adagiorum Maxime Vulgarium Thesaurus

I have not been able to find an author for this book, originally published in 1730 (although the 1747 edition at GoogleBooks is easier to read) - it is a delightful book, well worthy of its claim to be be "in gratiam studiosae iuventutis."


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Grotius - Anthologia Graeca

Anthologia Graeca cum versione Latina - Hugo Grotius (1795)

This is a lovely facing-text Greek-Latin edition of the poems of the Greek anthology, with Latin versions by Hugo Grotius (edited by H. de Bosch).


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Muret: Juvenilia

Juvenilia by Marcus Antonius Muretus (1757)

This contains the writings of the young Muret, including a lengthy collection of epigrams which in turn contain some wonderful distichs! Meanwhile, you can read about the fascinating career of Muret, one of the greatest Latinists of the 16th century, at Wikipedia.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cabilliavus: Epigrammata selecta

Epigrammata selecta by Balduinus Cabilliavus (1620)

This book looks to be full of delights, with a lovely distich right on the first page, although most of the poems are tetrastichs, rather than distichs:

Nox et Dies
Mille oculos gerit illa, Cyclops hic errat: at uno
Plus oculo hic cernit: luscus an Argus erit?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cunich: Epigrammata Anthologiae Graecorum

Epigrammata Anthologiae Graecorum by Raimondo Cunich (1784)

This is a selection of poems from the Greek Anthology rendered into Latin verse. Authors and citations are provided, but only the Latin versions, no Greek. It's a lovely selection of poems with many distichs, of course! There are notes in Latin also.