Monday, August 8, 2011

Lang: Anthologia Sententiarum

Anthologia Sententiarum, Apophthegmatum, Similitudinem, Exemplorum, et Hieroglyphicorum by Joseph Lang (1674)

Here is a complete description of the book, in florid 17th-century style: Anthologia sive florilegium rerum et materiarum selectarum praecipue sententiarum, apophthegmatum, similitudinem, exemplorum, hieroglyphicorum: ex sacris literis, patribus item, aliisque probatis linguae graecae & latinae scriptoribus collectum. The book is truly fascinating. It is organized alphabetically by topic, and within each topic, Lang provides not just sayings and proverbs but also little stories (apophthegmata) - over 600 pages of reading pleasure!


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