Curtii Rufi Historiarum libri, accuratissime editi
Curtius Rufus, Quintus. Q. Curtii Rufi Historiarum libri, accuratissime editi. Lugd. Batavorum: Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1633.
Latin, 338 pp., 13, 6 x 8, 5 cm.
EARLY EZEVIR EDITION OF CURTIUS RUFUS’ HISTORY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT IN A FINE CONTEMPORARY VELLUM.
Engraved frontispiece, folding map, engraved portrait.
Curtius Rufus (1st century) was a Roman historian and professional magistrate of senatorial rank mentioned by Tacitus and Pliny the Younger for life events occurring during the reigns of the emperors Tiberius and Claudius.
Alexander III of Macedon ( Greek: Αλέξανδρος, Aléxandros; 20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. He succeeded his father King Philip II to the throne at the age of 20, and spent most of his ruling years conducting a lengthy military campaign throughout Western Asia and Northeastern Africa.
He is often ranked among the most influential people in human history.