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Zoroastris, seu magorum qui à Zoroastre prodierunt, oracula heroica: latinis versib. eiusdem generis expressa, & notis atque coniectaneis aliquot illustrata, per Fed. Morellum.

JULIANUS the theurgist  (1597.)

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4to (210 x 155mm.) ff. [4], device on title ( Royal Greek Printer) and on verso of last leaf (Morel device with Greek motto )recent marbled wrappers.

First edition of Morel's Latin translation of these oracles, the Greek text of which was published earlier in the sixteenth century, and in a separate Paris eddition in 1538. The earliest Latin translation is by Marsuilio Ficino, and survives in manuscript. Morel produced in 1595 an edition of the Greek text of which this Latin translation, published two years later, would seem to be intended as part 2 (both copies in the BL are bound with thhe Greek text of 1595, as are the Bodleian copies and that in Christ Church). It was reprinted by Maittaire in 1722 as part of his Miscellanea.

For a discussion of their origin and authorship see the edition by Ruth Majercik (Leiden: Brill, 1989) and the Budé edition (Paris, 1971); See also Catalogus translationum et commentariorum, etc. I pp 157-164, esp. p. 162.

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