Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998. Hard Cover. 8vo. Fine / Near Fine. Item #008272
LCL 284 and 434. Full red cloth. xii, 419 pp.; vi, 423-838 pp. Some sunning to spines and rubbing to dust jackets, a nice set overall. This two-volume anthology covers a period of four and a half centuries, beginning with the work of the mime-writer Publius Syrus who flourished ca. 45 BC and ending with the graphic and charming poem of Rutilius Namatianus recording a sea voyage from Rome to Gaul in AD 416. A wide variety of theme gives interest to the poems: hunting in the poem of Grattius; an inquiry into the causes of volcanic activity by the author of Aetna; pastoral poems by Calpurnius Siculus and by Nemesianus; fables by Avianus; a collection of Dicta, moral sayings, as if by the elder Cato; eulogy in Laus Pisonis; and the legend of the Phoenix, a poe of the fourth century.