The History of Justin, Taken out of the four and forty Books of Trogus Pompeius: Containing the Affairs of all Ages and Countreys, both in Peace and War, from the beginning of the World untill the Time of the Roman Emperors. Together with an Epitomy of the Lives and Manners of the Roman Emperors . . . Translated into English by Robert Codrington.

Publisher: London: Printed for W. Gilbertson, 1664.
Edition: Second edition of this translation, preceded by the edition of 1654.
Bibliographical References: Wing J-1272.
Condition: Some light foxing and browning; very good copy.
Book ID: 27524


Small 8vo, brown morocco period-style by Philip Dusel, red morocco label, gilt decorations and lettering. Engraved frontispiece.


A summary with select passages by Marcus Junianus Justinus, a third-century Roman historian about whom little is known, of the great history of Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus, Roman historian active about 20 BC. His major work was entitled Historiae Philippicae, of which there survives only the table of contents and the Epitome. Robert Codrington (1601-1665) was an active translator of works from of French, Latin and Spanish, including Cervantes. Handsome allegorical frontispiece.

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