Gellius: Attic Nights, Volume I
This book contains the original text with the English translation.
Original Language: Latin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Number of pages: 528
Illustration Details: Indexes
Format: 4-1/4 x 6-3/8
Publishing Year: 1927
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Aulus Gellius (ca. 123–170 CE) is known almost wholly from his Noctes Atticae (Attic Nights), so called because it was begun during the nights of an Attic winter. The work collects, in twenty books (of Book VIII only the index is extant), interesting notes covering philosophy, history, biography, all sorts of antiquities, points of law, literary criticism, and lexicographic matters, explanations of old words, and questions of grammar. The work is valuable because of its many excerpts from other authors whose works are lost; and because of its evidence for people’s manners and occupations. Some at least of the dramatic settings may be genuine occasions.
The Loeb Classical Library edition of Attic Nights is in three volumes.