Cl. Claudiani Quae Exstant; [Bound with] Nicolai Heinsii Daniel. fil. in Claudiani Poemata Notae.
by CLAUDIAN [Claudius Claudianus] (370-404); HEINSIUS, Nicolaus (1620-1681).
Leiden:: Elzeviriana, 1650., 1650. 12mo. , 270; 276,  pp. Elaborate engraved architectural title. Second work with Printer's device on title. Contemporary full vellum, ms. spine title. Bookplate of James Elwin Millard, D.D. Fine copy. Rare. There are two issues of this work from 1650: the other has 256 pages. This issue is often seen bound together with the Poemata Notae. The second work bound within is edited and extensively annotated by Nicolaus Heinsius the Elder. Printed for the Officina Elzeviriana by Louis Elsevier (1604-1670). Lilio Gregorio Giraldi (1479-1552) has contributed a life of the author. / Claudian was a Latin poet associated with the emperor Honorius and the general Stilicho, both of whose exploits are recorded in his poems. PROVENANCE: James Elwin Millard (1823-1894) was admitted Chorister of Magdalen College in 1835 which office he resigned in 1841. In the following year he was matriculated at Magdalen Hall. He was elected Demy at Magdalen College in 1848 and a Fellow in 1853. He took the degrees of BA (1845), MA (1848), BD (1855) and DD (1859). Millard was ordained deacon in 1846 and priest in 1847. In 1846, he was appointed Master of Magdalen College School and curate of Bradfield, Berkshire. He served Magdalen College as the Junior Dean of Arts in 1855, Bursar in 1856, and Dean of Divinity in 1863. Millard was appointed to Basingstoke in 1864 and made an Honorary Canon of Winchester in 1882. Millard resigned his Basingstoke office in 1890 when he removed to Oxford. He died in Oxford 20 Sept. 1894, aged 71. [See Macray Vol. 6 pp 159-60 and Bloxam Vol. iii pp 286-92.] – Papers of Millard, preserved at Magdalen College, University of Oxford [web-source]. REFERENCES: Sandys History of Classical Scholarship, vol. II, p. 325.
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