St John’s College Bb.7 (614)

Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dictata ad Aechinis Socratici Dialogus qui extant tres. Latin and Greek. 18th century.

In a single eighteenth-century hand. Text in Latin with quotations in Greek. Index in Greek. The author, Tiberius Hemsterhuis (1685-1766), was a Dutch professor who revived the study of ancient Greek in the universities of the Netherlands. Aeschines Socraticus (c. 425-c. 350 B.C.E.) was a follower of Socrates, present at his trial and death. He is best known as the author of Socratic dialogues, more valued for their style and faithfulness to Socrates than their original thought. Only fragments of the dialogues survive.


Prolegomena  folio 1

Aeschinis Socratici Dialog. 2 De Divitiis  folio 28v

Dialogus tertius folio 99r



222 x 172 mm. 231 numbered folios, 21 unnumbered pages of index. Half leather with decorated bands. From J.E.B. Mayor’s books. College bookplate. Bookplate of J.E.B. Mayor.