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rish's, 1553.

Comicorum Gralcorum Sententioe, Gr. et Lat.
18mo. apud Hen. Steph. 1569. In this curious little
book there is a pleasant story of a Greek courtezan,
that was kept successively by a variety of gentlemen
of different professions.

Anna Cmnen.e Alexias, sive de Rebus ab
Alexio Imperatore gestis, a P. Possum, fol. Paris.

eTyp. Reg. 1651. See Ann. e, vol. hp. 68.

Creek Commentators on Homer, .

Eustathii Comment, in Homerum, Gr. fol. Rom.
Bladus, 1542 50, 4 vol. first and best Edition;
sold at Dr. Askew's sale for 12l. Eustathius has
collected all the ancient commentators on Homer,
out of which he has formed one select Commentary,
to which he has added his own learned and judicious
reflections. The author was archbishop of Thessa-
lonica, under Emanuel Comnenus, about A. D. 1 ISO.

Gr. fol. Basil. Froben. 155960, 3 vol.

in Iliadem, ab Alex. Polito, Gr. et Lat.

fol. Florent. 1730 35, 3 vol. Politi undertook
the re-impression of the whole of Eustathius's work,
but it has not been completed ; that only on the five
first books of the Iliad has been printed.

de Dialectis qua? apud Homerum repe-

riuntur, Gr. etLat. fol. Yen. 1525*.

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Didymi Scholia in Homeri Iliadem et Odysseam,
Gr. 8vo. Ven. Aid. 1521 28, 2 vol. et 8vo. Ar-
gent. 1539, 2 vol. In this second Edition, which is
more correct than the other, the name of Didymus
is not mentioned in the title. Didymus lived under
Augustus, about 30 years before the Christian oera.

Scholia in Odysseam, Gr. 8vo. Par. 1530.

Interpretis Vetusti Scholia in Iliadem, Gr. fol.
Roma?, 1517.

Gr. Svo. Argentor. 1539, 2 vol.

Porphyrii Homericas Quaestiones, et de Antro
Nympharum, Gr. 4to. Roma?, 1518. This Edition
was executed in Gymnasia Mediceo. Porphyry
flourished under Dioclesian, about 290 years after

i Gr. 8vo. Ven. Aid. 1521, et Argent 1539.

de Antro Nympharum, a R. M. van Go-

ens, Gr. et Lat. 4to. Traj. 1765. Edit. opt.

Porphyry's Scholia on the 22d book of the Ilias
are found in the Virgilius Collationc Scriplorum
Grsecorum, illustratus a Fulv. Ursino t curante L. C.
Falclcenario, 8vo. Leovavd. 1747.

Scholia Vetusta et Erudita, in 9 librum Iliados, a
Conr. Horned Gr. 8vo. Helmstad. 1620,

Incerti Scriptoris Fabulce aliquot Homericas de
Ulixis Erroribus Ethicae explicate, a Jo,. Columbo,
Gr. et Lat. Svo. Hoimias, 1678, et Svo. Lugd. Bat.

Anonymi Scholia Gra?ca in Homeri Iliados librum
primum, ab Ant. Botigiovannio, Gr. 4to. Ven. 1740.

Manudis Moschopuli Scholia ad Homeri Iliados

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librum I. et II. cum notis Joan. Scherpezeclii, et
comment. Joach. Camerarii, Svo. Amst. 1702, ct
Traject. ad Rhen. 1719. This is the same edition,
with only a few changed leaves at the beginning and
end. This author, who is different from the gram~
marian of the same name, lived under Emanuel Pa-
lsologus, about A. D. 1400.

Apollonii Sophishe Lexicon Iliadis et Odyssea?,
a Joan. BapL Casp. d'Ansse de Villoison, Gr. et
Lat. 4to. Paris. 1773, 2 vols. Some copies have
been taken off on folio paper.

ab Henr, Tollio, Gr. et Lat, Svo. L.

Bat. 1 789. Apollonius Sophista was contemporary
with Cicero, and flourished about 60 years before
the Christian a?ra.

Wolfgangi Seberi Index Homericus, Gra?c. 4to.
Comroel. 1 604 .A very excellent and valuable work ;
reprinted at Florence in 1735, fol. and in one large
volume, 8vo. at Oxford in 1 774, to which an appen-
dix has been added.

Commentators on ^Eschylus.

Scholia Graca in ^schylum, a Francisco liobor-
tello Utinensi, Gr. 8vo. Venet. Valgrisius, 1552.
Commentators on Sophocles.

Scholia Graeca in Sophoclem, Gra?c. 4to. Roma?,
in Gymnasio Mediceo, 1518. A good edition.
Commentators on Euripides.

Scholia Grxca, in EuripidisTragcedias, ahArsen.
Archiep. Monembasue, Gr. 8vo. Ven. Junta, 1531,
. Gr. Svo. Basil. 1541.

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Commentators on Demosthenes.
Ulpiani in Olynthiacas Philippicasque cum Har-
pocrationis Lexico, Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1503.

Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1527. The commen-
taries of Ulpian are found in the magnificent edition
of Demosthenes printed at Basil in 1522, fol.

Comment on Apollonius Rhodius.

Interpretatio antiqua ac perutilis in Apollonil
Rhodii Argonautica, Gr. 8 vo. Paris. 154-1. Liber

Commentators on Plato.

Prodi in Platonis Timasum et libros de Republics
Commentarii, Gr. fol. Basil. 1534.

i in Platonis Theologiam, ab JEm. Porto. .

Gr. et Lat. Hamb. 1618.

Titnari Sophista Lexicon Vocum Platonicarum,
a Davide fiuhnkeyiio, Gr. 8vo. Lugd. Bat. 1754.
Commentators on Aristotle.

Alexandri Aphrodisiensis inpriora Analytica Aris-
totelis Commentavia, Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1520, et
4to. Florent. 1521. In the Aldine edition of Aristo-
tle, of 1497, and 1504, are found the problems of a
peripatetic philosopher who lived in the time of Sep-
timus Severus.

in Sophisticos Aristotelis Commenta-

ria, Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1520, et 4to. Florent. 1521.

In Topica Aristotelis Commentaria

Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1513.

in Quzestiones de anima Commentaria,

Gv. fol. Ven. Aid. 1536.

Liber de Fato, et Ammonii Hermea in Aristote-

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lem de Interpretatione Commentaria, Grasc. et Lat.
8vo. Lond. 1658.

Anonymi in Artem Rhetoricam Aristotelis Com-
mentarius, Gr. fol. Paris. 1539.

Ammonii Hermes et Magentini in libros Aristo-
telis de Interpretatione Commentaria, Gr. fol. Ven.
Aid. 1503. Starce Edition. Ammonius lived un-
der Zeno Isauricus about A. D. 490.

In Librum Aristotelis de Interpretati-
one Commcntarius, Graec. 8vo. Ven. 1545, et 8vo.
Ven. Aid. 1546.

In Praedicamenta Aristotelis Commen-
tarius, et Aristotelis Vita, Graec. 8vo. Venet. Aid.

In Porphyrium Commentarius, Graec.

Svo, Ven. Aid. 1545.

In Voces Porphyrii Commentarius, Gr.

Svo. Ven. Aid. 1546.

Eicstratii, et aliorum Commentaria in Aristotelem
de Moribus, Gr. fol. Venet. Aid. 1536. Eustratius
flourished under the Emperor Maurice, about A. D.

Olympiodori in Meteora Aristotelis Commentaria,
Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1550.

Idem Opus cum Jo. Philoponi Scho-

liis in primum Meteorum Aristotelis, Gr. et Lat. 3
Jo. Bapt. Camotioy fol. Ven. Aid. 1551, 2 vols.
Olympiodorus flourished under Justinian II. about;
516 years after Christ.

Johannis Philoponi in primos quatuor libros Aris-
totelis de Naturali Auscultatione Commentaria, Gr.

fdL Venet. 1535. Philoponius Was a grammarian,
and one of the scholars of Ammonius aforesaid.

Jo. PMoponiWta. Aristotelis, Gr. foi Yen. Aid.
1498, I n the third Volume of his works.

a Jo. Nunnesio, Gr. et Lat. 8vo. L. Bat.


in lrbros de Generatione et Interitu;

Alexander Aphrodisiensis in Metereologica j Idemde
Mixtione, Gr.fol. Ven. Aid. 1527.

in Aristotelem de Generatione Aniraa-

lium Commentaria, Gr. fol. Ven. 1526.

in Priora Analytica Aristotelis Commen-
taria, Magentini Commentaria in eadem, Gra?c. fol.
Ven. 1536.

in Posteriora Resolutoria Aristotelis

Commentaria, Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1504.

< eadem, cum incerto auctore, et Eustratio,

Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1534.

in Aristotelem de Anima Commentaria,

Gr. fol. Ven. 15^5. This Philosopher wrote a work,
contra Proclum de Mundi afernitate, Grsec. fol*
Ven. 1535, and a treatise de Mundi creatione, Gr.
etLat. 4to. Vien. 1630.

Porphyrii in Aristotelis Categorias Expositio, Gr.
4to. Paris. 1543. Porphyry was a disciple of Ploti-
nus and Longinus.

Isagogse de quinque Vocibus, seu Praedi-
cabilibus, cum nonnullis Aristotelis Libris Logicis,
Gr. 4to. Lovan. 1523.

~ Gr. 4to. Flor. junta, 1521.

- Gr. 4to. Paris. Wechel. 15 33.

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Simplkii Commentaria in Aristotelis Categorias,
Gr. fol. Ven. Aalliergius, 1499. Lib. rariss. Sim-
plicius flourished under Justinian I. about A, D. 530.

Gr. fol. Basil. 1551.

Commentaria in Aristotelis libros de Ani-

ma, Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1527.

Commentaria in Aristotelis Libros de

Ccelo, Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1527.

Commentaria in Aristotelis Libros Phy-
sics, Gr. fol. Ven. Aid. 1526. The Commentaries
of Peter Vet tori on the Poetics of Aristotle, printed
at Florence in 1560, fol. and that on Demetrius
Phalerius, Florent. 1562, fol. are both in Latin, and
the work of a modern author, and therefore omitted
in this class.

Aristotelis et Platonis Grzecorum Interpre-

tuin breres Conspectus, a Ph. Labbe, Gr. et Lat.
4to. Paris. 1657, It contains besides, the Scholiasts
on both these authors.

Commentary on Nicander.

Scholia in Nicandri Theriaca, Gr. 4to. Venet.
Aid. 1523.

Commelini (Casparis) Plantae rariores et exo-
tica?, asri incisa?. Lugd. Bat. 1715, 4to.

Pradudia Botanica, Lugd. Bat. 1703,

seu 1715, 4to. cum fig.

Johannis, Horti Medici Amsteloda-

mensis, rariorum tam orientalis quam occidentalis
Indie aliarumque perigrinarum descriptio et Icones
a Fred. Ruyskio et Franc. Kiggelario. Amst. Blaeu
et Someren, 1697 et 1701, 2 vol. fol.

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Commodiani Afri Liber adversos Paganos, a
Nzc. Rigaltio, 8vo. Tulli Leucorum, S. Belgrand, et
J. Laurentius, Typogr. Regii, 1650. Edit, princeps.

cum Notis Rigaltiiy H. Dodwelli Dis-

sertatione, et Praefatione //. L. Sehurtzfleischii, 4to.
Witteberga?, 1705. Edit. opt. By this Editor a Sup-
plement of Notes was published at the same place,
in 1709, 4to.

Mr. Davis republished this work of Commcdia-
nus at the end of his Edition of Minutius Felix,
Cant. 1712, 8vo.

Commodianus Afer, called also Gazaus, lived
about the end of the 3d, or beginning of the 4th
century. His work is composed in a sort of verse,
destitute of measure and cadence. Each line, how-
ever, comprises a complete sense, and begins acros-
tically. He termed himself Christ's Beggar, and
preached poverty in an appropriate style. The
work evinces little else than his piety.

Novum Jesu Christi Testamentum, ^thiopica
Lingua conscriptum, cum Concordantiis Evangelis-
tarum et Easebii necnon Missali et Benedictione
Cora?. Studio et Opera Petri Comos vEthiopis fn lu-
cem editum, Roma;, 1543, 4to. A copy on vellum
sold at M. Gaignat's sale for 112 livres.
. Catechismus Judeorum, Heb. et Lat. interprete
Lud. de Compeigne de Veil, Lond. 1679, Svo.

Concilia. See Collections of these, vol. B,
p. I, See.

Conciones Excerpts. See vol. 2. p. 293.

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Concordances to the Scriptures.

Conradi Kircheri Concord antije Graeca? Ver-
slonis LXX. Inierpretum. Francofurti, 1 602, 2 vol.
4to. This is a very laborious work, and- considered
as a first essay, has considerable merit. Its greatest
defect is, that instead-of following the order of the-
Greek alphabet, the author has. followed that of the
Hebrew, placing the Greek word to which it corre-
sponds in the Scptuagint after it. The author was
4 Lutheran divine of Augsburg.

Abrahami Trommii Concordantle Graeca? Ver-.
sionis vulgo dictae LXX. Interpretum, cujus voces
secundum ordinem clementorumsermonisGraeci di-
gests recensentur, contra atque in opere Kirchcriano
factum fuerat. Leguntur hie praterca voces Gracae
pro Hebraicis redditae ab antiquis omnibus veteris
Testamenti Interpretibus, quorum nonnisi fragmenta
extant, Aquila^ Si/mmac/io, Theodotione, et aliis.
Amstel. et Traject. ad Rhen. 1718, 2 vol.fol. This
is an elaborate and invaluable work. The order of
the Greek alphabet is here followed. The Greek
word is first given, to which are subjoined its dif-
ferent acceptations in Latin. Then follow the dif-
ferent Hebrew words, which are explained by this
Greek word in the Septuagint version. These dif_
ferent Hebrew words are arranged under the Greek
in their alphabetical order, and the places of scrip-
ture where they occur, according to the> order of the
books in our common Bibles. If the word in ques-
tion occurs in any of the ancient Greek Interpreters,
Aquila, Symmachus, Theodotion, &c. the places

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where it is found are referred to at the conclusion of
the quotations from the Scriptures : and immediately
after these, all the places in the Apocrypha where
the Greek word occurs are specified.

At the end of the 2d volume there are the follow-^
ing useful Indexes :

1 . Index Hebrceus et Chaldasus, quo recensentui?
omnes omnino voces turn Hebraese turn Chaldaea?
quae in pracedente Concordantiaruni Graecaruni
opere reperiuntur: By looking into which the
Greek word, by which the Septuagint have trans-
lated the Hebrew or Chaldee term, is immediately
seen, with its explanation in Latin, and the place
where it is found in the body of the work.

2. Duplex Additamentum ad praeeedentes Con-
cordantias Gra?cas, quorum Prim continet Lexicon.
Graecum ad a Origenis; comprehendens
plurrmas voces Graecas, e residuis fragmentis varia-
rum Interpretationum veteris Testamenti, nempe
AyaUa, Symmachi, T/icodotionis, aliorumque, col-
lectas et in ordinem alphabeticum redactas a Domino
Bernardo de Montefaucon.

Posttrius, D. Lamberli Bos succinctam Colla-
tionem duarum Editionum Francofurtensis et Va-

yJbram Trornm, the author of this invaluable
work, was a protestant divine, born at Groningen in
1633. He finished the work in 1717, in the 34th
year of his age, and died two years afterwards in his
native city.

The work is elegantly printed : the Greek types'

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are very fine, and the Hebrew (to which the points
are always added) beautiful. It sells commonly for
about ll. is Some copies were taken off on large
fine paper, which are uncommonly splendid. They
are very scarce, and sell for two or three guineas.

ConcordantijE Greece Bibliorum utri usque Tes-
tamenti Oliva, R.Steph. 1555, fol. 5s.

CoNCORDANTiiE Grace Nov. Testamenti. Basil.
1546, fol. 4s.

* a Hen. Slephano, Geneva?, 1599,
fol. republished in 162 K A work so bunglingly
executed, that some critics suppose Henry Stephens
was not the editor of it, and that he only lent his
name to the work for pecuniary considerations.
. Schmidii Concord antle Graec. Nov. Testamenti
Leips. 1717, fol. ll. Is. This is a most useful and
excellent work ; and is as far superior to that of Ste-
pJicns, as Tromnis work is to the Concordance of

Calasio (Marii de) Concordanti.e Biblior. He-
braic, et Lit. See vol. 2. p. 1 13.

Buxtorjii Concordanti^e Biblior. Hebr. et Chal.
See vol. 2. p. S6.

Christiani Noldii Concordanti^ Partxularum
Ebra?o-Chaldaicarum in quibus partium indeclinabi-
litim quae occurrunt in Fontibus, et hactenus non ex-
positae sunt in Lexicis aut Concordantiis, natura et
sensuum varictas ostenditur. Digcruntur ea me-
thodi ut Lexici ct Concordantiarum loco simul esse
possint. Accommodantur hue etiam particular Grae~
c* Annotations et Vindicia?JoH. Gottfr. Tym-

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Pius, summa cura recensuit et Annotationes quibus
formalis parura vocum signilicatio secundum Prin-
cipia B. Danzii exponitur atque illustratur, necnon
emendationes in nonnulla vindiciarum loca, ut et in-
dices novos adjecit, suis locis inseruit Concordantias
Pronominum superatorum Ebraicorum et Chaldai-
corum nunc primum congestas a M. Sim. Bened.
Tympio, V. D. M. Denique Appendicis loco sub-
junxit Lexica Particularum EbraicarumJoH. Micha-
elis et Christ. Koerberi, 4to. Jenae, 1734. Edit,
opt. 15s. The first Edition was published in 1650.

The Particles of all languages are not only of
great importance, but are very difficult to be fully
understood. This may be- applied in a very peculiar
manner to the Particles in the Hebrew language,
which were very imperfectly understood, even by
the best critics, before the appearance of this work
of Noldias ; and so complete is this Concordance,
that it has scarcely left any thing on the subject un-
finished, and is of the greatest importance to every
biblical student and critic.

The author, Christian Noldius, was born at
Hoybia in Scania, in Denmark, A. D. 1626, and
was rector of the college of Landscroon, which
office he filled up for four years. He afterwards
travelled into Germany, Holland, England, and
France. In 1664 he became minister and pro-
fessor of theology in Copenhagen, where he died,
Aug. 22, 1683, aged 57 years. He was one of the
first who maintained, that Devils can perform no rai-
racle, either to introduce er authorize any species of

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Concordantije Sacrorum Bibliorum Vulga'tae
Editionis ad reeognitionem jussu Sixti V. Pont. Max.
fcdidit Franc. Lucca, fol. Col. 1683, fol. 15s.

- - Bib. Sacror. finely printed, 2 vol.

fol. 21. 2s. Aven. 1786. .

Tossani Concord anti a Bib. La't. junii et Tre-
mellii, etTheod. Beza?, fol. 1639, fol. 5s.

For other Concordances see the article Cala-
sib, vol. 2. p. 113.

Confucius Sinarum Philosophus, sive Scientia
Sinensis Latine exposita, studio et opera Prospers
Intorcctta, Christ iani Herdtrich> Fra?icis Rouge-
\nont, et Philippi Couplet, Patrum Societatis Jesu.
Jussu Ludovici Maghi. Parish's, 1687, fol. This is
ian extremely curious work, and full of profound
erudition. It contains besides Tabula Chronolo-
gica Monarchic Sinicse juxtaCyclos annorum lx. ab
anno ante Christum 2952 ad an. post Christum"
1683. Also Tabula Chronologica, ab anno post
Christum primo, usque ad 1683. These two last
tracts, which are accompanied with a very neat
map of the IS provinces and 155 capital cities of the
Chinese empire, are all by Father Couplet. Lately
in M. Cuthell's catalogue for 15s.

Confucius, or more properly Con-fu-tsu, was
born at Chanping in China, about 550 years before
the Christian aera. From every account we have of
this wonderful man, we learn that he was a person
of extraordinary genius, learning, and piety. He is
said to have had upwards of 3000 scholars. He
laboured to correct the errors and vices of his coun

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tryraen, but in vain ; indeed he became the innocent
cause of increasing their corruption ; for being one
day complimented on the excellency of his philoso-
phy, he said, " I fall very far short of the perfect
degree of virtue, but the Most Holy is to be found
in the west." This made a lasting impression on the
minds of the learned, so that the emperor Mon-ti
sent ambassadors in A. D. 65. towards the west, to
seek tills holy person. They returned, and brought
with them some images of Fo-hi, and thus introdu-
ced a superstition, which in several places abolished
the pure maxims of Con-fu-tsu. The following
maxim attributed to this great man is worthy of
serious attention : " Never speak of yourself to
others. If you speak good, they will not believe you ;
and you need not speak evil, for of that they believe
much more than you wish." Confucius is the same
among the Chinese as Moses was among the Jews,
Socrates among the Greeks, Christ among the Chris-
tians, and Mohammed among the Turks. He seems
to have been one of the prophets of the heathen
world, and to have had much commerce with the true
(though to him unknown) God. An inspired writer
says, " Every good and perfect gift is from the Father
of lights." James i. 17. Confucius had several, and
became through them a great man ; and it should
be a maxim with more than Cicero, M Nemo xnr
magnus sine aliquo ajjlatu divino unquam fuit."
De Nat. Deor.

Repertorium Vocabulorum exquisitorum Orato-
rio?, poeseos ct historiarum, 6cc. editum a doctissimo

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literaruma matore Magistro Conrado, Turicensis
Ecclesia? Cantore, circa an. 1472 : fol. Goth.

Consilia Jasonis Magni, 2 vol. fol. Lugd. 1534.
This celebrated lawyer was born 1435, and died
1519. His knowledge was the effect of his neces-
sities, for, having wasted his fortune in extravagance,
he fell to study for support, and in a short time
excited the wonder of all his contemporaries by his
proficiency. His epitaph is too short to be omitted :
Jason Maximus Jurisconsultus, eques et co?nes,
quisquis ilk fuerit hie requiescit. These volumes
were prepared for the press, partly by the author,
and partly by Octavianus Lund us, his sister's son.
They are printed Uteris quadratis, in two columns.

Roberti Constantivi Lexicon Gra?co-Latinum ;
hac secunda Editione, partim ipsius authoris, partim
Franeisei Porti, et aliorum additionibus-plurimum
auctum et magna cum diligentia recognitum. Fdit.
opt. Geneva?, 1592, fol. 31. 13s. 6d. The first Edi-
tion, which is of small value, was published in 1562.
There are some copies which bear the date Gen.
1607, and Lugd. 1637; but these are all of the
Edition of 1592, the title-page only being changed.

Robert Const antine was a physician, born at Caen
in 1502, and died, according to Thuanus, (the Pre-
sident de Thou) in 1605, aged 103 years, having re-
tained the faculties both of body and mind to the
last. He and Henri/ Stephens wrote their Lexicons
nearly about the same time. Stephens arranged the
Greek words under their roots ; and Constantine
arranged them in alphabetical order. This arrange-

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ment has caused Constantine's Lexicon to be pre-
ferred to that of Stephens, to which in many other re-
spects it is greatly inferior. Busbey called Budaeus,
Constantine, and Stephens, " the Triumviri of the
Greek Tongue."

Evangelium Medici, seu Medicina Mystica de
Suspensis Naturae Legibus, &c. a Bernardo Con-
nor, Lond. 1697, 8vo. Amstelod. 1699, 8vo. This
bold writer endeavours to prove, that the miraculous
cures in the Gospel were effected by natural means.
He has not, however, succeeded. Bernard Connor,
or O Connor, was an Irishman. He visited the con-
tinent in the 20th year of his age, and became tutor
to the children of the high chancellor of the king
of Poland ; afterwards physician to his Polish ma-
jesty, and next to the electress of Bavaria. After
some time he came back to England, became a mem-
ber of the Royal Society, and abjured the errors of
popery. The Catholic writers assure us that he
died a papist, and that a priest gave him absolution,
and administered extreme unction to him the day
before he died. On this point the protestants need
not dispute ; Bern. O Connor was no great credit to
the Christian religion. The book mentioned above
is both scarce and curious.

Constantini Afrkani Opera, 2 vol. fol. Basil.
1536, ll. is. Od. Some extracts from this author
were published by Rivinus with Theod. Priscianus
and others, Lips. 1654, 8vo. Constantine was ori-
ginally of Carthage, from which he had the surname
sifricanus. He was a member of the college of


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Salernum, and one of the most voluminous medical
compilers of his day. He flourished about A. D.
"1070, and was the first who brought the Greek, and
Arabic medical writers into notice in Italy.

Constant ini Manassis Breviarium Historicura,
<7i\ et Lat. Par. 1655, fol. See Byzantine Writers,
vol. 2. p. 90.

Aj De Aristandri et Callistese Amoribus.

In the Anecdota Graca, by Filloison, Venet. 178 1 .

Constdntine Manasses flourished in 1 1 50, under
the emperor Emanuel Comnenus. His Breviarium,
which is a sort of Chronicle from Adam to Alexis
Comnenus, he wrote in Greek verse, barbarous
enough, and full of the most stupid credulity.

Constantini Porphyrogcnneti de Cceremoniis
Aula? Byzantinas, Gr. et Lat. fol. a Beiske, Lips.
1751, 2 vol.

This author was son of Leo the JVise, was born at
Constantinople in 905, and became emperor under
the guardianship of his mother Zoe, when only se-
ven years of age. He applied himself to literature,
and neglected the concerns of his empire, which
were left solely to the management of Helena his
'wife. He reigned 48 years, and was at last poisoned
by his son, who was impatient to be detained from
that throne, on which his father had sat so long.
He is author of several other works, the chief of
which are the following:

1. Jmperium Orientale, published by Banduri,
Paris. 1711, 2 vols. fol. et Lips. 1754, fol. A very

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important work iii what concerns the geography of
the middle age.

2. De Re Rustica, Cantabr. 1704, avo.

3. Excerpta ex Polybio, Diodoro Siculo, &c. Pa-
risiis, 1634, 4to.

4. Excerpta de Legatis, Gra?c et Lat. 1648, fol.
See Byzantine Writers.

Constantini Lascaris Grammatica, Graec. 4to.
Mediol. 1476. Very scarce and curious; the/w*
book printed in Greek characters. Sold at Dr. As-
kew's sale for 2l. 10s.

a Bono Accursio Pisano, Graec. et

Lat. 4to. Mediol. 1480. A very rare Edition.

^H Gr. et Lat. 4to. Vincent. 1489.

1 -^-r Graec. et Lat. 4to. Venet. Aldus,

1494 _^Xhis was the first book printed by Aldus tQ
which he put a date.

Gr. et Lat. 4to. Ven. Aid. absque

ulla nota. This Edition is supposed to be prior to
that of the same printer in 1 5 1 2. It contains beside?,
the Tablatureof Cebes, and the golden verses of Py-
thagoras and Phocylides. It sells for 2\. 1 2s 6d.

a Jo. Maria Tricalio, Gr. et Lat.

4to. Ferrariae, 1510. An excellent Edition.

- ' . . Gr. et Lat. 4to. Venet. Aid. 1512.

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