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Plutarch (c. 46-c. 120) Simon Bourgouyn, translator (active c. 1503-32)

Le iie livre de Plutarque de la vie Scipion et Pompee translate de latin en francois c. 1510

RCIN 1047552

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This is one of the earliest known translations of any of Plutarch’s Lives into French. Pompey visited Mytilene on his way home to Rome after a lengthy war in the Black Sea. He was so impressed by its theatre that he had an artist copy its design, so that he could build a larger version back in Rome.