Museus's Poem of Hero and Leander, imitated by Christopher Marlow, and finished by Geo. Chapman, 4to. Lond.



Jocasta, a tragedy, from the Phoenissæ of Euripides, by Geo. Gascoigne, and Mr. Francis Kinwelmershe,

4to. Lond.



Axiochus, a Dialogue, attributed to Plato, by Edm. Spenser, 4to*.



The three Orations of Demosthenes, chiefe Orator among the Grecians, in favour of the Olynthians, with those his fower against Philip of Macedon, &c. by Tho. Wylson, Doctor of the Civill Lawes, 4to. 1570 ISOCRATES.



Isocrates's sage admonition to Demonicus, by R. Nutthall, 8vo. Lond. 1557, 12mo. and. 1585 Isocrates's Doctrinal of Princes, by Syr Tho. Elliot, Lond. 8vo. Isocrates's Orat. intitled Evagoras, by Jer. Wolfe, 8vo. 1581 Three Orations of moral Instructions, one to Demonicus,

.. 1534

and two to Nicocles, King of Salamis, translated from Isocrates, by Tho. Forrest, 4to. ........ 1580


Necromantia, a Dialog of the Poete Lucyen between Menippus and Philonides, for his Fantesye faynd for a mery Pastyme, in English Verse and Latin Prose. Toxaris, or the Friendship of Lucian, by A. O. Lond. 8vo.



The famous Hystory of Herodotus †, in nine Bookes, &c. by B. R. Lond.


* This book was entered in May, 1592, at Stationers' Hall. + Among the entries in the books at Stationers' Hall this appears to be one:

"John Denham.] The famous Historye of Herodotus in Englyshe, June 13, 1581."

N. B. This Piece contains only the two first Books, viz. the Clio and Euterpe. The Translator says in his Preface," As these speede, so the rest will follow."



The History writtone by Thucydides, &c. translated out of the Frenche of Claude de Seyssel, Bishop of Marseilles, into the Englishe language, by Tho. Nicolls, Citizeine and Goldsmyth of London, fol.




Hystories of the most famous and worthy Cronographer,
Polybius, by Christopher Watson, 8vo.
This Work consists of extracts only.


The History of the Successors of Alexander, &c. out of Diodorus Siculus and Plutarch, by Tho. Stocker.

Lond. 4to.



An aunciente Hystorie, &c. by Appiant of Alexandria, translated out of diverse Languages, &c. by W. B. 4to. Lond.



Josephus's History, &c. translated into English, by Tho. Lodge, fol. Lond... 1602-1609, &c.


Elion's Registre of Hystories, by Abraham Fleming, 4to.


* On the Stationers' books in 1607 either this or some other translation is entered, called "The History of Thucidides the Athenian, translated into English."

† Caxton tells us, that "Skelton had translated Diodorus Siculus, the Epistles of Tulle, and diverse other Workes :" but I know not that they were ever printed.

In the first Volume of the entries in the books of the Stationers' Company, Feb. 5, 1577, is the following:

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Henry Binneman.] Appianus Alexandrinus of the Romaine Civill Warres."


The Historie of Herodian, &c. transl. oute of Greeke into Latin, by Angelus Politianus, and out of Latin into Englyshe, by Nych. Smyth. Imprinted at London, by William Copland, 4to *.


Plutarch's Livest, by Sir Tho. North, from the Fr. of Amyot, Bishop of Auxerre, fol.....1579, 1602, 1603 Plutarch's Morals, by Dr. Philemon Holland 1603 $ Plutarch of the Education of Children, by Sir Tho. Elyott, 4to.

The Preceptes of that excellent Clerke and grave Philosopher, Plutarche, for the Preservation of Healthe, 8vo.



The Ethiques of Aristotle, &c. by John Wylkinson. Printed by Grafton, Printer to King Edw. VI. 8vo.

1 B. L...


The Secrete of Secretes of Aristotle, &c. translated out of the Frenche, &c. Lond. 8vo. 1528 Aristotle's Politiques, &c.** from the Fr. by J. D. fol.



*Oct. 1591, Herodian in English was entered at Stationers? Hall by


+ Thus entered in the books of the Stationers' Company: "April 1579-Vautrouller-Wright, a booke in Englishe called Plutarch's Lyves."

§ On the Stationers' books in the year 1600 is the following entry:

A booke to be translated out of French into Englishe, and so printed, called the Morall Woorkes of Plutarque." Again, in 1602. Again, in the same year, "The moral worke of Plutarque, being translated out of French into English."

Of the Ethicks of Aristotle some more early translation must have appeared; as Sir Tho. Elyot, in his Boke named the Governour, 1537, says, "they are to be learned in Greke; for the translations that we have, be but a rude and grosse shadowe of the eloquence and wysdome of Aristotle."

**This translation is entered in the books at Stationers' Hall. "Adam Islip.] Aristotle's Politiques with expositions; to be translated into Englishe by the French copie, 1598."


The eight Bookes of Xenophon, containing the Institu-
tion, Schole, and Education of Cyrus, the noble
King of Persye, &c. transl. out of Gr. into Engl. by
Mr. William Bercher, Lond. 12mo. ..1567 and 1569
Ditto by Dr. Philemon Holland.
Xenophon's Treatise of House-hold, right connyngly
transl. out of the Greke tongue, &c. by Gentian
Hervet, &c. 8vo. Lond. 1532, 8vo. 1534, 1544, 8vo.

1573 The Arte of Riding from Xenophon, &c. Lond. 4to. 1584


The Manuell of Epictetus, transl. out of Greeke into French, and now into English, &c. Also the Apothegmes, &c. by James Sandford, Lond. 12mo. 1567

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The Table of Cebes, the Philosopher. How one may take profite of his ennemies. Translated out of Plutarche. A Treatise perswadyng a man paciently to suffer the Death of a Freend.__ Imprynted at London, in Fletestreete by Thomas Berthelet.


The Lyves of Phylosophers and Orators, from the Greek of Eunapius, 4to.



The most delectable and pleasant Hist. of Clitophon and Leucippe, from the Greek of Achilles Tatius, &c. by W. B. 4to. 1597 §

* In the books of the Stationers' Company, Feb. 12, 1581, Tho. Easte entered Enchiridon in English.

+ Thus entered in the books of the Stationers' Company. "Richard Jones.] The Lives of divers excellent Orators and Philosophers written in Greeke by Enapius of the city of Sardis in Lydia, and translated into Englishe by

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§This book was entered in the same year by Thomas Creede, on the books of the Stationers' Company.


The Golden Boke of Marcus Aurelius, Emperour and eloquent Orator, 12mo. Lond.... 1553 Translated out of Fr. into Eng. by Sir John Bourchier, Kt. &c. &c.

Other editions of this are in 1534, 1535, 1536, 1537, 1559, 1586, 1588

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Dionysius's Description of the Worlde. Englyshed by Tho. Twyne, 8vo. Lond.



Euclid's Elements of Geometry, transl. into Engl. by Rich. Candish, who flourished, A. D......... 1556 Euclid's Elements, Pref. by John Dee, Lond....... 1570


The Aphorismes of Hippocrates, redacted into a certaine Order, and translated by Humfrie Llhyd, 8vo. 1585 See Granger's Biographical History, vol. i. p. 270.


Galen's Two Books of Elements, translated into Engl. by J. Jones, 4to. Lond... 1574 Certayne Workes of Galen, englyshed by Tho. Gale, 4to.



The Beginning of Ethiopical History in Engl. Hexameters, by Abrah. Fraunce, 8vo. Lond.


*This book is only introduced, that an opportunity may be obtained of excluding it from any future catalogue of translated classicks. It was a fraud of Guevara's, but not undetected; for Chapman, in his Gentleman Usher, 1602, speaks of the book as Guevara's own. "If there be not more choice words in that letter, than in any three of Guevara's Golden Epistles, I am a very ass." See his article in Bayle. Our countryman Elyott did somewhat of the same kind. He pretended to translate the Actes and Sentences notable, of the Emperor Alexander Severus (from the Greek of Encolpius). See Fabricius' and Tanner's Bibliothec. &c.

† A translation of the same book is likewise entered at Stationers' Hall, 1602, and again twice in 1604, for different printers.

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