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Tschorn, Christoph (?-1673)

Works: 81 works in 88 publications in 3 languages and 90 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Romances  Manuscripts  Sources  Software 
Roles: Printer
Classifications: DF234, 878.8
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Most widely held works by Christoph Tschorn
Ornatus Rhetoricus seu Doctrinae de Tropis & Figuris una cum Praxi Genetica & Analytica Variandi & Ornandi Rhetoricae Tyronibus conscripta( Book )

2 editions published in 1673 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Curtius [History of Alexander] by Quintus Curtius Rufus( Book )

2 editions published in 1668 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintus Curtius was apparently a rhetorician who lived in the first century of the Roman empire and, early in the reign of Claudius (41-54 CE), wrote a history of Alexander the Great in 10 books in clear and picturesque style for Latin readers. The first two books have not survived--the narrative begins with events in 333 BCE--and there is material missing from books V, VI, and X. One of his main sources is Cleitarchus who, about 300 BCE, had made Alexander's career a matter of marvellous adventure. Curtius is not a critical historian; and in his desire to entertain and to stress the personality of Alexander, he elaborates effective scenes, omits much that is important for history, and does not worry about chronology. But he does not invent things, except speeches and letters inserted into the narrative by traditional habit. 'I copy more than I believe', he says. Three features of his story are narrative of exciting experiences, development of a hero's character, and a disposition to moralise. His history is one of the five extant works on which historians rely for the career of Alexander the Great
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Alternative Names
Czorn, Krzysztof.

Officina Typographica Christophori Tschorni.

Tschorn, Christian.

Tschorn, Christoff.

Tschorn, Christophorus.

Tschorn, Christophorus -1673

Tschorn, Krysztof.

Tszorn, Krzysztof.

Typis Tschornianis.

German (18)

Latin (7)

Polish (1)