Delphin Classics

Delphin Classics

▪ edition of the Latin classics
      an edition of the Latin classics prepared in the reign of Louis XIV of France. The series was supervised by Pierre-Daniel Huet (Huet, Pierre-Daniel) from 1670 to 1680, when he was working with Jacques Bossuet, tutor to Louis XIV's son, the dauphin Louis. The name of the series was derived from a Latin inscription on the title page of the books, in usum serenissimi Delphini (“for the use of the most serene Dauphin”).

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  • Delphin Classics — The Delphin Classics was an edition of the Latin classics, intended to be comprehensive, which was originally created in the 17th century. The 25 volumes were created in the 1670s for the Louis, le Grand Dauphin, heir of Louis XIV (Delphin is the …   Wikipedia

  • DELPHIN CLASSICS —    an edition of the Greek and Roman classics, edited by Bossuet and Huet, assisted by thirty nine scholars, for the use of the dauphin of Louis XIV.; of little use now …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Delphin — Del phin, Delphine Del phine, a. [See {Dauphin}.] Pertaining to the dauphin of France; as, the Delphin classics, an edition of the Latin classics, prepared in the reign of Louis XIV., for the use of the dauphin (in usum Delphini). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Pierre Daniel Huet — (February 8, 1630 – January 26, 1721) was a French churchman and scholar, editor of the Delphin Classics, founder of the Academie du Physique in Caen (1662 1672) and Bishop of Soissons from 1685 to 1689 and afterwards of Avranches. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

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  • Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet — (September 27, 1627 April 12, 1704) was a French bishop and theologian, renowned for his sermons and other addresses. He has been considered by many to be one of the most brilliant orators of all time and a masterly French stylist.Court preacher… …   Wikipedia

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