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  • The former he explains as a prooemium, following the philosophical tradition of writing prefaces: Solomon introduces the title of the work, the name of the author, the method of presentation, etc.

    Samuel Ibn Tibbon

  • Therapy fell into the hands of physicians who treated by means of diet, and who became interested in natural philosophy (De medicina, prooemium, 1-5 and 9).


  • The memorable lines on spring in the second book are cast into the form of old poetry, but the basis of them is Epicurean energism, as in Lucretius 'prooemium.


  • Vergil was, therefore, following a high authority in the case of Caesar, and was drawing the logical inference in the case of Octavian when he wrote the first Eclogue and the prooemium of the Georgics.


  • Lucretius, for instance, uses them sometimes for their picturesqueness, as in the prooemium and again in the allegory of the seasons (V. 732).


  • This is doubtless why Lucretius, first of all the Romans, could in his prooemium bring back to nature that sensuousness which through the songs of the troubadours has become the central theme of romantic poetry even to our day.


  • At the sixth regular session on 13 January, 1547, was promulgated the masterly decree on justification (de justificatione), which consisted of a prooemium or preface and sixteen chapters with thirty-three canons in condemnation of the opposing heresies.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • Ninety-four fables and a prooemium were still in a convent at Mount Athos; but the monks, who made difficulty about parting with the first parchment, refused to let the second go abroad.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3

  • Ma voi piglieretc la Fcde, &c Huic prooemio fubjungitur Audoris prooemium, ad cujus xalcem legiiur;

    Specimen historico criticum editionum italicarum saeculi XV

  • Ejusdem Commentarium in Timaeum, vel potius in prooemium Timaei, faepc laudat Proclus in eum dialogum, Non facile pu - tem, ullum interpretem tantis ingenii & doarinae pracfidiis ad fcriptorem aliquem explicandum, quan - tis Longinui ad Platonem, accesfisfe.

    Bibliotheca critica


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