AESCHYLUS & PINDAR. Aeschyli Tragoediae [bound with] Pindari Epinicia. Lipsiae: Sumptibus Ottonis Holtze, 1877.
Small 8vo., 2 volumes bound as one. Full black straight-grained morocco, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and densely gilt in the panels and on the wide bands, the covers with rolled floral gilt frames. Text in ancient Greek with critical notes in Latin. Neat ink name. A handsome copy.
New editions both volumes edited by Car. Herm. Weise.
A charming set, combining the works of Aeschylus and Pindar. The former, known as the 'father of tragedy', was said by Aristotle to have been responsible for expanding the number of characters in the theatre and allowing for conflict among them. Only seven of his plays are known to have survived.
Pindar's poetry, as a contrast, illustrates the beliefs and values of Archaic Greece at the dawn of the Classical period.
An interesting combination.