AESCHYLUS. Tragedies.

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AESCHYLUS. Tragedies Hagae Comitum [Hague], Petrum Gosse, 1745.

4to. 2 vols. Tan calf, gilt border to upper and lower covers, detailed gilt designs to spine, red and black spine labels, 5 raised bands to spine, green ribbon bookmark, fore edge gilt; pp. [xxviii], 553 [1], pp. [1], 554-1138; front hinges discreetly cracked on both volumes (but firmly attached), some bumping and marks to exterior, internally primarily clean and bright throughout with occasional toning, spine a little darkened, a good survival.
Aeschylus, often described as the "father of tragedy", plays a pivotal role in our understanding of the genre. Our understanding of earlier tragic works is predicated in large part on his eight surviving works (out of an estimated eighty or more). This edition of the tragedies is printed in Latin and Greek, as the first translation of the plays into English would not occur until 1779. It features all his works (Persians, Agamemnon, Seven Against Thebes) including Prometheus Bound, which some scholars now maintain to have been authored by his son instead, and an entire volume of additional fragments, notes and observations.

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