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Sophoclis [= Sophocles
Sophoclis Tragicorum veterum facile principis Tragoediae, quot-quot extant, septem [= The Seven Tragedies, the ones which exist, of [Easily?] the Foremost of the Old Tragedians, Sophocles]; Ajax, Electra, Oedipus Tyrannus, Antigone, Oedipus in Colono, Trachiniae, Philoctetes
Michaelem Vascosanum [= Michael Vascosanus, 1557. Early edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [2], 1-324, [1] pp. Full eighteenth-century calf with the spine in six compartments, gold lettering and decorations on the spine, gilt tooling to the boards' edges; textblock decoratively spotted. Translated into Latin from the Greek by Johannes Lalamantius. Adams 1452. Oxford Classical Dictionary 1422-1425. Sophocles was one of the three principal Greek tragedians of Classical Athens. He wrote more than 120 plays and won a minimum of 20 competitions, with 18 victories at the City Dionysia. Just seven of his plays survive, two of which earned him victories in dramatic competitions (Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus). Sophocles plays touch on timeless motifs like humanity's blindness to truth, tyrannical government, individual rebellion, and tribalism. Antigone is still widely performed today, with its themes of individual rights versus tyranny and choosing one's family over the law still intriguing to modern audiences. An attractive, early edition of some of the most important Greek contributions to dramatic literature. Very Good. Boards are Very Good with small, neat repairs to the corners and a tiny chip to the leather on the crown of the spine; leaves are largely clean with one leaf showing minute annotations in old ink and a tiny annotation to the preliminaries.
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