PINDAR (HEYNE, Christian Gottlob)

PINDAR; Heyne, Christian Gottlob (ed.). Pindari carmina.

Oxford, Typis N. Bliss, Impensis M. Bliss, et R Bliss, 1808.

£ 450

16mo, pp. (iv) 230 (ii) 138, two volumes in one. Predominantly Greek letter, some Roman. A small pocket sized edition of the works of Pindar with a short Latin commentary. It comprises the four books of Pindar’s victory odes, which are named after the Olympian, Pythian, Isthmian and Nemean games. Pindar was an Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes. He is one of the canonical nine lyric poets of ancient Greece. Pindar did not create any new lyrical genres, but worked with the pre-existing genres to a great success. Condition: In a full diced calf binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing, particularly to the joints, front hinge is tender and fragile. Ms. exlibris annotation on front flyleaf (J. Brookman…1812) Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned. Good condition.