Aeschyli Tragoediae Quae Supersunt: Volume 3: v. 3

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Aeschylus' Tragedies are here presented in the original Greek, with Latin translations, notes, scholia, and readings assembled by one of the eminent classical scholars of the nineteenth century, Samuel Butler (1774-1839). Based upon the monumental seventeenth-century commentary edition by Thomas Stanley, and drawing upon scholarship published in the intervening century, Butler's five volumes of the complete plays represent an important synthesis of early critical responses to Aeschylus. The history of Greek scholarship in England - from the labours of one its first and most influential interpreters, Stanley, to the efforts of one of its most respected teachers, Butler - is amply demonstrated in this set of works. The third volume (1812) contains the Choephori and Eumenides in Greek, with Stanley's Latin translation and notes. Headmaster of Shrewsbury School and later bishop of Lichfield, Butler is central to histories of classical scholarship and education in England.