1697 1ed Lycophron Alexandra Greek Poetry Byzantine Commentary Tzetzes Chiliades

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Lycophron was Greek poet whose poem ‘Alexandra’ one of very few surviving works of the Hellenistic poet. This poem tells the prophetic stories of Cassandra in Greek mythology and the fortunes of city of Troy and Trojan heroes. This poem was one of the earliest written accounts of Alexander the Great with references to his uniting Asia and Europe as a world power.

 

This 1697 Oxford edition was paraphrased by Byzantine poets Isaac and John Tzetzes in the 12th-century and includes their famous commentary originally entitled “Chiliades”.

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1697 1ed Lycophron Alexandra Greek Poetry Byzantine Commentary Tzetzes Chiliades

 

Lycophron was Greek poet whose poem ‘Alexandra’ one of very few surviving works of the Hellenistic poet. This poem tells the prophetic stories of Cassandra in Greek mythology and the fortunes of city of Troy and Trojan heroes. This poem was one of the earliest written accounts of Alexander the Great with references to his uniting Asia and Europe as a world power.

 

This 1697 Oxford edition was paraphrased by Byzantine poets Isaac and John Tzetzes in the 12th-century and includes their famous commentary originally entitled “Chiliades”.

 

Item number: #2053

Price: $750

 

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Lykophronos tou Chalkideos Alexandra, kai eis aito touto Isaaciou tou Tzetzou exegema

 

Oxonii : E Theatro Sheldoniano, An. Dom. MDCXCVII [1697]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [12], 183, [38], 174, [16]
  • Provenance: Stamp – Rev. Luke V. McCabe D.D.
  • Language: Greek & Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~12.75in X 8.25in (32.5cm x 21cm)
  • Very rare with no other example for sale worldwide

 

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2053

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Literature

Authors

LYCOPHRON

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Greek

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete