The Tragedies of Sophocles; Translated from the Greek (with a Dissertation on Antient Tragedy.) Volume 1

The Tragedies of Sophocles; Translated from the Greek (with a Dissertation on Antient Tragedy.) Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1766 edition. Excerpt: ...hapless race, from whose fad wails Long since I bore thee, at thy sisters hand "j Gladly receiv'd, and with paternal care To this blest day have foster'd up thy youth, Till riper years shou'd give thee to return, And pay with dire revenge thy father's murther. Now, my Orestes, and thou dear companion Of all our fuff'rings, much-lov'4 Pylades, Let deepest counsel sway our just resolves For lo! resplendent Phoebus with his light Calls up the chearful.birds to early song, And gloomy night hath lost her starry train: Come then, my friends, and e'er th' awaken'd city Pours forth her busy throngs, this instant here Let us consult; believe me, 'tis no time For dull delay; 'tis the decisive hour, And this the very crisis of our fate. ORESTES. What prooss thou giv'st me of the noblest nature And true benevolence, thou good old man! Of The Lyclanforum, A place sacred to Apollo KVKIo( or Kvvlomwk the wolf.flayer, so call'd from his killing wolves when under the disguise of a shepherd to Admetus. The fane of Juno. Between Argos and Mycenae, which are often mistaken by the tragic poets for the fame city, was placed the magnificent temple of Juno. Before the time of Agamemnon they had each a distinct sovereign: he first united and ruled over them both. The siaughsrous house of Pelops. A family which furnish'd imple matter for the tragic poets. The stories, here alluded to, of Tantalus, Pelops, Thyestes, Agamemnon, &V. arc too weH known to need any illustration. Of servants sure the faithfulest and best That ever bore the name: the gen'rous steed, Tho' worn with years, thus keeps his wonted courage, And warns his master of approaching danger; Like him thou stirr'st me up to noble deeds, And follow'st me undaunted: but attend To what I have..show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536592
  • 9781236536594