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OLYMPIA, PYTHIA, NEMEA, ISTHMIA. Caeterorum octo lyricorum carmina, Alcaei, Sapphus, Stesichori, Ibyci, Anacreontis, Bacchylidis, Simonidis, Alcmanis, Nonulla etiam aliorum. Editio IIII by PINDAR - 1600 - from Excelsa Scripta Rare Books and Biblio.com

OLYMPIA, PYTHIA, NEMEA, ISTHMIA. Caeterorum octo lyricorum carmina, Alcaei, Sapphus, Stesichori, Ibyci, Anacreontis, Bacchylidis, Simonidis, Alcmanis, Nonulla etiam aliorum. Editio IIII

by PINDAR

Condition: Very good+


[Geneva, Switzerland]: Excudebat Paulus Stephanus, 1600. Full pigskin. Very good+. 32mo (4.8 in, 12.2 cm). [4] 576 [4] pp. Printers: Henri Estienne (1531-1598) and Paul Estienne (1566/67-1627). Latin and Ancient Greek (to 1453) on facing pages. Title: "Olympia, Pythia, Nemea, Isthmia. Eight of the rest of the lyric songs, Alcaei, Sappho, Stesichori, Ibyci, Anacreontis, Bacchylidis, Simonides, Alcman, some are also for others. Edition IV." Pindar, renown poet of ancient Greece, wrote forty-four "Odes of Victory" for the winners of the wreath in the Olympian games, divided into four years or Olympiads, held in Olympia (the most prestigious), Pythia, Nemea, and Isthmia. Only known work of Pindar to survive in its entirety. Each Greek city-state was a separate political entity, so the Olympic Truce or "laying down of arms" ensured safety for the host city and safe passage for the athletes and spectators. The Olympic Games continue to symbolize peace, harmony, solidarity, friendship, and fair play. Adams 1233. HPB (CERL) GB-UkOxU.01.012277770. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Olympic org. Alum-tawed pigskin over beveled wooden boards blind-stamped with decorative borders and fleurs-de-lis; ornamented clasps strong and functional; spine with three raised bands. Woodcut printer's device to title-page. Edges alternating green and white, now faint. Ownership notations to title-page and "Tillner" to verso. Surface cracks on spine show white, corner tips worn, minor wormholes to sides, pages lightly foxed. A beautiful, well-preserved production.
  • Bookseller: Excelsa Scripta Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 871
  • Title: OLYMPIA, PYTHIA, NEMEA, ISTHMIA. Caeterorum octo lyricorum carmina, Alcaei, Sapphus, Stesichori, Ibyci, Anacreontis, Bacchylidis, Simonidis, Alcmanis, Nonulla etiam aliorum. Editio IIII
  • Author: PINDAR
  • Format/binding: Full pigskin
  • Book condition: Used - Very good+
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Excudebat Paulus Stephanus
  • Place: [Geneva, Switzerland]
  • Date published: 1600
  • Bookseller catalogs: Classics; 16th Century; Poetry;


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spine
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foxed
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