Sublime period edition by Seneca, a great Roman philosopher from the Stoic school, playwright and statesman.
Advisor to the Imperial Court under Caligula and tutor of Nero. Sometimes called Seneca the philosopher, the tragic or the younger to distinguish him from his father, Seneca the elder.
His tragedies are some of the best examples of Latin tragic theatre, with works that will inspire 17th century French classical theatre such as Medea, Oedipus and Phaedre.
Seneca (Lucius Annaeus) - L. Annaei Senecae Cordubensis Tragoediae - Apud Petrum de la Roviere, 1602.
567 pages (complete).
Binding in good condition, work in its brown full calfskin binding, adorned ribbed spine, title in ink on title label, double frame on the covers with gilded fleurons at the centre and corners. A crack and lacks on the ends of the spine - 11.5 x 7 cm.
Inside in good condition, some rare little stains, a small panel of worm holes at the end of the volume on the foot, blackened edges, some lovely culs-de-lampe throughout the work, a pleasant and rare copy.
- Number of Books
- Literature, Philosophy
- Author/ Illustrator
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
- Book Title
- L. Annaei Senecae Cordubensis Tragoediae.
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language