1676 1st OXFORD Homer ILIAD Greek Mythology Ilias Herodotus Didymus Commentary

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Homer, a legendary Greek poet, is responsible for two of the most memorable poems of mythology, the ‘Odyssey’ and the ‘Iliad’. These two poems focus on Greek mythological heroes, their military conquests, and involvement in the Trojan War. Each of these titles have been printed and reprinted countless times.

 

This 1676 Oxford edition of the ‘Iliad’ is printed entirely in Greek and was the first edition of Homer published in any language at Oxford. It includes the 1st-century commentary on Homer of Didymus Calcenterus as well as “Life of Homer”, which is attributed to Herodotus.

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1676 1st OXFORD Homer ILIAD Greek Mythology Ilias Herodotus Didymus Commentary

 

Homer, a legendary Greek poet, is responsible for two of the most memorable poems of mythology, the ‘Odyssey’ and the ‘Iliad’. These two poems focus on Greek mythological heroes, their military conquests, and involvement in the Trojan War. Each of these titles have been printed and reprinted countless times.

 

This 1676 Oxford edition of the ‘Iliad’ is printed entirely in Greek and was the first edition of Homer published in any language at Oxford. It includes the 1st-century commentary on Homer of Didymus Calcenterus as well as “Life of Homer”, which is attributed to Herodotus.

 

Item number: #13864

Price: $750

 

HOMER

 

Omērou Ilias : kai eis autēn scholia Didymou.

 

[Oxford] : Ek Theatrou en Oxonia, en to etou 1676. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [24], 208, 281-296, 225-456, 365-740
      • Errors in pagination expected of this edition
    • Provenance: Handwritten – Thomas Gay, 1685
    • Language: Greek
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)

 

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13864

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Literature

Authors

HOMER

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Greek

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete