The Tragedies of Euripides

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The Tragedies of Euripides

Title page from The Tragedies of Euripides, volume one, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Euripides
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Translator dedication signed: "R. Potter."
Published London: Printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall
Date 1781-1783
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Language English
Volumes 2 volume set
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Desc. 29 cm. (4to). Colophon in v.1: "Sold by Mr. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, and Mr. Evans, Pater-noster-Row."

Half-title in each volume. Each play has separate divisional title-page. Pagination: v.1: xvi, [8], 687, [1] p. -- v.2: vii, [1], 677, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates. Engraved portrait of author on v.1 title-page, signed "I.K. Sherwin, sculp."; tail-pieces; engraved frontispiece illustration (plate). Includes list of subscribers. Includes errata. Publisher's advertisements on last page in v.1.

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The Reverend Robert Potter (1721-1804) came to fame through his 1777 translation of Aeschylus, the first into English of that author. His obvious next step was to translate Euripides, but this project was delayed by a collaborative attempt at Pindar's Odes taken on for financial reasons. As a result, Potter's translation just missed being the first complete translation into English, an honour taken instead by Wodhull. Potter did, however, receive more favourable response from reviewers, and went on to translate Sophocles as well in 1788.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary speckled calf with flat spines with red morocco lettering pieces. Purchased from Blackwell Rare Books.

View this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

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