|Author|| Aeschylus, ca. 525 B.C. - 456 B.C.|
|Uniform Title||[Works. English. Potter.]|
|Title||The Tragedies Of Aeschylus; Translated By R. Potter. A New Edition.|
|Imprint||Oxford: Printed For M. Bliss, and R. Bliss., 1808.|
|Physical Description||xl, 364 p.; 212 mm. (Quarto.)|
|Content Format Note||[Half-t., t.p.] - Preface - To Mrs. Montagu - [Text; colophon].|
|Summary Note||Potter's translation of Aeschylus's verse dramas was first published in 1777, and with notes in 1778; and the present publication reprints the Preface with the date of 1777 and the dedication with the date of 1778.|
The collection consists of verse translations of Prometheus Chain'd; The Supplicants; The Seven Chiefs Against Thebes; Agamemnon; The Choephoræ; The Furies; The Persians. The plays will have provided subjects suitable for history-paintings.
Potter afterwards published translations of Pindar, Euripides and Sophocles.
|Responsibility Note||The printer is named on the half-title and in the colophon: 'N. Bliss, Printer, (Oxford)'.|
The translator's dedication to Mrs. Montagu (1778) is reprinted here.
Greeks - Persians - Greece - Salamis - Iran - History - 5th century B.C.
Greek drama - Greek poetry - Greece
Translations from Greek - Translations into English - English drama - 18th century - Great Britain - 19th century
|Binding Note||19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Tragedies Of Aeschylus', spine lettered '1808'.|
|Provenance||5 March 1810: Purchase agreed on recommendation of John Flaxman (see RA Council Minutes IV, 199-200). Acquired by 1815 - see Thomas Stothard's MS. 'Catalogue of the RA Library', shelf B.2.6. [RAA MIS/ ST/1].|
|Variant Title||Prometheus Chain'd|
Seven Chiefs Against Thebes
|Contributors|| Potter, Robert, 1721 - 1804, translator|
Bliss, Nathaniel, fl. 1808-1824, printer
Bliss, Robert, before 1770 - 1808, publisher
Bliss, M., publisher
Montagu, Elizabeth, 1720 - 1800, dedicatee