Record number 04/3627
Author Aeschylus, ca. 525 B.C. - 456 B.C.
Uniform Title[Works. English. Potter.]
TitleThe Tragedies Of Aeschylus; Translated By R. Potter. A New Edition.
ImprintOxford: Printed For M. Bliss, and R. Bliss., 1808.
Physical Descriptionxl, 364 p.; 212 mm. (Quarto.)
Content Format Note[Half-t., t.p.] - Preface - To Mrs. Montagu - [Text; colophon].
Summary NotePotter'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 NoteThe 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.
SubjectMythology, Greek
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 Note19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Tragedies Of Aeschylus', spine lettered '1808'.
Provenance5 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 TitlePrometheus 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
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