1911 The Rise of the Greek Epic: being a Course of Lectures delivered at Harvard University
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Gilbert Murray (1866-1957) was a British leading scholar of classics, in particular of Ancient Greece, as well as being an important humanist, serving as President of the Ethical Union. He translated a plethora of Greek literature, including many Athenian dramas and tragedies. This volume lays out the history and setting for Greek epics, exploring all manner of Homeric themes and context.
This is a school binding, with the gilt emblem of St Paul's School, London, stamped on the front cover, and an empty prize bookplate to the front pastedown.
In a marvellous full leather binding with a gilt spine, edges and borders.
Externally, minor shelfwear with slight loss to the leather on rear boards, otherwise lovely. Prize bookplate to the front pastedown left unfilled, dated 190_. Internally firmly bound, pages bright and clean.
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