Four plays and fragments from the ancient Greek tragedian playright Sophocles ...... "With Critical Notes, Commentary, and Translation in English Prose" by Jebb. Text in English and Greek.
The overall condition of the 4 volumes is "Good".
Part I - The Oedipus Tyrannus. 251 pp. 3rd edition, 1893.
Part III - The Antigone. 288 pp. 1906 reprint of the 3rd edition (1900).
Part IV - The Philoctetes. 257 pp. 1932 reprint of 2nd edition (1898).
Part VII - The Ajax. 258 pp. First edition, 1896.
All volumes have dark olive cloth covers, mostly clean,with gilt titles to spine. 3 volumes (Parts I, III, VII) have black horizontal bands on covers. Books have bumping to spine top and base. Covers have some rubbing, minor creasing and marks, some edgewear to covers, plus fraying to corners. Blocks show discolouration in line with ageing. Bindings remain tight. The free end papers have small initials written, but in essence, the pages and narrative are clean, some with annotations noted. Overall, these books are in Good, (approaching Very Good) condition.
The works are by Richard Claverhouse Jebb ..... "Regius Professor of Greek and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and M.P. for the University" (taken from title page). Knighted in 1900, Jebb was acknowledged to be one of the most brilliant classical scholars of his time, a humanist and an unsurpassed translator from and into the classical languages.
Total size 23 x 16 x 11 cms (2.5 kgs approx) for the 4 books.
"Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than or contemporary with those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in 30 competitions, won 24, and was never judged lower than second place.". (source Wikipedia.)