[Geneva]: Paulus Stephanus, 1600. 8vo (5.13", 13.02 cm). , 3-576 pp. Paul Estienne printer. Greek and Latin on opposite pages.
Title: "Olympia, Pythia, Nemea, Isthmia. Eight of the rest of the lyric songs, Alcaei, Sappho, Stesichori, Ibyci, Anacreontis, Bacchylidis, Simonides, Alcman, some are also others. Edition IV. Graecolatina, H. Steph. recognition to interpret certain places, and the addition of the lyric songs enrichment." Pindar, renown poet of ancient Greece, wrote forty-four "Odes of Victory" for the winners of the wreath in the Olympian games, divided into four years or Olympiads, held in Olympia (the most prestigious), Pythia, Nemea and Isthmia. Only known work of Pindar to survive in its entirety. Each Greek city-state was a separate political entity, so the Olympic Truce or "laying down of arms" ensured safety for the host city and safe passage for the athletes and spectators.
Adams P 1233. CERL GB-UkOxU.01.012277770. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 21, p. 617-619. Wikipedia. Alum-tawed pigskin, over beveled wooden boards, blind-stamped with decorative borders and fleurs-de-lis; ornamented clasps strong and functional; spine with three raised bands. Edges alternating green and white, now faint. Ownership notations to title-page; verso with "Tillner." Surface cracks on spine show white, corner tips worn to boards, minor wormholes to sides, pages lightly foxed. A beautiful, well-preserved production. Very good+. Item #871