Title: L. Annaei Senecae Cordubensis tragoediae, 1618
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: Rothomagi, Ex Typographia Davidis Parvivalii
Condition: Very Good
An extremely scarce and early 17th century edition of the great tragedies of Seneca, one of the great Roman philosophers of the Stoic school, as well as playwright and statesman.
Advisor to the imperial court under Caligula and tutor of the Mad Emperor Nero, he was sometimes called Seneca the philosopher, the Tragic, or the Younger to distinguish him from his father, Seneca the Elder.
His tragedies are some of the best examples of Latin tragic theatre, with works that would later inspire 17th century French classical theatre such as Medea, Oedipus and Phaedre.
There is an Ex libris inscription dated 1622.
Worldcat records no copies of this edition
One volume in limp vellum, 432 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with the vellum binding holding strong. Pages 161 to 208 are slightly loosened from the binding. There is some minor staining noted at the top right corner of the title page, continuing throughout several pages. There is virtually no foxing throughout.