BUTLER, S. and STANLEY, T.,
Aeschyli Tragoediae Quae Supersunt: Volume 4.
Cambridge University Press, 2011. 682p. Paperback. Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Classics. Aeschylus' Tragedies are here presented in the original Greek, with Latin translations, notes, scholia, and readings assembled by one of the eminent classical scholars of the nineteenth century, Samuel Butler (1774–1839). Based upon the monumental seventeenth-century commentary edition by Thomas Stanley, and drawing upon scholarship published in the intervening century, Butler's four volumes of the complete plays represent an important synthesis of early critical responses to Aeschylus. The history of Greek scholarship in England – from the labours of one its first and most influential interpreters, Stanley, to the efforts of one of its most respected teachers, Butler – is amply demonstrated in this set of works. This second part of the fourth volume contains Aeschylus' vita and fragments, together with a complete index to the edition. Headmaster of Shrewsbury School and later bishop of Lichfield, Butler is central to histories of classical scholarship and education in England. (Publisher's information).