The Origin and Early Form of Greek Tragedy.
For Oberlin College by Harvard University Press, Cambridge (Mass,), 1967. XI,127p. Original blue cloth. Spine gilt titled. Signature and date on free endpaper. Series: Martin Classical Lectures, Volume XX. “G.F. Else has expanded a 29 page article on tragedy’s origin (Hermes 85, 1957, 17-46), into a volume of Martin Classical Lectures. The volume’s virtues are bright ideas, an ability to punch holes in other’s bright ideas, readable narrative, and the amiable ascription of tragedy’s origin to four Athenians (…); its vices, an irrationally selective treatment of sources, sparse documentation, a reluctance to give earlier scholars their due, and the presence of assorted bees in the author’s bonnet.” (WILLAM M. CALDER III in Gnomon, 1969, p.229).