Scenecae Tragoediae [sic].

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Creator

Seneca.

Title

Scenecae Tragoediae [sic].

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani,

Date

after 7 October 1517.

Description

The only Aldine edition of the ten tragedies of Seneca the Younger, including the Octavia, wrongly attributed to him. The editor Girolamo Avanzi, about whom very little is known, claims in the preface to have corrected “three thousand errors” from previous printings. Seneca’s tragedies exerted a heavy influence on the Elizabethan theater in particular. This is the first issue of the imprint, with Seneca’s name embarrassingly misspelled on the titlepage.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Seneca., “Scenecae Tragoediae [sic]. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed August 20, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/237.