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The Greek Theatre Of Father Brumoy. Translated By Mrs. Charlotte Lennox. In Three Volumes. Vol. I. (- III.)

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Uniform Title

[Théãtre des Grecs., English.]


London :: Printed for Mess. Millar, Vaillant, Baldwin, Crowder, Johnston, Dodsley, and Wilson and Durham., MDCCLIX.

Physical Description

3 vols.; 260 mm. (Quarto.)

General Note

Vol. I: [8], cxx, 422 p. - Vol. II: [2], 540 p. - Vol. III: [4], 478, [2] p.


Vol. I: [T.p., dedic.] - Advertisement - The Preface - A Discourse Upon The Theatre Of The Greeks - A Discourse Upon The Original Of Tragedy - A Discourse Upon The Parallel of the Theatres - [Text]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - [Text]. - Vol. III: [T.p.] - Advertisement - [Text] - A Dissertation Upon The Greek Comedy ... - [Text] - Advertisement.

Responsibility Note

The Advertisements state that parts of the translation were made by the Earl of Corke and Orrery, 'the celebrated author of the Rambler', 'a young gentleman', Dr. Gregory Sharpe, John Bourryau and Dr. Grainger.

The translation is dedicated by Charlotte Lennox to George, Prince of Wales (afterwards King George III).


ESTC, T127806

Summary Note

The work consists of abridged translations (some of them merely summaries), with notes and preliminary essays, of ancient Greek plays: Vols. I, II: tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides; Vol. III: tragedies by Euripides, comedies by Aristophanes, and the satyric play of Euripides.


Microfilm., Woodbridge, CT, Research Publications, Inc.,, 1986., 1 reel ; 35mm., (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 3216, no. 01).


Acquired between 1802 and 1821. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1821.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, brown cloth-covered boards; rebacked in 20th century, black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Brumoy's Greek Theatre', spines lettered Vol. I (-III)'.


Mythology, Greek
Greeks - Greece - Social life and customs - History
Greek drama - Tragedies - Comedies - Greek poetry
Drama - Translations into English - Translations from French - Translations from Greek - 18th century - 18th century