(FRERE, John Hookham)
Theognis Restitutus. The personal history of the poet Theognis, deduced from an analysis of his existing fragments. FIRST EDITION. 4to. Malta. 1842/1840?
1842. WITH: Psalms, &c. (By John Hookham Frere). Printed by William Nicol, Shakspeare Press. n.d. (c.1840). Foxing in prelims. 2 vols in 1 in contemp. full calf, gilt spine, olive green leather labels; sl. rubbing. Library label of Hertford College, Oxford. v.g.
¶Theognis of Megara, who lived during the sixth century BC, was a classical Greek poet in the Homeric tradition. "A hundred of these Fragments translated, or paraphrased in English metre, are arranged in their proper biographical order, with an accompanying commentary. With a preface in which the suggestion of Mr. Clinton, as to the true date of the Poet's birth (viz. in Olymph. 59) is confirmed by internal evidence."