Luigi Groto’s tragedy La Dalida was first printed at Venice in 1572. In connection with a hypertext critical edition of an adaptation of this play, William Alabaster’s Roxana (ca. 1595), it is necessary to make readily available the text of the Italian original, there being no modern edition. I therefore take this opportunity to present a transcription of the 1572 printing of Groto’s play. Note: a digitized photographic reproduction of the 1595 Venice edition of La Dalida may be downloaded here. I am grateful to Paolo Paoletti for correcting some errors in the text as originally posted.