L. Annaeus Seneca Troades

Author: Atze J. Keulen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004120044

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 573

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New extensive philological commentary on Seneca s play "Troades." Meaning, history and usage of Seneca s vocabulary are thoroughly discussed. The commentary addresses composition and word order, and discusses textual, metrical and grammatical difficulties. With extensive bibliography and three indices.


Author: John G. Fitch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199282080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 438

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Statesman, dramatist, philosopher, and prose stylist, Seneca was a leading figure in the Roman Empire in the first century AD. This volume is a collection of outstanding articles written about him during the last four decades, with a new introduction which places the articles within the context of recent academic thought and criticism.

Seneca's Troades

Author: Elaine Fantham

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691197717

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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Elaine Fantham provides here a fresh Latin text of Seneca's Traodes and an English version, with an extensive introduction and critical commentary--the first separate treatment of the play in English since Kingery's 1908 edition. Arguing that the Troades was not intended for stage production, the author also discusses the atmosphere of Rome at the time the play was written, when both political and poetic life were felt to be in decline. Although Seneca's plays reflect his experience of tyranny, corruption, and compromise, they are enriched by his contract with the nobler world of poetry. Demonstrating how Seneca loved and imitated the Augustan poets, Professor Fantham reveals the originality that is part of his imitation. Professor Fantham discusses not only the particular characteristics of Seneca's generation but the interplay of his moral and poetic concerns in relationship to his subject--the Trojan captivity.By analyzing his reactions to accounts of this theme in Homer, Euripides, and Augustan epic, she explains his methods and motives in composition. Comparison of the play with Seneca's other works and with other drama exposes some inconsistency, formulaic writing, and excess of ingenuity. It also reveals the influence of epic in loosening his dramtic form and makes apparent his immense vitality. Elaine Fantham is Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto and author of Comparative Studies in the Republican Latin Imagery (Toronto). Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Cambridge Companion to Seneca

Author: Shadi Bartsch,Alessandro Schiesaro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107035058

Category: Drama

Page: 378

View: 4503

This Companion examines the complete works of Seneca in context and establishes the importance of his legacy in Western thought.

Seneca's Phoenissae

Author: M. Frank

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004329439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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The introduction tackles knotty problems: the structure and unity of the work, Seneca's literary purpose and treatment of the Theban legend, the absence of an ending and of choral lyrics, staging difficulties, etc. The commentary, primarily a literary analysis of the text, also elucidates textual, metrical, and grammatical problems.

Seneca's Hercules Furens

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Seneca,John G. Fitch,Senèque, le Philosophe

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801418761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 489

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John G. Fitch's new Latin text of Seneca's play, Hercules Furens, is based on a collation of the chief manuscripts, including the Paris manuscript T. In his introduction, Fitch traces the conflicting classical portrayals of Hercules—a figure embodying altruism and aggrandizement, restraint and wildness—and argues that in the play, the untamed side of his nature ultimately turns against him and destroys him. In introductory notes to individual acts and choral odes, Fitch addresses the play's thematic development and discusses probably influences, including the Greek tragedies of the fifth century B.C., the tragedies of the Hellenistic and Roman Republican periods, and the writings of the Augustan poets, particularly Ovid. His line-by-line commentary focuses on such stylistic matters as wordplay, soundplay, meter, diction, and rhetoric, and he also looks closely at line divisions and at characteristic metrical patterns and anapestic odes. Fitch's assessment of the figure of Hercules in ancient literature, popular religion, and literary/moral tradition will be of compelling interest to classicists and students of later periods.

The Deaths of Seneca

Author: James Ker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199959692

Category: Art

Page: 432

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Beginning in antiquity and extending to the present day, audiences have felt compelled to revisit and retell Seneca's death scene. The Deaths of Seneca analyzes the function of Seneca's death by looking at three main types of representation: the ancient historical narratives, Seneca's own works, and the post-classical retellings.

The Sublime Seneca

Author: Erik Gunderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107090016

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 8576

A reading of Seneca's philosophy and tragedy together, exploring the possibility of enlightenment and the human capacity for wisdom and knowledge. It offers readings of a broad swathe of his works, producing an account of Seneca's vision of both philosophy and literature, and the need to fuse the two.

Seneca Philosophus

Author: Jula Wildberger,Marcia L. Colish

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110373556

Category: Philosophy

Page: 518

View: 364

Addressing classicists, philosophers, students, and general readers alike, this volume emphasizes the unity of Seneca's work and his originality as a translator of Stoic ideas in the literary forms of imperial Rome. It features a vitalizing diversity of contributors from different generations, disciplines, and research cultures. Several prominent Seneca scholars publishing in other languages are for the first time made accessible to anglophone readers.

Seneca Pamphlets

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Publisher: N.A



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