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The Resource Tragedies, Seneca ; edited and translated by John G. Fitch, (electronic resource)

Tragedies, Seneca ; edited and translated by John G. Fitch, (electronic resource)

Label
Tragedies
Title
Tragedies
Statement of responsibility
Seneca ; edited and translated by John G. Fitch
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Seneca (c. 4-65 CE) authored verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. Plots are based on myth, in keeping with classical tradition, but themes reflect imperial Roman politics. Powerful rhetoric conveys intensity and the perspective is much bleaker than in Seneca's prose writings.
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MaCbHUP
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approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fitch, John G
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
62, 78
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  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
  • Mythology, Classical
Summary expansion
Seneca is a figure of first importance in both Roman politics and literature: a leading adviser to Nero who attempted to restrain the emperor's megalomania; a prolific moral philosopher; and the author of verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. Here is the first of a new two-volume edition of Seneca's tragedies, with a fully annotated translation facing the Latin text. Seneca's plays depict intense passions and interactions in an appropriately strong rhetoric. Their perspective is much bleaker than that of his prose writings. In this new translation John Fitch conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes
Target audience
general
Label
Tragedies, Seneca ; edited and translated by John G. Fitch, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
v. I. Hercules. Trojan women. Phoenician women. Medea. Phaedra -- v. II. Oedipus. Agamemnon. Thyestes. Hercules on Oeta. Octavia
Control code
ssib019741991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674996021
Isbn Type
(v.1) (print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib019741991
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Tragedies, Seneca ; edited and translated by John G. Fitch, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
v. I. Hercules. Trojan women. Phoenician women. Medea. Phaedra -- v. II. Oedipus. Agamemnon. Thyestes. Hercules on Oeta. Octavia
Control code
ssib019741991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674996021
Isbn Type
(v.1) (print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib019741991
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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