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Six Tragedies

Six Tragedies (Paperback)

By Seneca
Translated by Wilson, Emily

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Phaedra * Oedipus * Medea * Trojan Women * Hercules Furens * Thyestes Seneca's plays are the product of a sensational, frightening, and oppressive period of history. Tutor to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived through uncertain and violent times, and his dramas depict the extremes of... human behaviour. Rape, suicide, child-killing, incestuous love, madness and mutilation afflict the characters, who are obsessed and destroyed by their feelings. Passion is constantly set against reason, and passion wins out. Seneca forces us to think about the difference between compromise and hypocrisy, about what happens when emotions overwhelm judgement, and about how, if at all, a person can be good, calm, or happy in a corrupt society and under constant threat of death. Seneca was one of the most prolific, versatile, and influential of all classical Latin writers, and the only tragic playwright from ancient Rome whose work survives. This new edition of his six best plays captures Seneca's style in a verse translation that is both lively and accurate.
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ISBN 9780192807069
Released NZ 14 Jan 2010
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback
Series Oxford World's Classics
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ISBN-13 9780192807069
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 14 Jan 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Seneca
Translated by Wilson, Emily
Series Oxford World's Classics
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Drama Texts, Plays
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 872.01
Weight 215g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text College/higher education