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Tragedies: Volume I
 

Tragedies: Volume I (Hardback)

By Seneca
Edited and translated by Fitch, John G.

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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. Seneca's plays depict intense passions and interactions in rhetoric that is equally strong. Their perspective is much bleaker than that adopted in his prose writings. His plots are based on mythical episodes, in keeping with classical tradition. But the political realities of imperial Rome are also reflected in an obsessive concern with power and dominion over others. The Octavia is our sole surviving example of a Roman historical play; set at Nero's court, it was probably written by an admirer of Seneca as statesman and dramatist. John G. Fitch has thoroughly revised his two-volume edition of Seneca's Tragedies to take account of the textual and interpretive scholarship that has appeared since its initial publication. His translation conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes.
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ISBN 9780674997172
Released NZ 15 May 2018
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
Language English (translated from: Latin)
Series Loeb Classical Library (part: 62)
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ISBN-13 9780674997172
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Status In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Harvard University Press
Released 15 May 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Language English
Translated from Latin
Author(s) By Seneca
Edited and translated by Fitch, John G.
Series Loeb Classical Library (part: 62)
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval
Literature: Texts
Other Prose: Classical, Early & Medieval
19th Century Fiction
History
World History: BCE To C 500 CE
Number of Pages 576
Dimensions Width: 108mm
Height: 162mm
Spine: 297mm
Dewey Code 872.01
Weight 281g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Trojan War, Greek drama (Tragedy), Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, Mythology, Classical, Medea
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade

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