Tragedies-Oedipus. Agamemnon. Thyestes. Hercules on Oeta. Octavia

ISBN: 9780674997189 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2018 Autor: Seneca Editură: Harvard University Press Colecție: Loeb Classical Library Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 662 Stoc: La comandă

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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.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Seneca
Data Publicarii
2018
Editura
Harvard University Press
Inaltime
17
Latime
12
Grosime
3.5
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
662
Colectie
Loeb Classical Library
Traducatori
John G Fitch
Volum Din Serie
2
Bic
DB, DSBB, HBLA1
Greutate
454
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