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Seneca : Phaedra - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Paperback Published: 28th May 1990
ISBN: 9780521337137
Number Of Pages: 232

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Seneca's Phaedra occupies an important and influential position in the tradition of European drama. This new edition concentrates on the dramatic qualities of Phaedra and examines the Greek and Roman background to the play, particularly Seneca's use of Euripides and Ovid, and its philosophical elements grounded in Seneca's Stoicism. The introduction also discusses dramatic and rhetorical presentation, aspects of style including imagery and the transmission of the text. An unusual feature is the treatment of the influence of the Phaedra story in later European literature and music. The commentary examines Seneca's language in detail and looks at his use of earlier poetic models (Virgil and Ovid) as well as plot, characterisation and his use of myth. Although principally for students of Latin literature, this new edition will also be of interest to historians of drama and comparative literature.

Introduction
The life of Seneca
The dating of Seneca's tragedies
The background of the myth
Roman literary influences
Dramatic performances
Rhetorical elements
Aspects of literary craftsmanship
Literary and philosophical interpretation
The manuscripts and the transmission of the text
The influence of Seneca's tragedies and of the Phaedra myth
Metre and prosody
Annaei Senecae Phaedra
Commentary
Appendices
Bibliography
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521337137
ISBN-10: 0521337135
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 28th May 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.25

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