Medea / Edition 1

Medea / Edition 1

by Seneca
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080149432X

ISBN-13: 9780801494321

Pub. Date: 10/28/1986

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Ahl's translations of three Senecan tragedies will gratify and challenge readers and performers. With stage performance specifically in mind, Ahl renders Seneca's dramatic force in a modern idiom and style that move easily between formality and colloquialism as the text demands, and he strives to reproduce the richness of the original Latin, to retain the poetic

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Ahl's translations of three Senecan tragedies will gratify and challenge readers and performers. With stage performance specifically in mind, Ahl renders Seneca's dramatic force in a modern idiom and style that move easily between formality and colloquialism as the text demands, and he strives to reproduce the richness of the original Latin, to retain the poetic form, images, wordplays, enigmas, paradoxes, and dark humor of Seneca's tragedies.

In this powerful and imaginative translation of Medea, Frederick Ahl retains the compelling effects of the monologues, as well as the special feeling and pacing of Seneca's choruses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801494321
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1986
Series:
Masters of Latin Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
838,219
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.34(d)

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Table of Contents

General Introduction

Introduction to Medea

Medea

Glossary

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