Introduction; 1. The life of Seneca; 2. The dating of Seneca's tragedies; 3. The background of the myth; 4. Roman literary influences; 5. Dramatic performances; 6. Rhetorical elements; 7. Aspects of literary craftsmanship; 8. Literary and philosophical interpretation; 9. The manuscripts and the transmission of the text; 10. The influence of Seneca's tragedies and of the Phaedra myth; 11. Metre and prosody; Annaei Senecae Phaedra; Commentary; Appendices; Bibliography; Indexes.
Seneca: Phaedra / Edition 1by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Pub. Date: 08/28/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Concentrating on the play's dramatic qualities and its Greek and Roman background, this introduction discusses dramaturgy and rhetoric as well as style and textual transmission.
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