Seneca: Agamemnon

Seneca: Agamemnon

by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus Seneca
     
 

ISBN-10: 052160933X

ISBN-13: 9780521609333

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Seneca's tragedy Agamemnon is a brilliantly rhetorical piece, written for the study rather than the stage. In this edition Professor Tarrant provides a much needed critical text. In his introduction he discusses the sources, dating, structure and mode of production of Agamemnon and Senecan drama in general, and includes a detailed survey of the manuscript tradition.…  See more details below

Overview

Seneca's tragedy Agamemnon is a brilliantly rhetorical piece, written for the study rather than the stage. In this edition Professor Tarrant provides a much needed critical text. In his introduction he discusses the sources, dating, structure and mode of production of Agamemnon and Senecan drama in general, and includes a detailed survey of the manuscript tradition. His commentary is the fullest yet published on a Senecan play and attempts both to interpret the text and to define the originality of Senecan drama by placing it in its proper literary context; it contains material illustrating Seneca's relationship to earlier Greek and Roman drama, Augustan poetry (Ovid's in particular), and the rhetoric of declamation. This edition will be welcomed by classical scholars and students of Latin poetry, and may also prove valuable to those interested in Seneca's influence on later European drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521609333
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries Series, #18
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Text and critical apparatus; Commentary; Appendixes; Bibliography; Addenda; Indexes.

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