Volume IX, Tragedies II: Oedipus. Agamemnon. Thyestes. Hercules on Oeta. Octavia. (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

Volume IX, Tragedies II: Oedipus. Agamemnon. Thyestes. Hercules on Oeta. Octavia. (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus Seneca
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674996100

ISBN-13: 9780674996106

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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. This volume completes the Loeb Classical Library's new two-volume

Overview

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. This volume completes the Loeb Classical Library's new two-volume edition of Seneca's tragedies. John Fitch's annotated translation, which faces Latin text, conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes.

Seneca's plots are based on mythical episodes, in keeping with classical tradition. But the political realities of imperial Rome are also reflected here, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674996106
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #78
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
719,611
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 4.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Oedipus


Introduction


Text and Translation


Agamemnon


Introduction


Text and Translation


Thyestes


Introduction


Text and Translation


Hercules On Oeta


Introduction


Text and Translation


Octavia


Introduction


Text and Translation

Index

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