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Volume VIII, Tragedies I: Hercules. Trojan Women. Phoenician Women. Medea. Phaedra. (Loeb Classical Library)

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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. Here is the first of a new two-volume edition of Seneca's tragedies, with a fully annotated translation facing the Latin text.

Seneca's plays depict intense passions and interactions in an appropriately strong rhetoric. Their perspective is much bleaker than that of his prose writings. In this new translation John Fitch conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674996021
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Language: Latin
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library Series , #62
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 810,892
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John G. Fitch is Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria.
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Table of Contents

General Introduction

Hercules

Introduction

Text and Translation

Trojan Women

Introduction

Text and Translation

Phoenician Women

Introduction

Text and Translation

Medea

Introduction

Text and Translation

Phaedra

Introduction

Text and Translation

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