Published some two years after Ben Jonson's famous Roman play Seianus His Fall, the anonymous Claudius Tiberius Nero (1607) covers the whole period of the notorious Tiberius' reign (14 - 37 A.D.). The anonymous dramatist, who is «well seene in Antiquities, but most especially inward with Cornelius Tacitus», presents a chronicle play revelling in malicious designs, sombre plans and bloody outrages. This critical old-spelling edition of a hitherto neglected Roman play contains a text, notes, both textual and explanatory, a detailed introduction by the editor, and five appendices with a wealth of comparative material.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: The author - The Sources - Plot and Characters; Text: Claudius Tiberius Nero - Press-Variants and Emendations of Accidentals - Commentary - Appendices.