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Self-representation and illusion in Senecan tragedy

Author: C A J Littlewood
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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C.A.J. Littlewood approaches Seneca's tragedies as Neronian literature rather than as reworkings of Attic drama, and emphasizes their place in the Roman world and in the Latin literary corpus. The Greek tragic myths are for Seneca mediated by non-dramatic Augustan literature.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C A J Littlewood
ISBN: 9780199267613 0199267618
OCLC Number: 556973914
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 331 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. The broken world ; 3. Images of a flawed technical genesis ; 4. Meta-theatre and self-consciousness ; 5. Phaedra: intertextuality and innocence
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: C.A.J. Littlewood.
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Seneca the Younger's tragedies are adaptations from the Greek. C. A. J. Littlewood emphasizes the place of these plays in the Latin literature and in the philosophical context of the reign of the  Read more...

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