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Staging memory, staging strife : empire and civil war in the Octavia

Author: Lauren Donovan Ginsberg
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work offers a new reading of the Octavia as a staging ground in the memory wars surrounding Nero's fall. Through an innovative combination of cultural memory theory and intertextual analysis, Ginsberg argues that the play reimagines the imperial family as waging war on itself and its people, challenging their claim that with empire came peace.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Named Person: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Donovan Ginsberg
ISBN: 9780190275976 0190275979 9780190275952 0190275952
OCLC Number: 970400843
Awards: Winner of Joint Winner of the 2018 First Book Award, Classical Association of the Midwest and South.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Lauren Donovan Ginsberg.

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