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Seneca

"Thyestes"

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Seneca by P.J. Davis
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Written in Nero's Rome in about AD62, Seneca's "Thyestes" is one of the ggreatest and most influential of classical tragedies. As the bloodiest work in the Greco-Roman canon, "Thyestes" was long reviled for its depiction of savage violence and for its representation of human bestiality. Peter Davis argues that the play needs to be understood as the response of a major politician, philosopher and tragic poet to the increasingly tyrannical rule of the emperor. In this companion he explores key aspects of the play, including the circumstances of its composition, its performance history and its impact on subsequent dramatists, including Shakespeare and Jonson.

Author Biography

P.J. Davis is Associate Professor and Head of Classics in the School of History and Classics at the University of Tasmania. He has published on a variety of Latin authors, including Calpurnius Siculus, Horace, Ovid, Seneca, Statius and Virgil, and is the author of Shifting Song: the Chorus in Seneca's Tragedies (1993).
Release date NZ
December 19th, 2003
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Bristol Classical Press
Pages
160
Dimensions
130x215x15
ISBN-13
9780715632222
Product ID
2059886

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