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‘Let the monster be mine’: Seneca and the internalization of imperial furor

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is an analysis of Seneca's Hercules Furens in which, for the first time, the madness is internalized. Seneca dispenses with the interventionist figures, Iris and Lyssa, thereby obscuring ... More


A peculiar compound: Hercules as Renaissance man

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the peculiar compound that is Renaissance Hercules, around whom two main traditions evolved, one focusing on his heroic virtue, the other on his madness. It demonstrates that, ... More


Awakening (C)

L. L. Welborn

in Paul's Summons to Messianic Life: Political Theology and the Coming Awakening

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171311
eISBN:
9780231539159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171311.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the process that Paul images as “awakening” by excavating the antecedent stage of consciousness that his description invokes: namely, sleep (hupnos). While moral lethargy and ... More


Seneca the Reader

Christopher V. Trinacty

in Senecan Tragedy and the Reception of Augustan Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199356560
eISBN:
9780199356584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356560.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first chapter discusses instances in which Seneca quotes the Augustan poets in his prose works, and the same quotation is the basis for an intertext in his tragedies. By examining these common ... More


Deification and Theomachy in Seneca's Hercules Furens

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The twinning of the themes of deification and theomachy is fundamental to Seneca’s tragedy Hercules Furens: Juno almost stakes her divinity on stopping Hercules from becoming a god, Hercules ... More


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