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Seneca: Thyestes

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In reading Seneca's Thyestes, the Aristotelian or Hegelian models of tragedy seem not to fit: there is no error, no trajectory which brings the protagonist from a height to a depth, nor is there any ... More


The Cannibal Poets

Shadi Bartsch

in Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226241845
eISBN:
9780226241982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241982.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Persius plays off the Ars Poetica of Horace, his predecessor in satire, by changing Horace’s condemnation of the badly integrated poetic corpus into a literal description of bad poetry as mutilated ... More


Lucan and Seneca: Poets of Apocalypse

William Fitzgerald

in How to Read a Latin Poem: If You Can't Read Latin Yet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657865
eISBN:
9780191745690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657865.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents two heroes who believe in what they do with the utmost conviction. They are both monsters. Nobody who reads the two works considered here can deny that their authors are ... 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


Conclusions

Stefano Rebeggiani

in The Fragility of Power: Statius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190251819
eISBN:
9780190251833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251819.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter recapitulates the volume’s main achievements and sketches ways for expanding its methodology to other texts and to parts of Statius’ poem not covered in this book. It suggests that ... More


The Hayloft Project’s Thyestes

Emma Cole

in Postdramatic Tragedies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198817680
eISBN:
9780191859144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817680.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 explores Australian theatre company The Hayloft Project’s 2010 devised adaptation of Seneca’s Thyestes. It argues that the production’s combination of a focus upon the psychology of ... More


‘Minerva’s Men’: The Inns of Court in the 1560s

Jessica Winston

in Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter surveys the literary culture of the Inns in the 1560s, exploring several central questions: What prompted the formation of this literary environment in the 1560s? What did it mean to the ... More


Senecan Tragedy in Early Elizabethan England

Jessica Winston

in Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769422
eISBN:
9780191822421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769422.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the early Elizabethan translations of the tragedies of Seneca to argue that translators used these to foster personal connections, as well as political expression. The ... More


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