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    Medea (Masters of Latin Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Translated by Frederick Ahl

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    DescriptionAhl's translations of three Senecan tragedies will gratify and challenge readers and performers. With stage performance specifically in mind, Ahl renders Seneca's dramatic force in a modern idiom and style that move easily between formality and colloquialism as the text demands, and he strives to reproduce the richness of the original Latin, to retain the poetic form, images, wordplays, enigmas, paradoxes, and dark humor of Seneca's tragedies.In this powerful and imaginative translation of Medea, Frederick Ahl retains the compelling effects of the monologues, as well as the special feeling and pacing of Seneca's choruses.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Translated by Frederick Ahl
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 228 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801494321
    ISBN 10: 080149432X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD, DSG
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    B&T General Subject: 630
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 872.01, 872/.01
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    BIC subject category V2: 2ADL
    DC20: 872.01
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    LC classification: PA6666.M4 A45 1986, PA6666.M4
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DD, DSBB
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    01 December 1986
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    In addition to proffering such supplementary information as is commonly found in translations aimed at the general public, Ahl argues that the Senecan tragedies were written for production As for the translations themselves, they are excellent. They convey an impression of the Senecan poetic style rather than make an attempt to imitate it. Most important, the language is such that it can be clearly articulated and rendered at once comprehensible to an audience. Ahl rightly finds the style and texture of each play different and reflects such a difference in his translations. Classical World (Spring 1988)"