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    DescriptionThe first detailed cultural and theatrical history of a major literary form, this landmark introduction examines Roman tragedy and its place at the centre of Rome's cultural and political life. Analyzing the work of such names as Ennius, Pacuvius and Accius, as well as Seneca and his post-Neronian successors, Anthony J. Boyle delves into detailed discussion on every Roman tragedian whose work survives in substance today. Roman Tragedy examines: the history of Roman tragic techniques and conventions the history of generic form and change the debt that Rome owes to Greece, and text owes to text the birth, development and death of Roman tragedy in the context of the cities evolving, institutions, ideologies and political and social practices tragedy proper and the historical drama (fabula praetexta), which the Romans allied to tragedy. With parallel English translations of Latin quotations, this seminal work not only provides an invaluable resource for students of theatre, Roman political history and cultural history, but it is also accessible to all interested in the social dynamics of writing, spectacle, ideology and power.

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    Roman Tragedy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Boyle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 394 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415251037
    ISBN 10: 0415251036

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    DC22: 872/.0109, 872.0109
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    LC classification: PA6068 .B69 2006
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    Thema V1.0: NK
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    22 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    University of Southern California, USA
    Review quote
    'To sum up, this book is a well-thought-out and original piece of scholarship, which will advance considerably the debate on these tragedies and enhance their understanding ... I can warmly recommend the book both to experts who wish to have an up-to-date account of the latest studies in Roman tragedy and to undergraduate and graduate students who can mine this useful volume for relevant paper and even dissertation topics.' - Tsoka Aikaterini, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Jan 2007
    Table of contents
    Part 1: The Birth of Roman Drama 1. Staging Rome Part 2: The Evolution of Roman Tragedy 2. Founding Fathers: The Appropriation of Greece Livius and Naevius 3. The Second Wave: Generic Confidence Ennius and Pacuvius 4. Tragic Apex: Poetic Form and Political Crisis Accius 5. Canonisation and Turmoil: The End of the Republic 6. Roma Theatrum: The Early Empire Varius, Ovid and Pomponius 7. Seneca's Tragic Theatre Part 3: The Death of Tragedy at Rome 8. Tragedy and Autocracy: The Liberty of Silence Hercules Oetaeus, Octavia and Maternus