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    Seneca: Phaedra (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Edited by Michael Coffey, Edited by Roland Mayer, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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    DescriptionSeneca's Phaedra occupies an important and influential position in the tradition of European drama. This new edition concentrates on the dramatic qualities of Phaedra and examines the Greek and Roman background to the play, particularly Seneca's use of Euripides and Ovid, and its philosophical elements grounded in Seneca's Stoicism. The introduction also discusses dramatic and rhetorical presentation, aspects of style including imagery and the transmission of the text. An unusual feature is the treatment of the influence of the Phaedra story in later European literature and music. The commentary examines Seneca's language in detail and looks at his use of earlier poetic models (Virgil and Ovid) as well as plot, characterisation and his use of myth. Although principally for students of Latin literature, this new edition will also be of interest to historians of drama and comparative literature.


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    Title
    Seneca: Phaedra
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Edited by Michael Coffey, Edited by Roland Mayer, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 123 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521337137
    ISBN 10: 0521337135
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: D
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC21: 872.01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    DC22: 872.01, 872/.01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    LC classification: PA6664 .P5 1990
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: D
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The life of Seneca; 2. The dating of Seneca's tragedies; 3. The background of the myth; 4. Roman literary influences; 5. Dramatic performances; 6. Rhetorical elements; 7. Aspects of literary craftsmanship; 8. Literary and philosophical interpretation; 9. The manuscripts and the transmission of the text; 10. The influence of Seneca's tragedies and of the Phaedra myth; 11. Metre and prosody; Annaei Senecae Phaedra; Commentary; Appendices; Bibliography; Indexes.