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Self-Representation and Illusion in Senecan Tragedy

Self-Representation and Illusion in Senecan Tragedy

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1. Introduction; 2. The broken world; 3. Images of a flawed technical genesis; 4. Meta-theatre and self-consciousness; 5. Phaedra: intertextuality and innocence
A. J. Littlewood approaches Seneca's tragedies as Neronian literature rather than as reworkings of Attic drama, and emphasizes their place in the Roman world and in the Latin literary corpus. The Greek tragic myths are for Seneca mediated by non-dramatic Augustan literature. In literary terms Phaedra's desire, Hippolytus' innocence, and Hercules' ambivalent heroism look back through allusion to Roman elegy, pastoral, and epic respectively. Ethically, the artificiality of Senecan tragedy, the consciousness that its own dramatic worlds, events, and people are literary constructs, responds to the contemporary Stoical dismissal of the public world as mere theatre.

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Autor: C. A. J. Littlewood
ISBN-13: 9780199267613
ISBN: 0199267618
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 344
Gewicht: 517 g
Format: 224x149x23 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: C. A. J. Littlewood
Cedric Littlewood is Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada

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Autor: C. A. J. Littlewood
ISBN-13:: 9780199267613
ISBN: 0199267618
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.02.2004
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Gewicht: 517g
Seiten: 344
Sprache: Englisch
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Sonstiges: Buch, 224x149x23 mm