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Passions in Play Thyestes and the Dynamics of Senecan Drama

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ISBN-10: 0521037654

ISBN-13: 9780521037655

Edition: 2007

Authors: Alessandro Schiesaro

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This book subjects the most accomplished and important of Seneca's tragedies Thyestes to the kind of critical analysis now available for authors such as Virgil, Ovid and Lucan. Drawing many insights from psychoanalytic theory, and recent advances in post-Virgilian literary criticism, it also discusses several other plays of Seneca. The volume presents, therefore, a detailed and comprehensive analysis of all the main themes and stylistic features of Seneca's tragedies. While stressing the importance of Thyestes in post-Classical aesthetics, the study offers important insights into authors such as Ovid and Lucan as well.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Alessandro Schiesaro is Professor of Latin Literature at Sapienza University of Rome. He is the author of The Passions in Play: Thyestes and the Dynamics of Senecan Drama (2003) and the co-editor, with Thomas Habinek, of The Roman Cultural Revolution (1997).

Acknowledgements
Note on translations
Introduction
Poetry, passions and knowledge
Staging Thyestes
A craftier Tereus
Atreus rex
Fata se vertunt retro
The poetics of passions
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index of passages cited
General index