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Medea

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ISBN-10: 080149432X

ISBN-13: 9780801494321

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Frederick Ahl, Frederick Ahl

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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. 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 mood of the text demands, and he strives to reproduce the richness of the original Latin. In his introduction to the play, Ahl supplies the mythic background and notes about the dramatis personae. A glossary of names and places referred to by Seneca appears at the back of the book. Even readers unfamiliar with Greek and Roman drama should find…    
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Book details

List price: $12.50
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/17/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Seneca was born in Spain of a wealthy Italian family. His father, Lucius Annaeus Seneca (see Vol. 4), wrote the well-known Controversaie (Controversies) and Suasoriae (Persuasions), which are collections of arguments used in rhetorical training, and his nephew Lucan was the epic poet of the civil war. Educated in rhetoric and philosophy in Rome, he found the Stoic doctrine especially compatible. The younger Seneca became famous as an orator but was exiled by the Emperor Claudius. He was recalled by the Empress Agrippina to become the tutor of her son, the young Nero. After the first five years of Nero's reign, Agrippina was murdered and three years later Octavia, Nero's wife, was exiled.…    

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