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Author Schiesaro, Alessandro.

Title The passions in play : Thyestes and the dynamics of Senecan drama / Alessandro Schiesaro
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 284 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note on translations; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 Poetry, passions and knowledge; CHAPTER 2 Staging Thyestes; CHAPTER 3 A craftier Tereus; CHAPTER 4 Atreus rex; CHAPTER 5 Fata se vertunt retro; CHAPTER 6 The poetics of passions; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index of passages cited; General index
Summary This book subjects the most accomplished of Seneca's tragedies to a sustained critical analysis and argues for its central importance in post-Classical aesthetics. It also discusses several other of his plays, thereby offering a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the main themes and stylistic features of his tragedies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-268) and indexes
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Subject Thyestes, King of Olympia and Mycenae (Mythological character) -- In literature
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. Thyestes.
Genre/Form Tragedies (Drama)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511061250 (electronic bk.)
051148237X (ebook)
052181801X (paperback)
9780511061257 (electronic bk.)
9780511482373 (ebook)
9780521818018 (paperback)