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Author Staley, Gregory Allan.

Title Seneca and the idea of tragedy / Gregory A. Staley
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2010]
copyright 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 185 pages) : illustrations
Summary The question of why Seneca wrote tragedy has been debated since at least the 13th century. Since Seneca was a Stoic, critics assumed he wrote with the standard Stoic theory of literature as education in philosophy in mind. This book argues that Seneca was influenced by Aristotle's famous defense of tragedy against Plato's critique
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. -- Tragedies.
Mythology, Classical, in literature.
Genre/Form Tragedies (Drama)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199866809 ebook