Seneca: Hercules Furens

August 23, 2018|
Seneca: Hercules Furens by Neil Bernstein
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Hercules is the best-known character from classical mythology. Seneca''s playHercules Furenspresents the hero at a moment of triumph turned to tragedy. Hercules returns from his final labor, his journey to the Underworld, and then slaughters his family in an episode of madness. This play exerted great influence on Shakespeare and other Renaissance tragedians, and also inspired contemporary adaptations in film, TV, and comics. Aimed at undergraduates and non-specialists, this companion introduces the play''s action, historical context and literary tradition, critical reception, adaptation, and performance tradition.
Neil W. Bernsteinis Professor of Classics and World Religions, Ohio University, USA. He has written extensively on Roman literature and identity, includingIn the Image of the Ancestors: Narratives of Kinship in Flavian Epic(2008) andEthics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation(2013).
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Title:Seneca: Hercules Furens
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:168 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:168 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0 in
Published:August 23, 2018
Publisher:Bloomsbury
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781350080812

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