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 play Hercules Furens presents 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. Bernstein is Professor of Classics and World Religions, Ohio University, USA. He has written extensively on Roman literature and identity, including In the Image of the Ancestors: Narratives of Kinship in Flavian Epic (2008) and Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation (2013).
Title:Seneca: Hercules FurensFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:168 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:168 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 0.68 inPublished:23 août 2018Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1350080810

ISBN - 13:9781350080812

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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