Seneca: Hercules Furens

February 9, 2017|
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:HardcoverProduct dimensions:168 pages, 8.75 X 5.75 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:168 pages, 8.75 X 5.75 X 0.6 inPublished:9 février 2017Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1474254926

ISBN - 13:9781474254922

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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