Seneca by John G. FitchSeneca by John G. Fitch


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Paperback | February 7, 2008

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Seneca was a man of many facets: statesman, dramatist, philosopher, prose stylist. His life was marked by extremes of fortune - extremes that are reflected in much of his writing, and in the vicissitudes of his reputation in later centuries. This volume brings together some outstanding essayswritten about him over the past four decades, and illustrates the diversity of approaches by which modern critics have attempted to understand this multifaceted figure. Just as Seneca's writings often reflect his times, so current critical approaches often reflect issues in contemporary thought andsociety. Several of the essays have been revised by their authors for this volume, and two of them are translated for the first time. A new introduction places the articles within the context of recent academic thought and criticism. All Latin has been translated.
John G. Fitch is Professor Emeritus, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria.
Title:SenecaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.01 inPublished:February 7, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199282099

ISBN - 13:9780199282098


Table of Contents

Introduction1. Miriam T. Griffin: Imago Vitae Suae2. Marcus Wilson: Seneca's Epistles to Lucilius: A Revaluation3. Catharine Edwards: Self-scrutiny and Self-transformation in Seneca's Letters4. Mireille Armisen-Marchetti: Imagination and Meditation in Seneca: The Example of Praemeditatio5. Brad Inwood: The Will in Seneca the Younger6. Charles Segal: Boundary Violation and the Landscape of the Self in Senecan Tragedy7. John G. Fitch and Siobhan McElduff: Construction of the Self in Senecan Drama8. Patrick Kragelund: Senecan Tragedy: Back on Stage?9. Wilfried Stroh: Staging Seneca: The Production of Troas as a Philological Experiment10. Donald J. Mastronarde: Seneca's Oedipus: The Drama in the Word11. Cedric Littlewood: Seneca's Thyestes: The Tragedy with no Women?12. Eleanor Winsor Leach: The Implied Reader and the Political Argument in Seneca's Apocolocyntosis and De Clementia13. Roland G. Mayer: Roman Historical Exempla in Seneca14. Robert J. Newman: In umbra virtutis. Gloria in the Thought of Seneca the Philosopher15. K. R. Bradley: Seneca and Slavery16. R. G. M. Nisbet: The Dating of Seneca's Tragedies, with Special Reference to Thyestes17. Elaine Fantham: Virgil's Dido and Seneca's Tragic Heroines18. A. J. Boyle: Seneca and Renaissance Drama: Ideology and Meaning