The Resource Six tragedies, Seneca ; translated with an introduction and notes by Emily Wilson

Six tragedies, Seneca ; translated with an introduction and notes by Emily Wilson

Label
Six tragedies
Title
Six tragedies
Statement of responsibility
Seneca ; translated with an introduction and notes by Emily Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Seneca's plays are the product of a sensational, frightening, and oppressive period of history. Tutor to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived through uncertain and violent times, and his dramas depict the extremes of human behaviour. Rape, suicide, child-killing, incestuous love, madness and mutilation afflict the characters, who are obsessed and destroyed by their feelings. Passion is constantly set against reason, and passion wins out. Seneca forces us to think about the difference between compromise and hypocrisy, about what happens when emotions overwhelm judgement, and about how, if at all, a person can be good, calm, or happy in a corrupt society and under constant threat of death. Seneca was one of the most prolific, versatile, and influential of all classical Latin writers, and the only tragic playwright from ancient Rome whose work survives.--From publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
882/.01
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Latin
LC call number
PA6666
LC item number
.A1 2010eb
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
Label
Six tragedies, Seneca ; translated with an introduction and notes by Emily Wilson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxix-xxxii) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Phaedra -- Oedipus -- Medea -- Trojan Women -- Hercules Furens -- Thyestes
Control code
ocn550669733
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780192807069
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35615497
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)550669733
  • pebcs0191539724

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