Thyestes /

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.,

Thyestes / Seneca ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by A. J. Boyle. - First edition. - cxlv, 561 pages ; 23 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-499) and indexes.

Introduction -- Text and translation ; Selective critical apparatus ; Differences from the 1986 Oxford Classical Text -- Commentary.

This new edition of 'Seneca's Thyestes' offers a comprehensive introduction, newly edited Latin text, an English verse translation designed for both performance and high-level academic study, and a detailed exegetic, analytic, and interpretative commentary on the play. The aim throughout has been to elucidate the text dramatically as well as philologically, and to locate the play firmly in its contemporary historical and theatrical context and in the ensuing literary and dramatic tradition. As such, the reception of the play by European dramatists is given especial emphasis in the introduction and throughout the commentary; this and the accessible notes on the text make this edition of particular use not only to scholars and students of classics, but also of literature and drama, and to anyone interested in the cultural dynamics of literary reception and in the interplay between theatre and history.

Includes Latin text and English translation on facing pages.

9780198744726 (hardcover) 0198744722 (hardcover)


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Thyestes, King of Olympia and Mycenae (Mythological character) --Drama.
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. Thyestes.
Thyestes, King of Olympia and Mycenae (Mythological character)

Thyestes (Seneca, Lucius Annaeus)

Latin drama.
Latin drama.


PA6664 / .T5 2017

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