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Title Seneca : Oedipus / Susanna Braund.
Author Braund, Susanna Morton, author.
Publication London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
Copyright date ©2016
Description vii, 163 pages ; 22 cm.
Call # 872 SENECA B
Series Companions to Greek and Roman tragedy
Companions to Greek and Roman tragedy.
Summary "Oedipus, king of Thebes, is one of the giant figures of ancient mythology. Through the centuries, his story has inspired works of epic poetry, lyric poetry, tragedy, opera, a gospel musical and more. The myth has been famously deployed in psychology by Sigmund Freud. It may not be too bold to claim that Oedipus is the name from Greco-Roman mythology best known beyond the academy at the present time, thanks to Freud's famous phrase 'the Oedipus complex'. The most famous version of the Oedipus myth from antiquity is the Greek play by Sophocles. But there is another version, the Latin drama by the Roman philosopher and politician Seneca.Seneca's version is an entirely different treatment from that of Sophocles and reflects concerns special to the author and his Roman audience in the first century AD. Moreover, the play actually exercised a much greater influence on European literature and thought than has usually been suspected. This book offers a compact and incisive study of the multi-faceted Oedipus myth, of Seneca as dramatist, of the distinctive characteristics of Seneca's play and of the most important aspects of the reception of the play in European drama and culture. The scope of the book ranges chronologically from Homer's treatment of Oedipus myth in the Odyssey down to a twenty-first century Senecan treatment by a Lebanese Canadian dramatist. No knowledge of Latin or other foreign languages is required"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter One: The Myth -- Chapter Two: Seneca in his Time -- Chapter Three: Structure, Themes and Issues -- Chapter Four: Reception and Influence of Seneca's Oedipus -- Guide to Further Reading -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. Oedipus.
ISBN 9781474234795 hardcover
1474234798 hardcover
9781474234788 paperback :
147423478X paperback

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