Seneca: Oedipus (Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy)

Seneca Oedipus Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy 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 The myt

  • Title: Seneca: Oedipus (Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy)
  • Author: Susanna Braund
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 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 aOedipus, 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 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.

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