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The Resource Seneca : Oedipus, Susanna Braund

Seneca : Oedipus, Susanna Braund

Label
Seneca : Oedipus
Title
Seneca
Title remainder
Oedipus
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Braund
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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"--
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Braund, Susanna Morton
Dewey number
872/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6664.O5
LC item number
B73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
Label
Seneca : Oedipus, Susanna Braund
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
898053113
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 163 pages
Isbn
9781474234795
Lccn
2015019644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898053113
Label
Seneca : Oedipus, Susanna Braund
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
898053113
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 163 pages
Isbn
9781474234795
Lccn
2015019644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898053113

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