By Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Shadi Bartsch,Susanna Braund,David Konstan

Edited via world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, the full Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca bargains authoritative, glossy English translations of the writings of the Stoic thinker and playwright (4 BCE–65 CE). the 2 volumes of The whole Tragedies provides all of his dramas, expertly rendered via preeminent students and translators.

The first quantity includes Medea, The Phoenician Women, Phaedra, The Trojan Women, and Octavia, the final of which was once written in emulation of Senecan tragedies and serves as a special instance of political tragedy. This moment quantity comprises Oedipus, Hercules Mad, Hercules on Oeta, Thyestes, and Agamemnon. excessive criteria of accuracy, readability, and elegance are maintained during the translations, which render Seneca into verse with as shut a correspondence, line for line, to the unique as attainable, and with certain awareness paid to meter and total move. furthermore, every one tragedy is prefaced via an unique translator’s creation supplying reflections at the work’s context and that means. Notes are supplied for the reader unusual with the tradition and background of classical antiquity. as a result, The whole Tragedies can be of use to a normal viewers and execs alike, from the Latinless pupil to students and teachers of comparative literature, classics, philosophy, drama, and more.

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