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Octavia
By A. J. Boyle

Octavia

Attributed to Seneca

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Octavia by A. J. Boyle

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Octavia is a work of exceptional historical and dramatic interest. It is the only surviving complete example of the Roman historical drama known as the fabula praetexta. Written shortly after Nero's death by an unknown author, the play deals with events at the court of Nero in the decisive year 62 CE, for which it is the earliest extant (almost contemporary) literary source; its main themes are sex, murder, politics, power and the perceptions and constructions of history. It is a powerful, lyrical and spectacular play. This is the first critical edition of Octavia, with verse translation and commentary, which aims to elucidate the text dramatically as well as philologically, and to locate it firmly in its historical and theatrical context. The verse translation is designed for both performance and serious study.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199287840
ISBN-10: 0199287848
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 147mm x 28mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - A. J. Boyle

A. J. Boyle is Professor of Classics, University of Southern California.

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