By (author) Anthony J. Boyle
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Roman Tragedy by Anthony J. Boyle
Book DescriptionThe first detailed cultural and theatrical history of a major literary form, this landmark introduction examines Roman tragedy and its place at the centre of Rome's cultural and political life. Analyzing the work of such names as Ennius, Pacuvius and Accius, as well as Seneca and his post-Neronian successors, Anthony J. Boyle delves into detailed discussion on every Roman tragedian whose work survives in substance today. Roman Tragedy examines: * the history of Roman tragic techniques and conventions * the history of generic form and change * the debt that Rome owes to Greece, and text owes to text * the birth, development and death of Roman tragedy in the context of the cities evolving, institutions, ideologies and political and social practices * tragedy proper and the historical drama (fabula praetexta), which the Romans allied to tragedy. With parallel English translations of Latin quotations, this seminal work not only provides an invaluable resource for students of theatre, Roman political history and cultural history, but it is also accessible to all interested in the social dynamics of writing, spectacle, ideology and power.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415251020
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony J. Boyle
Roman Tragedy, Paperback (October 2005)
Examines Roman tragedy and its place at the centre of Rome's cultural and political life. Analyzing the work of names, such as Ennius, Pacuvius and Accius, as well as Seneca and his post-Neronian successors, this book examines: the history of Roman tragic techniques and conventions; the history of generic form and change; and more.
Fasti, Paperback (April 2000)
This is Ovid's poetical calendar of the Roman year, with its various observances and festivals, written in elegiacs. Ovid's design was to study the calendar in the light of old annals, and to show what events are commemorated on each day and the origins of the various events.
Roman Epic, Paperback (July 1996)» View all books by Anthony J. Boyle
Distinguished Latinists examine the formation and evolution of Roman epic from its beginnings in the third century BC to the high Italian Renaissance.
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Author Biography - Anthony J. Boyle
University of Southern California, USA
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