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Seneca by John G. Fitch
Book DescriptionSeneca was a man of many facets: statesman, dramatist, philosopher, prose stylist. His life was marked by extremes of fortune - extremes that are reflected in much of his writing, and in the vicissitudes of his reputation in later centuries. This volume brings together some outstanding essays written about him over the past four decades, and illustrates the diversity of approaches by which modern critics have attempted to understand this multifaceted figure. Just as Seneca's writings often reflect his times, so current critical approaches often reflect issues in contemporary thought and society. Several of the essays have been revised by their authors for this volume, and two of them are translated for the first time. A new introduction places the articles within the context of recent academic thought and criticism. All Latin has been translated.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199282098
(217mm x 139mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Palladius, Hardback (December 2012)
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Seneca's 'Hercules Furens', Paperback (September 2009)
John G. Fitch's new Latin text of Seneca's play, Hercules Furens, is based on a collation of the chief manuscripts, including the Paris manuscript T.
Seneca, Hardback (February 2008)
Statesman, dramatist, philosopher, and prose stylist, Seneca was a leading figure in the Roman Empire in the first century AD. This volume is a collection of outstanding articles written about him during the last four decades, with a new introduction which places the articles within the context of recent academic thought and criticism.
Tragedies, Hardback (June 2004)» View all books by John G. Fitch
This volume completes the Loeb Classical Library's new two volume edition of Seneca's tragedies. This annotated translation, which faces the Latin text, conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes. John Fitch is from the University of Victoria.
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Author Biography - John G. Fitch
John G. Fitch is Professor Emeritus, Department of Greek & Roman Studies, University of Victoria.
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