Six Tragedies

Author: Seneca
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191604959
Release Date: 2010-01-14
Genre: Drama

Phaedra * Oedipus * Medea * Trojan Women * Hercules Furens * Thyestes Seneca's plays are the product of a sensational, frightening, and oppressive period of history. Tutor to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived through uncertain and violent times, and his dramas depict the extremes of human behaviour. Rape, suicide, child-killing, incestuous love, madness and mutilation afflict the characters, who are obsessed and destroyed by their feelings. Passion is constantly set against reason, and passion wins out. Seneca forces us to think about the difference between compromise and hypocrisy, about what happens when emotions overwhelm judgement, and about how, if at all, a person can be good, calm, or happy in a corrupt society and under constant threat of death. Seneca was one of the most prolific, versatile, and influential of all classical Latin writers, and the only tragic playwright from ancient Rome whose work survives. This new edition of his six best plays captures Seneca's style in a verse translation that is both lively and accurate. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Macbeth

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10112129
Release Date: 1777
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A Companion to Sophocles

Author: Kirk Ormand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444356892
Release Date: 2012-03-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights

Intratextuality and Latin Literature

Author: Stephen Harrison
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110611021
Release Date: 2018-10-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

Recent years have witnessed an increased interest in classical studies in the ways meaning is generated through the medium of intertextuality, namely how different texts of the same or different authors communicate and interact with each other. Attention (although on a lesser scale) has also been paid to the manner in which meaning is produced through interaction between various parts of the same text or body of texts within the overall production of a single author, namely intratextuality. Taking off from the seminal volume on Intratextuality: Greek and Roman Textual Relations, edited by A. Sharrock / H. Morales (Oxford 2000), which largely sets the theoretical framework for such internal associations within classical texts, this collective volume brings together twenty-seven contributions, written by an international team of experts, exploring the evolution of intratextuality from Late Republic to Late Antiquity across a wide range of authors, genres and historical periods. Of particular interest are also the combined instances of intra- and intertextual poetics as well as the way in which intratextuality in Latin literature draws on reading practices and critical methods already theorized and operative in Greek antiquity.

Trostschriften

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783843072120
Release Date: 2016-04-04
Genre: Philosophy

Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Trostschriften Trostschrift an Marcia: Entstanden etwa zwischen 37 und 41 n. Chr. Erstdruck in: Opera, herausgegeben von M. Moravus, 1. Band, Neapel 1475. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch M. Herr unter dem Titel »Ein Trostbüchlin zu der Martia« in: Sittliche Zuchtbücher, Straßburg 1536. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Albert Forbiger von 1867. Trostschrift an seine Mutter Helvia: Entstanden 41 n. Chr. Erstdruck in: Opera, herausgegeben von M. Moravus, 1. Band, Neapel 1475. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch M. Herr unter dem Titel »Ein Trostbuch zu seiner Mutter Albina« in: Sittliche Zuchtbücher, Straßburg 1536. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Albert Forbiger von 1867. Trostschrift an Polybius: Entstanden wahrscheinlich 43 n. Chr. Erstdruck in: Opera, herausgegeben von M. Moravus, 1. Band, Neapel 1475. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch M. Herr unter dem Titel »Ein Trostbüchlin zum Polybio« in: Sittliche Zuchtbücher, Straßburg 1536. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Albert Forbiger von 1867. Da der Text nur fragmentarisch überliefert ist, wurde er in einigen Handschriften Senecas Traktat »Vom glückselige Leben« als Kapitel 20 ff. angehängt. Darauf bezieht sich die in Klammern gesetzte zweite Zählung in römischen Zahlen. Vom glückseligen Leben: Entstanden etwa 58/59 n. Chr. Erstdruck in: Opera, herausgegeben von M. Moravus, 1. Band, Neapel 1475. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch M. Herr unter dem Titel »Von dem seligen Leben« in: Sittliche Zuchtbücher, Straßburg 1536. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Albert Forbiger von 1867. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Seneca: Ausgewählte Schriften. Übersetzt und erläutert von Albert Forbiger, Stuttgart: Hoffmann, 1867. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Alfred Stevens, In Memoriam, 1858. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Six Tragedies

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192807069
Release Date: 2010-01-14
Genre: Drama

This is a lively, readable and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers. The volume includes Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes, together with an invaluable introduction and notes.

Oresteia

Author: Aeschylus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192832816
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Drama

The only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece features the ageless themes of the nature of fate and the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion.

Aeneid

Author: Virgil
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191622779
Release Date: 2008-07-10
Genre: Literary Collections

'Arms and the man I sing of Troy...' So begins one of the greatest works of literature in any language. Written by the Roman poet Virgil more than two thousand years ago, the story of Aeneas' seven-year journey from the ruins of Troy to Italy, where he becomes the founding ancestor of Rome, is a narrative on an epic scale: Aeneas and his companions contend not only with human enemies but with the whim of the gods. His destiny preordained by Jupiter, Aeneas is nevertheless assailed by dangers invoked by the goddess Juno, and by the torments of love, loyalty, and despair. Virgil's supreme achievement is not only to reveal Rome's imperial future for his patron Augustus, but to invest it with both passion and suffering for all those caught up in the fates of others. Frederick Ahl's new translation echoes the Virgilian hexameter in a thrillingly accurate and engaging style. An Introduction by Elaine Fantham, and Ahl's comprehensive notes and invaluable indexed glossary complement the translation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Timon of Athens The Oxford Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191623080
Release Date: 2008-08-14
Genre: Drama

The Oxford Shakespeare General Editor: Stanley Wells The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers - A new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings - On-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, language, and allusions - Detailed introduction provides a full account of the play's performance history and explores issues of gender, gift-theory, and ecology - Appendices include source materials and a chronology of major productions worldwide - Illustrated with production photographs and related art - Full index to introduction and commentary - Durable sewn binding for lasting use 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Hunger on the Stage

Author: Elisabeth Angel-Perez
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443814966
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Performing Arts

In his short story “The Hunger Artist,” Kafka imagined the theatrical career of a “professional faster” whose performance consists merely in displaying his own starving body before an avid audience. Kafka thus paradoxically suggested that hunger, mere emptiness working its way through declining bodies, may be a privileged theatrical object. Hunger often signals an anchorage in socio-historical reality, and invites extreme situations on stage, articulating large-scale cataclysms (famines, the devastation of war) with personal tragedies (hunger-strikes, anorexia, etc.) in which characters experience the tenuousness of their own lives. Whether in the comic or in the tragic mode, staged hunger metaphorizes various kinds of starvation – material greed, spiritual, emotional, sexual starvation, and even linguistic insufficiency. This volume explores the aesthetic and ethical issues raised by hunger on the stage in the English-speaking world. It investigates the paradox of the hypervisibility of the thinning body and shows how, throughout history, hunger has given shape to innovative, powerfully transgressive dramaturgies.

Tragedy A Very Short Introduction

Author: Adrian Poole
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191577628
Release Date: 2005-08-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

What do we mean by 'tragedy' in present-day usage? When we turn on the news, does a report of the latest atrocity have any connection with the masterpieces of Sophocles, Shakespeare and Racine? What has tragedy been made to mean by dramatists, story-tellers, critics, philosophers, politicians and journalists over the last two and a half millennia? Why do we still read, re-write, and stage these old plays? This book argues for the continuities between 'then' and 'now'. Addressing questions about belief, blame, mourning, revenge, pain, witnessing, timing and ending, Adrian Poole demonstrates the age-old significance of our attempts to make sense of terrible suffering. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.