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Fragments of a shattered stage: Senecan tragedy and the epic tradition

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Title Fragments of a shattered stage: Senecan tragedy and the epic tradition
Period 09 / 2010 - 09 / 2014
Status Current
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1347248
Data Supplier Website OIKOS

Abstract

Study on the interaction between the Latin epic tradition and Senecan tragedy. Seneca's tragedies texts that are of central importance to the development of Latin epic, driving the tensions and paradoxes within Vergil's and Ovid's epics to their breaking point. Later generations of epic poets are forced to come to terms with Seneca's radical tragic response to the epic genre.

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Supervisor Prof.dr. R.R. Nauta
Doctoral/PhD student M. van der Schuur

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