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Published: 03 February 2016

528 Pages | 39 illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198718291

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Roman Historical Drama

The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Patrick Kragelund

  • Presents the first interpretation of ancient historical drama in the context of the Octavia
  • Discusses and contextualizes the evidence surrounding now lost Roman historical and political dramas and their role in social and cultural life in ancient Rome
  • Links previous discussions of the image of the emperor Nero with key elements of the Octavia
  • Offers a reinterpretation of the evidence for ancient imperial performance practice