Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 January 2020

752 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198810827

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Seneca: Agamemnon

Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

A. J. Boyle

  • Includes a comprehensive historical, theatrical, and critical introduction illuminating the play and its contexts, its dramatic structures and qualities, and its position in Seneca's oeuvre
  • Provides incisive line-by-line analysis of the text in an exegetic, analytic, and interpretative commentary, with particular emphasis on the play's reception in the European dramatic and literary tradition
  • Offers a new English verse translation with stage directions, suitable for performance and aimed at a high level of verbal, stylistic, and dramatic accuracy as well as rhetorical power
  • Presents the newly edited Latin text, generously spaced and unencumbered by apparatus criticus, facing the translation, in order to aid comprehension for readers at all levels of Latin proficiency
  • Utilizes a clear layout with extensive cross referencing for ease of navigation