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Published: 28 February 2010

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780192807069

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Six Tragedies

Emily Wilson

Oxford World's Classics

  • The fullest single-volume verse translation of Seneca's tragedies, this edition includes six major plays by one of the most prolific, versatile, and influential of all classical Latin writers.
  • Seneca is a writer for uncertain and violent times, whose plays are the product of a sensational and frightening period of history, and whose themes resonate today.
  • Emily Wilson's new translation is lively, readable, and accurate, and corresponds line-for-line to Seneca's Latin.
  • The Introduction provides a succinct account of Seneca's life and times, his philosophical beliefs, the literary form of the plays and their immense influence on European literature.
  • Includes an up-to-date bibliography and explanatory notes which identify mythological allusions.

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