Phaedra and Other Plays

Phaedra and Other Plays


Introduction by: R. Scott Smith
Notes by: R. Scott Smith
Translator: R. Scott Smith

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140455519
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Vivid new translations of Seneca’s tragic masterpieces.

Living in Rome under Caligula and later serving as a tutor to Nero, Seneca witnessed extremes of human behavior. His shocking and bloodthirsty plays not only reflect a brutal period of history, but also show how guilt, sorrow, anger, and desire lead individuals to violence. The plays in this volume-Hercules Insane, Trojan Women, Phaedra, Oedipus, Thyestes, and Octavia-present both the consequences of reckless human behavior and the cruelties of fate.

Phaedra and Other Plays

Phaedra and Other Plays

Seneca, Introduction by: R. Scott Smith, Notes by: R. Scott Smith, Translator: R. Scott Smith

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